Yoga, Craft and Alpaca Experiences
Welcome to everything woolly and yoga at Meifod Valley Alpacas here in Mid Wales!
I have a long creative journey behind me and I run my own little craft business called Yin and Yarn with Aja mainly designing knitting patterns and running knitting workshops and classes. I also use wool to create needle felted items, knit yoga accessories such as socks and I also work with fabric creating custom made quilts, relaxing lavender pillows and more. I have always hoped to combine my creativity and yoga – they go so well togehter. Firstly, yoga helps with creativity – it allows the creative energy to flow. Yoga also helps to stretch my body which can get really stiff whilst sitting and knitting for hours! Equally creativity supports my yoga practice, it is meditative and keeps me grounded. I look forward to welcoming you to one of these special experiences!
Yoga&Wool Day Workshops
Join me and Helen from Meifod Valley Alpacas for a day of rejuvenation, relaxing through movement and exploring the joy of creativity in Mid Wales. Meifod Valley Alpacas sits in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills and greenery with a small herd of alpacas.
A day of connecting through a craft project, stretching and moving the body through yoga, enjoying the serene surroundings and relaxing with the alpacas.
Your wellbeing day includes 2 nourishing yoga sessions suitable for all levels, a knitting, needle felting or sewing project, natural locally sourced materials for the project, tuition for the craft project which is suitable for all levels, delicious lunch from a local deli, a chance to meet and feed the alpacas and tea and refreshments throughout the day.
I currently run these experiences as private group bookings. The minimum number is 2 and maximum number is 6 for the experiences. I will tailor the exprience for your needs and it can be a longer or shorter day depending on your availability. See an example programme below.
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Example for a day retreat experience:
10:00-10:15 Welcome and cup of herbal tea
10:15-11:00 Yoga for creativity
11:00-13:00 Setting out the project, pick materials and start project
13:00-14:00 Lunch and meet the Alpacas
14:00-15:30 Finish creative project
15:30-16:30 Yin Yoga and Relaxation
More about the yoga:
With 30 years of experience in practicing yoga and a decade of teaching, I will guide you through two yoga sessions which are suitable for all levels. I offer a safe and nurturing space for your practice, I welcome you on the yoga mat to explore just as you are. There is no need to be flexible or strong, this is all about exploring movement that is suitable for you. The first session of the day will include a practice to allow our creative juices to flow; warming up parts of the body that we need for our time of crafting: neck, shoulders, fingers and grounding; becoming present in the moment. The last session is a relaxing yin yoga practice with yoga nidra (deep relaxation). Yin is slow, it is meditative and it goes much deeper than just the external body. You will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
More about the crafts:
I started working with wool when I was very little. In my native Finland we pick a set of knitting needles as soon as we can hold them and I have been working with wool, especially knitting ever since. I teach a continental style of knitting and these day workshops are absolutely suitable for you if you have never knitted before. The group size is small so a lot of one to one tuition can be given. However, if you are an avid knitter, you are also welcome to join. I share the pattern at the start of the workshop with an intermediate option and you might finish more than one of the little knitting projects we set out to do. This is the same with the needle felting project. From experience, this is easier to pick up but as everyone works at a different pace I have chosen patterns and projects that suits this. I really find the joy in creativity and working with my hands and look forward to sharing these skills with you.
Book your experience
We really look forward to welcoming you at one of our retreat experiences!
Please express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
T&Cs and Cancellation policy
- A 20% non refundable deposit is required on booking and to secure the space. Final balance is payable 14 days before the experience. You will receive an email with final payment details and information approximately a week before the final payment is due.
- These experiences have a 14 day cancellation policy. No refunds will be offered if you cancel your space on the experience less than 14 days prior to the experience for any reason. The deposit is always non refundable.