Feel Great Breaks offer guests three heavenly hours of Yoga practice each day, with resident teacher Nikki Bates (REG : I.Y.T.N.).
Classes will include lots of laughter, lots of personal attention and adjustment plus:
- Guidance through the families of yoga postures and sequences to enhance your understanding of alignment and structural anatomy
- Pranayama practise – techniques to calm mind and body and reduce stress
- Mindfulness Practise – learn how to stay present and fully participating in what you are doing, even throughout the postures you dont like!
- Staying motivated and developing a well-rounded, lifelong practise, beyond the physical
- Guided meditations, rituals and exercises to help you get more out of your life
Nikki will share with you a wealth of stories, knowledge and experience, gained in more than 4000 hours of yoga teaching and immeasurable hours of personal practise. Each day, enjoy two master classes to improve and enhance your self-experience of yoga, of asana, pranayama and bandha. Learn more about the 8-fold path and how to take yoga off the mat and into your life.
“My classes are fun and light-hearted and not at all serious. I am serious though, about the safety of everyone in class. All bodies are not created equal and as we are all a tad asymmetrical, the same advice and instructions do not work for all. I encourage you to find the right posture-practice for you and for your own body. Listening and exploration within each posture allows you to find your own unique shape.”
Nikki herself turned to Yoga after suffering with chronic back pain for over 15 years. At one stage, she was unable to bend over the sink to brush her teeth. After exhausting many therapies and treatments, including hanging upside down on an inversion table, she attended a local Yoga class and hasn’t looked back.
She adds: “Yoga is not just a physical practice. We usually attend class for a myriad of reasons, to help with stress, to get stronger, or like me, to help with a back problem, but as your practice develops and blossoms, you learn that yoga is actually a way of life. There is no separation between class and life. Yoga teachings help us be more aware of ourselves and others and more forgiving. You become more aware of just how unaware you are. And you learn to find ways of coming back to the moment. You find the “you” that is always there hiding behind your thoughts; the “you” that is always there between your breaths; the “you” that is totally participating in your life right at this moment. You will have little breakthroughs now and again that show you that you are on the path to becoming more involved with life, more open, more sharing and more complete. “
Once you have booked your Feel Great Break, feel free to write to Nikki at email@example.com ,if you have any questions.
Yoga sessions are held each morning and afternoon, and weather permitting, take place in the open air within the hotel grounds or at the beach. We also have a yoga room at each location to practice in doors.
We supply all equipment such as mats, blankets, eye-bags, blocks and straps. But you can also bring your own gear if you prefer.
If there is something specific you would like help with when you are here, Nikki is always available and willing to share her knowledge to help you develop and deepen your practice. One-to-one sessions are also available.