Deep rest non-residential retreat

 

Is it for me?

These retreat weekends will be a chance to slow down, re-connect and practice mindfulness - present-centred awareness; they are definitely not suitable for those seeking an active experience or a traditional dynamic yoga practice. Hosted by gorgeous studio nestling deep in unspoilt English countryside. This retreat is only 20 minutes outside Chelmsford, Essex near the village of Little Baddow.

About this retreat



We are excited to be offering tthese non-residential two-day Deep Rest retreats at a gorgeous studio nestling deep in unspoilt English countryside, yet within easy reach from London and only 20 minutes outside Chelmsford, Essex. 

Yoga on the Deep Rest Retreat



Led by two experienced yoga and meditation teachers, these small group weekends offer a rare chance for immersion in some of the most powerfully restful practices spanning both the yoga and meditation traditions.

As such, these retreat weekends will be a chance to slow down, re-connect and practice mindfulness - present-centred awareness; they are definitely not suitable for those seeking an active experience or a traditional dynamic yoga practice. (This is offered plentifully, and expertly, elsewhere).

On both Saturday and Sunday we will enjoy a series of inter-connected practices, including nurturing mindfulness sessions, super-gentle Restorative Yoga, gentle Mindful Movement and Yoga Nidra (a deep, specific form of lying down guided relaxation).

All sessions will be suitable for anyone who can get on and off the floor (eg a yoga mat) with reasonable ease. Many sessions will be taken lying down; others will give different options for posture. Some mindful walking, standing and mindful movement will be included - and again, options for posture (such as sitting on a chair) will be a priority.

Lunch and herbal tea and snacks will be provided on both days, and the lunch and tea breaks will be a chance to connect with fellow students or to take this time to yourself, perhaps by taking a walk in the surrounding fields and lanes.

We anticipate these weekends suiting anyone (of any age) in need of slowing down and taking time to care for themselves - both body and mind. They could also be suitable for those recovering from illness or those currently well, seeking tools to manage mild stress or anxiety. They are NOT suitable for those in the midst of an episode of anxiety or depression. Please email us to discuss if you are unsure.


About the teacher


Lucia Cockcroft
Satvada co-founder Lucia Cockcroft will teach this retreat. Lucia has been practising yoga and meditation for over 20 years and teaching for eleven. Lucia has a deep love of yoga and mindfulness, aiming to deliver classes in a nourishing, inclusive way. Her yoga classes are informed by her own yoga and meditation practice, underpinned by mindful awareness and the breath.

Over the years, she has been privileged to have enjoyed teachings, retreats and training from well known yoga and meditation teachers such as Judith Lasater, Bo Forbes, Sarah Powers, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Christina Feldman. Most recently, she has participated in retreats and trainings led by Uma, Martin Aylward, Mindfulness in Schools and Bangor University (studying Mindfulness Based Approaches at postgraduate level for two years). She is ia long-term student of London yin teacher, Norman Blair.

Fast facts

Dates and booking

  • October 19 and October 20, 2019

The cost of this 2 day non-residential retreat is £249.00. For booking, please click our workshops page here.

Suitability


This retreat may be for you if you are:

  • Looking to go away on a retreat that combines yoga and mindfulness, but requires no prior experience.

  • Seeking to take time out for your own wellbeing, in a holistic, nurturing environment.

  • Anyone new to yoga, mindfulness or meditation looking for a relaxed, informal setting.

  • Looking to take a retreat near home or a non-residential format.

Schedule


Saturday
  • 10am: Welcome
  • 10.30am: Mindful walking
  • 11am: settling practice. Inquiry: what is mindfulness and what is it not? Introducing the softer aspects of the yoga tradition.
  • 11.30am: tea break: herbal teas and healthy snacks provided
  • 12:00pm: Mindful movement
  • 12.30pm:Mindfulness practice
  • 1.00pm: Lunch
  • 2.15pm: Restorative Yoga
  • 3.45pm: Tea Break
  • 4.45pm: Yoga Nidra
  • 5.15pm: Finish

Sunday
  • 10am: Arrivals
  • 10.30am: Mindful walking
  • 11am: Settling practice. Inquiry: what exactly is deep rest, and why do it? Making time to rest in everyday life.
  • 11.30am: tea break: herbal teas and healthy snacks provided
  • 12:00pm: Mindful movement
  • 12.30pm:Mindfulness practice
  • 1.00pm: Lunch
  • 2.15pm: Restorative Yoga
  • 3.45pm: Tea Break
  • 4.45pm: Yoga Nidra
  • 5.15pm: Finish