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“A wonderful yoga retreat in a quiet corner of Devon. Fiona teaches yoga from the heart, and can tell you lots about sustainable food growing too. The farm is a lovely place, away from it all – as soon as you walk in you relax. Warmly recommended” 🕉 Esther
“I was pleasantly surprised at being able to keep going through all the yoga, especially as the last two Tuesdays had been very painful and tiring. Then in the Nidra, I loved the concept of the expanding constellation. I actually had the feeling that I was more than this tired, painful body, and could escape it. Thank you. ” Sally (re gentle yoga classes online)
“It’s my third retreat here now I think! I love Viveka Gardens and whether it’s a yoga teachers’ retreat, or a general retreat, it’s just what I need to recharge my batteries, connect with people, and immerse myself in my yoga practice. Beautiful space, great food and atmosphere” Camilla
Gentle yoga includes breathing exercises, movement, going towards holding of classical yoga postures and a lot of lying down! The sessions are formulated for folk with chronic conditions, stress, long covid and recuperation. You will be encouraged to listen to your body and do what is right for you, and adaptations will be suggested. If the group wants a stronger hatha class, we can go for that too.
Restorative yoga is a lot more of lying down, with the body supported for constructive rest of muscles and so tendons and other deep tissue, as well as the nervous system.
Yoga nidra is a guided lying-down meditation for deep rest and personal insight.