A Joyous Celebration of Summer Time Movement
We invite you to join us on Sunday 16th of July to tap into great vibes giving your heart, mind, body and soul a Summer lift of happiness!
We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Lee Close back to The Mowbray for super special times with a gentle group of like minds for our second Retreat of 2023.
A SUMMER RESET
Hosted on a Sunday morning - come and join us on your mat in the delectably warm, candlelit interior of The Mowbray for a joyous celebration of movement. We’re hoping if the weather is fine - we’ll be treated to some long sunny rays and magic light displays that The Mowbray is famous for - and also fingers crossed we can catch some sun Up On The Roof as well!
We have practised with Rebecca many times over the years - and her classes are always joyful, playful and give you such a spring in your step. Her natural enthusiasm and vibrancy are thoroughly heart warming and give you such a boost that really does nourish and sustain you long after you leave her class.
09.30 - Arrivals & Settling
We'll welcome you into soothing surrounds and sounds of our Summer retreat with a refreshing glass of goodness to help you settle in and relax on your mat.
10.00 - The Yoga
Rebecca will guide you through a 90 minute flow which will help you embrace Summer with a focus on savouring the sweet warmth of summer, embracing a fresh lightness and and ease into your body, mind and heart.
Be ready to flow into a feeling of wellness and slip most luxuriously into the space you’ll create with movement and mobility to suit your body. You’ll step off your mat feeling spacious and lengthened to symbolise an openness to receive the opportunity and potential that the rest of the year offers.
We will finish with a restorative yoga ‘nidra’. This ancient practice takes you to a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the 'going-to-sleep' stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, where you'll become systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. It is an immensely powerful meditation technique, but easy and accessible to all with no yoga experience required.
11.30 - FEAST
A Middle Eastern Inspired Feast
After we ‘twist and rinse it out’ you will be rewarded with a delicious and nourishing Summer feast for brunch. We hand over to the creative force of The Mowbray Kitchen who is famed for tasty seasonally delicious dishes served up feasting style of course! One thing is for sure - you’re in for a treat - and just the thing to extend the glow in your heart into your tum!
Delicious small plates & bowls to pass & share... Insanely delicious!
A glass of refreshing summer punch to cool & refresh (none-boozy)
Grilled peaches with raspberries, Greek yoghurt, honey, toasted pumpkin seeds & almonds (v)
Curry leaf focaccia with with harissa spiced butter (v, g)
Lamb merguez sausages with pomegranate molasses, yoghurt & mint (g)
Or for our vegetarian guests - Feta & spinach pie (v, g)
Shakshuka style eggs with roast tomatoes, peppers, garlic & olive oil (v, ve)
Lemon & za'atar potatoes (v, ve)
Cucumber dressed with dill & olive oil (v)
Semolina & almond cake with cardamom & rose drizzle (v, g)
(v) = vegetarian (ve) = vegan (g) = contains gluten
1pm - Bye Byes
The Need to Knows
Suitable for all those who love yoga whatever your level. This is a blissful morning retreat - perfect for anyone looking for a wonderful Summer pep up alongside like minded folk.
Ticket Price Includes
Yoga, Brunch, Hot Drinks
Be sure to bring your own Yoga Mat and any Yoga props you might need for your practice.
We suggest - Yoga mat / cosy blanket / jumper and warm socks for the Yoga Nidra / blocks if you have them
Born in Vancouver, Canada, I now live in Sheffield with my kids, dog, and husband, I’ve been teaching yoga for over 7 years and have been practising for more than 20.
I lived a very international life before settling in Sheffield, my previous trade was ‘Ships Captain’ - not conducive to family life as the womb holder in the relationship!
I found yoga as a way to practise self-care mentally and physically while I was restricted to movement in my cabin at sea, away from studios, teachers, and regular time schedules.
My training is originally Anusara based, which focuses on alignment principles. I’ve developed my teaching to include restorative, yin, pain-care, postnatal, functional mobility, and women’s (or those with wombs) health practices.
My classes are varied energy wise depending on who’s in attendance and what the overall focus is. They are always light-hearted, detail-oriented, and full of options to suit nearly all bodies.
Pro photos thanks to Polly Baldwin - who beautifully documented our last Retreat at The Mowbray for our Winter RESET.