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AYNI RETREATS

 A Transformational Programme of Progressive Natural Healing

 2nd – 5th of March 2020, WASING ESTATE, ALDERMASTON, BERKSHIRE

 Are you ready for change? Join us on a deep and powerful journey to reset and upgrade your mind and body.

 BREATHE. MOVE. BALANCE. RESTORE

Step out of the busy pace of life and into the woodlands for this energising and revitalising mid-week retreat at Wasing Estate in Berkshire. In today’s highly-strung, always-on society, we often hover in a constant state of low or high anxiety. Continuous low-level stress is now accepted as normal. Mental overload leads to physical stress which literally restricts the way we breathe, keeping the unhealthy circle going and results in us feeling out of balance.

AYNI means balance in the indigenous language of Quechua. In the Andean villages this reciprocity can be tangible or intangible and it is practiced in all aspects of the daily life. All things in ayni, means all things in right balance whether it be in the environment or our bodies. It is an action and more importantly a way of life that should be understood as the essence which triggers all of our actions.

Ayni show reciprocity with nature because nature is part of us. It is the source of life and everything that keeps us alive and nurtures us, and it is our duty to reciprocate.

This thinking means we recognise when something is out of balance in the world around us, and know we must balance something within us. We correct ourselves within, and then witness the shift around us. Our thoughts and actions create, and our body responds.

This four day programme will see you learn and practice cutting edge breathwork techniques, yoga, meditation and receive deep body work to super charge your body’s systems, bring in balance, relax and reboot the body and mind.  March is the perfect month to allow the body to move, stretch and breathing in the fresh, spring air can help clear the system and prepare you for the months ahead.

In between the yoga, meditation and breath sessions you can enjoy woodland walks and wild swims in the heart of the stunning Wasing Woodlands.

ACCOMMODATION & VENUE

All the rooms are designed with luxurious charm and deep sleep in mind.  Roll tops baths and large beds in the Coach Houses guarantee a good night’s sleep and power showers ensure a perfect start to your day.  Shared accommodation is available in the Stable Rooms and these light and airy rooms are decorated in their individual way using antique furniture and 18th century pictures salvaged from the original Wasing House.  The Dovecot and Granary have knock out character, taking its cue from the history of the area, you will never want to leave.

All the Yoga and Breathing sessions take place in a light and airy room set amongst a walled garden. Yoga mats, bolsters and blankets are all provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own yoga equipment should you prefer. The floor to ceiling window open out so on sunny days these are flung open to let the morning fresh air in.  Late afternoon and evening sessions, the room is heated to ensure the deepest relaxation.

Wasing Park is nestled in the Narnia-esque style Woodlands with 3 stunning lakes to wander around or dip in for wild swims. The winding paths make for a magical jaunt and the perfect chance for you fully reconnect with Nature.  There is also a marvellous secret walled garden near the accommodation, which you can potter around or simply sit quietly on one of the garden benches and look at all the wonderful flowers that will be blooming at this time of year. Every corner you turn here at Wasing will connect you either with ancient trees, wildlife or newly blooming flowers and everything in between.

THE FOOD

This is a full board retreat where you will enjoy nourishing food and drinks which will be both energising and cleansing for this time of year. There will also be super food snacks so feeling hungry won’t be an option!  All meals are served in the elegantly designed dining and room and is candlelit for the evening.

Vegetarian, nutritious and seasonal meals will be prepared by our in house chef and are all freshly prepared each day.  The menu will be carefully designed to ensure you get the maximum benefits from the programme. All participants will be required to spend the week prior to the retreat cleansing and preparing the body and mind by following our dietary suggestions.

On retreat, each day will start with a seasonal cleansing juice and we will eat light, delicious and nutrition packed food. By the end of the 4th day you will feel cleansed and clear and revitalised and been given the support and space to re-boot the bodies systems!

HOW YOU WILL SPEND YOUR TIME

Monday 5th March

2pm – Arrival to the venue

3pm – 3.45 – Welcome Circle and Intention setting

3.45pm – 4.45pm – Yoga – Opening Body to Breathe

4.45pm – 7.15pm – Full Breathwork session

7.30pm – Dinner in the Stables

21:00 – Yoga Nidra

Tuesday 6th March

7am – Fresh Cleanse Juice served in the Stables Lodge

8am – 10am – Yoga and Meditation – Flow to stillness

10am – Breakfast bars and healthy snacks

10.30am – Massages available 10.30 am – 3.30pm

1pm – Lunch in the Stables Lodge

3.30pm – 5.30pm – Transformational Breath session

6:30pm – Dinner in The Stables

8pm – Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Wednesday 7th March

7am – Fresh Cleanse Juice served in the Stables Lodge

8am – 10am – Yoga and Meditation – Flow to stillness

10am – Breakfast bars and healthy snacks

10.30am – Massages available 10.30 am – 2.30pm

1pm – Lunch in the Stables Lodge

2.30pm – 3.30pm – Session with Rebeccca and Jess

3.30pm – 5.30pm – Full breathwork session

7.00pm – Dinner in The Stables

8.30pm – Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Thursday 8th March

7am – Fresh Cleanse Juice served in the Stables Lodge

8am –Meditation class with Jess – Elevate your day

9am – 10am – Transformational Breath – Self Practice – take your practice home

10am – Breakfast bars and healthy snacks

11.30am – 1pm – Restorative yoga to ground

1pm – Lunch in the Stables Lodge

2pm – 3pm – Closing Circle

BREATHWORK

During sessions we will be sharing cutting edge techniques such as Transformational Breath, observe breathing patterns and and use hands-on acupressure, sound, movement and coaching to help open any restricted patterns clearing physical and emotional tension and blockages.

When the breath is full, open and connected, “activation” occurs creating a high vibrational frequency in the body. This allows lower vibrational energy that is held in our cellular memory such as tension, repressed emotion, mental, emotional and physical trauma, past stories, negative thought patterns held in the subconscious to be integrated.

Discover how your breath is the key to unlocking your full potential. Learn how the way you breathe shapes the way you live. Learn how to harness the power of the mind rather than be ruled by it and reclaim your body and be in the present moment. We will focus on how emotions get stuck in the body and learn about the scientific evidence and research that supports how the nervous system and breath respond to life’s challenges.

* Feel totally invigorated

* Connect with your body’s innate healing abilities

* Gain clarity and learn to let go of emotional blocks

* Release anxiety and alleviate depression

* Open your breath and learn how to reach your full potential

* Experience deep peace and connection

* Develop a new dimension to your yoga and/or spiritual practice

* Feel motivated, peaceful and energized

You will experience the difference between practicing “thinking mode versus feeling mode” and learn effective ways to strengthen your ability to hold attention and discern deeper levels of feeling. Make choices, take action, and create your own rhythm so that the flow of Life and your breath can support you.

YOGA

The yoga sessions will be carefully curated to prepare and support you for the breath sessions. We will open the body, the muscles and tissues associated with our diaphragm and through slow, and thoughtful sequences the mind will also open and quieten allowing us fuller participation.

The morning sessions will involve more movement, inviting in space and for mind and body. The evening sessions will be deeply nourishing and grounding, giving time to journey inwards and process the days experiences.

Sessions will be suitable for all levels of experience and modifications will be given for those that need.

MEDITATION

Yogis have know about the benefits of Meditation for thousands of years and recently scientists have been able to back this up and show how meditation can help us re- wire our brains to work better! Instead of our minds ruling us, we can utilise the power of our minds and direct our thoughts to more positive places. We can feel calmer, clearer, more productive and sleep better amongst other benefits.

We will explore easy, yet powerful ancient techniques, to help cope with the trials of the modern world and find greater inner peace and clarity.

YOUR HOSTS

Rebecca and Jess will be your guides on this transformative and healing journey. They have been running retreats together for over 7 years and have perfected the art providing an experience where you can truly switch off, with all of your needs and expectations met and exceeded leaving you to rest and reset.

As voted by Tatler Spa Guide: ‘Transformational Breath and Yoga Retreat, one of the best retreats in the world.’

REBECCA DENNIS
UK’s leading Breath Coach & international author of ´And Breathe´

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in alternative and holistic healing methods and shared breathwork with thousands of people around the globe. She has trained with many worldwide masters and experts in breathwork and healing modalities and helps alleviate issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep deprivation, and energy loss. She sees fast and transformative results within a short period of time and encourages clients to understand and empower themselves with their own innate, natural healing powers working simply with the breath.

Breathing is the only system in the body that is both automatic and also under our control. That is not an accident of nature – it is by design and when used consciously is the key to reaching optimal health and performance. Rebecca’s own experiences with breathwork have completely shifted and elevated her own life and beliefs. She understands the potential of our breath and how we can recharge and reset our nervous system and physiology and release trauma held in the body.

JESS HORN
Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Jess is a Senior Yoga Teacher, Teaching classes, Workshops and Leading Retreats across the world, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Teachers Mentor.

She has been practicing for over 20 years and has found it to be an empowering, transformational and supportive practice and is passionate about sharing the tools that support her, with others.

She’s particularly interested in teaching meditation, movement and mindfulness which she feel’s is so necessary to help deal with the challenges of modern living.

Jess skillfully provide a space where everyone feels comfortable and can challenge them selves safely, whether they are complete beginners, or more experienced yogis.

Jess has been featured several times in Yoga Magazine, OM magazine and collaborates regularly with YogaMatters.

INVESTMENT

3 Nights, 4 days.

PRICES FULL BOARD*:

* Early bird prices end November 30th 2019.

  • SHARED LUXURY ROOM: £695.00
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY LUXURY ROOM £850.00
  • LUXURY SUITE SOLO OCCUPANCY £1200.00
  • SHARED LUXURY SUITE OCCUPANCY £950.00

PRICES FULL BOARD THEREAFTER

  • SHARED LUXURY ROOM: £795.00
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY LUXURY ROOM £950.00
  • LUXURY SUITE SOLO OCCUPANCY £1300.00
  • SHARED LUXURY SUITE OCCUPANCY £1050.00
50% upon booking to secure your place and the balance will be due by the 20th of January 2020. Any booking received after the 20th of January will be payable in full.

Please email rebecca@breathingtree.co.uk or info@jesshornyoga.com to book your space.