Yoga & Woodland Workout at Hazel Hill

StoveSpring feels like it’s just around the corner, and with that energy we warmly invite you to shake off winter’s hibernation and stretch into our winter yoga and conservation weekend – we’ll be weaving together expansive yoga with rewarding conservation – you can wander through beautiful woods, practice a ‘cat pose’; warm yourself by log-burning stoves, try out some simple meditation techniques – and enjoy great company and shared meals. We’ll be planting Holly and Hawthorn trees, clearing some areas of the woodland to encourage greater biodiversity, and learning about coppicing Hazel.

We have a magical Saturday night planned, led by Agatha Manouche who has many years’ experience of running groups at Hazel Hill. Agatha will be taking us on a personal journey to reflect on what we wish for in 2016, exploring this turning-point in the year as winter transforms to spring.Forest Ark Hazel Hill Wood

Just 7 miles from Salisbury, Hazel Hill Wood is a 70 acre local woodland and centre for conservation, education and community events with a focus on strengthening our connection with nature and exploring sustainable lifestyles.

Our weekend runs from Friday 5th February at 6pm and costs from £70 including all meals and 2 night’s basic accommodation, and we end on Sunday 7th February at 3pm.

Winter woods“Jude, Louisa and I are excited to be running this event which for the first time brings yoga and outdoor activities together“ said Marcos Frangos, General Manager for Hazel Hill Wood and co-facilitator for the weekend.   “We’ll be carrying out fun and rewarding work in the woods, whilst also enjoying some innovative and relaxing yoga in the warmth of our wonderful off-grid buildings.”

More information can be found at www.hazelhill.org.uk or by visiting our Facebook page, and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite searching for Hazel Hill Wood.

Yoga & Conservation Weekend at Hazel Hill Wood, 5-7th February 2016

yogaAs part of the Hazel Hill Conservation Weekend in February, we will be exploring our inner nature through some gentle yoga and movement. Bringing inspiration in from the woods around us, we will playfully blend into our practice the lessons and gifts of nature such as flexibility, mutual support and fluency of movement. As well as balancing yoga and deep relaxation, these sessions will also offer some more dynamic movement, allowing us to energise and awaken our systems, ready for the conservation work outside.

There will be two classes over the weekend, along with an optional meditation each morning – all of which are suitable for any age or ability, and no experience is necessary. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat if you have one, along with a blanket for the relaxation.

_MG_1174The sessions will be led by Jude Clements and Louisa Clark, who have both trained with Integral Yoga; a balanced approach for body, mind and soul.

We hope to see you at this lovely inner and outer nature weekend!