Sunday 25 July 2021
9am – 1pm
Harewood has become a place of escape for many over the past year. If you are a regular visitor to Harewood you will already be aware of the peaceful walks, beautiful woodland, wildlife and calming bodies of water.
Over the past 18 months as a collective we have all understood the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing and the role nature plays in cultivating a positive state of mind. A connection to nature, ourselves and others is the way we can continue to heal and stay centred as the world slowly opens up again.
Many of us have found Yoga, Meditation and other forms of mindfulness have helped us through this challenging year. Within Yoga there is an understanding that nature lives within us and when we connect with an element with intent, we can use the qualities of that element to help us navigate our life.
When we can be like water we are able to let go of resistance, go with the flow and find more softness and release.
Enjoy practicing Yoga alongside the picturesque Harewood Lake with Yoga Kula Teachers who will offer a mixture of Hatha Yoga, Gentle Flow, gentle adjustment in postures and individual mini reiki treatments.
Guided walk to the Harewood Stupa and through the Himalayan Gardens
This mindful walk will take you through the Himalayan Garden where you can see blue poppies, orchids, cobra lilies, primulas and over 50 types of rhododendrons. The gardens are a beautiful place to pause and breathe with the sound of the waterfall helping to relax and calm minds.
The Himalayan Stupa was built by monks from Bhutan in 2004 and is the only one of its kind in the UK. Here you will have the opportunity to leave an offering of something you have found along the walk such as a fallen leaf or a flower. This Buddhist tradition helps us to reflect on life’s impermanence and helps to calm the mind.
Cacao Tea Ceremony with RASA TEA
Enjoy tea in a ceremonial way in the state of the art Arch Barn Yoga Studio. Tea is an important ritual in both the East and the West and once which fosters connection, conversation and a sense of comfort and peace. In the East tea is used by meditators to keep them alert for meditation and is offered in traditional ritual ceremony. Enjoy and informal and relaxed tea ceremony offered by the people at RASA TEA. A healthy snack from Harewood Food and Drink project will be provided to guests to enjoy before the final part of the morning.
Water Element Yoga Nidra + Reiki Healing
Yoga Nidra or ‘Yogic Sleep’ is a deeply healing form of yoga. To enjoy this form of yoga you will be assisted to create a restful yoga prop set up and guided through a Water Element themed practice. If you wish to start meditating but you find it challenging Yoga Nidra as well as being an amazing stand alone practice is always a fantastic gateway into meditation. The session will close with hands on healing our Reiki expert to seal all of the goodness of the day and remove any final strands of negative energy.
All participants will be gifted a set of beautiful water element crystals which they can use for their yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra practice.
Wear Yoga clothes you feel comfortable moving around in. Bring a warmer layer for the cool down part of the class and in case the temperature drops.
Bring a bottle of water in case you get thirsty while you are away from the studio space.
We will provide all equipment, indoor and outdoor mats. If you would like to bring your own equipment please bring:
You will need to make your way to the Arch Barn Studio for the start of this session, which is located on the Harewood Estate. Full directions to the Arch Barn will be sent prior to the event. Be aware that you will need to enter the Estate via Weardley Lane (via A659), do not use the main entrance to Harewood.
If current Covid restrictions are still in place, you will be required to wear a mask indoors unless you are on your Yoga mat or eating or drinking.
Hand sanitiser will be provided in the Arch Barn.
Please do not come to the event if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or injuries prior to the event so we can ensure you are supported during the class.
The Arch Barn is a brand new, state of the art yoga studio space, set in the heart of Harewood Estate. We have taken inspiration from our surroundings with calming and vibrant greens, stone and wood featuring throughout. The facilities include a changing area, community space, treatment room and studio space.
Yoga Kula is a dedicated Yoga Studio in the heart of the vibrant Leeds suburb of Chapel Allerton. Yoga Kula Director Angela Sykes has been running Kula for the past 10 years. As well and running Yoga Kula she also works with partners including Harewood Holistics. Yoga Kula offer an authentic Yoga experience for the modern world. Our teachings are inspired by the East and made accessible to all.