Pre Christmas Yoga Chill Out

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Winter a magical season and a time for nurturing, self reflection and rest. However we seem to do anything but, as the festive season sees us burning the candle at both ends. It’s no wonder we find ourselves comprised and exhausted.

So why not give yourselves a well deserved break and join me for an opportunity to explore the self through movement, relaxation and meditation.
The yoga will include slow vinyasa flow, and grounding restorative postures to release any accumulated tension and restore balance. We will complete the afternoon with an aromatherapy infused Yoga Nidra (often referred to as yogic sleep) to fully relax the senses and to set an intention (sankalpa) for the season ahead. Workshop includes herbal tea on arrival and healthy treat to finish.
2pm ‚Äď 430pm Saturday 22nd December 2018

Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale WA15 9SD

Workshop costs ¬£20 ‚Äď booking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited.

Contact info@mariayoga.co.uk to book your place

Autumn Flow & Restore Yoga Workshop

 As we head toward the winter months we can often find ourselves depleted and lacking in vitality. Soma is connected to our inner essence our vital energy, this is a time to cultivate ojas and restore our defences. However modern living can leave us with little time for rest & rejuvenation.

Join me for an opportunity to explore the self through movement, relaxation and meditation. A chance to balance, heal and transform built up stress and tensions.

The yoga will include meditative vinyasa flow yoga and grounding restorative postures. We will complete the afternoon with an aromatherapy infused Yoga Nidra (often referred to as yogic sleep) to fully relax the senses and to set an intention (sankalpa) for the season ahead. Workshop includes herbal tea on arrival and healthy treat to finish.

2pm ‚Äď 430pm Saturday 17th November 2018 – NOW FULL¬†** NEW DATE ADDED SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER

Session taught by Maria Kelly

Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale www.haleyoga.com

Workshop costs £20 Рbooking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited. Contact info@mariayoga.co.uk to book your place or book below




Trafford MV Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga at Trafford MV RFCC returns (weather permitting)

Wednesdays 530pm – 630pm begins next week 11th July ends 5th September (or when the sun disappears)

£5 drop in mixed level Vinyasa Flow Yoga taught by Maria Kelly Yoga

Please bring a yoga mat. I’ve a few spare but not enough for everyone!

Location Trafford MV RFCC Finny Bank Lane off glebelands Rd, Sale M33 6LR – Free Parking

 

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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 ‚Äď 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  Р12th  to 16th June 2018

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

Yoga Holiday Р18th 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

‚ÄúNice to go somewhere isolated but not too far from towns. So quiet and no light pollution. Never see so many stars at home‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄúBest vegan catering ever‚ÄĚ. – Gordon, Manchester

‚ÄúI 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‚ÄĚ. – Paul, Manchester

‚ÄúThe 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‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄúThis was the first retreat I‚Äôve attended and actually felt more like holidaying with friends rather than a health retreat with a bunch of strangers!‚ÄĚ – Melanie, Manchester

 

 

Autumn Soma Prana Vinyasa Flow

Autumn Soma Prana Vinyasa Workshop

Autumn a wonderful season bringing with it the winds of change and a time for some much need self-reflection. However, this can bring up resistance and feelings of unsteadiness for some. Join me for an opportunity to explore the self through movement, relaxation and meditation.

The yoga will include slow vinyasa flow from the Soma Prana Vinyasa teachings of Shiva Rea and grounding restorative postures to release any accumulated tension and restore balance. We will complete the afternoon with an aromatherapy infused Yoga Nidra (often referred to as yogic sleep) to fully relax the senses and to set an intention (sankalpa) for the season ahead. Workshop includes herbal tea on arrival and healthy treat to finish.

4pm ‚Äď 6pm Sunday 24th September 2017

Sessions taught by Maria Kelly

Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale www.haleyoga.com

Workshop costs £15 Рbooking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited. Contact info@mariayoga.co.uk to book your place

 

Late Summer Yoga Holiday

Late Summer Yoga Holiday

Set in the rolling countryside of the Duras region in South West France, our retreat venue is a blissful getaway where you can relax, unwind and de stress. The location is remote and offers an opportunity to enjoy French country life, with the nearest town being about 6 miles away. We are surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards, making for stunning views and peaceful tranquility.

The accommodation is charming, with each gite having its own character and individual design. The food is fresh, healthy, hearty and wholesome and all home cooked.  The yoga sessions involve a perfect mix of dynamic flowing movements, gentle relaxing postures and mindful meditation.

We encourage guests to get out and about during the day, either using the bikes we have available or just heading out for a local hike. We also provide short trips to local towns and chateaus and include a fantastic wine tasting experience on the last evening.

Retreats for 2017

Boot Camp and Yoga Retreat   30th May Р3rd June            Cost £495* FULL

Sunflower Yoga Retreat             6th  Р10th June                    Cost £495 * FULL

Late Summer Yoga Retreat      29th  Aug Р2nd Sept             Cost £495


 

Contact enquiries@tranquilliteretreats.co.uk  to book or Visit www.tranquilliteretreats.co.uk for more information

 

 

Kick Your Asana Master Class

Kick Your Asana – Vinyasa Flow Masterclass.
 
During these sessions we will explore some of the more challenging yoga poses and flow sequences. With a general focus on building core strength and stamina as well as increasing flexibility. All sessions end with an aromatherapy infused Savasana.

Juice or Tea before class and a healthy treat after.
*sessions are not suitable for complete beginners.

Cost Р£15

Next Session Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017 2pm Р4pm

Held at InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road, Hale Cheshire

Bookings to info@mariayoga.co.uk

 

Pregnancy Yoga Flow Routine

pregnancy dancer outsideI’ve been practicing Yoga all the way through my pregnancy and have found this incredibly beneficial with helping to support my changing body, keeping¬†my mind calm and finding that special time where I can relax and focus on my baby. I thought it would be great to share this with you so here’s a quick Yoga Flow workout for you all to enjoy during pregnancy. * always consult your GP or midwife before you commence in any exercise program.

 Pregnancy Yoga Flow Routine

The Sun Salutations have been adapted to accommodate your changing body and bump. Feel free to hold postures slightly longer perhaps 5 to 10 breaths and repeat the sequence between 3 Р6 times. Always let the breath lead you into the Yoga asanas (poses) and practice breathing consciously (Ujjai Breath is ideal), never force the postures this should feel like your gently opening the body up. Be mindful of your own posture drawing attention to pelvic alignment, keeping a slight lift in the pelvic floor and feeling like your gently hugging your baby towards you. Allow your shoulders to draw back slightly so that your chest is open and keep your jaw and facial muscles soft and relaxed.

You can relax at the end in Savasana either using cushions or Yoga bolsters for support and lying on your left side if lying on your back is no longer comfortable, close the eyes and visualise your baby happy, peaceful and content as you also rest feeling completely relaxed and at ease.

Summer Flow & Restore Candlelight Workshop

Summer Flow & Restore Candlelight Workshop heart

During this workshop we will learn to move with grace and ease as we flow like a summer breeze through various asanas and Vinyasa Flow sequences all linked by the breath. We will explore back bending asanas (postures) to open the heart space and supported inversions to calm and quiet the mind. We will physically stretch the muscles in our chests, shoulders and thoracic spine to open the heart space. This can create a deep emotional release which allows us to express ourselves more clearly and move forward from past tensions. So let’s embrace our emotions and explore a mixture of steady flowing postures before slowing the pace with a grounding sequence of Yin Yoga, all practiced in the summer evening glow of candlelight. We will then complete the workshop with Savasana and a guided meditation to leave ourselves feeling reawakened and connected to our deeper selves.

6pm ‚Äď 8pm Sunday 14th June 2014

Workshop taught by Maria Kelly

Held at Hale Yoga and Ayurveda, 161d Ashley Rd, Hale www.haleyoga.com

Cost ¬£20 ‚Äď To book your space please contact info@mariayoga.co.uk Booking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited.

 

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‚ÄėI try never to miss Maria‚Äôs candlelight yoga workshops¬†which I find challenging and enjoyable in equal measure. I love the¬†smooth and effective combination of yoga movements and meditation¬†and always leave feeling calm in mind and body‚Äô¬† ‚Äď Nancy, Hale

New Vinyasa Flow Class!

Maria Yoga Wild Thing Pose New Wednesday Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class Begins 11th March 630pm Р730pm

Vinyasa Flow Yoga, fast becoming one of the most popular styles of Yoga. This style links breath with movement, smoothly sequencing traditional Yoga poses with modern core stability and mobility. This mixture of fundamental Yoga concepts and modern mobility patterns combines an awareness of the breath and inner stillness with a need for more functional movement to keep up with our modern sedentary lifestyles.

Each class has been choreographed to leave you feeling challenged yet calm. All classes end with Savasana (relaxtion) which brings about a greater sense of wellbeing.

Suitable for those with some Yoga experience. ( If you don’t have any experience of Yoga please contact Maria to discuss joining this class)

Price £6 drop-in

Class location: Stagecraft Dance Studio, 41-43 Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5BQ