Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. The aim is to create a ‘mind body’ balance and this also forms the basis for ‘Aryuveda’ which is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the World. Eating seasonal, fresh produce is a key aspect of Aryuvedic cooking as is portion control, quality ingredients and mindful eating.
8 – 10 Yoga Masterclass – warm-up, asanas and relaxation
10 – 11 Brunch and discussion on yoga philosophy and Aryuveda
11 – 13.30 Aryuvedic thali (hands-on cooking)
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Aryuvedic snacks and sides (hands-on cooking)
16.00 – 17.00 Optional second yoga session – breathing and relaxation
17.00 – 18.00 Herbal tea and snacks
The morning yoga workshop includes a focus on warming and waking up the body. You will learn a routine which can be easily practised at home. This is followed by ‘salute to the sun’ and ‘asanas’/postures with techniques adapted for all levels. The session will end with a short relaxation and 15 minute breathing exercise. The yoga teacher will provide personalised support and advice to those who need it.
(Please note that facilities are available for changing but no showers).
Sample brunch menu
Tea or coffee
Fruit or vegetable juice
Dosa (South Indian rice pancake) or ‘poha’ (rice based breakfast)
A light dahl
Aryuvedic thali and snacks (sample cooking menu)
Steamed brown rice
Dahl or soup
Two Indian mains
The final yoga session focuses on breathing and relaxation techniques. You will end the day with tea and snacks. Despite cooking and eating all day, you’ll note how light, energised and relaxed you feel! You are welcome to join this class even if you have never tried yoga before.