June 2019

Iyengar Yoga Weekend

Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
Dave Dayes

Iyengar Yoga will be taught in a way that is suited to those who already have some experience of yoga.

Dave’s aim is to challenge students to make progress on their poses and come out of their comfort zone, but the general atmosphere is light-hearted and fun! When a student goes up into headstand for the first time we all share in their sense of achievement and joy. He recognises that everyone develops at their own pace and aims to teach with compassion and empathy.

On Saturday there will be an early morning Pranayama (breath control) class, then following breakfast, after an optional short local walk, a two hour asana (postures) class. After lunch the options are to relax at the farm, use the rustic sauna, or go on a led walk in the local countryside. In the late afternoon there will a restorative asana session, including inverted poses.

Group size: up to about 12.

Price includes accommodation, meals and tuition. During the weekend, Lisa will be offering a sensatinal HOT STONE FUSION massage treatement. Hot Stones are therapeutic and soothing for the body. Muscular tension will melt, and knots be ironed out. Lisa will give you a focused treatment, tailored to your needs. A one hour treatment costs £45, and is bookable in advance directly with Lisa:

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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.

Willow Basket Making

Fri 7 – Sun 9 June • Begins 12 noon on the Friday, finishes 4pm on Sunday
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room) • both prices include 2 nights’ accommodation, meals and refreshments and 2 1/2 days tuition • Non-resident price: £150 (includes meals and tuition)
Norah Kennedy

An opportunity to make willow baskets, garden structures, plant supports, sculptures, and decorations. Learn an eco-friendly skill using local renewable materials!

There will be time to make at least two small baskets, or one larger one. Advice will be available for those wanting to grow their own willow.

The course begins on Friday with lunch at 12.30pm. Tuition begins after lunch. On the Saturday and Sunday, tuition and basket-making will take place from 9.30am until 4pm.

This weekend is suitable for both beginners and for those with experience. (There will be an extra charge of £5 – £20 for materials.)

Norah is an experienced, practising basket maker, and has been teaching this age-old craft all over the country for many years.

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June Working Weekend

Fri 7 – Sun 9 June
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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Mosaic Weekend

Fri 28 – Sun 30 June
£175 residential, Non-resident £120 (includes meals and tuition)
Lizzy Bean

Come and experience the creative and therapeutic process of making mosaics, a craft that has combined form and function for thousands of years. You will learn all the techniques you need to complete a paving slab-sized mosaic - the initial design and preparation of tiles to the final grouting and polishing. Or you may prefer to make two smaller items – you can choose.

We will begin on Friday evening with an introductory talk, exploring the history of the mosaic-making, and looking at some community mosaic projects.

On Saturday you will learn how to safely smash tiles and crockery and prepare them for use. You are welcome to bring your own broken china or ceramic tiles to incorporate. Lizzy will be on hand to guide you through the design process, using the farm surroundings as inspiration. By the end of the day, you will have an artwork ready to grout on Sunday.

Basic tools and materials will be provided.

Lizzy Bean is a friend of the farm, and an artist who has worked with children and adults for many years. She uses recycled and sustainable materials to explore the creative process both indoors and out. Her lively and inspiring workshops enable people to engage with their imagination and her relaxed , encouraging approach ensures that people are able to realise their creativeideas.

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June 2019 Events

Fri 31 May – Sun 2 Jun

Iyengar Yoga Weekend

Fri 7 – Sun 9

Willow Basket Making

Working Weekend

Fri 28 – Sun 30

Mosaic Weekend

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