Yoga retreat day – Sun 19 Mar 10-4pm

Yoga retreat day – Sun 19 Mar 10-4pm

Yoga Retreat Day – Sunday 19th March –  10.00am-4.00pm – Ceridwen Centre, Drefelin- Cost £40

Bring the Spring back in your step by exploring postures that will focus on opening the chest to improve breathing and increase energy.

By using Kriyas and Pranayama we will purify the lungs of excess mucus and contaminated air.

Use Yoga to breakthrough Winter lethargy and come alive ready for Spring.

We will explore different types of breathing practices to improve our ability to connect to our inner reality and different types of meditations to start focusing the mind on the inner movement of the energy through the body.

The aim of this day is to increase a sense of deep inner peace.

The day will conclude with a practice that will combine the focus of the Meditations and the depth of the breathing with the physical movement.

Suitable for all levels and all our welcome, Space is limited so book now to secure your place.

Croeso i Gymru (Welcome to Wales)

For a small country we have a varied and dramatic landscape. It is only 274 km (170 miles) from north to south and 97 km (60 miles) east to west at its shortest points.

There are over 1,200km (750 miles) of coastline – in the south and west Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay all have wonderful, clean beaches and some surprising marine life.

Visitors to our shores include dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, Atlantic grey seals and leatherback turtles. Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion are seen as an area of international importance for bottle nosed dolphins, and New Quay in Cardigan Bay has the only summer residence of bottle nosed dolphins in the UK.

The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the whole of the UK to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 1956. There are also several islands off the Welsh mainland, the largest being Ynys Môn(Anglesey) in the northwest.

Shaped by the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, our landscape is mountainous, particularly in north and mid Wales. The highest mountains are in the dark and craggy Snowdonia range in the north, and include Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), which, at 1085 m (3,560 ft) is the highest peak in Wales.

As you travel south you will notice the landscape becomes much softer, though the hills remain of course. In mid Wales we have the Cambrian Mountains and then moving further south the Brecon Beacons (highest point Pen-y-Fan 886m (2,907ft).

South Wales, where the industrial revolution really took hold, has a very different feel from the rest of Wales, which is generally more rural. Here you will find the steep-sided valleys once home to our coal mines, carved up by rivers like the Rhondda, Taff, Rhymney and Cynon.

Useful links

Welsh Geology and Geography
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/culture/sites/aboutwalesgeography

Welsh (or Cymraeg) is a Celtic language, closely related to Cornish and Breton. The Welsh spoken today is directly descended from the language of the sixth century, and is one of Europe’s oldest living languages.

Basic Welsh Language Phrases

  • – Bore da (Pronounced: Boh-reh dah): Good morning
  • – Prynhawn da (Prin-houn dah): Good afternoon
  • – Nos da (nohs dah): Good night
  • – Croeso i Gymru (Croesoh ee Gum-reeh): Welcome to Wales
  • – Iechyd da! (Yeh-chid dah): Cheers!
  • – Tafarn (Tav-arn): Pub
  • – Diolch (Dee-olch): Thanks
  • – Da iawn (Dah ee-aw-n): Very good

Other Useful Links

BBC Big Welsh Challenge
S4C Welsh learner’s pack
Cardiff University’s Welsh for Adults Centre
Say something in Welsh

Last Pizza Night, in the Tipi

Last Pizza Night, in the Tipi

Last Pizza Night in the Tipi for 2015 was on Friday 9th October!
A Great success despite the October chill in the air. thanks to all who’ve supported us in this new venture, to Rob and Keith for amazing Pizzas and to David and Bill our Fiddle and Guitar Duo.