Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I have been hoping to go on a yoga retreat since the birth of my son four years ago. So when Adventure Yogi asked me to join them for a weekend retreat to photograph the weekend, I couldn’t resist. Adventure Yogi specializes in yoga holidays and yoga retreats throughout the UK and abroad. They combine yoga with adventures such as skiing and snowboarding, surfing, hiking, climbing or biking or simply relaxing with wonderful accommodation and delicious vitality foods.
The yoga classes were run by Sally Lovett (below). It was great how she adjusted the postures to students at many levels, from absolute beginners to regular practitioners.
A few shots from Sally’s wonderful classes:Michelle King, co-founder and our host for the retreat, practices a few poses in Poundon’s beautiful grounds, belowThe rooms at the house were absolutely amazing and totally unique. The owners have lovingly restored the house over many years and I just loved all the attention they put into the small details. Poundon House can be hired as an exclusive wedding venue- I would love to shoot a wedding there! Take a peek at the rooms, I’m sure you will agree that it would be a wonderful venue for a wedding!My fellow yogis waiting for another delicious meal from our brilliant chef, TatuAfter restorative yoga and healthy vegetarian food, we took long walks in the Oxfordshire countryside.Venue: Poundon House www.poundonhouse.com
Adventure Yoga Retreats: Adventure Yogi www.adventureyogi.com/
Yoga Teacher: Sally Lovett- Sally runs one-on-one and group classes in London www.stretchingthecity.com
Vegetarian Cook: Tatu Bearcroft- find her on Facebook for recipes and nutritional advice https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tatus-Food-Fantasy/231883000290375
Some of you might know that I lived in India and did a documentary photography project about yoga practitioners for several years before moving to England. I have been planning to offer portraits of yogi’s in addition to wedding photography here in England. If you are interested in yoga portraits or know someone who might be, contact me for more details.