We are Michael and Helena. Here in Peacehaven, UK about six miles from Brighton, we have created a beautiful timeless space where you can energise and regenerate as well as increase your suppleness and strength through Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Soundbath, posture training and Self-study. iAMi retreat brings together Vajrasati Yoga blending Iyengar and Scariavelli, Thai Massage and Bothmer practices, creating a unique space from which you will return feeling more upright, calm yet full of energy. We believe that there are subtle bodies beyond the mere physical body. When we heal our subtle bodies this creates a space in which the physical body naturally lets go of imprints and conditionings. With loving kindness we look at ourselves and our conditioned responses to heal the underlying causes of trauma on a psychological and physical level. The Yoga approach we offer is novel yet authentic in that we make use of many different practices that help us reconnect with our true nature and undo habits that don't serve us. In this way we apply many of the philosophical principles of Yoga within the physical practice. Truthfulness, Non-violence, Non-grasping and Self Study to name but a few. We offer a yoga of self-exploration, supported by deep and coordinated breathing. iAMi offers a hands on yoga session with the aim of improving your intuition, flow in postures whilst reconnecting with your true self. All you need to bring is time! Classes are held in a beautiful light space benefiting from underfloor heating. iAMi Retreat Centre is an oasis of peace in north Peacehaven, backing onto the tranquil landscape of the South Downs. Classes are limited to 10 participants so book in a advance to secure your space.
Occasionally we also run childrens residential and day retreats. Here therapeutic Games, active Games, Yoga, Meditation, Chanting, Mindfulness, Gardening, Cooking, Household Chores (Washing up, Walking our dog Bernie, Tidying the Yoga space), Sensory Games, Meditative Walking, Slacklining and 5 rhythm dancing are carefully weaved into a program that unplugs children playfully away from internet and phone addiction. Satisfying, wholesome activities instead of computer games is the ethos we bring.
Helena is passionate about the body, its wisdom and grace. Originally trained as a sports teacher/scientist at German Sport University in Cologne. Her love of yoga led her to study at Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore and later to qualify as a Vajrasati Yoga teacher in Brighton https://www.vajrasatiyoga.co.uk/ in 2011. She is now studying Bothmer therapy after graduating in a 4 year Bothmer gymnastics course https://theschoolofhumanmovement.org/
Her unique teaching style combines yoga asana, Pranayama, Bothmer Therapy, yoga Philosophy, Thai and Sports massage and Bothmer awareness techniques.
Monday 5.30pm - 7.15pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 11.15am
Sunday: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
New on Thursdays Tri Kriya Yoga 6.30pm-8.30pm with Michael