Category: July 2022

This year’s theme was healing ourselves, our communities, our planet. We focused on the Koshas, the Gunas and the Granthis. How we can identify where we need to release within our bodies , minds and also what we need to bring in.

The group came together in yoga, mantra, meditation, yoga nidra and discussion of the themes. We also brought in healing Art meditation with Pam, our fantastic art teacher guiding us with techniques and new ways of approaching our art.

Saturday evening was a magical kirtan with Rajesh and Upasana, leading us in classical mantra, even a little latin; all coming together in song, chant and music. Bhakti yoga in its purest form from Rajesh.

On Sunday morning Andrew led us in to the healing art of listening and healing with his music and piano playing.

Hearts and minds open to the sounds, it was so beautiful.

This year was incredibly special, perhaps because of the difficulties of the last 2 years.

Spending time on a yoga retreat is a wonderful way to step outside your normal daily activities; immersing yourself in the practises, the silence, the nature, the delicious nourishing food and the company of like minded people.

It feeds your soul, takes you to a deeper part of your practise and leaves you feeling healed and refreshed.

CALLING ALL YOGIS!!
Saturday 23rd July 10-12
AVONCROFT ARTS CENTRE
REDDITCH ROAD
STOKE HEATH
B60 4JR

We are back in person this year and raising money for THE BASEMENT PROJECT, BROMSGROVE. This is an amazing local charity, supporting young people 16-25 with issues of homelessness, vulnerable home situations, mental health and outreach projects for young people across Worcestershire.

There will be a 2 hour session of yoga, meditation, mantra and deep relaxation, followed by lots of yummy cake and tea.

All welcome, this practise will be suitable for beginners and all levels; bring your usual yoga gear and some water.

If you cannot attend in person but would still like to make a donation , PLEASE VISIT:

https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/janebishopyoga

Can’t wait to see you in person for a wonderful session of heart opening yoga, giving compassion to ourselves and to others.

Some pictures from the wonderful weekend retreat at Poulstone Court.

Andrew’s Sunday playlist can be found by searching Spotify for: Poulstone Court July 2022 or clicking this link:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0hA6wfuhSA1fXwXOD5POWI

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