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Learn Ayurveda and yoga techniques, to bring a healing balance transformation during the summer holiday in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Ayurveda encourages us to seek experiences that are harmonizing to our senses through Ayurvedic practices which will be explained on the retreat. You can learn to minimize toxic input and maximize nourishing experiences for both body and mind. Join the retreat and learn to enhance your ability to create health and happiness in our lives and for those around you.
The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing is Harrogate's premier Pilates and yoga studio with free onsite parking. During the retreat, you will be staying in the hosts' own large, spacious, comfortable Victorian home which is in one of the most prestigious areas in the conservation area of Duchy Rd in Harrogate, only a five-minute walk from the renowned Valley Gardens and a 10-minute walk into Harrogate.
There are three large shared rooms that can accommodate up to three people (but usually only two people per room) and two single rooms on site, there is also a single space which is screened from the main living space with another single room just off site.
There is a large dining room, two lounges, with a newly built, large designer kitchen and living area, a luxury treatment room with its own lounge consultation area and a new café bar / reception are which can also used as a second yoga studio. There are also spacious mature gardens, with a pond and water feature with a garden swing and ample seating for guests to relax and enjoy.
Anne-Marie is a highly qualified and experienced teacher (initially a secondary school teacher). She subsequently trained as a health education tutor, working in G.P practice with referred patients and later as an RSA YMCA exercise to music teacher Pilates and yoga teacher. Anne-Marie is committed to developing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and is a certified "Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga" teacher with the world renowned Chopra Centre for Well Being, California.
James spent over five years of study and training in India from 2007 to 2012. He is a Sivananda Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga teacher, as well as a Pilates teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist, and a Reiki master. James provides in-depth teaching of all aspects of yoga and its underlying philosophy. He has sound understanding of Pilates and physiology with 10 years of experience in Pilates and appeared in Anne-Marie's DVD "Pilates on the Ball". James has a keen interest in sports, travel, and music, and is a grade eight pianist and also plays the guitar and djembe drum.
Chris helps host the retreats. He is a great cook and helps prepare the amazing Ayurvedic food, some of which comes from the Chopra Centre cookbook. He is also involved in men’s retreat work and is a psychotherapist at Regent’s. Chris is also a Tai Chi teacher which he is always happy to demonstrate and will teach a class if requested.
Kelly-Anne is a passionate, knowledgeable and very experienced spa and holistic professional. Trained in London with 13 years' experience as Press Therapist, trainer and manger of five-star spas, she offers a wide range of reconnecting and recharging therapies, including Ayurvedic treatments that are recommended in Ayurveda as part of the treatment strategy, while her chakra balancing treatments perfectly enhance the experience on the Chakra Tantra retreat.
Harrogate is "famous for its healing waters, this Victorian spa town oozes cosmopolitan charm, smart streets and quaint mews. Enjoy fabulous shopping, atmospheric cafs, fine restaurants and plenty of green open spaces. Browse antiques and unusual gifts in the stylish Montpellier Quarter or watch the world go by in Betty's Tea Rooms. Stroll around Harrogate, admiring its beautiful floral displays along the way. The most attractive green spots include:
Meals are Ayurvedic vegetarian.
On this retreat, you have the opportunity to treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage, Reiki, and also visit the Turkish bath and the local 4 star hotel spa.
You can also indulge in Aromatherapy massage (60 minutes), Reflexology (60 minutes), Hot stone full body massage, Acupuncture (60 minutes), Hypnotherapy (90 minutes), Hopi Ear candles (35 minutes).
For more information, please contact Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing.
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