modern postural yoga rooted in ancient tradition backed by scripture and embodied philosophy

Yoga Classes and
One to Ones In Sussex

I teach restorative and meditative yoga suitable for all levels – from the curious beginner to the ardent practitioner. I teach from the heart with clear instructions as guides with a focus on breath, movement and release. As a Reiki Master I incorporate healing where appropriate and share my love of spirituality for a truly holistic approach.

I continue to study yoga philosophy, sanskrit and complementary healing modalities for a deeper understanding of true health on all levels, so that I can share the knowledge with you.

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Donna Alliance

DONNA RAFTERY 500hr YOGA ALLIANCE PROFESSIONAL

yoga & REIKI ENERGY HEALING

ETHOS

My aim is simply to share this practice as a means to realise the ultimate potential in all of us. To integrate mind, body and soul on and off the mat. To live fully, holistically and happily. Classes are crafted with a meditative feel, through movements of the body – asana (poses) and the subsequent releasing of tension and stress through the breath. Instructions are guides towards an experience rather than a goal – authentic and heart centred. Weaving some anatomy and philosophy throughout – pointing towards the deeper aspects of our being.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I discovered my own practice through various styles of yoga including Astanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar and Hot Yoga, before finally finding the Vajrasati School set up by Jim Tarran in 2000. The combination of yoga philosophy and embodied practices such as meditation, mantra and pranayama gave me access to the depth I was looking for. After being a student for 18 years I went on to complete my 500hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training.

REIKI MASTER

Combining Reiki and Yoga offers a synergistic approach to holistic well-being, enhancing the benefits of both healing modalities. In a One to One Session I will introduce some gentle accessible yoga practices following an initial consultation about your current overall health. This will be followed by a Reiki treatment lying down in Savasana or similar. All of this takes place fully clothed in a relaxed state for your optimum comfort and deep release. Working intuitively I will weave in healing modalities to suit each individual. Suitable for a one off treat or full program packages available to support your healing journey.

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Yoga Garden

DEEP REST SERIES

 

Friday 26th April 2024

Times
2pm – 4.30pm
£38 per person

Limited Spaces

Deep Rest Series
Rest & Revive – Workshop

Gentle Heart Centred Yoga Workshop for Women
Restore to wholeness, finding inner strength and deep rest

As part of her Deep Rest Series, Donna returns to the Yoga Garden to deliver Rest & Revive – finding a renewed rhythm and strength from within, with time to slow down and find rest. This gentle Yoga Workshop includes holistic practices, with intuitive movement, meditation and deep relaxation. Honouring the feminine quality of softness and ease. Reset the nervous system. Breathe fully. Move freely.

Restful and restorative. Bring your curiosity and willingness to look within.

Refill your cup and be utterly nourished.

Practices include yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation and nidra (yogic sleep) with Reiki infused savasana.

Suitable for absolute beginners, returners and regular practitioners.Ideal for those who care for others – nurses, carers, parents etc. Book with a friend or family member or simply enjoy some solitary time.

Leave refreshed, restored and rested. A gentle reset, with lasting benefits.

VENUE: The Yoga Garden, Knepp Wildland Safaris, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, Horsham RH13 8NN

Friday 17th May 2024

Times
2pm – 4.30pm
£38 per person

Limited Spaces

Gentle Heart Centred Yoga Workshop for Women
Time to replenish energy levels, connect deeply within and find rest.

Are you permenently exhausted? As part of her Deep Rest Series, Donna returns to the Yoga Garden to deliver Rest & Recharge – an opportunity to replenish your energy levels, with time to slow down and find rest. This gentle Yoga Workshop includes holistic practices, with intuitive movement, meditation and deep relaxation. Honouring the feminine quality of softness and ease. Reset the nervous system. Breathe fully. Move freely.

Restful and restorative. Bring your curiosity and willingness to look within

Refill your cup and be utterly nourished.

Practices include yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation and nidra (yogic sleep) with Reiki infused savasana.

Suitable for absolute beginners, returners and regular practitioners.

Ideal for those who care for others – nurses, carers, parents etc.

Book with a friend or family member or simply enjoy some solitary time.

Leave refreshed and replenished. A gentle reset, with lasting benefits.

VENUE: The Yoga Garden, Knepp Wildland Safaris, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, Horsham RH13 8NN

 

 

Take away

TAKE AWAYS

Feel into the body through gentle movement

Make conscious connection to the breath

Tune into the depth and experience of letting go

Settle movements in the mind to find stillness beyond the pull of the world

Reset to a calmer state

Re-callibrate your connection with the senses

Recall the sensation of contentment

Reconnect with the bliss which is your natural state

Ideal for anyone feeling overwhelmed, physically exhausted or anxious.
Identifying with thoughts and unable to relax.

 

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