Just over a week ago I hosted and led my Autumn Yoga Retreat at the beautiful open space of Titchwell, part of Britains coastline, North Norfolk. It was a glorious time, both on and off our mats, a chance to turn inwards a little as we discovered along side natures offerings this glorious season and time of the year where we start to slow down a little, gather and consolidate as we prepare for winter. Blessed with sunshine the whole weekend, we headed to the stunning beach for a lovely walk together, even joined by a few seals popping their heads up to say hello! As always I am inspired and motivated by the people and places around me which enables me to bring forth my individuality of style and set a theme for our time together. Thank you to Andrea, Audrey, Chris, Christine, Linda, Pauline H, Pauline K, and Briarfields for being there and making it a special time to share.
Few photo moments from the weekend xx
tf So, here we are settling into Autumn, the changing leaves and bursts of colour are really spectacular now and hopefully motivate you in many ways. When it comes to your yoga practice try to schedule it at the same time everyday and for the same length of time to help keep you calm. Get grounded – root down and rise up with stabilising yoga poses. Don’t forget how important it is to nourish yourself with Autumn foods and herbs including delicious soups. Drink warming tea of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. Eat plenty of root vegetables to enhance your connection to the Earth.
After your practice during the day, try to enjoy the elements of Autumn on your face outside and go for a walk then after an early evening practice snuggle up, cosy fires and candle lit evenings!
October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came, the chestnuts, oaks and maples, and leaves of every name. The sunshine spread a carpet and everything was grand. Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind, the band.
The chestnuts came in yellow, the oaks in crimson dressed. The lovely Misses Maple, in scarlet looked their best. All balanced to their partners and gaily fluttered by, the sight was like a rainbow, new fallen from the sky.
Then, in the rustic hollow, at hide and seek they played. The party closed at sundown and everybody stayed. Professor Wind played louder, they flew along the ground, and then the party in jolly ‘hands around’
by George Cooper (an American poet & composer) 1840-1927
If you would like to join me in any of my classes or in my studio ‘The Yoga Loft’ please be in touch for details or if would like to come away on retreat and would like to know more about what I offer, you can e mail me via my website www.susanyoga.co.uk where you will also find contact details. In addition to classes, I run workshops and various events throughout the year.
I will be releasing my own relaxation CD with three tracks on imminently which will be available to download as a whole album or individual tracks or purchase as an easy to use CD. I’m very excited about this, it’s something I have wanted to do for several years now and have finally put the whole process together. I have also commissioned my own music which solely belongs to me. I will let you all know as soon as I have them.
Lots of cuddles to keep you warm and my yoga blessings with love
Susan x x