''If the ocean can calm itself so can you, we are both salt water mixed with air'' Nayyirah Waheed
A beautiful day dedicated to ocean healing and to connect with your inner mermaid/merman!
9.30 Arrivals, welcome and getting ready be on the water at 10am
10-11.30 SUP & SUP Yoga taught by me
12 -3pm Go to the beach- A brief talk on how the ocean heals us, touching on history, science and spiritual philosophy. How we can use the oceans energy to heal. Meditations inspired by the sea to heal and cleanse Sea dip (conditions depending and at your own risk) BYO veggie beach picnic and tea
I have been in love with the ocean and in awe of her healing properties ever since I can remember, I want to share this with you in a fun, healing workshop dedicated to the sea and her beauty and magic. I want to share why I do what I do, and why I have dedicated my career to yoga, healing, promoting self love and empowerment, and the sea. This workshop will deepen your connection with nature, the ocean and therefore yourself. Be prepared to have fun, and maybe get wet!
What you need to bring:
Warm clothes/waterproofs/change of clothes!! For after the sea dip
BYO veggie picnic and tea
Any wetsuits etc. or borrow ours
Yoga gear/beach wear (weather depending)
We provide boards, paddles and wetsuits.
If it rains we will hang out and eat in the cafe instead or find some shelter. The SUP, SUP yoga and sea dip session can go ahead in rain, we provide wetsuits. The talk/meditations will be indoors at the lagoon. We have changing rooms/hot showers and lockers. No non swimmers sorry. Please let me know of any injuries/health conditions beforehand. Please bring your own food or drink or you can buy it from the Lagoon cafe.
Non refundable or transferable unless I reschedule due to extremely bad weather as there are limited spaces.
£65. Please click the book here button below and I will send you payment details.
Ocean Yogi Day Retreat
Sunday 8th May 10-3pm @ Hove Lagoon Watersports
@ Hove Lagoon Watersports
SUP Yoga classes
Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm from 3rd May
Saturdays 9-10am From 16th April
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. Yoga and meditation on water, will give you a whole new experience and will highten your yoga practice. The classes are at Hove Lagoon Watersports next to the beach.
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 book via Hove Lagoon Watersports directly
I also run retreats...
I also run retreats...
Yoga & Surf Retreat, 10-13th June and 2-5th September 2022
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 22/23, 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.
Cacao ceremony, yoga and gong bath, Brighton
Saturday 30th April 2022
In this workshop we will work with the beautiful heart opening cacao medicine, to bring us fully into our body, followed by a gentle heart based hatha yoga flow to open and expand the heart, creating more space for self love and heart healing.
We will end the workshop with a restorative and relaxing gong bath to rebalance and recenter you before going back out into everyday life.
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''