Come and slow down at this inclusive yoga retreat for all bodies at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouse.
This afternoon yoga retreat led by Hebe & Lucy will include an accessible flow, restorative yoga, yoga Nidra, tea, biscuits, pizza, beer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and most importantly chill vibes. All hosted in the beautiful Brockwell Park Community Greenhouse. Please note, this is under cover, so even if it rains – we can still practice!
Lucy will lead you through a gentle vinyasa flow sequence to get the body moving and calm down the mind. We will start with breath-work followed by a sequence of standing and seated postures closing with a short meditation. This flow is for all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, encouraging you to connect to your body and go at your own pace!
Restorative & Nidra with Hebe
This will be a 60 minute session dedicated to rest. You can expect to move through a slow restorative sequence where we will spend a longer time in each posture. We will stay low to the ground during this sequence, so your body temperature may drop (jumpers & blankets are recommended). There will be props provided (bolsters), but if you would like to, you can bring blocks, blankets and an eye pillow. The second part of the session will move into a yoga nidra where we will spend some time in a resting position of your choice. Here we will explore a body rotation, a short visualisation and some time in a resting posture.
Schedule of the afternoon
12:30 arrive & set up
12:45 – 1:45 gentle, accessible flow with Lucy
1:45 – 2:00 Tea & biscuits break
2:00 – 3:00 Restorative & Yoga Nidra with Hebe
3:00 – 4:00 Pizza & Beers
Hebe is a trauma-informed, inclusive, hatha, restorative and yoga nidra teacher. She was drawn to yoga initially through practicing with her mum, who has used yoga for 10 + years to support her chronic illness. She came to her own practice while at university in London, but found the ‘scene’ a little overwhelming. Feeling like she wasn’t wearing the right clothes, wasn’t flexible enough and ultimately not ‘fitting in’. She has been teaching yoga since 2018, qualifying from a 200hrs yoga teacher trainer course at Govardhan School of Yoga, Maharashtra, India. Since then taking multiple further trainings in inclusivity and accessibility, yoga nidra, restorative yoga and trauma-informed yoga. As well as teaching yoga, she is also a registered associate nutritionist (ANutr), who works from a HAES© approach, helping individuals to work through their relationship to food and body image concerns.
Lucy is an inclusive yoga teacher and movement specialist who has been teaching yoga since 2015. She loves working with students of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities. Her aim is to help her students feel empowered in a fun and inclusive space open to all. Being a teacher in a larger body she has experienced first hand just how intimidating and exclusive yoga spaces can be which is why she aims to create a friendly and warm environment with a focus on how the postures feel, rather than trying to all look the same. Lucy strongly believes movement is joyful and that yoga class should be a judgement free zone. Lucy classes are a mixture of Vinyasa Flow and Pranayama. Her classes focus on connecting breath to movement with creative flows and modifications for a range of abilities and body sizes so everyone can have fun flowing together! She gives students the space to connect to their bodies, and achieve what they want from their practice.
Location – BPCG Brockwell Hall, Brockwell Park, London SE24 0PA
To Bring – your own mat, lots of water and your wonderful self. We are doing a restorative class at the end so a jumper or blanket and any props of your choice would be great. The classes are held on decking so you may need to bring some extra padding or supports for your knees.
To Wear – something nice and loose and comfortable that you feel like you can move in. We will be outside, so feel free to bring some blankets, thick socks and jumpers to keep yourself warm during the nidra part of the afternoon.
Safety first – For the safety of yourself and everyone ask we ask that you bring your own mat and any equipment you require with you to class. There will be some blocks and supports available, but feel free to bring your own. Alcohol-based hand sanitiser will be provided and there are hand washing facilities available.
Food & Drinks – We will have a short break between classes where we can enjoy some tea and biscuits.
In order to make this retreat as accessible as possible, pricing is offered on a sliding scale, from £35, £40, £45 (+ booking fee), depending on your circumstances. There is an additional charge, £14, for pizza and beers, details of the food options will be sent to you nearer the time. Please feel free to bring some food and snacks for yourself even if you’re not grabbing a pizza as we would love to chat with you after the classes. Please feel free to pay what feels most suitable and applicable to you. There is a limited number of spaces available to ensure social distancing.