SGP COASTAL RETREAT

FULLY BOOKED

OCTOBER 29-31

Do you need some restorative time for you to nourish and nurture in nature?

Sessions and time out to allow your body, mind and soul to feel amazing, spacious, empty and yet so deliciously full?

Come and join me on this small group retreat 8/9

small enough to be seen and heard, aligned, guided, to connect and make new friends even with yourself!

So don’t hesitate especially if your first thought is “oh yes I need that!” “that’s sounds just what I need!”

Invest in your wellbeing now, you are so worthy of it!

What to expect on the weekend

Arrive as early as you like on the Friday and take in the scenery, the national trust land and the coast, maybe walk around the villages of Mortehoe or Woolacombe, explore the area and any one of the beautiful bays and beaches. grab a coffee and read a book. We will meet up in Miss Faes’ Cafe at 2 pm for coffee/tea and a slice of homemade cake, this weekend is indulging in pleasure and being free, so don’t feel guilty, enjoy! 

Class times are approximate as we will adapt to tuning into life as we go, depending on the weather and where we hold the session. outdoors or indoors in the super cute village hall.

Classes are labelled as Movement, WS, Sound or Meditation.

(Movement an integration of Yoga, Pilates, Garuda and  Restorative Reset)

Friday 

2:00pm Meet & Greet, tea/coffee and cake 

3.30 pm Arrival  Welcome, Connection and Meditation 

4:00pm Movement session 

5:00pm  SoundBath Session

8:00PM 3 course dinner (sit from 7:30)

Saturday 

7:00am Headland Detox Flow and Meditation, Silent Reflection 

8:00am Morning Movement 

9:00am  Cooked Breakfast 

Pick up your packed lunches and free time to use it as you like, walk the coastline, swim, read, shop, book a sea session, we can find out more nearer the time depending on sea and tide states, weather, wind etc

4:00pm Movement Session

5:15pm  Gong Bath Session

8:00pm  3 Course Dinner (sit from 7:30)

Sunday 

8:00am Headland Detox Flow and Meditation, share and enjoy your experience 

9:00am Continental Breakfast

11:30am  WS, Movement and Closing Out Meditation

1pm Free time 

2:30pm 3 Course Sunday Lunch

After lunch of course you can chose to stay a little longer and walk off lunch before your drive, always a good idea, get some sea air, so don’t plan to rush.

You can book an extra night stay, but you will need to book this at the time of your booking. So let me know, this is a Beautiful option to have a chilled Sunday afternoon and an easy journey back on the Monday. Maybe even book a private studio or treatment session with myself before you go.

I am very excited to share this weekend with you.

Please note this particular weekend is for those people used to classes. 

Gentle and Beginners Retreats are being organised so please contact me if this appeals to you.

Rooms are beautifully decorated and all are ensuite, 

to find out when the next retreat is launched please get in touch

With much love and gratitude 

Sue x

May – beautiful May ☀️☀️☀️🏖🤸🏻‍♀️

Seriously I cannot believe how the months are flying by, I guess with my online studio and privates plus the 200 and 300 hour Yoga training, and the 3 sound therapy courses, plus a renovation project, designing and organising the orders, I shouldn’t be surprised I have skipped time or maybe expanding time???!!!

I must admit I am loving doing it all but also will really appreciate taking some time off for summer. Talking of summer how amazing has the weather been, I already feel like its summer, loving this. Thank you thank you thank you !

Have you been crazy busy? Learning new skills? or enjoying taking it a bit slower? or maybe not enjoying taking it slower?

Excitingly there are 2 Bank Holidays, I am going to make a promise to myself to not do one bit of work, even answer an email! 😂 My husband would be amazed if that happened.

Do you have any plans?

I hope to walk my fur baby on the beach and chill with my husband maybe drinking a coffee or two.

So here is the May Zoom Live Timetable

all sessions are an integral embodied approach with Franklin Method at the forefront, techniques, alignments to make your practice kind to your own body design

Monday 9:30 Power Hour ***

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00am Yoga ** props required (yoga cork bricks, yoga strap, 2/3 blankets, bolsters (optional)

Wednesday 9:30-10:15 Pilates Props **

Wednesday 10:30-11 Garuda Barre/Chair **

Wednesday 7:00-7:55pm PM Pilates **

Wednesday 8:15-9:00pm Evening Meditation & Journaling

Thursday 7:00-8:00am Morning Gentle Yoga (new) * props required as above plus a chair

Thursday 9:30-10:25 Pilates **

Friday 9:30-10:25 Garuda Flow ***

Friday 10:45-11:00am Restorative Reset *

Friday 28th May 9:00pm FULL MOON Gong Bath

Classes are Pay as Go or a Pilates Bundle or Yoga Bundle

Sessions £10

Yoga Bundle please enquire

Pilates Studio -Pilates, Reset, Garuda

keep checking in for realtime live sessions

private one to one sessions, bodywork and coaching/mentoring in the studio Woolacombe or live on zoom pease enquire

SoundBaths -live on zoom or Live – watch out for pop up sessions.

I am Also available for hire for private groups, and if you live, visit or have a vacation in Woolacombe or around this area for your

Private Retreats, Wellness days, Hen Weekends, please enquire I can create a wonderful package for you.

May Coastal Retreat – FULLY BOOKED

next dates coming soon- October/November

remember you can try my meditations for free on insight timer , remember to leave me a message to let me know you have been listening

Have a fabulous week ahead, any questions please get in touch

love and more love

Sue ❤️🙏🏼

April, well hello there!!

Spring and Easter is right here and I feel like how did that happen?

The sun has been kind and have enjoyed the odd break to feel a little of the sun rays on my face in-between my schedules. Restrictions are being lifted and people are starting to appear in the streets and beaches.

How do you feel about that?

Does it fill you with apprehension or joy?

Life has changed, people are choosing new ways to approach things and we are all still finding our feet.

I know lots of things have changed for me, and it is partly scary and partly exciting, as what will unfold.

I have no idea and I can only go with the flow and see what reveals itself, as they say one door has to shut for another to open, and whether that’s instant or slow and takes time I shall endeavour to know it will all be ok!

April term is all ready to go, with Pilates, Garuda, Franklin Method and Power Hour on the payment plan and Meditation and Yoga are available as pay as you go or a course, please enquire.

May is being worked on with hopefully some early morning Yoga slotted in to start your day the right way before work or a day entertains the children, grandchildren or yourselves.

May Coastal Retreat is FULLY BOOKED and hopefully will go ahead, 4 had to be cancelled over the last 12 months so I am excited for this to go ahead, to share time and space with beautiful people.

I shall be planning another for October/November in North Devon if you would like to be notified please get in touch.

SoundBaths are being scheduled along the way with different flavours and themes. on line aswell as in life realtime, yayyyy so excited to share these with you.

Private sessions available in live in my Woolacombe Studio, online and also monthly in Bristol starting soon.

So everyone, lets keeping hoping and being positive that we can move forward, we can see loved ones again, we can a coffee time, dinner, and even cuddles in the near future.

love to all

Sue x

Meditation and Journaling

7 week course

Meditation & Journaling 

Join me for this fabulous course in how to make the most of your meditations and understand the reasoning of journaling. How and why and what wisdoms are within it and demystifying everything around  it. 

We will go into journaling, unpacking any myths and creating a sense of safety around journaling and self permissions and limitations.

You will Be given set meditations to try, and unpack them. No rights or wrong here, just understanding different perspectives to open new ways of thinking and evolving.

Helping find clarity on your thoughts and insights in a safe supportive way

Why is this course something I should invest in ?

This combination is very powerful to helping you understand you in a more in-depth way. In a supportive group you have a chance to listen and or share if you are comfortable, this will help you to understand and start to see how we are all related and connected and how you will start to see your own innate wisdoms evolve and show up more readily and freely.

The power is you! This is a facilitated session to help with inner growth to help you find more ease, joy and peace in your life, and as a by product help you connect to others and improve relationships and give you the confidence to find your own voice.

I would love to see you on this course.

This will also be very valuable if you join the ABC Wellbeing Program which will be launched in 2021

Investment 7 week course £105

course includes

weekly Live Journaling and Meditation Sessions

Private Facebook page

where you are sent meditations for practice and review

a place to connect and share with others, if you choose.

recorded classes for evening relaxation and morning practice

BONUS Q&A live insight session with Peter Dawson

What do I need ?

YOU

a journal, book, notepad and pen,

a quiet place to be without distractions, somewhere to sit or lie down,

zoom, Facebook

and a compassionate curiosity

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Meditation & Journaling

105.00 £

please contact me for more details, or to make payment above and to connect to links

I look forward to meeting you, the real you

Sue xx

Meditation – take a moment

How are you today? 

I mean, really, how are you?

Do you ever stop to ask yourself this question? 

Do you stop enough to actually listen and find the true answer, the deeper answer?

With stress and anxiety on the rise, with all the uncertainties that are being presented to us, it is more important than ever to take a moment to find space, calm, peace and to restore energy and find balance. 

If you are too busy to meditate, then I suggest to you that you need to meditate more! 

Take a moment away from the business, the worry, the stress, the constant chatter in your mind, the lists of to do’s and join me with this relaxation meditation I have wrote on Insight timer, 

Embodying Relaxation 

10 minutes to just stop and be, stop doing, and just be, be present, be still, be YOU.

How is your sleep?

If you struggle getting to sleep it becomes a viscious cycle to catch up on feeling ok to be able tackle the day. 

You may like this meditation to help you drift off, a soft voice inviting you to relax, let go, melt into your cosy bed with a delicious piece of music to lull you to drift off.

Drift beautifully into deep sleep.

I hope they help you, I would love to know how you get on. 

Please share to anyone you think may like this.

Sue xxx

INSIGHT TIMER!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!

I am very excited, I mean REALLY EXCITED,

I am now a meditation teacher on insight timer, the fabulous meditation app.

My first release is a new meditation called “Dear Heart

This is a self compassion meditation, using layers of loving mantra, the voice of the feminine and masculine parts of ourselves and the frequency of the heart crystal bowl.

I would love you to take a few moments for yourself and listen. Using headphones is the best way to fully appreciate this meditation.  

Please follow me, rate and review this session as I’d love your feedback.  

Feel free to share this with your friends and family as we can all benefit from greater self compassion.

Thank you 🙏 

With much love

Sue

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SG Pilates Retreats

What a fabulous weekend was had by us all on the SG Pilates Coastal Retreat, we were blessed with amazing sunshine on the North Devon and perfect sea state and wind conditions for paddleboarding as an additional treat.

We started our mornings with an early start with Qi Gong cleansing and strengthening the organs routine on the headlands with the perfect view. The energy created was just amazing. We closed each evening with a meditation. Sessions were Pilates, Garuda and Barre plus a Franklin Method Workshop about the Pelvis and Psoas. The weekend was a perfect balance of moving, mindfulness and play!

Every bite of our food was just super delicious thanks to our wonderful chef Stacey Fae Jones and her husband Will, the Gin Master!

So thank you to everyone that came, with their amazing energy, laughs and love and to everyone that were involved along the way, Stacey and Will Jones, Lucia Mcauliffe for the exceptional bodywork she provided, Darren  Sturgess, the man of musical talent and his handpan session, and of course my  wonderful husband for helping with the behind the scenes lugging equipment and listening to me checking over and over again I had everything in place! (for the many months in preparation and on the weekend!)

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Josephine-knowing how to help your body recover through a challenge

Our last week together before Josephine leaves for Norway.

Josephine’s challenge is to be the first British Woman to complete the Amundsen Expedition, known as the hardest ski race in the world! And I have the pleasure of training her over the last 2 months of prep to help her. We have been working on true core strength and resilience.

Todays 90 minute session we worked on techniques to help ⭐️rejuvenate, relax and restore⭐️.  One of my favourite sessions that I teach.

As a professional bodyworker I showed Josephine how to release tight muscles and tension by using her hands, body weight and also spiky balls (something I have promoted to all my clients, over the last 20 plus years, whether this is in Pilates sessions, restore or one-to-ones) for massage and acupressure points and through breathe and imagery. We discussed and practiced meditation and breath, and the relation between a tight psoas (hip flexor)  breath, stress, back stiffness, less resilient core and pelvic function. I showed Josephine bones and props to  help her have a clear mental imagery to help her improve the function of the psoas and diaphragm link when she practised her release conditioning exercises. and breath work.

Having her mind focused is so important she has to think clearly under such stress in order to survive the conditions and succeed in her challenge.  This is no ordinary race.  Josephine has a time pressure (it’s an endurance race), but also has to navigate in extremely dangerous situations, whilst cold, in the dark and with little or no rest.   She is in unknown territory, on her own, competing in an extreme physical test of her strength, endurance and determination to survive and succeed clarity and focus is not just needed it is essential.  So how do you maintain that clarity and focus under such pressure?

So practising Meditation and rhythmic breathing will help keep the pre frontal cortex optimally working for performance,  quick thinking, decision making, something that is impaired when stressed. Practicing these skills is equally important in both the rest and recuperation phase as well as the exertion phase. This is why  as part of your trying for such an extreme endurance event it is critical to learn how to rest and recuperate properly and effectively. This is an area, in my experience where most athletes and most of us in general, could increase there performance of many levels by focusing on these areas. After all muscle is built and healing takes place when the body is in a rested state.

Josephine, I send you off with so much love, energy and the best of all my knowledge and wish you success and ease! I cannot wait for your return to gear all about it!!

If you would like to hear more, please contact me and we will let you know when we arrange

⭐️An evening with Josephine⭐️

a fund raising event to hear her story, an event you really must attend and see what inspires this amazing, lovely and humble lady!!!

contact me here sgpilatesuk@icloud.com

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