The peaceful practice of Yoga will transform your life.
16 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. 12 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 - 21:30
Beginners Ashtanga Yoga Union House - Todmorden - £8 Drop-in class £36 Block of 6 classes
Tuesday 18:45 - 20:30
Mysore style self practice Union House - Todmorden - £8 Drop-in class £36 Block of 6 classes
Yoga & Meditation Yorkshire Sculpture Park 26 February 2016 10:00 - 16:00
Ashtanga Yoga with Donna Southwell, suitable for intermediate & advanced students. Mindful meditation with Sally Edwards from KindMind.
This strong class is suitable for students who have some knowledge of the ashtanga primary series and also for those with more advanced yoga practices. This strong dynamic form of yoga will help you improve your technique, strength, flexibility, flow and focus leaving you re-energised and re-inspired for the year ahead.
In the afternoon Sally Edwards from Kindmind will guide you through some mindful techniques focusing on listening. She will lead a walk down to The Chapel to James Webb’s exhibition We Listen for the Future. This artist is described as ‘a pioneer of sound art in South Africa’, and this show explores rhythms of drumming and heartbeats and birdsong. Sally will guide you through some mindful techniques for listening and being in the present moment before walking back to the Hayloft.
Lake District Spring Retreat 21 April - 23 April 2017
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.
Lake District Autumn Retreat 29 September - 1 October 2017
£195 - Early bird price, book before 29th March 2017
£220 - Full price
North Wales 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.
£180 - Shared room £205 - Twin / Double room Early bird price, book before 23rd December 2016,
*A deposit of £95 is required to secure each booking.
Bulgaria Summer Retreat 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!
£600 - Single room £575 - Twin / Double room Early bird price - book before 10th December 2016
£650 - Single room £625 - Twin / Double room Full price
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.