PREPARING THE GROUND
with Melanie Willsher and Pema Clark
A yoga and meditation course, in the lineage of Vanda Scaravelli, for
beginners and ongoing practitioners.
A six day course (10:00 to 4:30pm with a shared lunch) to develop and
deepen into bodyfeelings, into finding and touching ground.
Course Programme 2022:
19TH MARCH Intuitive, experiential awareness of weight and rooting
with gravity, and lightness comes from that contact.
30TH APRIL Whole body breathing and the natural rhythm of the spine
More space, more roots into the ground.
21ST MAY How can we keep finding balance in our practice?
Light attention, play, being creative, curious to rediscover our natural
movements and breath.
18TH JUNE Feeling connections as we deepen our practice
The vital core of the body, the spine, is alive and connected, opening
2ND JULY Quiet awareness, breath and freedom
Opening to unexpected sensations, being with the moment.
10TH SEPTEMBER The heart of this intimate, personal process.
Trusting not knowing. Listening, following and understanding the bodies’
In our approach, the practise will invite us to uncover and awaken the
yoga poses, to play with, enjoy and to let go of. There will be time to
undo, question and find out what works for you as an ongoing
exploration of yoga, that enables an awakening of the instinct of the
body, to move and settle through the breath. Guidance on how to
meditate with comfortable sitting , will be part of our sessions. Please
bring your own mat and blanket.
6 days £300
3 days £165
1 day £60
Number of days must be booked for and paid in advance.
Unit 20 Skylight Yoga Studio, Aylsham Business Estate, Shepheards
Close, AYLSHAM, North Norfolk, NR116SZ
Melanie has been teaching yoga since 2000, and trained with the
BWY.Her main influence has been the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.
She is also inspired by Authentic Movement. The subtle rhythms of
yoga, and contemporary somatic movement work enable us to be
more at ease in our bodies, looser, freer, lighter and taller, whole and
Pema began her yoga journey in 1997, becoming a Buddhist in the
Tibetan tradition. She began practising yoga in 2005. Taking
inspiration from Melanie Willsher, Diane Long and Pete Blackaby,
amongst others, she incorporates somatic movement with her interest
in experiential and fascial anatomy, meditation and Buddhist yoga
philosophy. Pema has a PhD in Buddhism and Performance Art from
the University of East Anglia, where she lectures in drama. She is
also a yoga teacher trainer.
Phone 07792 613783