There is something so special about an hour to yourself. An hour to reflect, release, to get to know yourself, to look after yourself and to connect.
My Morning Retreats are created to give you that hour. While everyone else stays in bed you can get up and begin your day positively.
This daily wellbeing ritual is designed to inspire positivity and self-awareness. We combine the mindful and nourishing practices of yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and journaling to ground and energise – ready for whatever life throws at us during the day!
Most retreats run for a month (apart from the summer holiday week retreats), this gives us time to explore many aspects of our practice as well as being long enough to help us set healthy habits.
We’ll have a zoom class each week day from 6-7am. So Monday – Friday with weekends off.
You’ll receive an email each day with the invite, some info on the class content and some helpful tips for peaceful living.
Each class will be about 40 mins of yoga (pretty gentle as its early and most bodies are a little stiff), 6 mins pranayama (breathing exercise), 6 mins meditation (again a very gentle approach) and 8 mins writing. The writing is just free flow, a short version of morning pages. It can be a great tool for bringing clarity and creating intention or getting frustration out!!
Each week will have a theme- maybe a body part such as shoulders or perhaps getting creative energy flowing and the class will be similar for each day that week. This gives us the opportunity to really get to know the physical practice and the pranayama. This is a really valuable part of the retreat as it means that we are actually practicing, and through the practice we deepen our understanding.
Levels of stress and anxiety are so high right now, with more and more of us struggling with our mental health. Whilst there are no easy solutions, taking time for yourself and investing in your own wellbeing has never been more important.
Oh Leif, I am loving it. It’s like stolen time just for us and it feels so precious. I loved all of last week, the repetition is great. It kind of freed me up to be mindful and present. This morning was wonderful too and I love it that by 7am, I feel my day has got off to a positive start.
Connected to my Body
I love that you have done a one-month retreat online. It makes it very accessible, especially for someone who is a mum to two youngsters. You seem to know about any insecurities I have had and have given sound advice to try to smooth these out. I feel so privileged to be learning this new way of waking up to the world each day and even during the day, I’m thinking about the things you have taught in class. I wanted to feel more connected to my body, spirit and the earth and this is absolutely doing that. You are awesome.
I really like Leif’s way, She’s so grounded and I feel connected to her even though I don’t know her.
Enlightening. Renewing my energy levels and setting up good habits to carry me through the summer months.
Strong and Deep
I’m really loving it, gentle, gentle – but strong and deep. Doing it first thing in the morning, suits me and it’s with me throughout the day. I will definitely do it again. Thanks a million.
What I’ve been Waiting For
With life, kids and work to juggle, I’ve found it hard to make yoga and meditation a daily morning practice in my life – even though I know how beneficial both those things are to my mental and physical health. So when Leif offered this month of morning classes, I realised it was the chance I’d been waiting for!
I love Leif’s yoga. She’s always so encouraging and connecting, offering a precious space to go deep within and respond to your own needs and energy. I find it really helpful having that external incentive to get up early and put my own needs first. I don’t have to think about what to do, I just get to slowly ease myself into it, guided by Leif, knowing that there are a group of other amazing women doing the same thing in their own homes. Such a lovely feeling of quiet community.
The impact of the earlier start on me and others in the family was definitely an adjustment for all of us, but it has been so worth it. After just a week of mornings with Leif, I’m feeling calmer and more supple. My morning sea swim is now even more delicious after all that lovely stretching, and I’m finding it easier to keep taking good care of myself as the day progresses. What a treat – I highly recommend it.
Time To Myself
Really helped get my routine back after letting everything slip in this third lockdown. I am really valuing the extra bit of time to myself in the mornings and I’m noticing that I’m not holding onto the stress that normally builds up in my body during an average day.