From the Lockdown cocoon, we have emerged with a new Wellness project at Bodnant Welsh Food in the Conwy Valley.....
"I took my first yoga class in 1999... and, of course, never dreamed that one day I would be heading up a team of ace Yoga & Wellness teachers to create a vibrant community at such a beautiful venue as Bodnant Welsh Food. Here's where it all began....
From my first yoga class with Barbara Occleshaw in 1999, I dreamed of being a yoga teacher! It wasn't until 2011 that I took the plunge and started my Teacher Training in Snowdonia.
I began teaching two years later, in 2013 in local village halls and from 2016, from my home in Glan Conwy... it's a pretty lonely job being a yoga teacher! You have to juggle so many skills to make it work, to keep people coming to classes and have enough money coming in. Many a time I have rolled up my mat and left a village hall after nobody had turned up for class!
The Lockdown of 2020 has been many things, but for a lot of people, it has been a time to stop and reflect on everything that was, so suddenly, taken away. And from that space of losing everything and having to begin again, came the idea to approach Bodnant Welsh Food with a vision to create something special in this year of so much heart-ache.
From 6th September, our new home will be The Pochin Room, on the second level of the main building. The room is spacious, warm and welcoming. And we will have access to the very smart Cookery School, the comfy Furnace Cafe, the fresh bread, fruit and veg at the Farm Shop and a quiet, private courtyard.
It feels like the perfect location, synergy and partnership.
I can't wait to invite you to kick off your shoes, roll out your mat and join our tribe."
New to the area I’ve been looking for yoga classes that challenge, enthuse and relax me. Kate & Natalie’s classes do all three. I enjoy them so much I plan my week around them! I have arthritis & need yoga to keep me flexible. I’m so pleased I’ve found OM Yoga it makes me feel settled in my new home.- Adrienne Taylor, Yoga Student