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    Michelle Grant

    Nourishment for the Body and Soul

    Fully Booked 10
    Fully Booked

    7th -13thOctober 2018

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    My style of yoga:

    I teach and practice a dynamic vinyasa flow style of yoga, infused with elements of hatha, iyengar and yin yoga. I enjoy teaching in a way that is creative and fun while being purposeful, safe and alignment based. My classes usually include breath work, thorough warm ups and cool downs and creative standing and seated sequences, all with detailed cueing and background information so that you can grow your own practice. I like to weave together the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga in a way that is accessible and relevant for anyone trying to live their best life in our hectic modern world. My intention is to hold a space where you can find joy inside you and leave feeling strong and inspired. And hopefully take that feeling off the mat and back into your life! My retreat offering:

    The end of summer and the beginning of fall is a wonderful time to retreat and reflect. In this transition between the seasons, you will have the opportunity to soak up the last of the summer warmth while nourishing and grounding yourself for the cooler months ahead.

    In the morning, we will awaken for a vinyasa flow yoga class, incorporating breath work and a dynamic physical practice. Throughout the week we will work through the body, establishing a solid foundation in all the poses that you can build on to evolve your practice. We will work on strength, flexibility, balance and integration giving you a well-rounded physical practice and leaving you feeling energized and radiant.

    Between the yoga sessions there will be ample time to luxuriate in the natural beauty that is Silver Island. After sharing a delicious meal together you can swim, lounge in a hammock, read a book, take a nap and reconnect with the simple joys in life.

    We will come back together for a late afternoon restorative or yin practice and meditation session. This time will be dedicated to creating space to find mental and emotional calm and bring your awareness back to the present moment. By exploring being in our usual doing world, you will have the chance to rest, restore and recover and recharge your energy stores.

    During the week, there will be optional food systems and wellbeing workshops where we will explore the impacts of what and how we eat and how this can be a tool for positive change. These interactive sessions will be followed by cooking classes with simple and easy recipes you can recreate at home.

    The whole week will be curated to leave feeling nourished, restored, and equipped with new tools to take this into your everyday life. Most importantly, we will do this in a way that is light and playful and explore the idea that it may not matter what we do but how we do it!

    Who would benefit from my teachings:

    This retreat is open to absolutely everyone who is interested in exploring tools to live a happier and healthier life in our hectic modern world. I will tailor the classes to meet the individual needs of each person, accommodating those coming to yoga for the first time and those looking to deepen their established practice. There will always be a variety of options for different levels so that everyone can find a comfortable space to practice.

    What you will take home:

    At the end of this retreat, it is my intention that guests leave feeling refreshed, peaceful, lighter and stronger. You will feel inspired and empowered to take the practices and tools we have worked with an integrate these into your everyday lives to hold onto the space, clarity and joy that you have experienced during the week on the island. On a practical level, you will have a greater understanding of yoga and meditation as tools to support your life and will have developed a solid foundation that you can continue to build on.

    My other special offerings

    • Optional workshops during the retreat:
    • Individual coaching sessions on creating positive life change and building your own wellbeing and resilience €80 per hour.
    • 1:1 private yoga & alignment sessions, €60 per hour.

    Why I teach yoga:

    I teach yoga because I am passionate about sharing the practices that have helped me so profoundly. I have experienced first-hand how yoga can support us to create the mental, physical and emotional space to get perspective on life, live in line with our purpose and find inner strength and contentment. I discovered yoga over 15 years ago while studying at university and since then it has been a constant support during my professional life. I did my first teacher training (200hr) in Bali in 2011 with the intention of deepening my own practice and in the process discovered a love for teaching, which I have been doing ever since. In 2017 I completed my advanced teacher training (500hr) with my teacher Vidya Heisel from Frog Lotus Yoga and feel honored to be able to share this knowledge.

    Until very recently, I ran a university food systems research and education center and I continue to be passionate about learning and sharing the latest knowledge on food, sustainability and wellbeing (see blog for more: www.thegreatfull.com)