Join us for a Yoga/Cooking retreat at Harborne Food School. This ‘Urban Retreat’ experience aims to show you how to achieve physical health and mental wellbeing without having to escape to a far off location. You will arrive early for a ‘Yoga Masterclass’ followed by a ‘Mindful Smell and Taste’ session which will lead onto a ‘Plant Based Cooking Workshop’. The session is suitable for all levels of ability (beginner to advanced).
Janette Colbridge Vaze is a very well-known and respected yoga teacher based in Harborne. She teaches in a range of settings from private health clubs to special schools. After studying Biology at Oxford, Janette trained as a therapeutic masseuse, medical herbalist and yoga teacher. In this session, Janette will focus on mantras, mudras and banda. This naturally includes a focus on breathing.
The second part of our Urban Retreat is a ‘Plant Based Cooking Workshop’ led by Chef Tutor, Anton Petrov. Plant based food incorporates vegetables, legumes, fruit, unrefined grains and restricted animal product. In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn to prepare food that is balanced in flavour and nutrition. You will also learn about ancient Aryuvedic principles and the importance of mindful eating. You will cover recipes using every day ingredients that you can replicate at home.
Timetable for the day
8.00 – 11.00 Yoga Workshop (Asana, Pranayama and Meditation).
Please note that the session is structured to challenge and develop your practice but the aim isn’t to exhaust you. Janette is an advanced practitioner/teacher and the session will incorporate rest and relaxation time for recovery and rejuvenation.
11.00 – 12.00 Mindful smell and taste session over a nourishing breakfast
12.00 – 12.30 Introduction to Plant Based Cooking and Eating
12.30 – 14.30 Hands on cooking class
14.30 – 15.00 Final group meal of the food prepared
If you are coming in from out of the city and need recommendations for where to stay please contact us on [email protected]
If you would like to attend both days (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th) , we offer a ‘Weekend Urban Retreat’ offer for £250.00 (£20 off). Please contact [email protected] to take advantage of this offer. Recipes covered will differ each day.