WEEKEND RETREATS | YOGA
Stoodleigh Court Coach House is hosting
WEEKEND YOGA RETREATS
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Claire has been a physiotherapist, specialising in sports injuries for seventeen years. She owns her own private physiotherapy clinic in Devon treating patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Throughout her adult life, Claire has attended many different forms of yoga classes around the world, experiencing the differing effects they have on your mind and body. Five years ago, Claire was introduced to Heinz Grills approach to yoga and it has significantly deepened her understanding of the human body, our movement and the relationship between our thoughts, our feelings and our actions or behaviours. This new understanding has transformed her clinical practice as a physiotherapist and awoken a new passion in her life. Claire strongly believes that this approach to yoga could be hugely beneficial for everyone in today’s world, no matter what their physical capability might be, as it is not limited to a few physical exercises. Instead, by performing the asana with concentration and consciousness, clear thinking, feeling and determined action, an individual can develop their power of guidance over life and gain an enriched sense of self. Therefore, alongside her work as a physiotherapist, Claire is now teaching yoga in small group classes, to individuals and also on retreats in Devon, in the hope that many others will experience the benefits that this approach to yoga has to offer.
WHICH RETREAT IS SUITABLE FOR ME?
Beginner or Intermediate
This retreat is suitable for those new to yoga, or to this approach, or for those who are keen to refresh the core asanas in greater depth. The level will be tailored to the group and different options will be given so that everyone is challenged to the right degree.
This retreat is suitable for those who have practised yoga before (at least 6 weeks in recent months) and are keen to challenge themselves. We will work together at some of the more advanced poses like the plough, shoulder stand, headstand and wheel as a few examples. This doesn’t mean that you need to be able to do these asanas! We will work through all the preparations over the weekend and the level will be tailored to the group and different options will be given so that everyone is challenged to the right degree.