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.
Feedback for our Yoga Weekends
I've been on two of your courses now and have two more booked! I love immersing myself in yoga for the weekend and your fun, smiley way of teaching really makes for a relaxing and revitalising weekend Stella
The yoga classes were fantastic - Phil had an extremely calming, non-judgmental disposition and was as helpful as could be. Highly recommended. LS London
Just wanted to say thanks so much for a great Yoga weekend last weekend.
Juliet, Emma and I all really enjoyed the yoga classes and came back so
much more relaxed. We all said we would definitely want to come back.
I really enjoyed the Yoga Weekend - it was great, and you are a great teacher. You paced it absolutely perfectly. Melanie
A quick line to thank you for helping to make my birthday break so enjoyable with the yoga weekend in Cornwall. I felt like I had been away for 3 weeks, rather than 3 days and when I got home everyone has commented on how well I am looking!! Will definitely be back next day, if I can't manage to squeeze in a break again this year.
best wishes Jane
A very big thank you for such an inspiring
weekend of Yoga. I thoroughly enjoyed the lovely facilities,
friends I made, and kind staff at the Hotel. I am already missing the culinary delights
(all inclusive) and spa treatments available at a discounted
rate thanks to the Yoga package.
But most of all a very big thanks to you, for taking me to another level with my Yoga practice. Yoga has been part of my life for many years, but I never believed that there was so much more to learn, and ultimately you have taught me that yoga was all about how you feel. Not only how you feel in your practice, but after this weekend it will be more about how happy and at peace I feel because of Yoga.
I now know from this day on, it will change
the way I approach the start and end of each and every day.
Thank you, I will definitely attend a yoga weekend again next year! Claire
Just to say a very big thank you for a wonderful few days. You are a true inspiration. I will BE BACK!!!!! Stella
I REALLY enjoyed the carefully considered structure of each yoga class and your inimitable style of presentation with its finely balanced combination of technique, wisdom and humour. Thank you for making each class on the yoga holiday such an experience; so much more than just another yoga retreat. Yoga with personality. John
Just wanted to say thanks so much for a great weekend last weekend. Juliet, Emma and I all really enjoyed the yoga classes and came back so much more relaxed. I got a lot more out of my usual ashtanga class this week as well by incorporating some of the things we had learnt on the weekend.
We all said we would definitely want to come back. Thanks again' Louise [London]
'Thank you for a fantastic time, the yoga left me feeling full of energy. I will never forget standing in the tree posture over looking St Michaels Mount. I made some new friends and the food was fabulous. What made this special was it had the right balance of yoga and time to enjoy the local area, and the odd glass of wine. I will certainly be back in the new year.' Sue - West Midlands
I am REALLY enjoying the carefully considered structure of each class
and your inimitable style of presentation with its finely balanced
combination of technique, wisdom and humour. Thank you for making each
class an experience; so much more than just another yoga class. Yoga
with personality. John
'Phil's teaching is like a breath of fresh air, it relates to my life, I feel great, I'm not stressed and I'm proud to tell my friends I practice Yoga!'
Diskin Financial Director MDFD
After last weekends classes I felt such a benefit, just walking down the road there was a spring in the step! Nigel
You've been a sensitive and calming yoga teacher, and have helped me incorporate yoga into my everyday life. Yoga has helped rid me of backache, encourage me to exercise & eat well, and manage stress & emotional/physical pain. Your practical emphasis has kept me at it, and you've succeeded in removing damaging competitive elements which can reduce confidence. I used to feel embarrassed to exercise as I felt unfit, but your classes made me feel comfortable with my ability, which has extended to other areas of my life. Lucinda
Phil teaches yoga with a rare perception:- how to translate yoga from its eastern culture to our western acceptability’s, without compromise.eg, how to use yoga as a tool in life to attain union within mind, body and spirit.
This he achieves in his grounded, compassionate manner, always tinged with his self-effacing sense of Humour.
I have been looking for the right yoga teacher for 8 years and the fact that I have traveled 70 miles for a 1.5 hour lesson each week must tell you that this man is worth checking out – you won’t regret it! Carol W
I only started yoga classes with you in January, but it has made such a difference in my life. My original aim was to use yoga for stress management and to help a frozen shoulder and, six months later, I have full use of my shoulder and understand more the use of the breath to help with stress. I am sorry you are no longer going to be teaching me yoga, but thanks to you I fully intend to keep it up. I will see you in September as I will be coming to Cornwall for the yoga weekend with my daughter.
I attended my first yoga class with yoga teacher Phil Aston over a year and a half ago and I have learnt so much in that time, developing myself both physically and mentally. Thank you for your enthusiasm and inspiration. Liz
I feel I have got so much from Phil Aston’s yoga lessons, and this is a real credit to Phil. Cath
I have found the yoga classes varied, interesting and well themed and you have accommodated people's specific problems such as backs and RSI excellently.
As a complete newcomer to yoga it has been an introduction to a form of exercise and relaxation that I really enjoy and appreciate and hope to continue with for the rest of my life! Sharon
We have thoroughly enjoyed the yoga classes with you - we left feeling totally refreshed and calm. We also loved the way there was always humour in the class as well. Some yoga classes can be so strict and serious - it was very refreshing to find your fun and relaxed class, at which we could go at our own pace. Thank-you for getting us back into Yoga! Abbie & Stephanie
like to say how much I have enjoyed your yoga classes. I feel that you have
shown how true tranquillity can be achieved and how to achieve this peace of
mind through yoga.
Your yoga class stretches the body in a very positive, energising way.
This is a great achievement, esp when most of us work so hard in our every day lives.
I have been attending Phil's classes regularly for the last year now and now benefit from a whole new outlook towards life. My stress levels and anxiety levels have reduced significantly. Each time i attend Phil's classes my yoga practice improves more and more each time which enhances my focus and breathing technique. Every class is a different experience and certainly enjoyable. This type pf practice is very non competitive which is perfect for me as i like to go at my own pace!. Phil's classes are easy to follow which makes home practice structured also. I would like to say that Phil's classes will be regrettable missed however I look forward to the next Yoga weekend in Cornwall which was thoroughly enjoyable when I last attended.
I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed taking part in your yoga classes..the way you invariably link each week to issues/problems/challenges in everyday life is particularly effective and helps to bring more meaning to 'yoga in practice'
Best wishes Graham
'Thank you once again for the yoga weekend. I had a really great time, and it was everything that I hoped it would be. I thought the hotel was very good, and very much enjoyed the yoga. After the class on Sunday morning, I felt more relaxed than I can remember being for a long time!' Susie S London ]
I must thank you for the best night's sleep I've had in months, after attending your yoga class last night for the first time. As you said, it's so easy to slump into a chair after a hard day's work and think you're 'relaxed' but your way is so much better! I really look forward to next week's class.
Best wishes'. Christine
'Dear Phil, The yoga summer school class yesterday was just excellent - a great source of ideas and inspiration. The handout was very good as well. Thanks for all the
preparation you put into it. Best wishes' Richard Gordon (BWY Yoga teacher)
'Phil, I just wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoyed last weeks yoga class. I found it extremely relaxing and enjoyable. Last week was the most relaxed I’ve felt in ages.. I look upon my yoga class as 'Therapy' I look forward to the next class!'
'I first started yoga about 4 (maybe 5!) years ago because I found I was starting to get an ache in my back from sitting at a computer all day. Within a couple of weeks it had gone and I have hardy even had a twinge since. Tina
'Just really wanted to thank you for the yoga weekend classes. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it is exactly what I'm looking for, I only wish I'd tried it sooner!' Faye
'May I just say that I have previously suffered from panic-attacks and anxiety and that since attending your yoga classes, my breathing has improved, my state-of-mind seems very much clearer and my whole body seems far more relaxed. What I've particularly picked up is the ability to fall into this state of calm whenever I feel I'm entering into a stressful situation (through breathing exercises) - which is invaluable to me. Carry on the good work'. Yvonne
'I just wanted to say that yesterday's yoga class was really lovely. When it ended, I quite wanted to do it all over again!' Purnima
'Just wanted to register my thanks for a wonderful yoga weekend. It was certainly one of the most enjoyable for me. I particularly enjoyed the simple sequence which started on the knees - arms swept up - swan position I felt deeply relaxed at the end. Looking forward to the next one' Pamela
'I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed last weeks yoga class. I found I was able to concentrate much better, and able to focus by using the breathing techniques you taught us. I have even tried the 'alternate nostril breathing' at work during a stressful moment a d found it definitely helps!.' Jo
'I found the asthma exercises very useful and learned features of it which I didn't know before (despite suffering for 20 years!).' Emma
'Another very enjoyable yoga class last night. Thank you. Hard work but if my bed had been next to my yoga mat I could have quite happily rolled into it
at the end of the class, I was so relaxed. It was a shame to break the moment and venture out' Helen
'I thought I should let you know that I slept like a baby after this week's yoga session!' P
'The yoga classes are excellent and have improved my suppleness and given me a
daily routine to focus on. Even if I do not practice yoga everyday! ’ Chris
"A real eye opener, instead of just doing yoga, with Phil you are being taught yoga, I have learnt things which I now do everyday and benefit from" Geoff Surrey
"Thank you Phil. You are a
very inspiring, genuine and phenomenal yoga