Melanie Cooper 6-13 May 2017
Melanie Cooper’s annual Yoga Rocks retreat was a joy – hopefully see you here for it in 2018!
Recently Melanie relocated to Bristol leaving behind morning Mysore classes that she taught at London’s Life Centre for many years. She offers teacher training in Goa for Brahmani Yoga as well as in London jointly with Norman Blair. Having recently published her book Teaching Yoga, Adjusting Asana, guests can feel confident that their practice will be guided in an appropriate direction. We love her ability to soften Ashtanga for beginners while having the experience to take those who are ready into a deeper practice.
On the retreat Melanie leads Ashtanga vinyasa yoga mornings with the option of either a self practice Mysore style and/or a led class for those who prefer a bit more structure. Emil Lime assists Mel, giving extra support throughout. Absolute beginners and experienced yogis alike will benefit from their intelligent adjustments and clear teaching.
Balancing the morning practice are three or four Yin Yoga afternoons – a slow and deep form of yoga, melting into each pose. Mel incorporates pranayama and yoga nidra into the afternoon classes. There is often also optional evening chanting under the stars.