After December’s mince pies, family lunches, lie-ins and long walks, the sudden shift to January’s dark mornings, long to-do lists and articles and adverts telling us we should be healthier, fitter and achieve more this year can feel like a rather unpleasant surprise.
Making a wise, confident and smooth transition from one year to the next is a tall ask, but something a regular yoga practice can help with by giving us the time and space to ask ourselves what matters to us most, what (if anything) we need to change and how we can best support ourselves and those we love over the coming year.
On a more superficial level, a winter sequence of postures and pranayamas (breathing practices) helps us to stay warm, boosts and balances our energy levels, and gives us permission to properly relax and rest at this rather challenging time of the year.
We will explore both of these ideas in detail at the next day retreat on Saturday 26th January. This retreat will take place in a beautiful centre in the historic riverside town of Henley on Thames, just one hour by train from central London. The day costs £68 and includes two extended yoga practices, a warming lunch from an award winning local caterer, a walk around the historical town centre, teas and homemade treats. Do let me know if you would like one of the two remaining spaces!
In the meantime, enjoy the last of the mince pies!
With very best wishes for 2019,