''If the ocean can calm itself so can you, we are both salt water mixed with air''
Practising Yoga and being on water work wonderfully together. I love it. You have the sky above you and sea water holding you, feeling connected to nature. There is also the added challenge of keeping balance which is great for stability and and core strength. I first tried SUP Yoga in a cenote in Mexico, fell in love with it, came home, and learnt to teach it.
You can not help but be completely in the present moment or you may get wet! :) It is an incredibly beautiful experience, what can be more calming than doing yoga floating on ocean water? Your paddle board is used as the yoga mat. The end Savasana (relaxation) feels amazing floating on the water being completely at one with the elements.
SUP yoga strengthens the core, improves your balance, tones muscles, reduces stress and increases body awareness. As well as this, being on the water can be both tranquil and rejuvenating, helping you to achieve a relaxed and clear mind, whilst enjoying the surroundings of nature.
Please contact me for a SUP or SUP yoga class.
I also run retreats...
Yoga & Surf Retreat, Croyde, Devon 1-4th
This yoga and surf retreat will be relaxing, rejuvenating and lots of fun. We stay 3 nights camping by the sea in Croyde, do 6 x Yoga and Meditation classes over the weekend outdoors or in the village hall. Endless surfing, evening camp fires, breakfast and lunch at the camp or on the beach, and dinner out at local restaurants with sea views, optional surf lessons, optional boat trips, SUPing and coastal walks.
Finland snowy magic yoga retreat, Winter 2023, dates TBC
We will immerse ourselves in snowy magic in Finland, chase the Aurora, snowshoe in snowy forests, get a husky ride, whale watch and hang out with reindeer.
We will relax in traditional saunas, stay in a beautiful house and do wake up morning yoga and relaxing yoga at night.
Enjoy the magic of fire and ice and the natural beauty of this area.
Grounding workshop, Yoga, meditation & picnic in Stanmer Park, Brighton, 2023
Come and join me in the woods for some grounding Yoga and Meditation in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
We will connect with the earth's energy, the peace within us, relax, nourish and be held in nature. The yoga and meditation will be 2 hours and the social picnic an hour (or stay as long as you like!)
New & Full Moon Yoga, beach fire, meditation and moon ritual Summer 2023
Come and bathe under the moon and stars with me for some yoga and meditation and harness the lunar energy. After practicing we will watch the sun set and the moon rise.
We will let go of things that no longer serve us in the fire pit on the beach on the full moon, and manifest on the new moon.
Together we will meditate, let go, and be bathed by the full moon and stars. We will go to the beach afterwards for the meditation, ceremony and ritual with the moon, next to the ocean.
My Yoga & Surf Retreat story
I had a dream to run Yoga and Surfing retreats for a long time, but I always felt it was just a distant dream that would may never happen. A pipedream. Until I did a meditation in a small ashram on an island off Guatemala.
I stumbled across an ashram which looked lovely with some beautiful big yellow flowers outside. I decided to join a class there.
This class changed my life.
We did a meditation called I Am. I saw my soul. It was overwhelmingly beautiful. I realised I was capable of doing anything I wanted. I booked my first Surf and Yoga retreat straight away when I got to my next stop on my trip, Costa Rica.
I created my first Yoga and Surf Retreat on my phone using the surf hostels intermittent wifi. It seemed so easy because the work was coming straight from my heart and soul. When the retreat came I wasn't nervous at all and loved every minute. I couldn't believe this was my job! Every time I go to Devon and share my knowledge and heart with the yogis, I feel so good like this is what I am supposed to be doing. ''Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting'' Paulo Coehlo. I have been in love with the ocean for a long time. Some connection which feels like its been there within me for many lifetimes. ''The tides are in our veins'' Robinson Jeffers.
''Thank you so much. it was a great week. one I won't forget.
A great group of people in a lovely place. Loved the yoga/ meditation/sunshine and surf.
Learnt a lot and feel a lot more relaxed
''Kirsty, thank you so much for making this such a special weekend. I appreciated all the wonderful little touches that made it so relaxing- the presents on our pillow when we arrived, candles, music, cards, decorations etc. The yoga was 'perfect'- nice variation of excercises, good pace, good amount. Lucys food was fantastic. Thanks so much it has been such a pleasure! p.s, loved our walk too...so good''
''If anyone wants a weekend away to help bring you back to yourself then this is the retreat for you! I went last September and I am going to the one in May. I cannot recommend Kirsty's retreats enough. I can honestly say that going to this was one of the best things I did for myself last year... You are such an amazingly kind and wonderful person, I hope you know this''
''Thank you Kirsty! As always it has been amazing. So many positives and absolutely no negatives!!!
Everything was perfect except it went too quickly!
It has been great being able to do yoga with you again, and I really do miss you now that you're in Brighton.
I can't wait until the next time. Lots of Love''