A wonderful opportunity to meet Emma Slade and to practice yoga and meditation with her on a weekend retreat in Yorkshire.

Emma 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.

She believes in 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.

www.openingyourhearttobhutan.com and www.emmaslade.com

Event Location:

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

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


1st February – Friday evening 18.30pm-20.30pm : Talk on Buddhism and guided practice.

A discussion of, and guided practice on, themes of compassion, wisdom and life purpose.

The aim of this workshop will be to clarify questions on these key themes within yoga and Buddhism and equip participants with the tools to help them bring such themes into their daily life.

Reflection, discussion and quiet time will all be part of this workshop. Time will also be given to consider the role of vows and renunciation in both lay and monastic life.

2nd February – Saturday all day workshop 10.00am – 16.00pm : Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism.

Yoga and meditation workshop.

Yoga is often defined as meaning ‘to be in union with’.

We will consider this definition and consider this definition from various perspectives and philosophical points of view.

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.

9:30 –10:00 • Registration and welcome drink

10:00 –10:30 •Intro – framework of the yogic path

10:30 – 12.00 • Yoga including breathing and posture work to suit individual needs. examination of key postures.

12.00 – 1:00 • Lunch at Utopia or pack lunch

1:00 – 2:00 • Meditation as part of the yoga path – discussion and practice

2:00 – 2:30 • Refreshments Q&A with Emma

2:30 – 3:45 • Yoga and Buddhism – a combination of enquiry into motivation and lying postures

3:45 – 4:00 • Consolidation of learning

4:00 –          • 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 connected-ness and well being and Emma will use her experience and relaxed approach to ensure all participants have the opportunity to connect to this.

3rd February – Sunday morning workshop 10.00am – 12.30pm : Motivation and Compassion – talk and practice

Developing a mind of stability and a mind of compassion.

This workshop will use the ground of Buddhist philosophy and practice to develop these qualities of mind.

Together with Kinzang Yeshe, a senior teacher at the premier Buddhist University in Bhutan, Emma has worked extensively on Bhutanese texts on compassion and this will inform this workshop.

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.

Buddhism & guided practice

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Date: Friday 1st February 2019
Location:Avalon Wellbeing
Cost: £25

Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism Workshop

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Date: Saturday 2nd February 2019
Location:Avalon Wellbeing
Cost: £75

Motivation and Compassion – talk and practice

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Date: Sunday 3rd February 2019
Location:Avalon Wellbeing
Cost: £35

All 3 sesssions

Time: Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday morning
Date: 1st – 3rd February 2019
Location:Avalon Wellbeing
Cost: £120


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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