I spent two days over Easter at a yoga retreat at the studio where I practice, train and teach.
We did many hours of yoga, grilled our teacher, Nat, about yoga matters, and did walking and sitting meditations – a lovely way to melt into the Easter break.
I fought with a lot of my own personal demons to stay on the mat for two whole days: defiance, resistance, self-sabotage, not to mention a bit of laziness! but amongst all the mental wrangling were many moments of peace, rest and deep enjoyment.
I love Zing Studio – the building is so lovely and characterful. It is over a hundred years old and has been a Salvation Army citadel, a brothel and a swanky restaurant in it’s time.
Here is the room (at Nat’s house in the country) where I slept – a lilac room under steep eaves:
Here’s a sneak peek at the studio:
And here are some patches on sun on the studio wall at 7.30am on day two: