Raw Chocolate Balls on a Berry Salad - one of delicious desserts we made (and ate!) on retreat :D

Raw Chocolate Balls on a Berry Salad - one of delicious desserts we made (and ate!) on retreat 😀

Between teacher training, the exciting news of officially becoming certified by Judith Hanson Lasater as a Relax and Renew Trainer, teaching, writing and the usual day-to-day I barely noticed the days getting shorter this month. But I certainly noticed it getting colder! With the clocks going back in the UK this weekend we’re officially in that yin time of year.

With the autumnal weather last weekend I was in the perfect location – a cosy farm house in East Sussex with a wonderful group of people :D. I was teaching yoga on a Yoga, Pilates and Vegetarian Cookery retreat at Marsh Farm House. I went on this retreat earlier this year as a guest and loved the experience so much that I returned to teach on the weekend!

Over the three days of yoga and learning to cook (and eat!) some delicious, healthy vegetarian and vegan food I was reminded yet again of the importance of taking time out for ourselves. It felt like such a privilege to be there in the capacity of yoga teacher and helping to facilitate the weekend.

I’m already looking forward to teaching on the Relax and Restore New Year Retreat with Sally Parkes in January! If you’d like to welcome in 2013 by restoring balance to your body and mind, then come and join us! It’s going to be a wonderful mix of Dynamic, Hatha, Restorative Yoga and Pilates at Florence House. Plus there’ll be holistic treatments on offer from expert therapist Jo Poxon. Take some well-deserved time out for you 😀