REST & BALANCE

YIN YOGA, SOUND HEALING & REIKI

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” - RUMI

 
 

Living in the modern world makes it really easy to become burnt out and sometimes people need to remove themselves from their hectic schedules and bring balance back into their lives. Come and join Yoga In Nature in the magical French Alps and bring balance back into your body, your mind, your life, and your yoga practice by working with the Chinese meridian system, being immersed in sound therapy and absorbing the healing power of reiki leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

 
 
 

 

YOGA

STYLES OF YOGA

 

YOGA

Yin Yoga is a slow and soft style of yoga which allows you to stretch and nourish the deeper connective tissues such as ligaments, bones and joints which are harder to target in more dynamic (yang) styles of yoga. The practice will be based on the Chinese meridian system where there will be a focus on organ health and the energetic body to bring balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The practice will be accompanied by our Nepalese singing bowls so that the sound and vibrations will enter your body at a cellular level to calm your body and mind and promote healing.

SINGING BOWL THERAPY

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Singing Bowls helps the body generate a positive flow of energy and offers vibrations ion a cellular level into the body which stimulates the blood vessels, lymph, nerves, veins and muscles to open up blockages and loosening tension in the body, relaxing the body and releasing pain. They can helps with stress, depression, insomnia, menstrual pain, ear problems, sinusitis etc and offer a sense of peace and calm.

Chakra Balancing involves the bowls being placed around the body and played in a particular sequence to naturally cause chakras to self-correct. The sound waves, run through the body correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning. Chakra balancing can be deeply relaxing and helps with many modern-day issues like stress, insomnia and offering the opportunity to take some much-needed time out to rebalance your energies.

REIKI

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Reiki is the Japanese word for universal life force. By channeling energy from the universe (generally through the hands), It can be a deep relaxation technique that reduces stress and promotes healing. Reiki re-activates the body’s natural energy system, bringing you back into balance on every level, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

REIKI DRUMMING for healing and meditation is an ancient practice and goes back thousands of years, the power of sound over the body and spirit is well known in tribal cultures. Scientific research confirms that drumming (even for short periods) can influence brain activity, bringing you into the meditative alpha state and can reduce stress. Study also shows that drumming can increase the production of the body’s natural painkillers and can therefore help control pain and enhance healing.

 
 

 

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN

LOCATION

 

We have teamed up with Icebreaker chalets to offer you their flagship alpine accommodation which sits at an altitude of 1250 metres in beautiful Les Coches, part of the magnificent Paradiski valley surrounded by mountains, forest and stunning views including distant views of Mont Blanc herself! You won’t have to lift a finger as we have a professional chef who will prepare nutritious and creative vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We have some fantastic optional activities that we hope you will enjoy including either taking a chairlift or hiking to the mountain tops for the most breathtaking views, swimming in the freshness of the alpine lakes, trip to the local market, white water rafting (extra charge), taking a stroll for coffee or additional workshops (yoga/reiki/sound healing) however if you would just like to stay at the chalet and chill…. this is also perfect!

 
 
 

 

RETREAT

ITINERARY

*NB: timings are flexible, everything is optional and activities are weather dependant*

Check in is from 2pm which means you can enjoy the chalet or local area before we begin our welcome and introductions at 5pm. We can help you to arrange transfers to/from Geneva airport (approx 2.15h traffic dependant) – you just need to send us your flight details. If you self-drive we would absolutely recommend stopping off in beautiful Annecy on your way to/from your retreat. Travel by train to Landry/Aime or Bourg St Maurice are your nearest stations to Les Coches – the chalet can offer a transfer to/from station.

 

Friday 30th Aug 2019


ARRIVAL DAY

  • 17:00 -18:00 Welcome and Introductions

  • 18:00 -19:30 Dinner

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Intro to yin yoga, the Chinese meridian system and practice working with the kidney and urinary bladder organs and meridian lines accompanied by singing bowl sound therapy and reiki drumming before you ‘float’ to bed

Saturday 31st Aug 2019


  • 07:30 – 08:00 Silent cleansing tea with optional meditation

  • 08:00 – 09:30 Yin yoga practice Introducing the liver and gallbladder organs and meridian lines, singing bowl therapy and reiki drumming

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast

  • 10:30 – 15:30 Optional Hike including picnic – don’t forget your hiking shoes/boots!

  • 15:30 – 17:00 Free time to relax/jacuzzi/sauna

  • 17:00 – 18:30 Yin yoga practice Introducing the Stomach and Spleen organs and meridian lines, singing bowl therapy and reiki drumming

  • 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Intro to Reiki & Reiki infused sound bath

Sunday 1st Sept 2019


  • 07:30 – 08:00 Silent cleansing tea with optional meditation

  • 08:00 – 09:30 Yin yoga practice introducing the Heart and Small Intestine organs and meridian lines, singing bowl therapy and reiki drumming

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast

  • 10:30 – 13:30 Free time at chalet/chakra balance treatment

  • 13:30 – 17:00 Lunch at chalet and option of local forest walk or relax

  • 17:00 – 18:30 Yin yoga practice introducing the Lungs and Large Intestine Organs and meridian lines, singing bowl therapy and reiki drumming

  • 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

  • 19:30 – 20:30 Free time

  • 20:30 – 22:00 Bonfire ceremony and closing circle

Monday 2nd Sept 2019


DEPARTURE DAY

  • 08:00 – 9:30 Bringing it all together Yin Yoga Practice with singing bowl therapy and reiki drumming

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast

  • 10:30 – 12:00 Time to relax

  • Noon – Check out

 

We can help you to arrange transfers to/from Geneva airport (approx 2.15h traffic dependant) – you just need to send us your flight details. If you self drive we would absolutely recommend stopping off in beautiful Annecy on your way to/from your retreat. If you would like to extend your stay please enquire about staying at the chalet on a B&B or half board option

 
 
 

 

THE TEACHERS

MORE ABOUT US

 

You will have the care and attention from a level 2 yin yoga teacher and a reiki master who will take you on a wonderful yogic journey and leaving you feeling fully refreshed, deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.

 
 
 
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YOGA

NATALIE BRADSHAW


 

Yoga has changed my life. For years I have suffered with Adrenal Fatigue and positive RO antibody which is an autoimmune disease.

That combined with being a workaholic in the corporate world often meant doing 13-hour days. I used all my energy up at work that I often had nothing left for me.

I was regularly bed bound on evenings and weekends and dependent on coffee to get me from A to B, but the direct result of this was insomnia and I was in a vicious circle.

I had dipped in and out of yoga for 15 years however as my physical and mental health was deteriorating I became more and more interested in how to heal myself so I started to develop a regular yoga practice and invite holistic healing into my life.

Within weeks my life started to dramatically change. I knew very quickly that I wanted to learn more and I wanted to help other people so I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification.

But it hasn’t stopped there… I have continued to learn and specialise in other aspects of Yoga and Healing and I believe I will always be a student craving to learn more so that I can share with you lovely people.

 
 
 

REIKI & SOUND

JAMES BRADSHAW


 

Working in the fire and rescue service was my dream job and after making the difficult decision to leave after 12 years service I lost my way a little.

I missed helping other people and felt something was missing. I proceeded to spend another 12 years building up my own renovations and maintenance company and whilst really enjoying meeting new people and the practical side of working with my hands and being creative I still felt I had more to offer.

I started going to yoga classes to help with a back injury and saw that a Reiki Level 1 course was happening so I signed up. It was very powerful and I had a real connection with the energy.

I found it very calming and I very quickly received feedback on how I had helped others with personal issues or physical ailments.

I then studied and completed Reiki 2, further progressing to Reiki Drumming and Reiki Mastership. I am now also a singing bowl therapy practitioner and perform gong baths.

Working with energy and sound is fascinating and I love seeing the impact it can have on peoples lives.

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CONTACT US TODAY

BOOK YOUR NEXT RETREAT !

 

£550 for 4 days/3 nights in shared room (private rooms available)

£150 non-refundable deposit to secure booking. Remainder to be paid 8 weeks before arrival.

 

NOT INCLUDED :

  • Flights

  • Transfers

  • Optional activities eg: White water rafting, mountain bike hire, chair lift, spa, horse riding,
    Food and drink outside of the chalet (unless picnic)

CLICK HERE TO READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS

If you would like a full detailed document for this retreat, please contact us and we will send you a copy by email.

We hope you can join us!

Namaste x