Join us for a weekend of rest and renewal in the luxurious, peaceful surroundings of Cardigan Castle in West Wales. Nurture yourself with a break away with good food, fresh air and gentle exercise. Give yourself a weekend of ‘me-time’, time to learn with others and time for yourself in this fabulous location. Enhance your health and well-being with an introduction to traditional Chinese health arts. Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung) exercise help to create stillness in the mind through the their slow graceful movements. With practice, your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve.
With no more than 10 participants, this weekend offers a friendly intimate space, allowing us to support you to meet your individual needs. This course is open to everyone, no previous experience is necessary.
What we offer
This weekend will introduce you to a range of traditional remedial exercise, breathing, stretching, strengthening, co-ordination, ‘letting go’ and balance work. It will include sitting and walking mediation, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong. This course aims to show you to a different approach to exercise through an introduction to traditional Chinese health arts. Relaxing the body and resting the mind brings contentment, enhancing your enjoyment of your weekend retreat. This will support you to deal with the stresses and challenges of daily life with more ease and balance.
Your weekend begins with a welcome from 6pm on Friday followed by the evening meal and ends with a final workshop on Monday morning. During the weekend there will be eight taught sessions of one and a half hours each with Clare Skelton and two additional optional evening sessions.
One treatment with Sean Dowdall is included in the cost of the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons will be free for you to rest in the peaceful castle gardens or to explore the local coast and countryside.
The cost of this retreat is £650 and can be booked by emailing [email protected] alternatively please call 01239615131.
Enjoy a four night retreat at the iconic Cardigan Castle, enjoy luxurious accommodation, first class food and Yoga delivery from one of the country’s leading experts.
Biography for Jenny Beeken
Jenny originally studies Physics and became a schoolteacher, practising yoga from the age of 23years old. Then she travelled to India to learn Yoga from Shri B.K.S. Iyengar in 1979 and 1981 and has taught yoga since then.
Her influence now is Scaravelli -Inspired and she is taught by Diane Long in Italy and Sophy Hoare in London.
So the emphasis is aligning, moving and awakening the spine from the feet and legs.
She has written 6 books; the latest is entitled ‘Standing, Sitting, Walking, Running’ to transform our posture and so our day to day living.
Focus for the retreat
There will be a combination of yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness, meditation, philosophy and discussion.
Instruction will be given for each individual according to their needs and practice to help posture, the mind state and for any health problems.
Students will given an ongoing practice suitable for where they are at the present time.
The focus will be on aligning and connecting from the feet, awakening and strengthening the legs to connect through the pelvis to the spine;
So that the spine and head is aligned from the base to the crown accessing the deep back muscles- the multifidus and psoas to given engagement, strength and flexibility.
– Healthy meals, snacks and smoothies throughout your stay, this course is fully catered in our award winning 1176 restaurant.
– Accommodation within the Channel 4 Restoration of the Year that is Cardigan Castle.
– Access to the Castle’s luxury hot tub
– Access to the Castle’s grounds and exhibitions
– All yoga provision taught by Jenny Beeken.
This will be a small group of no more than ten, meaning you get the best possible experience throughout your stay.
Total Cost £750
To book or for further information please email [email protected] or call us on 01239615131
Whatever your fitness goals, our fitness retreats offer the perfect environment for you to kick-start or incubate your plans. we’ve partnered with Nathaniel Brown of West Coast Training and Nutrition to bring you expert coaching and idyllic surroundings.
To find out more about available dates, please email [email protected]