August 2019

The Lower Shaw Farm Family Activity Holiday

Date:
Sun 11 – Sun 18 August
Price:
Adult £350 • Child £177
with…
Lower Shaw Farm residents and friends

This is a week for people of all ages. We will do things, make things, and have a lot of fun.

Mornings are likely to be spent art and crafting it in the big shed, while the afternoons will be filled with games, outings, and walking trips.

Evenings will find us round the campfire, telling tales or reading a good book, together, singing songs, and watching stars. And those are only the official bits! The rest is determined by who comes, who connects, and who makes things happen. In the past this has included juggling, philosophy, pizza making, a cabaret, campfire cooking, cycle trips, yoga, sauna, riding on the vintage red tractor, and lots more!

This is a perennially popular high-summer week of high action and laid back inaction. Children experience both freedom and structure, while adults can enjoy the companionship of other adults, as well as having fun and learning new skills alongside their children.

The week begins after 4pm on Sunday 11th, and ends mid-morning on Sunday 18th August.

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Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

Date:
Fri 23 – Mon 26 August
Price:
£195 (Veranda room), £225 (Farmhouse room)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

This is a much-requested, one-day-longer version of the Yoga and Massage Weekend!

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga works not only on the body but also calms and sharpens the mind and leads to all-round alertness.

Iyengar Yoga will be taught in a way that is suited to beginners and more experienced practitioners. The classes will focus on postures to improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

The weekend will also include sessions on giving and receiving a relaxing and toning massage, covering different areas of the body.

On Saturday there will be an early morning Pranayama (breath control) class, then following breakfast, a two hour asana (postures) class, and a massage class. After lunch the options are to relax at the farm, use the super rustic sauna, or go on

a led walk in the local area. In the late afternoon there is a restorative asana session, and a massage class.

In the evening there will be either a guided meditation, or foot baths, or time to relax around the wood burning stove, or campfire.

On Sunday morning, the programme will be the same as Saturday’s, with a late lunch, then on Monday there will be early morning Pranayama, and a last Asana Yoga session.

Departures during Monday afternoon, from about 3pm. Group size: up to about 12.

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2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

August Working Weekend

Date:
Fri 30 Aug – Sun 1 Sep
Price:
No charge

This is a chance to get to know the farm, turn your hand to old jobs and new, enjoy good company and good food too!

An opportunity to have bright ideas by the compost heap, happy talk in the hen house, and cool chat in the kitchen. Join us to prove that many hands make light work and that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend.

Our Working Weekends are run in the beautiful spirit of the WWOOF organisation: we feed and accommodate you, you work, with us.

For more information on WWOOF, see www.wwoof.org.uk.

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August 2018 Events

Sun 11 – Sun 18

The Lower Shaw Farm Family Activity Holiday

Fri 23 - Mon 26

Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

Fri 30 – Sun 1 Sep

Working Weekend

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