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Move Into stillness

at yoga junction
saturday 16th march, 2019,
10:30 - 1pm

Somatic - 'of the body' tuning in, noticing what we may feel or experience within the realm of our body, beyond the everyday level of awareness. How it is if we really take the time to notice, and drop in to a deeper experience of body, breath, movement?

Move into Stillness : a combination of restorative movement and restorative stillness - to bring you back to the home of your Self. A delightful window of space in your weekend, away from busyness, room to breathe, move, and simply be. All with a ‘somatic’ focus.

You may like to bring a notepad and pen for any observations / reflections that come up for you during the session.

Further dates planned for 2019, all at Yoga Junction : all morning workshops 25 pounds; day-long 50 pounds - these will be available to book nearer the time, but feel free to email me if you would like to reserve a place : charlottepreston@gmail.com
27th April - day long workshop
27th July - day-long workshop
17th August - morning workshop
October 5th - morning workshop
November 9th -day-long workshop
November 23rd - morning workshop
December 7th -day-long workshop

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Returning to the Sacred Body

Treehouse Day Retreat, Saturday, 11 May 2019

New Forest

further images can be found on the Facebook event page

“Here in the body are the sacred rivers: Here are the sun and the moon as well as all the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my body.” (Saraha)

Join Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Preston, and Grassroots Storyteller, Ellie Brooks Wildflower Ceremonies, on a primal bone-deep journey to meet your most precious vessel and lifelong companion; your body.

In a world where our attention to the external is demanded so ferociously, it is easy to become alienated within our own skin. A kaleidoscope of distorted imaging and relentless scrutiny rapidly renders the body an ‘other’. We ask ourselves, who is this intruder, this stranger in the mirror, standing in the way of the ‘real me’?

But - as it is so often in the ancient lore echoing down from our ancestors through the mists of time - a mirror may easily be enchanted by those with a hidden agenda, and a stranger is seldom what they seem.

By way of ceremony, gentle ritual, storytelling and a combination of Scaravelli-inspired hatha yoga and qigong, allow Charlotte and Ellie to guide you through the most sacred pilgrimage you could ever make – the coming home of yourself to your body.

The special one-day event is commutable from London, by train from Waterloo to Brockenhurst. The day is designed to be perfect for those who desire a one-day getaway from the city to the quiet of the New Forest, where it will be possible to both set off and return within a day. Transfers to and from the train station will be arranged.

If you would prefer to stay locally, there are some lovely local options for bnbs, some recommendations can be provided.

100 pounds for the day, which includes a delicious vegetarian lunch, water, tea, coffee and snacks.

Payment in instalments is possible - a deposit of 25 pounds reserves your place.

Email charlottepreston@gmail.com to reserve your place!

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Yoga and Creativity

Weekend Yoga Retreat, 7 - 9 June, 2019

Ashley Court, Tiverton, Devon

Ease into your natural flow and boost your creative fire in this explorative weekend yoga retreat.

Our home for the weekend is Ashley Court - a stunning regency house set in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. Here, we invite you to step back in time to a life of simple pleasures; walk among the wildflowers and woodlands, relax in the shade of ancient oak trees, and steal away for some quiet time in the ‘secret’ walled garden.

Together, we will move, explore, stoke the fires of creativity, and rest in stillness. Flowing through a combination of yoga, qigong, meditation, journaling, creative writing and other craft activities, we can come to understand that, like nature itself, our creativity has its own seasons, cycles and rhythms that can be harnessed on our journey to realise our full potential.

As the sun begins to set, we invite you to gather round the fireside with grassroots storyteller Ellie Brooks as she opens up the ancestral stories of the creative heart; encouraging joy in the creative self and moving past the cultural misconception that artistry must come at the expense of body, mind or soul.

If you are looking to ignite your creativity, move past your creative barriers and let go of anything that gets in the way of your flow, this is the perfect weekend for you.

£300 - total cost for accommodation, all meals, activities and yoga.

Email charlottepreston@gmail.com to reserve your place!

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late summer Weekend yoga retreat

at ashley court, tiverton, devon

27-29 September, 2019

A late summer yoga retreat led by Charlotte, with a combination of hatha yoga and qigong.

Our home for the weekend is Ashley Court - a stunning regency house set in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. Here, we invite you to step back in time to a life of simple pleasures; walk among the wildflowers and woodlands, relax in the shade of ancient oak trees, and steal away for some quiet time in the ‘secret’ walled garden.

Arriving on Friday afternoon / evening with one yoga session on Friday, three on Saturday, two on Sunday, departing on Sunday lunchtime. Delicious vegetarian / vegan food.

£300 - total cost for accommodation, all meals, activities and yoga.

Email charlottepreston@gmail.com to reserve your place!