For small groups or one to one in your home, live classes or on line. Individually programmed classes can include asana, pranayama, relaxation. Classes for children and for those with reduced mobility. I also offer mat based Pilates, Chi Gong, Stretch classes. Yoga styles include: Hatha; Iyengar; Yin; Restorative; Vinyasa flow;
Meditation, Relaxation, Yoga Nidra
Guidance in several techniques that you can use in order to establish a regular meditation practice. I also offer Guided Visualisations, Yoga Nidra and Chakra meditation. These services are available in your home or on line
Breathe for Improved Health
Coherent Breathing has been shown to improve many aspects of general health. In a Breath-work consultation, I will assess your breathing and show you how to use various techniques including some from Yogic pranayama traditions, for positive health benefits. Strengthening your lungs, improving your immune system and increasing lymphatic drainage. You can use breath-work to calm and balance the autonomic nervous system which will lead to increased focus, feeling more relaxed and less anxious and help you to enjoy good sleep and rest. This workshop is available on-line or in person.
Thai massage is a traditional healing system combing acupressure, Ayurvedic princpals and assisted yoga postures. Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during the treatment and lies on a mattress on the floor. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver but rather than rubbing on the muscles, the body is compressed. pulled, stretched and rocked. Generally the massage follows designated energy lines (sen) in the body. The concept of metta, (loving kindness) is an integral part of this practice. Susan trained in Thai Massage at TMC Tradtional Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The photo above was taken in the grounds of Wat Pho, the center of Thai massage and medicine for centuries.
Ayurveda and Healthy Living
Ayurveda, meaning 'the science of life' is part of the ancient, yogic philosophy of India. Ayurvedic medicine provides a holistic approach to healing and well being.
Based on achieving physical and mental harmony with nature, it has been practised for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda ('Ayu' meaning life and 'Veda' meaning science) is now acknowledged by many leading scholars as the mother of medicine because Ayurvedic principals have influenced the development of Chinese, Greek and other traditional medical systems.
Ayurveda views illness as being caused by an imbalance in a person's physical or mental constitution and therefore seeks to gently bring the person's body and mind back into healthy balance.
Ayurveda sees everything in the universe, including human beings, as composed of 5 basic elements and these five elements in turn combine with each other to give rise to three bio-physical forces (or Doshas)
Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). Ayurvedic treatment considers an individual's constitution and the nature of any imbalance and then seeks to return to a state of healthy balance. This may be achieved with lifestyle advice, massages often using herb-infused oils, herbal remedies, nutritional advice, and specially selected Yoga exercises.
I specialise in a patented, multi-sensory holistic facial that takes you on a virtual journey around the world. FACE THE WORLD LUXURY FACIAL
Face the World is a unique, holistic facial experience designed to nourish your skin and enlighten your mood.
Unlike other facials, the Face The World treatment is unique in that it will take you on a bissfull sensory voyage around the world. You will travel to four different countries where the music, aromas, techniques, temperatures and textures represent each country visited -all within the same facial.
Your journey includes a cleanse, tone, exfoliation, mask, a divine ocean rain skin drench to further enrich your skin and deeply relax your body and mind.
All the products have been developed especially to create a truly luxurious and result driven facial experience. they contain natural active ingredients, are completely free from parabens and have been developed responsibly without animal testing or animal products. Suitable for all skin types, Face the World products combine traditional and highly researched ingredients.
Also available from the shop/ Ayurvedic care, you can purchase Tridosha products for your own home treatments. Please call me if you would like an online demonstration or a personal treatment.
Reiki Treatments and Training
Rei is Japanese for ‘universal’ and ki means ‘life force energy’.
Since ancient times, various methods of harnessing the universal life force energy have been discovered and created.
A Reiki practitioner is trained to pass on the life force energy through the laying on of hands.
Susan holds a Reiki Master certificate in the linage of Usui
The Reiki Session can promote several benefits:
Stress release and deep relaxation.
Strengthening of natural self-healing and the body’s immune system.
Increase in personal energy and vitality.
A healthy mind / body connection.
Detoxification and deep cleansing.
Release of emotional and energetic blockages.
During the treatment you remain dressed and lie comfortably with cushions, while the practitioner transmits the energy to you.
There may or may not be actual touch as the Reiki energy can be powerfully transmitted with the hands held a few inches away from the body in its energy field.
The treatment can be for overall well being or can focus on a particular problem area.
Relaxing music is an option during the treatment.
TRAINING TO BE A REIKI PRACTITIONER
There are 3 Reiki trainings : Reiki 1 Practioner; Reiki 2 Practitioner; Reiki 3 Master Level. These courses are held over one and a half days and 4 days for the Master Level. On the level 1 course, full instruction is given on the nature of Reiki, the channeling of Reiki energy, the history of Reiki, along with grounding and energy enhancing exercises and personal practice. Each course includes a special Reiki attunement for that level and you will receive a manual and Reiki certificate in the Usui Reiki linage.
Reiki trainings from level 1 -2 can be provided via Zoom but the attunement for each level has to be in person. The Master and teacher level is taught as a 4 day retreat and is not available on line.
Yoga, Photography and Art in Tuscany
Yoga Holidays are the best way to bring on your practice and you won't return home feeling as if you need a holiday.
Good company, a chance to expand your understanding and time to relax or explore.
YOGA plus optional PHOTOGRAPHY & ART
The next holiday in Tuscany will be in late August or September 2022. Past holidays have been so successful that we decided to hold it again, so why not join us.
Taking place in Caprese Michelangelo, Tuscany.
There will be an early morning meditation (usually outdoor) and a 2 hour, (usually indoor) but sometimes in a nearby forest, daily Yoga session, plus two photography workshops during the week, optional art lesson and visits to galleries. We arrange trips to other local places of interest. Caprese Michelangelo is the birthplace of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarotti. The course is accommodated by The Albergo and Restaurant La Buca di Michelangelo, situated in the heart of Caprese. It is fully catered with breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine included in the price. Vegetarian cuisine but meat options available. Large En-suite single accommodation plus Yoga & Photography tuition.
Afternoon trips to local places of interest & galleries are included. Last year guests enjoyed: visiting a hilltop monastery; traditional linen weavers; herbal medicine museum; family run olive oil producing farm; an art gallery. Susan will be available to give upper back, head and shoulder massages.
If you would like to add extra days accommodation to the beginning or the end of the holiday, this can be arranged.
VILLA HOLIDAY OPTION:
for a small group of 4 -6 persons (friends or family). A lovely private villa with beautiful garden and infinity swimming pool. Susan will visit every morning to provide Yoga, Pranayama and/ or meditation. Combined catering and self-catering. Hosted by Rhiannon & Roger who live very nearby.
Photos and more info at www.yogastudionuweiba.com ITALY Pages
Yoga mats and equipment are provided.
Arrange flights, either to Rome, Florence or Perugia.
From Rome and Florence, you can hire a car or travel by train to Arezzo.
Finding Balance on a Yoga Retreat
A Warm Welcome Awaits You At The Yoga Studio Nuweiba.
Resuming in October 2021 and ongoing until June 2022
Week-long Retreats, giving the opportunity for more intensive practice along with plenty of relaxation. The courses will include in depth study of the Yoga Asanas following a mainly ‘Iyengar and Hatha style’. There is instruction on how to use Ayurvedic principals in order to find the right kind of practice for each individual. Meditation, pranayama and restorative sessions are part of the retreat.
In addition, there is opportunity to enjoy the wonderful treatments and therapies offered at the studio. We have our own dedicated ‘Green Room’ where you can have relaxing massages and facials & Reiki.
The price for 1 week (seven nights) full board, sharing a twin en-suite room with 2 classes per day on 5 days is £450. per person. Included: Yoga & Pranayama tuition; Meditation; Yoga Nidra; Ayurvedic advice for your practice and lifestyle. Take home personal Yoga practice sheets and handouts.
A Light pre-yoga breakfast, post yoga brunch and dinner consisting of fresh tasty vegetarian dishes with freshly caught fish or meat dishes always an option. Daily fresh juice or smoothy. (price without dinner included £390.)
The flights, airport transfers, boat trips, diving lessons and desert safaris, massage and well being treatments, mountain or salt cave meditation trips are optional extras and not included in the price.
Single supplement for sole occupancy of double room for each week is £100.
If you would be happy to stay in a simple beach hut with shared showers, the price for the full package is £285. without dinner.
Please contact me for further details. Class numbers vary but if you are on a retreat with us, you will be certain to get lots of individual attention and instruction that is tailored to your needs.