Yoga & Sound Day Retreat
Saturday 11th May 2019 | 9.30 - 18.30
Join Avalon Yoga Teacher Jo Jordan and Ged Lynch for a day of energising and uplifting Yoga practice accompanied by inspiring soundscapes.
Journeying from movement into stillness, each practice will be accompanied by specially written pieces of music, performed live by Ged and guest musician Simon Richmond.
What to expect:
We will flow through the morning practice, moving mindfully and with intention. It will be slow yet dynamic, strong but accessible to everyone and accompanied by an uplifting mix of soulful grooves and ancient chants. We have developed practices with specially composed pieces of music and sounds to deepen and enrich your experience.
Both Ged & Simon have worked alongside some of the worlds most talented artists and musicians including Peter Gabriel, Goldfrapp, Neneh Cherry, REM and many more.
This will be followed by a much deserved and delicious two course plant based lunch with some time to enjoy all that Avalon has to offer. Immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy walking in the beautiful grounds of Broughton Hall, forest bathing and taking some time to reconnect. There is an option during this time to use the Pool Suite. This is at an extra cost of £30pp; places are limited and subject to availability.
In the afternoon we will be delving deeply into a restorative Yin practice. Using props to support us in these longer held passive poses and various pranayama practices (breath work) giving us the opportunity to go deep and let go of holding patterns in the body. A contemporary soundscape will accompany us on our journey through this practice.
After a break for refreshments our closing practice will be a dynamic meditation. Expect an exhilarating practice journeying from movement into stillness leaving you totally blissed out.
Setting Intention, Pranayama (Breathwork), Dynamic Practice, Sound Relaxation Meditation.
Time to explore Avalon Wellbeing Centre.
Restorative Yin Practice
Jo has been practicing and exploring Yoga for over twenty years. This has led her into teaching andhas now been teaching for a little more than 10 years.
More recently Jo has been working with her husband Ged, a professional musician and together they hold classes, workshops and retreats both in the UK and abroad.
Since Jo's initial training with the British Wheel of Yoga she has studied with many leading teaches including Jason Crandell and Norman Blair.
Taking inspiration from many different yoga traditions Jo's approach to practice is honest and practical. Jo is passionate about the transformative power of Yoga and is very much look forward to it sharing with you.
Ged has been playing with drums, sound and music pretty much forever. Being a professional musician and he has been fortunate enough to work with and for some inspirational songwriters, musicians and composers, sharing stages with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Sting, Joe Strummer, GoldFrapp and Suggs to name a few.
Ged has recorded soundtracks for Danny Boyle and Guy Ritchie movies. These days, though, Ged splits his time between being on tour and being in the yoga studio with his partner Jo in a venture called YogaJo. Together they run classes, workshops, and nationwide retreats that integrate live music into traditional yoga practice.
Simon is a prolific composer, DJ and musician. His work spans a wide spectrum from film score to cutting edge DJ releases.
As a composer and producer he has written extensive commissions for high end spa and wellness centres around the world; the YogaJo duo are really excited to be collaborating with him this summer.