Our yoga breaks are relaxing and fun.
They are practical and non threatening. Whatever your
ability you are welcome. The venues are picked because they offer great
food, fine wines and are in areas of outstanding beauty. So for any non
yoga person there is plenty to do.
There are 6 hours of practical yoga instruction spread over 4 classes
Special attention is given in helping you develop a home practice. learning to relax, using yoga to keep your body and mind in good health and lots more.
The classes are suitable for all levels so expect to be challenged in our normal smiley way.
Our yoga holidays are just that - holidays. Back in 2003 I went on a yoga retreat and as lovely as it was I did not really want to share a room with someone I did not know or be told what I could or could not eat, and as much as I loved yoga I also wanted time to do other things or to just simply relax.
Thus the idea of running yoga breaks in luxury hotels was born. Life is about balance, so our yoga breaks offer practical techniques to help with the stresses of modern life and at the same time let you enjoy good food in lovely surroundings.
Our yoga holidays are also suitable for everyone, whether they are the starting point for you to try yoga for the first time, reinspire your current practice or just learn something new, we are here to help.
Many of the hotels are near fantastic beaches or have award winning Spas so there is plenty to do if you book with a non yogi partner or friend.
This year we are expanding and are very excited to now offer different styles of yoga from our new team of yoga teachers. Each teacher is merely your guide to help you check in and chill out on your personal yoga holiday.
We make yoga work for you and that includes people who would not normally consider Yoga being for them.
My Journey to Yoga - by Phil Aston (Founder of Yoga at Work)
I did not take to yoga easily, in fact after my first class my intention was not to go again!
Following a visit to a well-man clinic I was told I had very high blood pressure and that medication was the best course of action. It was my wife Sue who suggested Yoga might help me.
Apart from the blood pressure issue, I also had painful knees, a back that went into spasm at will and a tendency for panic attacks.
Sue was very determined that I should try yoga again so I did eventually sign up for a full term.
I needed some way of measuring whether yoga worked or not, with my competitive nature in full flow I decided that being able to touch my toes would be my measure. I chose this as touching my toes was something I had never been able to do.
During that first term I struggled to touch my toes, trying very hard each week.
Then after week six, I stopped trying and my hands softly landed next to my feet. I had learned the connection between the breath, mind and body.
As the months passed by I became more and more interested in yoga, trying different schools of yoga and immersing myself in personal practice. During this time my blood pressure dropped back to normal and the pain in my knees subsided as did the pain in my back. I also began to recognise the triggers that caused my panic and anxiety and was able to apply yoga to help in this area.
I was always consciously aware that there are very few men in the classes I went to and realising how beneficial yoga was to me, I decided to train to become a yoga teacher hoping this would encourage more men to try it.
I also remembered all the things that had nearly put me off trying yoga and wanted to encourage more people to try yoga and help them realise how yoga can help on a practical level.
I believe we learn and remember more if we have meaning behind the instructions. So although I use many of the Sanskrit terms, I also give the English translation and more importantly what the benefits are behind the different yoga postures or techniques.
I also teach with a lot of humour, it is very hard to remain tense if you are laughing or having fun.
I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga initially where I gained my teaching diploma. My teaching style now encompasses many different styles of yoga from Vinyasa flow to yin yoga.
My yoga classes are suitable for everyone, I use yoga in every aspect of my life from my Physical to mental well being. A key part of my teaching style is to try and help others develop a personal yoga practice, not simply doing the same routine every day but putting together yoga practices depending on what you have planned for that day or for how you are feeling.
The title of this website is play on words. It is my aim to try and make yoga work for you.
Please call me if you have any questions relating to my yoga weekends, yoga classes or holidays in Cornwall.
A full yoga teaching diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Advanced Instructor Level 3 certificate' with the 'Register of Exercise Professionals