Before one of our special morning practices and after one of our evening restoratives, Amanda will take us through some key practices advised by Ayurveda to reset the system, bring us into a new day or close it peacefully and mindfully. Every student will be gifted the tools they need, including a neti pot and dry brushes for massage.
Nutrition is at the heart of Ayurveda, and at the heart of PraanaWellness. The food at the retreat is utterly divine and Amanda has offered us the opportunity to learn how to cook some of these particular Ayurvedic specialities. This will be a hands-on demonstration which will give us the tools we need to integrate some of this balance back into a busy life back home.
Woven around our sessions of Ayurveda, our yoga will support this sense of balance. Energising Vinyasa Flow classes, led by Ash, will be structured around the 5 elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether. Each will be different, with a chance to explore your creativity in asana. Ash will be on hand to deepen your understanding of your physical practice, whether with precise bodywork-inspired adjustments to help you move more freely or with playful variations to challenge you.
Utilising all of the props that the magical Yoga Barn at PraanaWellness has to offer (blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps) we will also take time each day for a Restorative Yoga session. Restorative Yoga is active rest and students will be propped up and lulled into the softer side of the nervous system to help nurture our energy and nourish our spirits.
A TYPICAL DAY
7.30am: Fruit, tea & freshly squeezed hot lemon/ginger available
7.30-8.00am: Silent Meditation in the Yoga Barn (optional, as of course is everything!)
8.00-9.30am: Vinyasa Yoga with Ash in the Yoga Barn
10.00-12noon: Delicious homemade brunch
12noon - 4pm: Free time - massage, walk to the village, laze by the pool!
[2pm - optional extra Arm Balance / AcroYoga session]
3pm: Snacks and juice available
4-5pm: Ayurvedic Session with Amanda Graham
5-6pm: Restorative Yoga Session
8.30pm: Stories by the fire pit!
A more detailed program will be available from March 2018.