Our residential Mind and Body weekend consists of four workshops over two days. Participants are guided through a series of exercises by experienced teachers. Workshops are suitable for beginners and improvers. There is also time for self-guided practice and to join the teachers less formally for their own practice on Saturday evening.
In the mornings, Penny Chivas enables us to become more aware of our natural bodies, use gentle stretching techniques derived from Vinyasa Flow YOGA to help to find ease of movement and release tension in the neck and shoulders.No prior yoga experience is required. Please bring your own towel to use as a yoga prop, a cushion and a yoga mat.
In the afternoons join Teena Gould for TAI CHI Movements for Welbeing. A series of simple relaxing movements to bring you into a place of relaxation and aliveness. Exercises can be practiced either seated or standing.
Workshops are held indoors or outside depending on the weather. Most participants are naked for the workshops. This is not a requirement as we understand that some people may wish to take their time to accustom themselves to the naturist club environment.
At other times you can use all the club’s facilities including 11 acres of grounds, lounge, self-catering kitchen, sauna, hot showers, miniten court, table tennis or perhaps sunbathe and swim in the loch. Other options include (clothed) exploration of the island which boasts wonderful panoramas, a network of paths, shingle strands, woodland, a ruined castle and licensed hotel.
Open to members and non-members alike, accommodation is in the club house, chalets or camping. Accompanied children are welcome.
We have a 'bring food to share' lunch both days where bread is provided. Please advise of dietary requirements when booking. You should bring any other food, snacks and drinks you would wish to have. We recommend bringing some drinking water to avoid having to boil our spring water. Also two towels, one for swimming and showering and another to sit on and for use as a yoga prop.
We can only offer such outstanding value for money because we are a member run club. We ask visitors to help with setting out and clearing up at meal times, stripping and remaking beds as well as cleaning and tidying on the Sunday afternoon. The ferry leaves Balmaha on the Eastern shore of Loch Lomond at 7pm on the Friday evening, returning at 5.30pm on the Sunday. Return fare £10 / £4.50 child.