Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat: Going Deeper

246 TUTOR: Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

An opportunity to delve deeper into the practices of yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing practice) and journaling. This retreat week offers plenty of space and time for personalised self-care, and will enrich ongoing, positive change and transformation. Our practices are soulful and seasonal, and have a strong focus on breath, body and self-awareness. Our week also includes use of essential oils and self-massage, meditative walks and outdoor meditations. We will conclude every day with a luxurious blend of Restorative Yoga, healing sound and deep relaxation. Suitable for those who have a regular yoga practice and are keen to delve a little deeper.

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Course Notes

There is so much more to yoga than what can possibly be covered in regular classes. This retreat week offers a deeper level of yoga practice and understanding to curious and committed students. Expand your knowledge of what yoga means and how we practice it today. Learn more about your yoga and yourself and make your practice fit for life.

'The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and relationships.' - TKV Desikachar

Course outline

Every day we will explore and practice different basic and advanced yoga poses and sequences, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditations. In addition, these are some of the topics that will be covered and discussed:

- What is Yoga?

- Why practice Yoga?

- The importance of self-care

- Alignment and energetic actions

- Benefits and therapeutic aspects

- From stretching to something deeper

- Use of essential oils and self-massage

- Reflection and journaling

- Taking yoga off your mat and into your life

There will be plenty of time for questions and we will conclude each day with a long, guided relaxation.

Please note:

- This course is for students who are familiar with basic yoga techniques taught in led classes.

- This course is suitable for those who have had a regular yoga practice for at least 6 months.

Essential equipment

Make sure you wear comfortable clothing (layers are always good). Please bring pen and paper if you wish to take notes. If you have your own yoga mat please bring this too, but there will be some available to use. If you happen to own a bolster or meditation cushion you are most welcome to bring these with you but they are not essential.

Please feel free to contact me should there be anything you would like to ask or discuss.

Course Tutor

Maura Barber-Oosterhuis

About Maura


Yoga teacher and One Day Retreat founder Maura Barber-Oosterhuis will take you on an inspiring journey. Maura's love of yoga is infectious. Committed to offering a deeper experience she will encourage you to reach further by breathing fully and feeling deeply. Her 20 years of yoga experience range from the dynamic Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga to the gentler Yin and Restorative Yoga. With a keen interest in mindfulness and meditation her unique style is infused with these. Always taught from the heart, Maura's gently flowing yoga is a compassionate blend of deep breathing and mindful moving.

"Yoga is a way of life. As much as I love teaching regular and private classes, somehow the 90-minute sessions never seem long enough. I'm delighted to offer people the chance to fully immerse themselves in a week's course at Marlborough College Summer School.

Maura is an experienced and qualified yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She teaches regular and private classes, runs workshops and One Day Retreats.

Please feel free to contact me should there be anything you would like to ask or discuss.


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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM