Meditation to Calm the Mind

Enjoy this Buddhist inspired meditation using the mantra Om Ah Hum for inner peace and calm.

The mantra is chanted silently with each sound representing a different part of the breath. The sound Om is chanted in the inhale and held at the heart centre to cleanse our physical body. Ah is then for the speech and chanted between the inhale and exhale the awareness of this sound is held at the throat for clarity in our speech, and finally the Hum sound is for the mind inspiring a sense of peace and chanted silently on the exhale.

Listen below for further guidance and this blissful mantra that purifies our body, speech and mind

Mantra Meditation for Grounding

The Ganesh Mantra one of my favourite mantras and one I use for when I personally feel unsteady and in need of grounding.

Ganesh is the god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. We turn to Ganesh when we feel we need guidance on our path.  Perhaps there’s a lot of change occurring in your life or you’re going through some kind of transition, making you feel unstable and in need of grounding. If this is the case then this mantra is perfect for grounding us back down to earth.  With the head of an elephant on the body of a teenage boy, Ganesh represents, strength, courage, willpower and wisdom as he uses his trunk to clear the way of obstacles from his path. You too can embody the qualities of this deity to find your own inner power.

During this meditation we’ll recite the mantra Om Glaum Gam Ganapataye Swaha 9 times however you can do this for the full 108.

Enjoy listening

Maria

Summer Solstice Guided Meditation

Free Guided Summer Solstice Meditation

Summer Solstice on the 21st June is the longest day of the year marking the beginning of Summer and the mid point of our seasons, this is an ideal time for contemplation and reflection.

This is definitely one of my favourite times of the year, and a piviotal moment to really notice what I’ve learnt and achieved over the last 6 months. We all want to grow and flourish but sometimes its worth sitting and listening to our inner voice, especially when we’re not being influenced by external forces.

During this guided meditation we focus on Samana Vayu and Manipura Chakra as these both reside at our core and the centre of our being. A place where we balance our mind and emotions of everything we have taken in, from the food we eat to the information that we listen to, basically all we imbibe. Here we have the power of discernment, and by keeping a sense of harmony within we can use it to guide us on our path. Now is the time to really listen to ourselves understanding what we have learnt over the last 6 months. What is it that we need to cast aside? What do we want to carry forward that will help us continue to grow?

All you’ll need for this meditation is a comfortable place to sit and perhaps a journal and pen to write down any reminders for the months ahead.

Happy Summer Solstice Maria x

Cheshire Yoga Babies *New Class* at the Treehouse Altrincham Mondays 1130am

Trial Classes for just £5 on the 13th & 20th May 1130am – book your place below

Elemental Vinyasa Flow Workshop

Saturday, 25 May 2019 from 14:00-16:30   at Yoga Life Wilmslow Off A34, Handforth Bypass, SK9 3PE Wilmslow, Cheshire

Book online https://yogalifewilmslow.com/events/

Each workshop will focus on one of the five Elements water, earth, air, space and fire and how we can harness these to bring more balance into our lives. During this workshop we’ll be diving into the element of water or Jala. With creative, fluid and strong vinyasa flow sequences, Mudra, mantra and pranayama to support us on our journey to embodying this element and the blossoming of swadhisthana chakra – sequences inspired by the teachings of shiva rea ✨ workshop will end with relaxing yoga nidra

Cheshire Yoga Babies


Cheshire Yoga Babies 

Explore, play & relax – enjoy the benefits of Yoga for you and your baby. * Babies from 8 weeks to 12 months

Class Times & Locations

Mondays 115pm – 215pm

YogaLife Altrincham, 61 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1DP

Tuesdays 1130am – 1230pm

InHale Yoga Studio, 1st Floor Progress House, Cecil Road, Hale WA15 9NZ

Fridays 1130am – 1230pm

YogaLife Altrincham, 61 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1DP

Current Term Times

Monday Class 24th June – 29th July 2019

Tuesday Class 18th June – 23rd July 2019

Friday Class 21st June – 26th July 2019

Cost – £45 for 6 Week Term

Next Term Times

Tuesday InHale Yoga 1130am

3rd & 10th September then 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October (last class)*no classes 17th & 24th September

Friday YogaLife Altrincham 1130am

6th, 13th & 27th September then 4th, 11th & 18th October (last class)*no class 20th September

Cost for either 6 week term £45  (terms & conditions below

To book your place select the PayPal link below or alternatively complete the contact form below.




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For Baby:

Helps settle baby, improving your baby’s sleeping patterns

Interactive and physical activity helps to strengthen & aid your baby’s development

Stimulates the baby’s bodily systems, including digestive and nervous systems

Aids digestion, which can help to ease constipation, wind and colic

Bonding – enhances the relationship between you & your baby

New challenges helping your baby to cope with new situations

Helps strengthen your baby’s body including their spine

Promotes muscle strength and joint flexibility

Introduces techniques to help your baby relax and become a natural self-soother.

For Mum:

Improves your posture, strength and flexibility which will help with lifting and carrying your growing baby

Post-natal exercises to tone the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor

Release physical and mental tension with Yoga stretches and breathing

Relaxation techniques to help you to cope with the stresses of new parenthood

Bonding – spend special time with you and your baby exploring new challenges and having fun

Get to know other mums, dads or carers and share experiences.

Testimonials

This class has been my favourite, I’ve loved it all and feel I have genuinely improved my pelvic floor. I’m now more aware of doing my exercises etc. So just wanted to say a massive thank you! You’re great! – G.C.

 

 

 

Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

Tranquillite Retreats – Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

A day of Fitness, Yoga, & Nutrition for a healthy new you!

Workshop includes:

  • Muscle Activation and Core Strengthening
  • High Intensity Workout
  • Yoga Fundamentals & Alignment
  • Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)

Also includes Lunch, Free Juice, Tea & Healthy Snack

Date – Saturday 20th January 2019

Time – 10am to 4pm

Cost – £50

Location –  InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road, Hale Cheshire WA15 9NZ

Bookings to https://tranquilliteretreats.co.uk/product/healthy-lifestyle-workshop/

or contact info@tranquilliteretreats.co.uk

 

 

Yoga Anatomy & Therapy Course

Yoga Anatomy & Therapy Course

6 week Course begins Monday 1st Oct until 5th November (last Class)

Course Aims:

Improve overall posture

Address common causes of injuries

Observe habitual patterns relating to movement & stress

Improve mental focus

Reduce Stress

730pm – 845pm at Evolve Health & Wellness, 206 Moss Lane, Hale.

Cost for the 6 week course £72


Book online or contact Info@mariayoga.co.uk for more info

Mamaste – Yoga Chill Out for New Mums

                                                                   Mamaste – Yoga Chill Out for New Mums

A chance to unwind and enjoy some well deserved me time. The session will include herbal tea on arrival, gentle slow Vinyasa Flow focusing on core stability and pelvic floor. A guided moving meditation, restorative yoga and yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) plus a healthy treat to finish.

130pm – 4pm Sunday 18th March at YogaLife Altrincham (Stamford  New Rd, Next door to Toast)

Cost – £20

Suitable for New Mums from 6 weeks to 4 years. All mums welcome adoption, fostering everyone’s included.

Booking only as space are limited info@mariayoga.co.uk to book

Tranquillite Retreats 2018

 

Set within the beautiful grounds of converted French farm and surrounded by rolling fields of sunflowers and vineyards, Tranquillite Retreat is the perfect relaxing getaway for all Yoga lovers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Joe and Maria invite you to join them on this wonderful opportunity to get away from the strains and stresses of your daily lives. The trip will be suitable for couples, groups of friends or singles of all ages – basically anyone who loves to be active, healthy and sociable. The retreat is situated on the edge of the Dordogne area in south west France, renowned for its beautiful scenery and quality wines. The venue itself consists of several converted farm and barn buildings with surrounding gardens, plus a natural pool and decking providing a perfect setting for relaxing yoga.

Next year we are pleased to offer three Yoga Holidays to choose from:

Yoga Holiday – 5th to 9th June 2018

Price is £495 per person (***EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE END OF DECEMBER 2017***)

Yoga Holiday  – 12th  to 16th June 2018

Price is £495 per person (***EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE END OF DECEMBER 2017***)

Yoga Holiday – 18th to 22nd September 2018

Price is £495 per person (***EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE END OF DECEMBER 2017***)

All retreats are full board, which includes all meals and soft drinks (except for meal in local restaurant on last evening), daily sessions of yoga, group fitness sessions (depending on which retreat you book) bike hire, self contained gites with WiFi, transfers from the airport and optional day trips.

Flights to Bergerac are not included – Transfers are only included for Liverpool to Bergerac flights.

*Retreats are likely to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment! A £200 deposit will be required on date of booking, with full balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to each retreat

Visit www.tranquilliteretreats.co.uk for details and bookings.

What’s included:

All retreats are full board, food is homemade using locally sourced ingredients

Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga by the pool (weather permitting)

Bike hire

Transfers from the airport

Day trips to local medieval towns and markets

Evening Restorative Yoga & Candlelight Meditation in the Yoga Barn

Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Workshop

Local walks & Cycling route

Accommodation:

Beautifully converted self contained gites with WiFi, including peaceful outdoor gardens, sun loungers, hammocks all set within acres of rolling fields and vineyards.

All rooms have twin or double beds and prices are based on two persons sharing. People travelling alone can either share with another person or pay a £100 supplement for a private room.

Notes:

Massages are available at request, please refer to the treatment menu.

Organic Wine menu.

Gift shop.

Flights are not included. Recommended flights RyanAir Liverpool to Bergerac. Transfers are free of charge for flights arriving at Bergerac from Liverpool. Other flights may incur extra charge for transfers.

The Friday evening meal is replaced with wine tasting and a meal out at a local restaurant – the cost of this is not included.

To secure your place immediately select from the options below and place your deposit.

Otherwise scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your details with any queries.

These retreats are likely to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

Summary of what to expect…..

Flights from Liverpool arrive in Bergerac mid afternoon on the Tuesday and you will be collected by car for the short transfer. On arrival at the retreat one of the first things you will notice is how calm and peaceful the area is. The nearest town is five miles away, so the only sounds are from local wildlife and farm animals.
After receiving a welcome drink you will be given a tour of the grounds before gathering for your first evening workout (either yoga in the traditional French barn or fitness session overlooking rolling fields and vineyards). This will be followed by dinner served in the garden of the cottage, with excellent local wines available at very reasonable prices.

The remaining days will begin with an uplifting morning yoga session or fitness workout followed by a hearty and nutritious continental style breakfast. Guests will then be free to spend the day as they wish, with packed lunches provided. Pedal bikes and maps will be available for guests to explore the beautiful local countryside, or they can simply relax around the grounds and by the natural pool.
Optional short day trips will be provided to give guests an opportunity to explore and appreciate the local area. On site massages will also be available and these are top quality at very reasonable prices.
Guests will come together in the early evenings for relaxing yoga and meditation, or more high intensity fitness training. The days will end with an evening meal based mainly around local fresh and seasonal vegetables with lean meats and fish (vegetarians and vegans will be catered for).

Friday evening will be slightly different in that the group will head out for a wine tasting session followed by a meal in a lovely restaurant in Eymet.

There will be a final yoga session on the Saturday morning followed by a lazy brunch to end the retreat.

Comments from previous guests:
‘ a wonderful week of yoga and relaxing at an idyllic retreat. My every need was catered for and it was a joy from start to end, thank you!’ – Graeme, Manchester

“Nice to go somewhere isolated but not too far from towns. So quiet and no light pollution. Never see so many stars at home”.
“Best vegan catering ever”. – Gordon, Manchester

“I loved the area, as soon as I got out of the car I felt relaxed. After doing the bike ride I noticed there was miles of area to do hikes or rides”. – Paul, Manchester

“The food, yoga, location and even the circuit training far exceeded my expectations. Plus everyone there was super friendly too, which made it a really lovely experience”.
“This was the first retreat I’ve attended and actually felt more like holidaying with friends rather than a health retreat with a bunch of strangers!” – Melanie, Manchester