There will be two yoga classes each day with Ash in the yoga shala overlooking the mountains. Mornings will begin with a quiet meditation and gentle pranayama followed by an energising yoga asana practice. In the evenings there will be a shorter relaxing, restorative yoga class to ease you into your evening. Ash will also offer optional workshops throughout the weekend.
Each day, after morning yoga and breakfast, there will be the opportunity to head out for a walk, cycle or swim or simply curl up and relax with a good book.
Arrival time on Thursday 10 August is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish at 10am on Sunday 13 August, after breakfast.
A yogi with the soul of a poet, Ash believes that yoga is the steady fire that fuels the body and inspires the mind. In yoga Ash has found a tool for liberation, a means to heal and to awaken our deeper authentic selves.
After spending a number of years as a secondary school teacher, Ash turned to yoga as a full time path, one that she has now been following for more than a decade. She has taught and travelled internationally, including five years teaching in Malaysia, China and Thailand and on the ‘Freedom through Movement’ project in Palestine.
Believing fully that presence is nurtured beyond the mat, Ash embraces influences from many movement patterns in her yoga teaching: rock climbing, running and free-diving are woven into dynamic vinyasa, steady bodywork and peaceful breath-centric restorative practices. Inspiration for her classes is rooted in the Earth’s elements and in the bodies and stories of the students that she welcomes.
“Yoga for me is a chance to remember what I have forgotten; to allow myself to feel.”
‘Fantastic retreat in Wales with Ash Bond. Felt much longer than a weekend, always a good sign. Great yoga, company, food, location! Highlight was swimming in a lake in the nearby nature reserve on the hottest of summer days. Happy memories!’