Donna Southwell India 2014

The peaceful practice of Yoga will transform your life.

19 years ago ashtanga yoga transformed my life. Since then, the physical and mental benefits of daily practise have rewarded me with strength, flexibility and focus. 15 years ago I decided to share my practice and it’s philosophy with others. Over the years that I have been teaching I have seen many others gain enormously from this practice. I want to continue to share these benefits with as many people as possible whether they be dedicated students who want to study in the traditional Mysore method or those new to ashtanga yoga or yoga entirely.

Please find detail of my weekly classes, workshops and retreats below.

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Weekly Yoga Classes

Monday
19:30 - 21:00

Beginners Ashtanga Yoga
Union House - Todmorden
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£8 Drop-in class
£36 Block of 6 classes

Tuesday
18:45 - 20:30

Mysore style self practice
Union House - Todmorden
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£8 Drop-in class
£36 Block of 6 classes

Wednesday
06:00 - 08:30

Mysore style self practice
One Yoga - Chorlton
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£10 Drop-in class
£5 For studio members

Thursday
18:00 - 19:00

Introduction to Ashtanga
Calderdale Yoga Centre
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£8 Drop-in class
£36 Block of 6 classes

Thursday
19:15 - 20:45

Intermediate Level Ashtanga
Calderdale Yoga Centre
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£8 Drop-in class
£36 Block of 6 classes

Workshops

Yoga & Breakfast

Full Primary Series
Saturday 01 July 2017
09:00 - 11:00

Union House - Todmorden

All classes are followed by an optional but well earned breakfast at The Bear
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£10

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Mini Urban Retreat

The Dynamics of Breath & Movement
Saturday 08 July 2017
10:30 - 15:00

Inhale Yoga Studio Hale

With teachers Donna Southwell & Vicki Shields

The morning will start with a focus on opening the breath and how to apply this to asana. We will give guidance on how to give space to breath and body by leading you through the standing postures and then allowing you to move into guided self practice so that you can take this awareness inwards.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to Yoga Nidra and a more meditative experience allowing you time to observe the breath more slowly.
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£30

To book or for more information please contact Vicki Shields at v.shields@btinternet.com

Dawn Yoga

Saturday 15 July 2017
04:30 - 06:00

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This is an amazing opportunity to practice at sunrise in the peaceful beauty of Yorkshire Sculpture Park well before any other visitors arrive.
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£10

For more information and to book your place visit ysp.co.uk/events/dawn-yoga-in-the-chapel

Mysore Style Self Practice

Saturday 22 July 2017
09:00 - 11:00

Union House - Todmorden

All classes are followed by an optional but well earned breakfast at The Bear
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£10

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Philippa Asher

Weekend Workshop
14 - 15 October 2017

Union House - Todmorden
Philippa Asher

I am honoured to be hosting Philippa Asher as part of her European tour. From London, Philippa is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.

Saturday 14th October 14:00 - 18:00
Counted primary series and Pranayama. Concepts of the practice and technique with a focus on safe alignment.

Sunday 15th October 09:00 - 13:00
Guided self practice (2 separate groups)

Sunday 15 October 13:30 - 15:30
Philosophy with questions and answers.
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£75

Learn more about Philippa here: ashtangaphilippa.com

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Yoga & Climbing Retreats

North Wales Yoga Retreats

Summer Retreat
23 June- 25 June 2017

This weekend has all the same activities on offer as the Grasmere weekends but this time set in the tiny village of Tremadog near the west edge of Snowdonia National Park. A short drive from the coast and not far from the Llyn Peninsula. Our base for the weekend is the Snowdon Lodge Hostel which has a fabulous brand new yoga practice space.

£205 - Shared room
£230 - Twin / Double room

Price includes shared accommodation, all yoga tuition and activities and delicious vegetarian and vegan food.

To book please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me 07985 274 181

*A deposit of £95 is required to secure each booking.

Lake District Yoga Retreats

Spring Retreat
27 April - 29 April 2018

Autumn Retreat
21 September - 23 September 2018

Join me for a full weekend of ashtanga yoga, both Mysore and led classes, plus technique and restorative classes in the evenings. Spend the days in the mountains, building confidence with rock climbing (either as a total beginner or improving your skills), high level mountain walks or taking it easy with a gentle mountain walk followed by afternoon tea. All of this from the comfort of the four star Broadrayne Farm hostel in Grasmere.

£200
Book before 31 January 2018
£225
Full price

Price includes shared accommodation, all yoga tuition and activities and delicious vegetarian and vegan food.

To book please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me 07985 274 181

*A deposit of £95 is required to secure each booking.

Bulgaria Yoga Retreat

Summer Retreat Full
10 June - 17 June 2017

Deepen your practice with a full week of yoga, both Mysore style and led classes and explore this further with afternoon workshops. Challenge yourself with rock climbing on warm rock in the beautiful Usteto Iztok gorge, explore the culture and beauty of Bulgaria with a variety of trips - walks, wild-swimming, horse riding and cultural tours to the living museum town of Etara or to the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo. Alternatively, simply relax in the beauty of the 1500 acre Stone and Compass centre.

The centre is found in the tiny village of Stolat set in the foothills of the Balkan mountains. The accommodation is in a restored Balkan farmhouse where you can really make yourself at home. The yoga shala is in a restored barn with stunning views out to the mountains, the only sounds those of birdsong!

£650 - Single room
£625 - Twin / Double room

Price includes accommodation, vegetarian and vegan food plus one restaurant meal, wine, beer and soft drinks, all yoga tuition, all trips and activities as well as transfers to and from the airport and to all the activities.

To book please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me 07985 274 181

*A deposit of £200 is required to secure each booking.