Guest Teacher Program
This yoga retreat will offer you the opportunity to practice yoga in-depth with experienced, knowledgeable and inspirational teachers who both share a passion, not only for yoga but for personal growth.
Each session will be carefully themed, planned and structured so that we educate and provide a specific experience in all aspects of practice, from meditation, pranayama and asana. At each class, one of us will be teaching whilst the other, guides and assists you to practice at your own unique level.
At each session, you will be encouraged to not only practice the physical postures but also to inquire a deeper sense of intimacy with self. Attracting abundance, authenticity, acceptance, community, nurturing and loving self, as well as simplicity will be topics that we explore in more detail over the course of the 10 days.
On this retreat there will also be plenty of down time for treatments, excursions, adventures and fun. Our aim is for you to develop and evolve both your yoga practice and your life.
Yoga Intermediate Practice Sessions
7.30 am – 9.30am.
This class will begin with meditation followed by an alignment based vinyasa flow class taught by either Rosemary or Brigitte with the other assisting. We will then have a hearty breakfast/brunch buffet.
5.00 pm – 6.30pm
This class is for all levels of yogi including beginners. You can expect all aspects of yoga, such as restorative yoga, yin yoga, meditation, satya somatics yoga, technique, therapeutic work, yoga nidra and breath work.
Yoga Basics Class
7.30 am – 9.30am
We are aware that this wonderful holiday may attract couples or friends, whereby one half is a beginner yogi, or would prefer to practice at a more basic level. Whilst the price of the holiday will remain the same to yogi’s and non-yogis alike, we are therefore offering ‘yoga basics’ classes every morning. These classes will be taught by Brian Riley (Brigitte’s husband) and are optional.
Rosemary is a Registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (Teacher Trainer), she has been guiding students in the art of yoga and lifestyle now for over 12 years. She believes in yoga for life and takes every opportunity to share the tools and practices, that have helped her to positively evolve with others. Rosemary is a friendly, approachable teacher, her host of knowledge shines through, as she seamlessly blends the spiritual and physical. Her classes are inspirational, challenging but at the same time playful, she takes great care in creating a non-competitive yoga space for which her contagious enthusiasm uplifts others. She is passionate about offering plenty of hands on adjustments, so that her students leave her sessions feeling re-aligned, strong and joyful on every level. She also specialises in focused breath work which opens the mind to experience clarity and deeper meaning. Rosemary shares her teachings in Northamptonshire, UK, via classes, 1:1’s, specialised workshops, mentoring for yoga teachers, teacher training’s, short courses and retreats in amazing places.
Brigitte has been an established yoga teacher for 17 years. She is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, which is the highest accolade in professional yoga teaching. She is always evolving her teachings and is particularly recognised for her in-depth anatomy knowledge. Her expertise lies in correcting misalignments within the outer physical body, as well as teaching yoga practices that promote therapeutic healing for the inner subtle body. She is also known for her love of fluid creative vinyasa flow, her unique playlists, her inspiring writings, her philosophy on life and her ‘keeping it real’ wisdom. Brigitte’s authenticity, natural warmth, playfulness and heartfelt approach radiate through into her teachings. Her mission is to encourage students to not only open up their bodies, but also their minds, so that they may discover new levels of healing, opportunity, possibility, creativity, transformation and adventure in order to live the most amazing life possible. Brigitte teaches weekly classes and private’s in the UK, as well as vocational yoga teacher training courses and mentoring for yoga teachers. She also teaches both specialised workshops and yoga retreats nationally and internationally.
Brian’s yoga journey started in 2009 after attending his first class with Brigitte, he discovered that the yoga resonated with him on many levels. In 2012, he decided to embark on his own Yoga teacher training program and was awarded his yoga teacher diploma in December 2014. Brian now teaches weekly classes in Milton Keynes, UK and regularly assists at many of Brigitte’s workshops and teacher training programmes, thus gaining first-hand guidance for his own teaching. Brian is a personable, kind and caring individual, he creates a safe space and meets each student at their own level, so that each individual feels supported within their own unique practice. He is passionate about teaching yoga at all levels and places a strong emphasis on holding postures, thus encouraging his students to feel and breathe with a deeper state of awareness. He has a sound understanding of body anatomy and offers excellent alignment cues with lots of encouragement, to enable his pupils to connect more positively with their bodies and minds. Brian is a registered RYT teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.