Your wellness experience at Dalesend Cottages.
Dalesend Cottages have launched Dalesend Escapes from 2018. Guests can choose stays with dates that have weekend retreat activities available.
Our 2018 schedules allow you to book a cottage (subject to availability) and experience Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, a gong bath, or a walking, painting or creative writing as add-on extras. The first Kundalini, Nidra and Gong weekend will be on June 22-25th 2018 and will include various options such as a vegetarian dinner in our private house dining room, (nb: if enough demand – cost extra to yoga sessions and you would be advised if interested), a yoga lesson followed by a brunch – included in price.
The theme for Kundalini and Nidra in June 22-24th 2018 (depart Sunday eve or Monday 10am) will celebrate the Summer Solstice as our soul’s intention.
The classes must be booked. Cottage accommodation (subject to availability) for these two weekends will be prioritised for cottage guests who wish to participate in the full weekend programme of yoga/nidra/gong activities. Full package = £72 in addition to your cottage accommodation cost.
Yoga studio: your dedicated yoga studio is in Patrick Brompton Hall.
Total places: Kundalini Yoga and Gong = 15 places. Yoga Nidra/Gong = 20 places
Dalesend Escapes 2018 – Weekend dates for Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Nidra
We are delighted to welcome to Dalesend Escapes, Ashley Jones, from London who will teach these weekends at Dalesend. She is a very experienced Kundalini and Nidra teacher. Read more about her bio here.
Summer Solstice -22-25 June 2018
Kundalini Yoga – Yoga Nidra, gong bath – weather permitting, yoga may be outside. We may arrange for a picnic in the park on the Saturday night.
Proposed weekend timetable (subject to confirmation*) for Dalesend Cottage residential and external guests.
Friday – welcome yogi tea/refreshments for yoga residential/cottage guests from 4.30 – 5pm.
7.15pm-8.30pm – Yoga nidra and gong bath £15 – open to residents/public
Saturday – Kundalini yoga (90 minutes session) followed by brunch 10am. £27 – open to residents/public
Saturday afternoon – guided walk around the Dalesend Estate (1 hour) (free for cottage guests only)
Sunday – Kundalini yoga 11am (90 minutes) followed by light refreshment. £15 – (open to residents/public)
Sunday evening – 7-15-830pm Yoga Nidra and Gong bath. £15 – (open to residents/public)
*please note: all classes MUST be pre-booked. Email us with your choice.
Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness that activates your inner energy and expands your soul and consciousness, is suitable for beginners. Modifications will be given to anyone new to yoga. Please arrive ready, and wear loose clothing. Please bring a bottle of water. Mats, blocks and blankets will be provided. .
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is yoga for the mind. There are no physical movements. You are guided into a meditative state by the teacher and your brain is allowed to rest from today’s high speed/high tech life.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is the practise of movement and meditations to cleanse, purify mind and and body and enable an awakening of new energy and consciousness. It is a deep body and mind-centred practise. You do not break into a sweat like Ashtanga or Vinyassa flow. The movements – called Kriyas – are in sets, and each has an intention, or intended purpose, that encourages or enables change in your life. We often work on the heart, navel and arms and shoulders, along with the legs, to strengthen the nervous system, reset the vagus nerve and psoas muscle as their harmony and balance are the key to good health.
The gong bath massages every cell in your body and resets the parasympathetic nervous system. The following list outlines benefits you may feel after a gong bath.
·Relieves neck pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, muscle pain, and improves joint flexibility and range of motion
·Creates deep relaxation and clears the mind
·Immediate reduction of stress and anxiety
·Stimulates the glandular system and improves function
·Organizes emotional energy
·Aids in breaking addictive behavior
·Regenerates neurons and their interconnections
·Regenerates the nervous system
·Clears the aura
·Opens and aligns the chakras
·Clears the sub conscious mind from negative thought patterns
Future Dalesend Escapes experiences
More dates for painting, walking, writing and wellness workshops will be published.
Midweek yoga sessions available from June 2018 for Dalesend Cottage guests on a pay-per-session basis.
Cancellation of yoga classes by Dalesend Escapes.
*We reserve the right to amend any timetable if needed. In case of the need to cancel the yoga due to circumstances beyond our control, full refunds for pre-booked yoga classes will be given.
*Cottage accommodation booked for the weekend 22-25th June 2018
Cottage accommodation booked for yoga weekend comes under our Dalesend Cottage booking T&C – and cannot be cancelled as your enjoyment of a weekend break in a cottage will still be available to you.