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 Blue Van Lady. I mainly use wool to create needle felted fairies and animals, knit yoga accessories such as socks but 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 my creative energy to flow. Yoga also helps to stretch my body which can get really stiff whilst sitting on a sewing machine for hours! Equally creativity supports my yoga practice, it is meditative and keeps me grounded.

Yin for Wellbeing Workshop

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 or needle felting project (see dates for details), 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.

Dates and themes: All Saturdays 10:00-16:30. 30 April 2022 (knitting), 18 June 2022 (needlefelting), 6 August 2022 (knitting) 24 September 2022 (knitting), 29 October 2022 (pumpkin needlefelting), 12 November 2022 (Christmas decoration needlefelting)

Cost: £80 per person includes tuition for yoga and crafts, materials for the project, delicious lunch, refreshments and alpaca tour. Limited to 6 participants per session to allow space for plenty of personal tuition and support. £20 non refundable deposit required at booking, final balance 14 days before the workshop.

Read more below about the day and book your spot! For more information about Meifod Valley Alpacas, visit their website here

Approximate timings for the day:

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 over 25 years of experience in practicing yoga and almost 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. 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

Yin for Wellbeing Workshop

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We really look forward to welcoming you at one of our workshops!

T&Cs and Cancellation policy – workshops

  • £20 non refundable deposit required at booking. Final balance of £60 payable 14 days before the workshop. You will receive an email with final payment details and information about the workshops.
  • Workshops have a 7 day cancellation policy. No refunds will be offered if you cancel your space on the workshop less than 7 days prior to the workshop for any reason. A refund minus the deposit of £20 will be offered if cancelled more than 7 days before the workshop
  • If an alternative date exists, you can transfer your space up to 3 days prior to the workshop.
  • No refunds or transfer will be offered less than 3 days prior to the workshop