For a second successful year, Saddle Street Farm in Thorncombe is hosting a 4-day Yoga Summer Camp from 6th to 9th July. The farm is a place of peace, quiet and tranquility - open skies, lovely views, with a heated swimming pool in natural surroundings. There are morning and evening yoga classes in a beautiful marquee with a solid floor. Our guests this year include teacher Senior Iyengar Teacher Gerry Chambers, musicians Matt and Jack, and children’s author/illustrator Laurence Anholt. The food is prepared by the very talented chef Daniel Stevens, author of the best-selling River Cottage Bread Book.
The individual events are now available for locals to book. Places are limited so let us know ASAP if you’d like to come:
Thursday evening: 6th July - Yoga Class with Senior Iyengar Teacher Gerry Chambers.
Friday morning: 7th July - Extended Yoga Class with Hannah Lovegrove, Summer Lunch & a swim.
Friday evening: 7th July – Recuperative Yoga Class with Hannah Lovegrove, Sparkling Dinner & music.
Saturday morning: 8th July - Extended Yoga Class with Hannah Lovegrove, Summer Lunch & a swim.
Saturday evening: 8th July - An evening with author and illustrator Laurence Anholt - the ticket includes a copy of 'The Hypnotist' delivered in advance. The book has been endorsed by Amnesty International and raises some interesting issues. We'll have an opportunity to discuss these first-hand with Laurence.
Sunday morning: 9th July - Extended Yoga Class with Hannah Lovegrove, Summer Lunch & a swim.
- The Yoga: Iyengar Yoga teaching is highly suited to mixed ability groups, providing deep practice, insights and philosophy to all levels.
- The venue: Saddle Street Farm is on the borders of Dorset, Devon and Somerset, 7 miles north of Lyme Regis.
- The food: River Cottage chef and author Daniel Stevens prepares delicious vegetarian, vegan, g/f dishes using local ingredients for Summer Lunch and Sparkling Dinner.
- The proceeds from these events will go to support the work of the IY(UK).
- For more details about Summer Camp, click HERE.
- The prices and booking form for individual events is HERE.
Friday 6.00pm-8:45pm; £18 DHIYI members/£20 non-members
St Clement's Church, St Clement's Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 3DZ
Saturday 9.45am-12.30pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm; £28 DHIYI members/£30 non-members
Trinity Methodist Church, Southbourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 5AQ
To register contact Kim Trowell, 29A Spencer Road, Bournemouth BH1 3TE, Tel: 01202 558049
Transfers from Bournemouth to Saint Valerian, flights to La Rochelle, accommodation, full board (except one lunch) and 24 hours of yoga classes. £695.00 Please contact Zoe on 01202 431424 or email email@example.com for further details”
In 19 January 1975, BKS Iyengar opened up RIMYI, his school in Pune, India. To celebrate this, his method of teaching and to bring us together as a local Iyengar yoga community, 14 January has been designated UK National Iyengar Yoga Day! This is a free event and you’re invited to make a donation towards Mr Iyengar’s home village in India (Bellur) where education, sanitation and health is being improved.
There will be two teachers – Elaine Rees and Zoe Hobbs - and we’ll offer an energising class for an hour followed by another 30 minutes of restorative poses. All this rounded off with tea and home-made cakes donated by students!
As well as having fun together, we aim to include some interesting facts and tales of our experiences at the RIMYI Institute in celebration!
As we are in frosty winter and the RIMYI sign is black lettering on white marble, we’d like you to wear BLACK and WHITE!!
To book: email Elaine Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name and contact telephone number (mobile if possible). Advance booking is essential! We’ll send confirmation upon receipt of your email.
Cost of £680.00 all inclusive of very comfortable accommodation with swimming pool, full board, and two yoga classes a day (except Wednesday) in the Vendee region of France. To view a flyer for the event, click here. Contact Zoe at 01202 431424 or 07880864345 and email@example.com for more information.