In this retreat day Imogen is excited to share with you her knowledge and passion about working with the body's fascial system.
She will guide you through two different practices a dynamic flow practice in the morning and a yin practice in the afternoon both will include myofascial techniques that will help you to begin to understand and embody your fascial body, ultimately exploring how we can listen, feel and respond to bodily sensations from within for a more intuitive led experience.
Imogen will also lead an interactive workshop where she will unravel the simple science behind this body system - giving you an opportunity to ask questions.
What will be covered:
What is MFR?
The role the fascia plays in the immune system
The fascia as a sensory organ, it's relationship to the nervous system and it's ability to communicate
Ways a varied yoga practice supports healthy fascia
5 key areas of your body to work with at home
Katie will also be offering MFR treatments. What is a Myofascial Release treatment? It is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create myofascial restrictions that can produce pressure on pain sensitive structures, and don't show up in many of the standard medical tests ands scans.
Unlike Swedish massage, Myofascial Release treatment is performed directly on skin without oils or creams, which enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Treatments are 30 minutes and £40. Please contact Katie directly to book.
Included in this Retreat Day
Welcome snacks and hot tea
Dynamic Flow Yoga and Myofascial Release Practice led by Imogen North Yoga
A nourishing vegetarian lunch
Time for a woodland walk
An interactive workshop on the fascia led by Imogen North Yoga
Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Practice led by Imogen North Yoga
There will be a the morning snack and a nutritious lunch menu including a sweet treat.
Complementary herbal Pukka tea will be available all day for you to help yourselves. You can also purchase extra hot coffees and cold beverages, nutritional bites and wholesome cakes that are locally made from The Cucumber Fields Pantry.
Katie Shellard will also be offering MFR treatments on the day. Please get in touch with Katie directly to book your spot.
The Pantry boutique also stocks Cucumber Fields very own Wear Yoga & Cycle clothing, equipment and gifts.
Not Included in this Retreat Day
MFR Sessions with Katie
Tips for Staff
Extra snacks and drinks from The Cucumber Fields Pantry
Cucumber Fields is a beautifully formed, relaxed and welcoming space where yogis are able to nurture their physical and emotional wellbeing. It comprises a spacious yoga studio, a state-of-the-art cycle studio, has ample complimentary parking and is surrounded by peaceful countryside.
Depending on which direction your are coming from Cucumber Fields is only about 10minutes drive from Junction 23 of the M25 or about 8 minutes from Junction 2 off the A1(M). There is plenty of parking on site for people arriving by car.
There are many train stations close by. The biggest being Hatfield, with trains running from London to Hatfield regularly. Cucumber Fields is about 10 minutes drive in a taxi from Hatfield Train Station.
130 GBP : All prices are per person and include all classes, workshops & food.
110 GBP Earlybird : If BOOKED AND PAID by 31st August 2023
Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Places on this retreat day are not refundable unless Imogen can replace you with another student.
If a replacement can be found she will refund you minus a £20 admin fee.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Imogen breaths life and enthusiasm in all her approaches to yoga. She aids the practitioner to really sense life's fullness and rewards.
I’d recommend a retreat with Imogen to anyone. The yoga teaching is comprehensive and holistic and caters for all levels and bodies. Her warmth and care for her students is always evident.
Imogen is probably the best yoga teacher I have, ever been lucky enough to have. Her knowledge is exceptional and I love the way she has themes for the different seasons and little mantras that she repeats during lessons.