STRENGTHEN THE BODY, FREE THE MIND, FEED THE SOUL
Retreats allow you the time to take a pause...
Treat yourself to a few days away in a beautiful place, nestled in nature and away from your everyday routine and busyness of life where it's often difficult to stop and evaluate what you're doing and where you're going. The escapes are in collaboration with friends who share the same values and are also passionate about sharing their time and skills in a whole variety of ways including:
Yoga, Alexander Technique, mindfulness, guided walking, outdoor swimming and creative arts.
A typical day will begin with an energising yoga practice, followed by a combination of some of the activities mentioned above. At the end of the day you'll be nourished with gentle flowing and restorative yoga with guided meditation or yoga nidra.
Of course, space will always be created for sharing, talking, music, laughter...or simply silence or rest if that's what you need.
A Yoga Sapien retreat allows you time to review what’s important and to make decisions about the things you'd like to start doing and the things you may need to stop doing.
A time to re-connect with yourself and nature, enjoy sumptuous and wholesome foods, make new friends, relax deeply and return home with fully charged batteries.
Yoga and Walking with the Alexander Technique retreat in Ambleside in the lake district - 4 days
FRIDAY 28TH TO MONDAY 31st October 2022 - women only
Join Anita and I for a weekend of yoga, walking with the Alexander Technique and moderate hiking in the beautiful Lake District
Yoga and Walking with the Alexander Technique retreat in north wales - 4 days
FRIDAY 28TH April to Monday 1st April 2023 - women only
Our retreat at Trigonos in the beautiful Nantille Valley, N. Wales was so wonderful - we booked the venue again for 2023!
Yoga and Walking with the Alexander Technique retreat in East Cumbria - 3 days
FRIDAY 16TH TO SunDAY 18th June 2023 - women only
This time we're in the quieter side of the Lakes in Sedbergh, near Kendal, overlooking the stunning views of the Howgill Fells.
St Marks Stays is in a beautiful and peaceful location, based on the Eastern fringes of the Lake District.
"What you seek is seeking you" Rumi
Jacq thinks herself incredibly lucky to be born and raised in the beautiful Lake District. She discovered yoga in her 30's and has been practicing ever since. Having studied a variety of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Scaravelli Inspired, she eventually took the plunge and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training qualification in India (in Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow). It was transformational for her in so many ways.
These days, her daily practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness in order to find space and freedom in the body and mind... and to ensure there's fun in doing so.
She's also a qualified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner and has a 100 hour 'Yoga & Mindfulness for Teenagers' teaching qualification, having also worked as a Youth Worker and Development Trainer for many years previously.
(International Mountain Leader)
"It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it"
Anita has been sharing her passion of the great outdoors for 40 years, guiding walking holidays both at home, in her beloved Snowdonia, and further afield as far as the greater ranges.
She's also an experienced coach as well as teaching the Alexander Technique for almost 30 years. Incorporating the Alexander Technique helps to stay present without pushing or judging.
She believes that we learn best when we are having fun. Walking, surfing, skiing, and climbing are as important to her as they were in her 20s. With her experience and knowledge of the human body, she continues to enjoy these sports and help others to do the same.
Check out Anita’s website here: