A Space to Be, Retreats

Our Northumberland Retreat

Stay with us at A Space to Be. Whether you simply want to soak up the views and fresh air or plan a full itinerary of yoga and massage you are welcome as a guest in our home. Guests have exclusive use of our self-contained accommodation with sea views. There are lovely walks on the doorstep and it is a short drive to the beach. We can accommodate individuals, couples or groups of up to three.

A Space to Be, Being in the Cycles

Summer Solstice / Pranayama

Continuing our journey through the seasons and the eight limbs of yoga here we arrive at the Summer Solstice and our fourth gateway - the traditional yogic practice of prāṇāyāma. The word prāņayāma consists of two parts: prāņa and ayāma. “Ayāma” means “stretch” or “extend” and prāņa refers to our life force or energy. So, literally what is meant by prāņayāma is to stretch or extend our energy (I like the phrase 'conserving our energy').

A Space to Be, Yoga

Sunday 3 July – Yoga and the Environment

When I was asked to teach a workshop on the theme of 'Yoga and the Environment' I immediately said 'yes'. From 'Being in the Cycles' to 'Mother Earth Has Got Your Back', my yoga practice and teaching has always been infused with imagery from the natural world and is part of a wider relationship with… Continue reading Sunday 3 July – Yoga and the Environment

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Yoga with Lucy Maresh

Lucy teaches yoga in the spirit of ‘the viniyoga of yoga’, an approach to the specific application of yoga for individuals developed by TKV Desikachar. She brings to this a particular interest in restorative yoga (as developed from BKS Iyengar by Judith Hanson Lasater) and in yoga for women.