felinganol, west wales
January 9-12th 2020
with Ash Bond
on the cusp of the new year…
Join Ash for a 4 day reflective retreat. Gift yourself the opportunity to bring in brighter energy, clarity and purpose to the year we are about to embark upon.
Our beautiful venue: Felinganol is an enchanting forest retreat, near Mwnt beach and Cardigan town. Close to Pembrokeshire’s coastal path, it’s located amongst shining untouched beaches, valleys and forestlands.
Our schedule: Every dawn will begin with meditation, journalling (on one day, dream journalling) and a juicy 2 hour Forrest asana practice. The rest of the morning will be yours to read, rest and explore, stretching between breakfast and a delicious lunch.
Every afternoon will see a different workshop (optional of course), designed to offer further creative clarity for the year ahead. Before supper we will sink into a cosy Restorative session with a journey Nidra supported by chosen essential oils.
The evenings will be filled with storytelling, music and time to process our days, the year we are leaving and the year we are moving into.
I have attended a retreat at Felinganol myself and it was one of my most clarifying experiences. The eco retreat cabins offer deep connection to nature. It is not for the fussy (there are, for example, compost toilets) but it is beautifully held and the woodland studio is uniquely magical. The food is home-cooked by our wonderful host, Meriel, with ingredients plucked from the organic gardens.
We will share this part of Wales with otters, dolphins, herons, red kites, bats and buzzards. I look forward to seeing you all by campfire light, to the sound of bird call and river song.
Ash loves to tell stories, explore them, and ask what they mean. The thing is, we’ve all got a story that will break your heart, make you sigh, make you fall off your chair in tears of laughter and joy. What is ours? Where is it held in our bodies? And how, as teachers, do we help our students illuminate their own stories – help hold them up to the light and help embrace what is found there?
4 years studying Classics at Oxford, a few years after as an English teacher, one book published and with another in the works has given Ash notebooks full of daydreams, a bookshelf full of fairytales and a handy flair for weaving a tale.
Story is one of Ash’s most useful tools for teaching Yoga. Her toolkit is varied however – bodywork, inversions, partner work, animal walks, singing, silliness, journalling, a kick-ass playlist, a juicy yoga nidra… all find their place, depending on the students that she meets on the mat that day. With these tools Ash hopes to gently guide her students to a place of visceral connection that feels authentic, intuitive and deeply healing.
Ash teaches her story-based Yoga style on workshops, retreats and trainings throughout the UK and abroad. Ash also runs the annual Yoga Campout where yogis move, eat and dance together over one magical weekend. Wherever she is practicing, Ash seeks to offer a Yoga that is accessible to those who wish to enter a held space without judgement. guarding the yoga mat as a safe place of play and exploration.
Having lived the nomadic lifestyle for 5 years or so, travelling and teaching in Asia, Ash is now happily settled in Bristol where she walks her polar bear of a dog every morning at dawn.
“Yoga for me is a chance to remember what I have forgotten; to allow myself to feel.”
ROOMS & PRICES
- All Yoga
- All Accommodation
- All Meals
Triple Treehouse Cabin - 345 (3 spaces available) 2 spaces now available
Double/Twin - 375 (4 spaces available)
Single Cabin - 405 (3 available) 2 spaces now available
Maximum 10 participants.
To book your place on this special retreat,