Weekend Retreat - Alexander Technique and Yoga

Onetime session

“One of the best treats I’ve ever given myself. Chris and Tanya created such a beautiful space and environment for us to restore our balance in life. Great to see all the people changed by the last yoga session.” Mariko Lavender-Jones, Yoga Therapist

This weekend retreat will bring Alexander Technique’s focus on awareness of how we move, our patterns of tension and holding into improving the way we approach Hatha Yoga (postures, breath and meditation). Two experienced teachers who share a philosophy of “less is more” will help you explore the innate wisdom of the human body. Through movement, relaxation and meditation we will be learning something that, deep down, our bodies already know.

Workshop sessions: Starting on Friday evening and ending on Sunday afternoon, there will be seven workshops exploring Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga, deep relaxation and meditation. The gentle, hands-on touch of Alexander Technique will help you to experience deeper release and ease in yoga postures.We guarantee a small group, giving a quality of individual attention not always available in larger retreats.

The Teacher: Tanya Shoop has practised the Alexander Technique for 20 years and been teaching since 2003. With a practical, down-to-earth approach, she is skilled at helping people improve their posture and feel more comfortable in their minds and bodies.

For more information on the course and to find out more about the teachers click here: https://www.artofposture.co.uk/lessons/yoga

Nourish yourself: There will be time to walk in the beautiful gardens, or simply relax with a book or stare at the sky. Holland House is a tranquil retreat centre set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens at Pershore in Worcestershire. It is centred around a 16th Century half-timbered, part thatched building with the River Avon flowing by. We will have the run of the old house with its drawing room, library and beamed dining room.All food is prepared and freshly cooked each day from local ingredients: fruit juices from the Vale of Evesham, honey is from beehives in the garden. Meals are generous and there are home-baked cakes and biscuits for afternoon tea.

Course type
Specialist and residential
All adults welcome. Come with or without a friend.
From £345 per person
07932 663 604 Tanya Shoop
07866 801177 Chris Holt
Start date
End date
Early evening on the Friday to early afternoon on the Sunday

Price includes accommodation, all meals, Hands-On Yoga sessions, use of the grounds. Does not include: travel, yoga mats.