Sunday 15 May 2022
9am – 1.30pm
Harewood House Trust and Harewood Holistics invite you to enjoy a morning retreat in the grounds of this historic and peaceful Estate.
This morning retreat will help you reconnect with your inner self and restore balance whilst nurturing your connection with others and the nature around you.
Join us for a gentle walk to the lakeside where we will guide you through gentle Hatha yoga led by Amanda Winburn. Afterwards we will walk through the Himalayan Gardens, pausing at the Stupa for a moment of peace and reflection before heading back to the Arch Barn Studio for delicious refreshments. The morning is finished off with a session of restorative yoga Nidra, where you will have the opportunity to slow down, reflect and find connection with other likeminded people.
9:00 – 9: 15 – Arrive to the Arch Barn Studio
9:15 – Guided walk to the Bothy lakeside
9.30 – 10.30 – Lakeside Yoga
10.30 – 11.00 – Guided walk to Harewood Stupa and Himalayan Garden
11.30 – 12.00 –Warming Refreshments
12:30 – 1:30 – Restorative Yoga Nidra
Enjoy practicing Yoga alongside the picturesque Harewood Lake with Amanda Winburn who will offer a mixture of Hatha Yoga, Gentle Flow and gentle adjustment in postures with 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.
Enjoy a warming herbal tea and a healthy energy snack from Harewood Food and Drink Project.
Restorative Yoga Nidra
Join Amanda Winburn for a deeply relaxing session of restorative yoga Nidra, with soft sounds of crystal singing bowls and healing energy work. The poses are supported by the use of bolsters to cradle your body into a state of deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra has many benefits such as reducing stress, easing anxiety and cultivating inner calm.
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.
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. Not suitable for pregnancy.
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.