The 2019 Course Programme

Yoga & Somatic Retreat with Aki Omori
21 Oct - 28 Oct 2019
Prices:  (Early bird discount available if deposit paid by 31st July 2019
Single Cabin: £795  Early bird £885 Full rate 
Twin/Double Cabin: £735 per person Early bird £795 per person  Full rate 
En-suite single occupancy: £955 Early bird £1045 Full rate
En-suite twin/double room: £825 per person  Early bird £885 per person  Full rate
Booking: 
To reserve your place, a non-refundable deposit of £300 is required.
Early bird = non-refundable deposit (£300) paid by 31/07/19.
Prices include all the practice sessions, accommodation and food; not flights, airport transfers, massage sessions, travel insurance and excursions.
For booking and enquiries, please contact Fay or Aki – fay.israsena@gmail.com and aki2002@gmail.com
Escape to Turkey this autumn for a week of yoga and somatic exploration. Expect a gentle practice, plenty of time to relax, and delicious healthy Turkish food in the beautiful and quiet setting of Suleyman’s Garden, a traditional organic farm on the Mediterranean sea. In October, the extreme heat of the Summer has passed and the mellower weather is ideal to unwind, enjoy the sea, and embark on exciting excursions.
Programme
Begin the day with a short meditation and breathing practice (pranayama). After a slow breakfast, we gather again from 10:45am – 12:30pm for the morning yoga and somatic session. From lunchtime you are free to roam until the second session from 5:30pm – 6:45pm. Go for a swim in the sea, lounge by the pool, take a nap or a coastal walk. The morning session tends to be more active and the afternoon practice more recuperative in general, but each session will be adapted to the energy level and needs of the group. There will be one day off when retreatants often opt to go on a Jeep excursion to explore the surrounding sites.
Aki integrates a somatic approach to the ancient practice of yoga. What is “somatic”? “Soma” in Greek means body. In a somatic approach, we learn to experience the body from within instead of observing it from outside. It is a playful and inquisitive way of learning about oneself through the body-mind, improving mobility and ease, and supporting a calmer and positive mindset.

 

Feedback from a participant: “Thank you Aki for SUCH an inspiring retreat – the setting was breath-taking, the food was divine, and the group of people were so lovely.  With your energy, words and guidance you created a supportive environment.  I returned home feeling grounded, rested, revitalised and inspired.  An amazing experience. Thank you for everything.” (Natalie, a yoga teacher, London, UK)

“Aki’s in-depth knowledge and generous spirit make her teaching a unique experience. Little gems of insight and understanding continuously arise during her sessions, which profoundly shifts awareness and perception so there comes about a real felt knowing in the body and new confidence in moving.” A senior yoga teacher

About the teacher: 
Aki Omori
RSMT, RSME, IMBT-Dip, NARM, BMC®
Aki Omori is a true explorer of movements and living body-mind.
As a yoga teacher, having experienced many styles over 3 decades, she now mainly teaches a slow mindful vinyasa style of yoga that is informed through her knowledge of somatic practices.  She encourages her students to be actively involved in enquiries so that they find their own path that is honest and true to themselves.
Aki’s classes are known for their explorative nature and are fun and light yet profound.
As well as being a yoga teacher, she is also a registered somatic movement therapist and a developmental / relational trauma therapist.
She runs workshops on embodied anatomy, developmental movement, embryology and restorative yoga and runs regular retreats, and her own training programmes for yoga teachers and therapists.
One student described her “She is poetic, yet grounded. She is experiential yet confident in the benefits of exploring different ‘ways in’ to yoga.  She is fluid and inspiring…”
Another said “You are like a fairy, a magic – I feel your energy so deeply in myself when you are teaching…”
A senior yoga teacher described her teaching “Aki’s in-depth knowledge and generous spirit make her teaching a unique experience. Little gems of insight and understanding continuously arise during her sessions, which profoundly shifts awareness and perception so there comes about a real felt knowing in the body and new confidence in moving.”
Aki Omori is a registered somatic movement therapist / educator,  is a Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) practitioner / teacher and holds a diploma in the Integrative Body-Work and Movement Therapy (IBMT), and a qualified practitioner of Neuro Affective Relational Model ® (NARM), which is a form of early trauma healing work designed for adult clients.
For booking and enquiries, please contact Fay or Aki – fay.israsena@gmail.com and aki2002@gmail.com