Renew with Yoga, Pilates and Meditation
Start: 14th June 2013 at 6:00pm
End: 16th June 2013 at 2:00pm
Tutor: Mike Cragg
Indulge yourself with a weekend of Yoga, Pilates and meditation: Yoga to realign your mind and body, Pilates to strengthen and meditation to soothe and heal the spirit. The course is open to all, from complete beginners to the more advanced including teachers. All sessions will be highly interactive and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions or explore areas of interest to students. There will be a Yoga session in the morning after breakfast, perhaps using props and equipment. Pilates will take place in the late afternoon and we will look at particular subjects or areas of the body. Each day will finish with a meditation. On Saturday afternoon there will be a guided walk in the local area.
Tutor Profile: Mike Cragg
Mike has been interested in sport and fitness from an early age. In his teens, he became a karate student and later a teacher, also training in Ju Jitsu and Wing Chun. After a severe sports injury in his late 20s, Mike intensified his interest in Yoga (he had first practiced Yoga with his mother in front of the TV in the early 1970s!) as a way to regain strength and mobility. After many years’ practice Mike qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga as a teacher. Mike is also a qualified with the Yoga Alliance and certified as a Yoga teacher trainer. He has now been teaching for nearly 20 years and is very eclectic in his teaching style, drawing on the Iyengar method, Astanga Vinyasa, integral Yoga and restorative Yoga.
To complement his Yoga teaching, Mike is qualified with the Pilates Institute and has a special interest in working one to one with students with medical conditions, especially for those with spinal problems. He is a qualified personal trainer (CYQ and REPS) and is an certified exercise therapist accepting GP referred clients. Finally, Mike is a qualified mountain leader, has a post graduate teaching certificate for teaching adults and is also a practicing acupuncturist and massage therapist.