Embodied Presence Retreat

You are invited to join Susanne Marie and Marina Sossi for an Embodied Presence retreat this September at MoonBear Sanctuary, in the beautiful foothills of Nevada City, California.

How does presence move through our bodies, our voices, our hearts… when we give it our conscious attention?

Embodied Presence Retreat is an vibrant partnership of two teachers from different sides of the ocean, (USA/UK) offering a unique opportunity to celebrate the dynamic relationship of body, mind and soul.

Over 4 days we will inter-weave movement, writing, stillness, chanting, yoga, meditation and dialogue into a sublime whole; inviting a deepening sense of ‘embodiment’ (occupying our bodies with true presence) into our lives.

We are excited to share with you our passion for life and presence!

The coming together of these accomplished teachers will be held in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains this Fall, in a beautiful yurt with bamboo floors (perfect for dancing) and in walking distance of a small lake. Our group will be small (limited to 20), supporting a nourishing, intimate and safe space for our circle to deepen into stillness and transparency.

A fairy cottage with full facilities is available

Camping is optional (bring a tent or sleep in the tipi). The price includes a group dinner (lovingly made by us) teas and healthy snacks throughout.

Some work exchanges and sliding scale options are available, helping to make all who genuinely wish to be a part of our group to feel welcome.

This retreat will fill up quickly, so booking is advisable. We look forward to exploring the possibilities of ‘embodied presence’ with you; to connect ever more deeply as a group of like minded souls with authentic intention.

The possibilities are endless!

transformationthroughpresence.org

contact: susannemarie101@gmail.com

RE-CONNECTION Retreat: 
May 23-26 2014 
with Marina Sossi (BWY)
Re-Connect with your True Nature through the practices of Hatha yoga in Somerset countryside.
Enjoy a long weekend at the EarthSpirit Centre, near Glastonbury. Immerse your body, mind and spirit in the ‘sacred space of Avalon’.
Get closer to the natural world, take time out to re-connect with your true self and get deeper into yoga and mediation.
This 3 night retreat includes accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals and activities including: Hatha yoga, meditation, nature walks, creativity (drawing & writing) movement meditation, fire ceremony, hot tub, chanting & deep relaxation. 

Cost: £240>£360
(Shared or single cosy caravans & rustic rooms available.)
Bookings:
Telephone: 07525 463 913 (Helen)

Email: yoga@marinasossi.com

RE-CONNECTION Retreat:

May 23-26 2014 

with Marina Sossi (BWY)

Re-Connect with your True Nature through the practices of Hatha yoga in Somerset countryside.

Enjoy a long weekend at the EarthSpirit Centre, near Glastonbury. Immerse your body, mind and spirit in the ‘sacred space of Avalon’.

Get closer to the natural world, take time out to re-connect with your true self and get deeper into yoga and mediation.

This 3 night retreat includes accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals and activities including: Hatha yoga, meditation, nature walks, creativity (drawing & writing) movement meditation, fire ceremony, hot tub, chanting & deep relaxation. 

Cost: £240>£360

(Shared or single cosy caravans & rustic rooms available.)

Bookings:

Telephone: 07525 463 913 (Helen)

Email: yoga@marinasossi.com

marinasossiyoga:

The Creative Spirit: Weekend Yoga Retreat on Dartmoor.
A unique retreat in a peaceful, evocative setting.
Friday 21st February > Sunday 23rd February 2014
“The Creative Spirit” encourages participants to discover and embody their full potential and innate creativity through: visualisation, creative writing, movement, drawing and self expression. Marina Sossi (BWY teacher) integrates her work and training as a performing artist with Yoga practice and teaching. Her intention is to create spaces where presence, self expression and healing may naturally occur.Classes are friendly fun and accessible to everyone, no previous experience is necessary and you do not need to think of yourself as ‘Creative’ to participate!Bala Brook is a small Yoga Centre located in a quiet countryside location. Set in eleven acres of tranquil gardens and fields and adjacent to a small waterfall. There is access to beautiful and atmospheric Dartmoor from the house.http://www.balabrook.org.uk/Cost: £160>£220 (depending on room type and early booking discounts)-Wholesome vegetarian meals
-Drug and Alcohol free
-Time and space to walk, sleep & recreate
For information and booking contact:Email: marinasossigroup@yahoo.comTelephone: 07525 463 913 (Helen) Web: www.marinasossi.com
marinasossiyoga:

The Creative Spirit: Weekend Yoga Retreat on Dartmoor.
A unique retreat in a peaceful, evocative setting.
Friday 21st February > Sunday 23rd February 2014
“The Creative Spirit” encourages participants to discover and embody their full potential and innate creativity through: visualisation, creative writing, movement, drawing and self expression. Marina Sossi (BWY teacher) integrates her work and training as a performing artist with Yoga practice and teaching. Her intention is to create spaces where presence, self expression and healing may naturally occur.Classes are friendly fun and accessible to everyone, no previous experience is necessary and you do not need to think of yourself as ‘Creative’ to participate!Bala Brook is a small Yoga Centre located in a quiet countryside location. Set in eleven acres of tranquil gardens and fields and adjacent to a small waterfall. There is access to beautiful and atmospheric Dartmoor from the house.http://www.balabrook.org.uk/Cost: £160>£220 (depending on room type and early booking discounts)-Wholesome vegetarian meals
-Drug and Alcohol free
-Time and space to walk, sleep & recreate
For information and booking contact:Email: marinasossigroup@yahoo.comTelephone: 07525 463 913 (Helen) Web: www.marinasossi.com
marinasossiyoga:

The Creative Spirit: Weekend Yoga Retreat on Dartmoor.
A unique retreat in a peaceful, evocative setting.
Friday 21st February > Sunday 23rd February 2014
“The Creative Spirit” encourages participants to discover and embody their full potential and innate creativity through: visualisation, creative writing, movement, drawing and self expression. Marina Sossi (BWY teacher) integrates her work and training as a performing artist with Yoga practice and teaching. Her intention is to create spaces where presence, self expression and healing may naturally occur.Classes are friendly fun and accessible to everyone, no previous experience is necessary and you do not need to think of yourself as ‘Creative’ to participate!Bala Brook is a small Yoga Centre located in a quiet countryside location. Set in eleven acres of tranquil gardens and fields and adjacent to a small waterfall. There is access to beautiful and atmospheric Dartmoor from the house.http://www.balabrook.org.uk/Cost: £160>£220 (depending on room type and early booking discounts)-Wholesome vegetarian meals
-Drug and Alcohol free
-Time and space to walk, sleep & recreate
For information and booking contact:Email: marinasossigroup@yahoo.comTelephone: 07525 463 913 (Helen) Web: www.marinasossi.com

marinasossiyoga:

The Creative Spirit: Weekend Yoga Retreat on Dartmoor.

A unique retreat in a peaceful, evocative setting.

Friday 21st February > Sunday 23rd February 2014


“The Creative Spirit” encourages participants to discover and embody their full potential and innate creativity through: visualisation, creative writing, movement, drawing and self expression. 

Marina Sossi (BWY teacher) integrates her work and training as a performing artist with Yoga practice and teaching. Her intention is to create spaces where presence, self expression and healing may naturally occur.

Classes are friendly fun and accessible to everyone, no previous experience is necessary and you do not need to think of yourself as ‘Creative’ to participate!

Bala Brook is a small Yoga Centre located in a quiet countryside location. Set in eleven acres of tranquil gardens and fields and adjacent to a small waterfall. There is access to beautiful and atmospheric Dartmoor from the house.

http://www.balabrook.org.uk/

Cost: £160>£220 (depending on room type and early booking discounts)

-Wholesome vegetarian meals

-Drug and Alcohol free

-Time and space to walk, sleep & recreate


For information and booking contact:

Email: marinasossigroup@yahoo.com
Telephone: 07525 463 913 (Helen) 
Web: www.marinasossi.com

DEEP Yoga FUN!!!

Come and join us for an uplifting retreat in the Wiltshire countryside.

Yoga Playshop is about creating a space for:

  • Wholehearted fun and freedom.
  • Being ‘held’ and supported.
  • Letting go of limitations.
  • Becoming our beautiful authentic selves.

The sessions facilitated by Marina and Jamie, cover all aspects of the yoga way of life, aiming to engage the body, mind and spirit in a playful, accessible style. 

Teaching includes: morning yoga practice, laughter yoga, creative writing, better eating made easy, meditation and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). 

There will also be time for countryside walks, dancing, dressing up, sauna and hot tub. 

For information & booking forms contact:

marinasossigroup@yahoo.com

07972737434

Yoga dates for 2013

January 6th>February 1st: Skyros Holistic Holidays in Thailand, Koh Samed: http://www.skyros.com/thailand.htm

March 24th: Yoga & Sound Healing Day Workshop, Kennington, London: http://www.selfmademusic.co.uk/smmevents.php

April 12th>14th: Everyday Yoga at The Grange, Isle of Wight: http://www.thegrangebythesea.com/courses.php

April 19th>21st: Yoga & Sound Healing Residential Retreat, Hindringham, Norfolk: http://www.selfmademusic.co.uk/smmevents.php

May 17th>19th: Yoga & Sound Healing Residential Retreat, Hindringham, Norfolk: http://www.selfmademusic.co.uk/smmevents.php

June 8th: Yoga & Sound Immersion, Eversfield Centre, Mill Hill, London: http://www.subtlesoundimmersion.com/events/events.html

August 3rd>10th: Yoga Holiday, St. Malo, France: http://www.france-voyage.com/vacation-rentals/site.php?lid=45202&lang=en

August 31st> September 21st: Skyros Holistic Holidays in Skyros, Greece: http://www.skyros.com/atsitsa_bay.htm

Saturday 12th October: Yoga & The Creative Spirit: St. James Church, Piccadilly, London:  http://www.sjp.org.uk/

November 8th>10th: The BEST Weekend EVER: Yoga Playshop with Jamie Chick: Sahaja, Compton Chamberlayne, Salisbury.

December 14th: Christmas Yoga Present, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY.

Yoga dates for 2014

Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd February 2014: Yoga Retreat: Bala Brook, Dartmoor, Devon: http://balabrook.org.uk/ 

Saturday 8th March: Yoga & The Creative Spirit: St. James Church, Piccadilly, London: http://www.sjp.org.uk/

Sunday 27th April: Light the Yoga Flame: One Day Retreat: Shanti Home, Brussels, Belgium: http://www.shantihome.be/index.php?pages=Workshops&page=others&action=show&id=20

Friday 23rd - Monday 26th May 2014: Yoga & Creativity: Earth Spirit Centre, Somerton, Glastonbury, Somerset: http://www.earthspirit-centre.co.uk/index.php

Contact Marina for details: yoga@marinasossi.com

How do we become what we know we are?

Yoga & Sound Healing Day Workshop

Sunday 24th March

10.30am > 3.30pm

Upstairs @ The Three Stags, Kennington Road, London SE1 7PZ

A day of Yoga & Sound Healing with Marina & Seawolf. 

This one day workshop is an opportunity to reconnect with your self, ‘spring clean’ the body and feel transformed!

Release tension… Breathe freely and …Relax deeply. 

Yoga with Marina awakens the body with Asana (postures) Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Yoga Nidra (Deep relaxation) 

Seawolf’s sensuous “Sound Bath” will soothe, caress and cleanse you in multiple layers of symphonic sound, using singing bowls, guitar and voice. 

The venue is a bright airy room above “The Three Stags” pub in central London (20 mins walk from Waterloo Train Station)

Cost: £25

Bring:

Yoga Mat/Blanket

Vegetarian food for a shared lunch.

Numbers are limited to 10. 

Please book to assure your place.

Contact: Marina through FB or email: missmajorca@gmail.com

PHOTOS: Jessica Seletti

Daily sunset yoga class on Koh Ru (Bamboo Island) Cambodia.

The Hand of Durga

This is a design I created to condense certain aspects of my teaching and practice in a single image. Mixing visuals with words and diagrams is a way of reaching people, clarifying the key points and communicating complex ideas, feelings and practical information. 

Enjoy!

Yoga & Creative Play
Yoga practice is never rigid and has no need for seriousness. The the very heart of Yoga is spontaneous, creative and free; The very place where we would like to be all of the time.
Children are naturally inquisitive and playful. Their lives tend to be less bounded by; the pressure to achieve, excess of thinking, restrictive timeframes and conditioning. Through regular Yoga practice we are able to release, let go of and unravel some of this unhelpful programming. We are able to ‘be’. 
Alix is 6 years old and likes to play with me as I practice my daily asana. We have a physical and creative dialogue as we invent new asana together. Here are their names to go with the pictures above:
Monkey Triangle (Trikhanumanasana)
Sleeping Warrior (Virabhadrasana IV)
Revolved Monkey Triangle (Parvrttatrikhanumanasana)
Ardha Matsyendra II (Half Lord of the Fishes 2)

Welcoming my niece’s interest in my practice has helped it to evolve and expand, be less precious and expand beyond the constraints of me and my mat. Rather than the hinderance or distraction I could have experienced… her collaboration has taken me deeper and is totally fun. Headstand is still a little tricky. Thanks little yogi Alix! 
Yoga & Creative Play
Yoga practice is never rigid and has no need for seriousness. The the very heart of Yoga is spontaneous, creative and free; The very place where we would like to be all of the time.
Children are naturally inquisitive and playful. Their lives tend to be less bounded by; the pressure to achieve, excess of thinking, restrictive timeframes and conditioning. Through regular Yoga practice we are able to release, let go of and unravel some of this unhelpful programming. We are able to ‘be’. 
Alix is 6 years old and likes to play with me as I practice my daily asana. We have a physical and creative dialogue as we invent new asana together. Here are their names to go with the pictures above:
Monkey Triangle (Trikhanumanasana)
Sleeping Warrior (Virabhadrasana IV)
Revolved Monkey Triangle (Parvrttatrikhanumanasana)
Ardha Matsyendra II (Half Lord of the Fishes 2)

Welcoming my niece’s interest in my practice has helped it to evolve and expand, be less precious and expand beyond the constraints of me and my mat. Rather than the hinderance or distraction I could have experienced… her collaboration has taken me deeper and is totally fun. Headstand is still a little tricky. Thanks little yogi Alix! 
Yoga & Creative Play
Yoga practice is never rigid and has no need for seriousness. The the very heart of Yoga is spontaneous, creative and free; The very place where we would like to be all of the time.
Children are naturally inquisitive and playful. Their lives tend to be less bounded by; the pressure to achieve, excess of thinking, restrictive timeframes and conditioning. Through regular Yoga practice we are able to release, let go of and unravel some of this unhelpful programming. We are able to ‘be’. 
Alix is 6 years old and likes to play with me as I practice my daily asana. We have a physical and creative dialogue as we invent new asana together. Here are their names to go with the pictures above:
Monkey Triangle (Trikhanumanasana)
Sleeping Warrior (Virabhadrasana IV)
Revolved Monkey Triangle (Parvrttatrikhanumanasana)
Ardha Matsyendra II (Half Lord of the Fishes 2)

Welcoming my niece’s interest in my practice has helped it to evolve and expand, be less precious and expand beyond the constraints of me and my mat. Rather than the hinderance or distraction I could have experienced… her collaboration has taken me deeper and is totally fun. Headstand is still a little tricky. Thanks little yogi Alix! 
Yoga & Creative Play
Yoga practice is never rigid and has no need for seriousness. The the very heart of Yoga is spontaneous, creative and free; The very place where we would like to be all of the time.
Children are naturally inquisitive and playful. Their lives tend to be less bounded by; the pressure to achieve, excess of thinking, restrictive timeframes and conditioning. Through regular Yoga practice we are able to release, let go of and unravel some of this unhelpful programming. We are able to ‘be’. 
Alix is 6 years old and likes to play with me as I practice my daily asana. We have a physical and creative dialogue as we invent new asana together. Here are their names to go with the pictures above:
Monkey Triangle (Trikhanumanasana)
Sleeping Warrior (Virabhadrasana IV)
Revolved Monkey Triangle (Parvrttatrikhanumanasana)
Ardha Matsyendra II (Half Lord of the Fishes 2)

Welcoming my niece’s interest in my practice has helped it to evolve and expand, be less precious and expand beyond the constraints of me and my mat. Rather than the hinderance or distraction I could have experienced… her collaboration has taken me deeper and is totally fun. Headstand is still a little tricky. Thanks little yogi Alix! 

Yoga & Creative Play

Yoga practice is never rigid and has no need for seriousness. The the very heart of Yoga is spontaneous, creative and free; The very place where we would like to be all of the time.

Children are naturally inquisitive and playful. Their lives tend to be less bounded by; the pressure to achieve, excess of thinking, restrictive timeframes and conditioning. Through regular Yoga practice we are able to release, let go of and unravel some of this unhelpful programming. We are able to ‘be’. 

Alix is 6 years old and likes to play with me as I practice my daily asana. We have a physical and creative dialogue as we invent new asana together. Here are their names to go with the pictures above:

Monkey Triangle (Trikhanumanasana)

Sleeping Warrior (Virabhadrasana IV)

Revolved Monkey Triangle (Parvrttatrikhanumanasana)

Ardha Matsyendra II (Half Lord of the Fishes 2)

Welcoming my niece’s interest in my practice has helped it to evolve and expand, be less precious and expand beyond the constraints of me and my mat. Rather than the hinderance or distraction I could have experienced… her collaboration has taken me deeper and is totally fun. Headstand is still a little tricky. Thanks little yogi Alix!