Donna Southwell India 2014

The peaceful practice of Yoga will transform your life.

19 years ago ashtanga yoga transformed my life. Since then, the physical and mental benefits of daily practise have rewarded me with strength, flexibility and focus. 15 years ago I decided to share my practice and it’s philosophy with others. Over the years that I have been teaching I have seen many others gain enormously from this practice. I want to continue to share these benefits with as many people as possible whether they be dedicated students who want to study in the traditional Mysore method or those new to ashtanga yoga or yoga entirely.

Please find detail of my weekly classes, workshops and retreats below.

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Weekly Yoga Classes

Ashtanga Yoga Level 1

Monday 19:30 - 21:00
Union House - Todmorden

£8.50 Drop-in
£40 Block of 6 classes*
£6 Under 18's

Mysore style self practice

Tuesday 18:45 - 20:30
Union House - Todmorden

£8.50 Drop-in
£40 Block of 6 classes*
£6 Under 18's

Introduction to Ashtanga

Thursday 18:00 - 19:00
Calderdale Yoga Centre

£8.50 Drop-in
£40 Block of 6 classes*
£6 Under 18's

Intermediate Level Ashtanga

Thursday 19:15 - 20:45
Calderdale Yoga Centre

£8.50 Drop-in
£40 Block of 6 classes*
£6 Under 18's

*Six class passes to be used within 6 weeks.

Yoga & Breakfast

Mysore Style Self Practice 2019

9:00 - 11:00
Calderdale Yoga Centre
  • Sunday January 6th
  • Saturday February 2nd
  • Saturday March 2nd
  • Saturday April 6th
  • Sunday May 5th
  • Saturday June 1st
  • Saturday July 6th
  • Saturday September 7th
  • Saturday November 9th
  • Tuesday December 24th
£12 drop-in or pre-book to secure your place

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Counted Primary Series 2019

9:00 - 11:00
Calderdale Yoga Centre
  • Saturday March 23rd
  • Saturday June 22nd
  • Saturday July 20th
  • Saturday September 28th
  • Saturday October 26th
  • Saturday November 23rd
  • Saturday December 14th
£12 drop-in or pre-book to secure your place

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Donna Southwell Handstand

Pranayama & Mysore Morning

02 March 2019
With Vicki Shields & Donna Southwell

Calderdale Yoga Centre

Discover how your Asana practice can become smooth and effortless by focusing on and expanding your breath with a dedicated Pranayama session before your Mysore practice. These techniques help us to cultivate a graceful Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice.

Using the breath intelligently will carry us through the more challenging postures of the Ashtanga sequence, helping us also to move through the challenges in our daily life.

Vicki Shields is one of the few Westerners to be a direct student of Sri OP Tiwari, one of the few remaining Yogic Masters and sources on authentic teachings of the science and philosophy of Hatha Yoga and Pranayama in the world today.

Pranayama 9am - 10am £12
Mysore 10am - 12pm £12
Book both sessions for £20

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Philippa Asher

Philippa Asher Weekend Workshop

21 - 22 September 2019

Union House - Todmorden

From London, Philippa is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.

Saturday 21st September 9:00 - 11:30
Counted primary series and Pranayama

Saturday 21st September 13:00 - 15:00
Technique workshop

Sunday 22nd September 9:00 - 11:00 or 11:00 – 13:00
Guided self practice

Sunday 22nd September 14:00 - 16:00
Philosophy Q&A
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£100

Learn more about Philippa here: ashtangaphilippa.com

To book or for more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me on 07985 274 181

Yoga & Climbing Retreats

Peak District Yoga Retreat

Ashtanga Yoga, Rock Climbing & Hiking in the Peaks
7 - 9 June 2019

Join me for our 8th weekend of yoga, rock climbing and hiking set for the first time in the heart of the Peak District. We will be based at the Hollowford Centre set in large peaceful grounds on the edge of the picturesque Derbyshire village of Castleton.

We start each day with Ashtanga Yoga - either Mysore style self practice or a led class. After breakfast we head out into the Peaks - Ben, our mountain leader, will take you out on an adventure to explore this beautiful area.

Or choose to head to the nearby craggs with rock climbing instructor, Mike, to try out rock climbing for the first time or to help improve your skills whatever level you are at. We then return to the centre to relax with restorative yoga and end the day chatting around the campfire.

These weekends are all about taking some time out for yourself. Everything we do is about getting to know a beautiful area of the Uk, getting to know yourself and getting to know other people.

£230

Prices include accommodation, all activities, instruction and equipment and loads of delicious vegan and vegetarian food plus a lot of cake!!

To book please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me 07985 274 181

*A deposit of £75 is required to secure each booking.

Bulgaria Yoga Retreat

A week of Ashtanga, Exploration and Adventure in Bulgaria
24 - 31 August 2019

Join us for another week in the peace and beauty of the Stone and Compass centre in the tiny village of Stolat set in the foothills of the Balkan mountains.

Start your days with seated meditation and then Mysore style (guided) self practice. Beginners are very welcome and will be guided individually so that they can establish their own practice.

Take some time out relaxing by the pool or exploring the 2000 acre property, challenge yourself with rock climbing (from complete beginners to those with lots of previous experience) or explore the local countryside and culture with various trips and hikes.

Take your practice that little bit deeper with early evening workshops and then spend the evenings sitting around the fire and star gazing.

$650

Prices include accommodation and meals.
All activities, instruction and equipment.
Flights to Sofia not included.

For more information please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me 07985 274 181

To book please visit stoneandcompass.com

*A deposit of $200 is required to secure each booking.

Lake District Yoga Retreat

Ashtanga Yoga, hiking & climbing in the Lakes
11 - 13 October 2019

Staying in the beautiful 17th century Nab Cottage looking out across Rydal Water in South Lakes. The yoga is run in a beautifully converted barn.

cosy and comfortable twin or double rooms are all individually furnished. Delicious vegetarian food is prepared on site using all fresh and, if possible, local ingredients. To relax there is a hot tub overlooking Rydal Water and a sauna, treatments are also available.

Start each day with a choice of Mysore style self practice then spend the days out exploring the hills. Mountain leader, Ben, will take you on an adventure to discover the places that the tourist guides don't take you to. Mike, rock climbing instructor, will take you to local crags to try out climbing for the first time or improve your skills if your are already a climber. And if it's raining you get to try out ghyll scrambling.

We end the day with restorative yoga before chilling in the hot tub or snug cosy lounges in the cottage.

£300

Prices include accommodation, all activities, instruction and equipment and loads of delicious vegan and vegetarian food plus a lot of cake!!

To book please email me at donna@donnasouthwell.yoga
or call me 07985 274 181

*A deposit of £75 is required to secure each booking.