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Saturday 27 October 2018

Santosha

The Happiness Connection

with Lely Aldworth

 

This one day retreat brings us together to hone our happiness skills through the lens of yoga. The practice will include yoga nidra, meditation, pranayama and smart nutrition for a happiness-inducing lunch.
Yoga is all about connection, whether it’s joining up the dots between muscle and bone, body and mind, breath and movement, head to heart or ourselves to each other. Ancient sciences like yoga view everything as connected, reminding us of our innate wholeness. But modern sciences tend to separate things into isolated parts.
Research shows that feeling connected – to our world, to ourselves, to each other –  plays a major part in our sense of mental health & happiness.
Santosha is the practice of cultivating contentment, non-attachment, acceptance, satisfaction. We spend so much of our time trying to be elsewhere, but rarely are we truly here.
Continually seeking the next thing leads to ‘dukkha ‘ – unsatisfactoriness, stress, suffering.  A Santosha practice can free us from our craving yo-yo mind, opening us up to a deeper appreciation of what’s being experienced right here, into the subtle but all-important gateway of now.

The Day

9.45am Arrival + registration

10am – Teaching begins

1pm – Pause for biome-friendly lunch (vegan GF)

and an informative talk about the importance of gut health (see below)

2pm – Teaching continues

5.00pm – Retreat ends

Lely Aldworth
head yoga teacher at Kaliyoga Spain

Lely encourages and empowers her students to experience yoga’s relevance in the 21st century

“I never thought that I’d be able to practice yoga independently…
but thanks to Lely’s wonderful guidance I now can’t imagine life without yoga”

LUNCH MENU
Watercress Soup
Raw Kale Salad with toasted seeds & a tahini based dressing
Courgette & green bean salad with lemon zest, thyme & garlic
Pumpkin, caramelised red onion & roasted tomato tart
Sweet potato wedges with sumac sprinkle
Pea & Avocado Hummus (served with raw seed crackers)
Chocolate Orange Energy Balls
Rose & Rhubarb Tea

We are delighted that our partner Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars, London’s original juice, smoothie and healthy fast food retailer
will be joining us on the day to welcome you with a morning booster shot and energy ball as well as a goody bag to take home.

Nutrition for Good Gut Health

During lunch Kate Garden will inform us about the science behind gut health and its connection to
brain, mind and neural pathways – there will be an opportunity to ask questions

Based in the beautiful city of Bath, Kate is a functional medicine practitioner
and an experienced nutritionist with a degree in psychology.
She has a clinic in central London and also practices internationally.

PRICE

Your retreat day includes: yoga course with Lely, refreshments by Crussh, lunch by Kaliyoga,
an
informative talk about gut health, and scented goody bags from Scentered Me

 We will email you follow-up notes, web links and a home-practice yoga sequence

Full Day £150 (10am – 5pm)

Half Day £120 (10am – 2pm)

Venue Address

Urdang Centre at Finsbury Town Hall, Roseberry Avenue, London EC1R 4RP


DIRECTIONS

Parking: On-street free parking in Garnault Place and other nearby streets
off Rosebery Avenue from 1.30pm on Saturday.
There are a few local car parks nearby.


By Bus: Numbers 19, 38 and 341 travel from the
West End to The Old Finsbury Town Hall’s own bus stop.
Many other buses stop at the Angel and Farringdon Road.


By Tube: Angel (Northern Line City Branch) and
Farringdon (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle Line)
are both about a ten minute walk away.

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The Happiness Connection

with Lely Aldworth

This one day retreat brings us together to hone our happiness skills through the lens of yoga. The practice will include yoga nidra, meditation, pranayama and smart nutrition for a happiness-inducing lunch.
Yoga is all about connection, whether it’s joining up the dots between muscle and bone, body and mind, breath and movement, head to heart or ourselves to each other. Ancient sciences like yoga view everything as connected, reminding us of our innate wholeness. But modern sciences tend to separate things into isolated parts.
Research shows that feeling connected – to our world, to ourselves, to each other –  plays a major part in our sense of mental health & happiness.
Santosha is the practice of cultivating contentment, non-attachment, acceptance, satisfaction. We spend so much of our time trying to be elsewhere, but rarely are we truly here.
Continually seeking the next thing leads to ‘dukkha ‘ – unsatisfactoriness, stress, suffering.  A Santosha practice can free us from our craving yo-yo mind, opening us up to a deeper appreciation of what’s being experienced right here, into the subtle but all-important gateway of now.
Program

The Day

9.45am Arrival + registration

10am – Teaching begins

1pm – Pause for biome-friendly lunch (vegan GF)

and an informative talk about the importance of gut health (see below)

2pm – Teaching continues

5.00pm – Retreat ends

Food/lunch

Lunch Menu

Watercress Soup
Raw Kale Salad with toasted seeds & a tahini based dressing
Courgette & green bean salad with lemon zest, thyme & garlic
Pumpkin, caramelised red onion & roasted tomato tart
Sweet potato wedges with sumac sprinkle
Pea & Avocado Hummus (served with raw seed crackers)
Chocolate Orange Energy Balls
Rose & Rhubarb Tea

Price

Price

Your retreat day includes: yoga course with Lely, refreshments by Crussh, lunch by Kaliyoga,
an 
informative talk about gut health, and scented goody bags from Scentered Me

 We will email you follow-up notes, web links and a home-practice yoga sequence

Full Day £150 (10am – 5pm)

Half Day £120 (10am – 2pm)

Location

Venue Location

To be confirmed…