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Following the huge success of her last visit to Yorkshire we are really pleased to be able to offer you another wonderful opportunity to meet Emma Slade (Pemi Deki) and to practice with her.

Once again on this weekend retreat Emma will share with you practices and teachings from the wisdom traditions of Mindfulness and Yoga with an emphasis on compassion, wisdom and life purpose.

Emma has a very accessible, engaging and often humorous way of teaching and invites everyone to attend some or all of the weekend sessions no matter how much or little experience you already have of these practices.

She has taught yoga for 18 years and is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Foundation Course tutor. Her yoga journey led to the decision to formally become a Buddhist in 2003 and, in 2012, to live under vows as a Buddhist nun.

Emma is passionate about teaching all aspects of yoga and Buddhism and in the value of compassion in action.

In 2015 Emma founded the charity Opening Your Heart to Bhutan which she continues to run with huge energy, working to benefit disabled children and young adults in Bhutan.

She has been widely featured on national and international radio, press and TV and is in high demand as an inspiring teacher and speaker. and

Event Location:

This event will be held over three days at Avalon Wellbeing in the grounds of Broughton Hall estate, Skipton, North Yorkshire and you can choose to attend all or individual events.

Accommodation is available for the weekend on the estate in the estate holiday cottages. These bookings can be arranged directly through Broughton Hall.  Please quote ‘Emma Slade’ for a 10% discount on accommodation.  Please note that bookings must be for the whole property.

Other accommodation options in and around Skipton can be found by clicking on this link: Accommodation in the Skipton Area

Event Details:

11th October – Friday evening 18.30-20.30 : Talk on Models of Self-Development with guided practice and reflection on life purpose

A discussion of, and guided practice on, themes of compassion, wisdom and life purpose within yogic, Buddhist and western models

The aim of this workshop will be to reflect in active and quiet ways on different models for the development of a whole person. Emma will be teaching as well as guiding practice and moments of contemplation. For those who attended earlier this year this workshop will further deepen questions of motivation and coming to a place of profound authenticity in life.

12th October – Saturday all day workshop 10.00 – 16.30Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism.

Yoga and meditation workshop. 

Yoga is often defined as meaning ‘to be in union with’. Buddhism defines the path to wisdom as one of combining compassion with the wisdom to see reality as it is.

A range of yogic practices including breathing, asana and guided meditation will be used to help participants embody these themes.

The workshop is open to all levels of experience and practices will be modified to suit all.

Workshop programme (may be subject to change)

9:30 –10:00 Registration and welcome drink

10:00 –10:45 Introduction to the mind, meditation and their role in yoga and Buddhism

10:45 – 12.30 Range of yogic and meditative practices including (an introduction to) the practice of walking meditation.

12.30 – 13:30 Delicious Vegan lunch can be pre-booked (cost £12.50) or bring a packed lunch

13:30 – 14:15 Breathing, pranayama and using emotions in our practice

14:15 – 14:45 Refreshments Q&A with Emma

14:45 – 15:45  A flowing yoga practice for those who wish or further walking meditation

15:45 – 16:30 Consolidation of learning; yoga and meditation

17:00  – 19.00  Private 1:1’s with Emma (pre-booked)

As a highly experienced yoga teacher Emma teaches with a deep understanding of what yoga is and how it offers a framework for personal development. Referring to this framework she will use aspects of breathing, posture and philosophy to bring yoga alive to both new and experienced students. All the various forms and methods of yoga are designed to lead to an experience of connectedness and wellbeing and Emma will use her experience and relaxed approach to ensure all participants have the opportunity to connect to this.

13th October Sunday morning workshop 10.00 – 13.30Motivation and Compassion – talk and meditation practice 

How to develop a mind, a practice and an attitude of compassion in formal and informal practice.

This workshop will use the ground of Buddhist philosophy and practice to develop these qualities of mind. It will include a guided practice and examination of the use of mantra in this practice.

If participants already have a compassion practice this can be brought into the discussion and if they have mala beads or other helpful objects they use in such practices they are encouraged to bring them.

Throughout the retreat formal and informal time will be given to allow all participants the greatest chance to further develop their own yoga, spiritual or Buddhist practice from whatever point they are currently at.

Event Prices and Booking:

Buddhism & guided practice

Time: 18.30 – 20.30
Date: Friday 11th October 2019
LocationAvalon Wellbeing
Cost: £30

Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism Workshop

Time: 10.00 16.30
Date: Saturday 12th October 2019
LocationAvalon Wellbeing
Cost: £90

A delicious vegan lunch at Utopia can be pre-booked (£12.50) or bring a packed lunch

Motivation and Compassion – talk and practice

Time: 10.00 – 13.30
Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
LocationAvalon Wellbeing
Cost: £45

Weekend Retreat – All 3 sessions

Time: Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday morning
Date: 11th – 13th October 2019
LocationAvalon Wellbeing
Cost: £145


If a course or class is cancelled by a participant more than 7 days before it commences then a full refund or credit will be offered. A 50% refund or full credit will be offered for cancellations within 7 days of the course or class commencing. No refund or credit is available for cancellations within 48 hours of the course or class commencing. If a course or class is cancelled by Shaping Clarity then a full refund or credit will be offered within all timescales. The cancellation policy is subject to the discretion of the Shaping Clarity


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