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Course Details:

Apr 25th 2020 - May 8th 2020

Teacher:
Helen McCabe
Helen McCabe

Helen practices and teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and is based in the beautiful Dorset countryside(UK), where she lives with her family. She founded and directs ‘Yoga at the Space’. There she runs the weekly assisted self-practice programme as well as teaching beginners’ courses, mentoring new teachers and teaching pre-natal Yoga. She runs regular retreats and workshops both in her studio and internationally.
She started practicing yoga in 1991 when she was working in the film industry and had just had her first daughter. It has played a major part in her life ever since. Helen has studied for many years with John Scott and is a JSY senior teacher as well as a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She has also had the privilege of studying with a number of fantastic teachers over the years, including Lucy Crawford, David Keil and Dena Kingsberg amongst others, and continues to be a student of this amazing practice.
Helen teaches with a gentle, inclusive and incredibly encouraging approach and is passionate about supporting students to connect to the energetic and meditative aspects of the practice of yoga so that they can cultivate a resourcing self practice of their own.

Paul Barton
Paul Barton

Since leaving the London College of Printing (now UAL), where he studied for a Degree in photography, Paul has worked non-stop in the world of stills, film and television. Over the years, his work has enabled him to travel extensively, to experience many diverse locations and to observe the inner workings of cultural and natural systems, but above all, to meet and work with some pretty wonderful people. He has just completed filming a feature length documentary which has taken him to locations as varied as the Mongolian desert, the Amazon rainforest and the mountain tops of Taiwan. He and Helen also led a photography and yoga retreat in the remote Himalayan region of the Anapurna mountains at the end of 2018. He absolutely loves this work and the people he gets to collaborate with.
Perhaps more than anything because it enables him to work so closely with light, both natural and ╩╗designed╩╝. Light, in all its manifestations, is at the very heart and structure of life and the universe we live in. Understanding how to work with it will always produce the most stunning images.

Course Description:

Yoga and Photography Retreat

Using simple yoga practices and the art of ‘Photography as a Meditation’ as tools for expanding consciousness.

The practice of yoga is an extraordinary and yet simple tool for life. A regular, focussed, breath and movement practice has the power to transform us, to increase our awareness of the self and everything that we are in relationship with, from those around us, to the earth that sustains us.

The practice of photography is a meditation. It uses the camera lens to focus consciousness and is brilliant and yet simple tool for learning how to really observe our surroundings, develop patience and the ability to be fully present in the moment.

In this retreat, Helen and Paul will share their passion for yoga practice and photography, and many years of experience. We will explore simple tools and techniques that will enable you to find subtlety and strength in your yoga practice and cultivate a deeper sense of inquiry into the nature of the self and the beautiful planet that we live in.

Bring an open heart and mind and be prepared to question, explore, be creative, find stillness and really look as we journey together in this beautiful location and landscape.

* You don’t have to own a fancy SLR camera to join this retreat, an iPhone or smart phone will be just fine, and there will be an opportunity to explore using an SLR camera and various lenses during the retreat.

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