Would you like to learn some self care tools to help keep you feeling more focused, relaxed, clear & healthy? How’s about learning more about your anatomy, it’s structure and how you can take better care of yourself in body, mind & spirit?
MBY is collaborating with Anne Soffken (registered Osteopath & Physiotherapist) to bring you this Yoga for Self Care weekend retreat in Gozo where we will work on what you want to heal on a mental, emotional, physical & spiritual level. Using Yoga as a Holistic way of caring for ourselves.
MBY will be running Kundalini classes which will include pranayama, meditation, a full Kundalini set which works on a subtle level to relax the central, parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system through KRIYAS which are a combination of breath, sound & movement. We will work on strengthening our magnetic field which travels from our hearts to a radius of 9 feet around us so we can live in line with our Vibration of Truth which is your Sat Nam
Anne Soffken (https://www.facebook.com/yogawithannetheosteopath/) will be guiding you into understanding posture and the connections of anatomical structures to inform movement practice. In her classes we will be moving without judgement and ambition, not to achieve a certain body image or sports goal. Rather we will move in order to feel strong and comfortable. We work with our bodies in order to feel supported by the physical body so it can in return support our mental body.
MBY will be preparing all healthy fresh vegetarian meals on this weekend & Anne Soffken will be offering a workshop on an introduction to the ideas of the continuation of myofascial structures in our musculoskeletal support system. We will explore in which way a mindful yoga practice can benefit posture and physical health. How we can modify our yoga practice so that it will become our great self care tool to feel more strong and subtle. You will learn how to modify yoga poses in order to suit the needs of our physical and emotional bodies.
* Two Nights Accommodation in a cozy farmhouse in the countryside
* Welcome Vegetarian Meal upon arrival on Friday eve
* All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday
* 2 x Kundalini Classes with Michelle Bartolo
* 2 x Posture & Movement Classes with Anne Soffken
* Workshop by Anne Soffken
* Nature hike weather permitting
* Time to sit back & relax
Dates: Feb 14-16th
Location: Ghasri | GOZO
600 euros | single
400 euros ea | shared
Full payment required to reserve your space via Revolut to 99670342 or direct BOV deposit (contact me for account info)
Limited to max 10 participants
I have been in the fitness & health industry for 30 years now and am fascinated by the human mind/body. My yoga journey began when I noticed I was going way off balance – off to Rishikesh, India I went in 2010 into an Ashram to do my 500hr Teacher Training in Transformational Yoga. Since then I’ve offered retreats, privates, classes and 200 hr teacher trainings on an international level.
My classes are now inspired by the Kundalini tradition which I have been practicing since 2010 and teaching for the past 6 years. Kundalini works very close to the nervous system on a subtle level and unpacks whatever we may have stored in our physical bodies both mentally & emotionally. Having been in the Yoga field now for 20 years this practice has given proved incredibly results in both myself and my students. I’ve worked with students who are suffering from depression,epilepsy, arthritis, insecurity, slipped discs, Attention Deficit Disorder & fibromyalgia.
My yoga classes are inspired by my long standing fascination for anatomy and physiology. 15 years of experience in manual therapy and movement education allow me to look at yoga from a therapists perspective. When I was introduced to yoga I immediately thought this movement practice has great potential to guide people through an exploration of the postural integrity of their bodies as well as establishing a mind body connection enabling a person to truly heal from the inside. I am also the mother of 2 year old Bruno, who keeps me on the ball and makes the mindful movement practice even more challenging and fun.
I trained as a physiotherapist in Hamburg, Germany. After some time in practice I started seeking a more holistic approach to patient care. I went to study osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent, England. This Masters Degree course entailed structural osteopathic techniques and orthopedic diagnosis as well as training in cranial osteopathy and visceral techniques. I have great interest in the influence of fascial tensions and restrictions on a person’s posture, well being and performance. In 2016 I did Michelle Bartolo’s 200 hr KriyaAsana privately in Malta.
Recently I qualified in Germany as a breastfeeding counsellor which is mostly to support my knowledge when treating babies and mamas osteopathically and motivated me to start the mums meetups in Malta to offer a space for connecting and support for mothers.
We do welcome you to join us and educate yourself on the one home you are guaranteed to live in as long as you are here…