Dabble in art and writing and add to your yoga experience with Claire

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Our lovely and inspiring yoga teacher Claire Murphy, who will be with is again next September has recently been busy working on activities she will be introducing on some of the afternoons during her retreat.

She tells me: “I’ve managed to scope out all of the sessions for our retreat in September and I have to say I’m pretty excited, as the afternoon sessions will be quite creative!”

There will be fun painting and writing sessions most afternoons and Claire is ken to point out that no previous art / writing experience is required. She says: I  have pitched the activities to be do-able by all and the intention is to create a deeper, embodied experience of what is being offered through each day’s yoga and meditation practices. In addition, it also offers a sense of fun and lightness.”

We still have a couple of places left on Claire’s wonderful yoga and meditation retreat, called Nourish — mind, body, soul, which will run from Saturday 9 September to Saturday 16 September, and we’d love you to join us. (There are links below to more details.)

Here are Claire’s daily themes and thoughts for afternoon activities.

Sunday’s theme is Chakras (energy centres within the body) & colour

“The afternoon session will offer a short yoga session followed by a ‘body painting’ relaxation, leading into creating a colour memory mandala. There will be opportunities to write / journal around the themes that come out of the memories.”

Blog yoga Take 5Monday’s theme is focused on awareness and moving energy

The afternoon session is titled: ‘It’s all in the hands’ and will be a journey through many mudras (hand gestures) moving into a creative meditation on our hands which will includes art and journal writing.


Tuesday’s theme is compassion

Yoga portrait shape 3Our afternoon session will feature restorative yoga and somatic movement, leading into a creative section: ‘Story of the body’, which will be lots of fun (don’t want to give too much away), again, an opportunity for art and creative journal expression.

On Wednesday there will be no session, as this is the day of our excursion to the lovely walled city of Lucca.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Thursday’s theme is focused around the heart

“In the afternoon I’ve themed ‘Trees; the lungs of the earth’ – it will focus on yoga and breathing practices to strengthen our chest / lungs and move into the creation of our own yoga ‘forest’ of sorts and the option of either creating some art or creative writing from a variety of prompts.”

On Friday, no afternoon session is scheduled. There will be optional shiatsu sessions.

Claire Murphy head and shoulders 2Yoga portrait shape 39 -16 September Nourish — mind, body and soul 

with Claire Murphy A couple of places left

To learn more about Claire and her retreat at The Watermill, please click here

Come and join us and nourish your mind, body and soul.
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