Yoga

Caroline Wilkinson

Strength, Flexibility and Stillness

Yoga

Caroline Wilkinson

Strength, Flexibility and Stillness

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Foundation Course Training

  • Autumn 2017 - Summer 2018

The British Wheel of Yoga's Foundation Course Level 1 will begin on 8th October 2017 and run through to 1st July 2018. Meetings are one Sunday a month and will be held in Cranborne Village Hall, Dorset. It is open to anyone who has already been practising yoga regularly and...

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August Sessions 2017

  • Four extra yoga sessions to enjoy in Cranborne and Tarrant Hinton.

MONDAY 7th 10.30am The Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre. WEDNESDAY 9th 6.30pm The Village Hall, Cranborne. MONDAY 21st 10.30am The Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre. TUESDAY 22nd 6.30pm The Village Hall, Tarrant Hinton. £10 per session or £18 for two sessions, etc... Call or email to book your place. See you soon.

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About

Caroline Wilkinson BWYDip

  • Hatha Yoga Teacher and Kinesiology Practitioner

Caroline has been practising yoga regularly since 1989. She trained with the British Wheel of Yoga from 1999 and in 2002 received their teaching diploma. Since then, she has been teaching individuals and groups of all abilities around Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and on the island of Mallorca.

Yoga

The style of yoga teaching combines elements from various traditions, following the classical paths of Hatha and Raja Yoga with inspiration from Krishnamacharya and his son, Desikachar; Satyananda/Bihar School and Vanda Scaravelli. It is a style that is suitable for people of any age and ability. It focuses on being fully aware of your body and your breath in different yoga postures – firstly through movement, then through stillness. Towards the end of each session, there are specific breathing and deep relaxation practices naturally leading towards a sense of inner balance through this way of practising.

One of the most important aspects of yoga is keeping the mind calmly focused within the body throughout the session. This mindful awareness links the body, the mind and the breath, creating unity and harmony within. Practising the postures in a careful, disciplined way will bring increased flexibility, strength and poise to body and mind, improving your health, vitality and overall well-being.

 

Classes

Autumn Term 2017

  • 13 weeks

  • Begins Monday 11th September

  • Half-term 23rd - 27th October

  • Ends Friday 15th December

The Practice

Each one-and-a-half-hour session follows a pattern of preparation, warm-up, classic postures and variations, separate breathing and concentration practices moving towards meditation and ending with a deep relaxation. This way of practising allows the student to gradually move deeper into the yoga practices giving their body and mind time to adjust to the changes taking place. Within this pattern, the content of the session changes each week enabling students to experience a wide variety of postures, breathing practices and other aspects of yoga. Some yoga sessions also include aspects of yoga philosophy from texts such as The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which contains the eight-fold path of yoga, namely yama (universal codes of conduct), niyama (personal moral observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dyhana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption).

Fees and Booking

Fees are payable in advance at the start of each term. If a student pays for the term then misses a session, they can make it up by attending another session at one of the other venues. One-off sessions are available for new students wishing to experience this style of teaching, and sometimes also for those unable to commit to a block of classes. To find out more and to book your place, contact Caroline on 01725 552209 or cj@wilkinsonyoga.co.uk

Private Classes

Private yoga sessions are available Monday to Thursday. They are tailored to suit various needs, for example: students who may require special attention for medical reasons; those who are beginners wishing to have a few introductory sessions to learn the basics before joining a group class; those who are not available at the times when group classes run, or for those who prefer one-to-one tuition.

 

Workshops

What to expect

Yoga workshops focus on a particular theme. You will spend time working on postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques, and other aspects of yoga such as meditation or philosophy, according to the theme of the workshop. Recent workshops have included The Five Tibetans, Principles of a Basic Practice, Learning and Practising Meditation, Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutations and Yoga for Beginners.

They are usually held around Dorset in venues which provide a warm, light and airy space to enjoy the practices. Numbers are limited to allow plenty of room for everyone so please book in advance.

Arrive early if you would like time for a chat before we begin. There will be a mid-morning break when drinks and light bites are provided.

 

Retreats

Yoga Holiday Deia, Mallorca

  • October 2016

A long weekend or week of yoga. Daily yoga sessions and comfortable accommodation in a traditional Mallorcan village with time to enjoy the natural surroundings of mountains and sea, as you wish.

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Destination

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience yoga in the idyllic setting of the beautiful village of Deia. Situated in the north-west of the island nestled between mountains and sea, about 40 minutes drive from Palma airport. See map. The pebble cove, called the Cala, is about 25 minutes walk down through the old part of the village and through olive groves. The Cala is a lovely place to swim, relax or enjoy food and drink, while soaking up the sun and the scenery. Set aside some time for personal study and quiet reflection in Deia's peaceful surroundings.

Accommodation

A charming traditional Mallorcan house in the centre of the village provides accommodation and a perfect space for the yoga sessions. The bedrooms have double beds and either look out over the terrace or the garden. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided plus teas/coffees through the weekend. There is alternative accommodation within walking distance at small local pensions or larger hotels with pools. The choice is yours.

Yoga

There will be 2 hours of yoga each morning and 1.5 hours each evening. The morning sessions will be more dynamic, and will include energizing postures and breathing practices, whereas the evening sessions will focus on restorative practices, including gentle breathing, meditation and relaxation. The style of teaching is a mixture of Hatha and Raja yoga, which suits all ages and abilities, see the home page for details. Some experience of yoga is useful, although during the yoga sessions Caroline will give full instruction and offer alternatives to postures or breathing practices where necessary.

Free time

Coastal paths and mountain tracks provide wonderful opportunities for walking and soaking up the surrounding scenery. There is a museum in the former home of the writer Robert Graves; an archaeological museum built into the rock; galleries of art and pottery and a variety of good shops. Buses - cheap and comfortable - run through the vilage to places of interest such as Soller, Valldemossa and Palma. Deia offers a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes serving delicious local food to suit all pockets, within 5 minutes walking distance from the accommodation. There is also a restaurant and a bar/cafe down at the Cala.

Cost

The cost is approximately £400 - £500 depending on length of stay. This inculdes yoga tuition, accommodation of your own room and shared bathroom (with one other), breakfast, lunch, teas/coffees throughout your stay. The price excludes flights, transfers, evening meals. Remember to bring your yoga mat.

 

Products

Classic Yoga Mats and Blocks

  • Available to buy on the day

  • Order in advance

Photograph of yoga products
  • Classic Yoga Mat (wide)183 x 80 cm £30
  • Classic Yoga Mat (standard) 180 x 60 cm £21
  • Chipped Foam Block 5.0 cm £4
  • Chipped Foam Block 2.5 cm £3
 

Contact

Telephone 01725 552209

Email cj@wilkinsonyoga.co.uk

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— From an original watercolour by Loraine Sherlock

Hi just wanted to write and thank you for our wonderful yoga sessions at the the Dare 2 festival last weekend. Without a doubt you were the highlight. Really, really enjoyable, inspiring, and you are a fantastic teacher. I only wish I lived in Dorset, then I could come regularly. If you know any particularly good Hatha teachers in London do let me know... Very best

— Dallas C, London

Thank you also for a lovely session - I always sleep better on Yoga nights!

— Catherine, Dorset

Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for your ideas. What I love most is your inspirational 'in-the-momentness' that I so need at the moment! Thanks again.

— Katie

I love your yoga sessions and feel totally different about everything life throws at me by attending! Many Thanks.

— Clare A, Dorset