Yoga Workshops, Retreats and Upcoming Events

Moon Sequence Workshop

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2018 Workshop Schedule

18th Aug 

The moon sequence is a beautiful restorative practice. It is a vinyasa set sequence that draws the attention inwards, developing a more subtle awareness of the body and a calming of the mind. Combined with meditation and foundation pranayama techniques, students end the session feeling grounded and peaceful. A much-needed break from the stresses of everyday life.

The afternoon workshops provide students with the opportunity to practice the sequence in its entirety and is a great introduction into yoga and a wonderful way to support and/or deepen an existing practice.

Laura’s teaching draws from various influences including Vipassana meditation, non-duality and an ongoing exploration and enquiry into the self.  Space is available for students to ask questions and share experiences related to their own practice.

When: 2.00 – 6.00 pm

Where: St Albans Hall, corner of Charles and Catherine Street (OX4)

Fee: £45

What to bring: yoga mat, blanket, water, snacks.

To Book a Place: 

Please transfer £45 to sort code: 08-92-86; account no: 14276202; Ref: Workshop

Concessions are available upon request.  Please email if you have any questions.

*As with all courses, workshops, classes – if there are any particular financial difficulties please feel free to contact me to discuss concessions.


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Yoga Retreat in Tuscany

The “real tradition” of yoga involves being guided from within and trusting one’s own inner reference system 


– Quote from Donna Fahri’s keynote speech at the IYTA Conference in Sydney, 2017.

Creating and holding a safe, nurturing space in which individuals are provided with the opportunity to be still, be silent, and reconnect and/or rediscover their inner voice, is one of the greatest gifts a teacher can offer their students.

Yoga retreat daily schedule*:

8.30 – 10.30 – Morning practice, to include meditation, enquiry, pranayama, asana and relaxation.
11 – 1 – Brunch
1 – 5 – will either be personal time – to rest, swim, read, explore surrounding countryside, or include a 2 hour workshop.
5 – 7 – dinner
7.30 – 8.30 – enquiry/meditation
9 – silence and sleep

*please note that the schedule is subject to change and will include silent times.  The second week will be altered to incorporate self-practice and more silence 🙂

Where and how to get there?

Casa Martini is situated in the Tuscan countryside, approximately 90 minutes from Pisa airport. Transport can be arranged to collect students from the airport and bring directly to the retreat villa.  Arrangements for this will be made once numbers have been confirmed.

Please do take a look at the website for some further information:

Accommodation and food

The retreat centre is split into three apartments accommodating 2-3 students in each room.  Great consideration and care will be taken to ensure all students are comfortable and sharing appropriately.  If friends and/or families are booking together please just ensure that information is shared when booking.

All food will be locally soured and vegetarian.


The dates of the retreat have provisionally been reserved for two weeks – the 7-14th and 14th – 21st of September.  My initial intention was to dedicate the first week to a more relaxed, open approach to the retreat that would appeal to all students of all levels, and the second week would be focused on a deepening immersion into meditation, self-enquiry and self-practice.  This will depend on numbers, and I have the flexibility to adapt in accordance with interest and needs of the group as a whole.  Students would be perfectly welcome to attend both weeks, or just the first, or just the second depending on where they’re at with their individual practice.

How much

The cost of one week retreat will be £610.  If students wish to attend 2 weeks I will be considering a reduced rate for the second week (to be confirmed once numbers have been determined).

This includes:

  • Daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, self-enquiry
  • Workshop sessions and healing gong bath
  • All meals
  • 6 nights accommodation on site
  • Use of natural pool
  • Transfer to and from airport (2 minibuses will be arranged)

This does not include flights.

Payment plans can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that a bursary has recently, and very generously, been made available – funded by Sankalpa.  This is intended to support two individuals who have a calling to attend the retreat but are limited by financial pressures.  I will review the applications for a bursary on a case by case basis, but hope this facilitates a more accessible experience for all 🙂

How to Book

A non-refundable deposit of £150 will be required to reserve a place on the retreat.
Account details: 83482863; sort code – 20-65-20
Reference: Yoga Retreat (Initials of Payee)

Please email or call me on 07532030969 if you want further information.

If you want to reserve your place – the retreat is limited to 10 per week – please transfer the deposit and email me with the following information:

  • Which weeks would you like to book for – week 1, week 2, or both.
  • If you have any specific needs or dietary requirements
  • If you are booking as part of a couple, group or family

The deadline for booking a place is 16th March 2018.

In Italian?

Silvia Storchi will be assisting and if the need is there will be available for translations:

Silvia started practising yoga in 2003 but the big love started in 2011 when she started exploring yoga both as a physical and spiritual practice. The desire to share her big passion lead her to become a certified Hatha yoga teacher in 2013 in the Jivananda Tradition.  In 2016 she deepened her knowledge of the chakra system with her teacher Naomi in accordance with the system developed by Anodea Judith.

Silvia inizia a praticare yoga nel 2003. Il grande amore però nasce solo nel 2011, quando inizia a esplorare yoga sia come pratica fisica sia come pratica spirituale. Il desiderio di condividere questa sua grande passione la portano a diventare insegnante di Hatha yoga nel 2013 presso il Jivananda Centre of Wellbeing con Christine Withiel. Nel 2016 approfondisce la sua conoscenza del sistema dei chakra con Naomi Seager, in base al metodo sviluppato da Anodea Judith. La ricerca personale e spirituale di Silvia continua… Per maggiori informazioni sulla vacanza yoga a Casa Martini insegnata da Laura contatta Silvia a o al (+39) 3491417544.


Sending love and kindness to all, and am looking forward to seeing what unfolds 🙂

Laura xxx