You are invited to join Join Xochi Balfour and Mischa Varmuza for an intimate Autumn weekend of sisterhood, ritual and yoga in the sacred land of Avalon. Immersed in embodied practice, we will weave intention and prayer, to connect to the deep and precious wisdom of the Divine Feminine within each of us. Read More
Join us for an immersive yoga retreat experience as we awaken our hearts and practice over a two day retreat in the luxurious and beautiful setting of Oxfordshire’s Poundon House with Mischa Varmuza. Guided by our gifted teacher and experienced retreat leader Mischa, we will celebrate the awakening of the heart.
Honour the elements and realise your magic in incredible India, on our 10 day journey from Goa’s stunning beaches, to the spectacular wild mountains and jungle of the Western Ghats.
Through beautiful yogic practices, by bathing in the medicine of nature, by honouring the earth with ritual, by visiting ancient temples for blessings - and so much more… We will explore our inner and outer realms, connecting to and celebrating our natural state of being, within the magnificence of Mother India’s awe-inspiring beauty.
Be the force of nature you truly are.
A Pilgrimage and Yoga Retreat in the heartland, Mama India.
Pondicherry - Auroville - Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 18-23 January, 2019
Samata Holistic Retreat Centre, North Goa 23-30 January, 2019
Yoga . Meditation . Healing . Ritual . Dance
Sacred Sound & Earth Prayer
with Mischa Varmuza & Amisha Ghadiali
Join us in the beautiful sun drenched Goa, India, where we will dive deep into the heart of transformation, exploring movement, stillness and healing practices. We have designed this retreat to reawaken our connection with ourselves, each other and the earth.
SUPER SUMMER SOLSTICE EARLYBIRD until 21 JUNE 2018
EARLY BIRD until 12 JULY 2018
FOR FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE
Join me for a yoga weekend at Poundon House with our hosts And Sister. This will be my 5th time at this beautiful venue and I every time I am blown away by their care and attention to the flow and detail and comfort of the weekend. It is very special.
As well as enjoying the countryside and house we will have 4 immersive and exploratory yoga sessions including asana (postures), pranayama (breath), meditation and relaxation and much much more. You will be amazed at the transformation and deepening of understanding towards the practice you can receive from a weekend. The retreat is designed to nourish, relax and enliven your heart, mind and body.
Booking is open - Contact me for more details.
Join me for a Candlelit and Farewell Yoga evening during the festival of Navratri, the nine nights of the Goddess this October. We will celebrate Durga, the warrior Goddess and fortress of our hearts. She is the great protectress and opens us up to live with courage and in truth, she harmonises power and Love to become one alchemical force and is the way of the Fearless Heart. Together, we will invoke, move, breathe, chant and offer it all up to the great Maha Shakti.
This will be my last offering in London until next Spring so I really hope you will join me to share in the practices and magic together.
Places are limited and filling up, email me at email@example.com to book.
£30 via paypal or bank transfer to secure your space.
REFLECT & CONNECT | YOGA & WELLBEING RETREAT with MISCHA VARMUZA, JUDIT YAGUE HEALING & LUCY HILL
IBIZA | 29th September - 6th October 2018
Join the Chaya family and Mischa Varmuza, for a grounding, clearing week of integration and connection, as we transition in to autumn. Aligning with the balancing power of the equinox, we'll create space, inside and out, for reflection and rest, allowing the energies of the dynamic summer months to settle. From this nurtured, earthed place, we will open our hearts and minds to inspiration and clarity for the coming season.
EARLYBIRD: £100 off for bookings before 1 August 2018.
For full details on the retreat and venue please click here.
Welcome to an evening of sacred celebration and embodied yoga practice under the Full Moon.
Mischa and Amisha will move you through a layered practice of creative yoga asana, mantra, mudra and meditation to bring clarity and focus to the mind and open the heart. As the practice builds you will be guided deeply into your body to reawaken the connection to yourself and one another. The practice will be approached with the reverence of ceremony and ritual to bring awareness to the sacred nature of our being through conscious movement, sound and breath.
This full moon marks the festival of Guru Purnima which celebrates the Guru, that which removes darkness. It offers an opportunity to honour the source of wisdom, the sacred teachings and those whom they have been passed down through. This yoga ritual will offer a space to strengthen the devotional quality of the practice and both honour the roots of the yoga tradition as well as all of the teachers in our lives, in the multitude of shapes, forms and lessons that they show themselves in.
A full moon is also a time for letting go, and you will also work to release stuck energy, ideas and patterns through the crafting of intention and guided journaling.
The evening will close with a deep energy healing savasana bringing your whole system back into balance.
Amisha & Mischa are yoga teachers & priestesses with a mutual love & motivation towards the discovery of yoga as both teachers & students. They have spent time in India together visiting temples and deepening their practice and continue to inspire and compliment one another with their passion and curiosity to challenge themselves, each other and their students towards growth.
They love to teach together and offer retreats and workshops combining Yoga, Meditation, Healing, Ritual, Dance, Sacred Sound & Earth Prayer.
An immersive weekend of heart centred Rasa Yoga practices.
Fire Flow: Liberate & Activate
A dynamic practice, honouring the agni (fire) aspect; there will be a challenging flow with exploration of sequencing and biomechanics to open and strengthen the body into safe and beautiful backbends, balances and inversions.
Nectar Drop: Flow, Explore & Restore
A slow and deep practice to invoke the the nourishing qualities of soma (nectar) with fluid asana and restorative work woven with chanting and breath to open the heart and quieten the mind.
Asana. Myth. Mantra. Ritual
A soulful and playful morning of sacred practices, with storytelling, crafting intention, mantra, mudras and movement.
Join me for an immersive Rasa Yoga workshop of heart centred practices to liberate the spine and activate the heart energy. We will move through a dynamic practice, honouring the agni (fire) aspect and opening the and strengthening the body toward safe and beautiful backbends. There will be a combination of challenging flow and slower held poses with exploration of creative sequencing and biomechanics to create a playful and expansive practice.
Some experience recommended.
Venue: Down to Earth, Tufnell Park
Join me for a 7 day retreat with Destination Yoga Retreats in Puglia, Italy at the beautiful La Rosa dei 4 Venti, a family run yoga retreat set in an elegantly restored 16th century masseria (a traditional farmhouse found in the Puglia region). Staying true to the old Apulian style, many of the authentic features of the farm are still in place and provide an idyllic backdrop for this yoga holiday.
Yoga Philosophy, Asana, Puja and Delicious Raw Chocolate!
This sacred afternoon celebrates not only the the Spring Equinox but also our version of Holi using the brightness of asana, traditional puja, delicious herb infused Spring flower infused hand-made chocolates and the philosophy of welcoming the new vibrancy of light into our sadhana (spiritual practice).
In this class we will explore the yogic understanding of mantra as a key aspect of the language of our ‘human spiritual physiology’. Mantra has been described as the sonic form of divinity and a 'time release capsule of light and love’ (Sally Kempton). We will use a number of different bija sounds, seed syllables and also longer mantras, both in stillness and within our asana (posture) practice to unlock and experience the power of this inner vibration.
No experience necessary, just a willing mind and heart.
Contact Yogahome for bookings.
Join me for an uplifting and nourishing day of yoga, meditation, restoration and togetherness.
We will dive into the world of Rasa yoga, exploring body and breath through movement and stillness, meditation, chanting and ritual.
The morning practice will be more dynamic, honouring the agni (fire) aspect; there will be a challenging flow with exploration of sequencing and biomechanics to open and strengthen the body. The afternoon practice will be gentler and quieter, invoking the nourishing qualities of soma (nectar) with fluid asana and restorative practice and chanting to open the heart.
This workshop is limited to 15 persons so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tea and healthy snacks provided.
We will also have a break for lunch where we can sit in the gallery cafe together which serves delicious vegan food and drinks.
Venue: St Margarets House, E2
Earlybird £65 (until 31 October)
Book via paypal - firstname.lastname@example.org <3
Join me with Yogascapes for the trip of a lifetime on this adventure yoga retreat to the mystical lands of Peru.
Information from Yogascapes:
"We've have created an adventure where the yoga, the travel, the people, the culture, the nature, the food, the history and the healing all come together to create a unique life-changing experience. This trip will be led by our local guides, amazing yoga teacher Mischa & be hosted at our favorite retreat centers in Peru. It will be the ideal/safe environment for you to sink into the adventure, explore Peru and discover yourself....READ MORE
I am excited to introduce The Goddess Series, a multi part workshop over the Autumn 2017. We will explore deep asana, stories, mudras, mantras and chants and ritual as we dive into the exploration of the Goddesses, starting with Lakshmi, Durga and Kali. The Durga workshop has magically aligned with the last day of Navaratri, the great Hindu festival of the Goddess in her many forms. We will honour yoga as ritual through our intention and a multi dimensional practice, in a deep and transformational way.
Join me for a 2 hour Rasa Yoga workshop where we will explore asana, breath, alignment, mudras mantra and intention. Our intention (sankalpa) is our deepest hearts longing and when we listen in and anchor ourselves in this truth, aligning ourselves again and again with our deepest core values and inner yearning, we start to embody the way of the heart.
Mischa and Jemima invite you to spend a day of Yoga in Jemima's temple garden.
Jemima and Mischa will lead an asana, pranayama and meditation session between them, classes will be accompanied by live sitar music from the beautiful Sam, enjoy a delicious Indian brunch by Phoebe, bask in a reiki healing bath held by Mischa and Henri and Phoebe, and embrace the magic of kirtan with the help of Mischa's harmonium. Please feel free to bring shakers and drums if you have them!
YOGA . MEDITATION . RITUAL . SUNSHINE . NATURE
We hope you can join us for 5 days in the wild land of northern Portugal for Flow and Beyond: A Summer Soulful Yoga Retreat led by Mischa Varmuza.
Mischa will lead daily immersive and soulful yoga practices, where we will dive deep into movement, breath, stillness and ritual.
A 2 part day workshop at St Margaret's House, in Bethnal Green, E2, 10 JUNE 2017.
Morning 10 am - 12.30 pm ~ FIRE FLOW: Backbends, Inversions, Pranayama and Mudra
Afternoon 2 - 4.30 pm ~ NECTAR DROP: Hips, Meditation, Mantra and Restorative
Email to register interest as places will be limited so we can go deep together and booking will be open for a limited time only.
£50 for both workshops if booked together before 22 May. £60 thereafter.
Mountain Light Retreat returns for the second time at Casa Dana in Andalucia, Spain.
I hope you can join us for a long weekend of immersive yoga and meditation and practices, healing, ayurvedic nourishment, nature and rest in the mystical hills of Southern Spain.
Join me for another beautiful weekend at Poundon House in Oxfordshire to renew and fill yourself up in the midst of the winter.
We will come together for morning and afternoon yoga practices, nourish our souls and bellies with healthy vegetarian food, celebrate life with song and dance, ceremony and life-affirming rituals, go deeper with meditation, pranayama, refresh with long country- walks and make connections with like-minded, lovely souls. As well as a lot of time in the shala with myself, there will be open fires to bask before, long walks to be taken, hot baths to relax in, massages and treatments to release tension and a creative workshop time to spark our imaginations into life.
This carefully crafted retreat will nourish your soul and guide you lovingly towards the longer days and approaching Spring with an open mind and strong heart.
Email email@example.com for more details.
New Year Soul Dive – dive deep into your hearts
Join us for an immersive yoga experience as we dive deep into our hearts and practice over a three- day retreat in the luxurious and beautiful setting of Oxfordshire's Poundon House. Guided by our gifted teacher and experienced retreat leader Mischa, we will celebrate the past and present and craft heartfelt intentions as we look ahead to the New Year.
FP ESCAPES presents THE ART OF RITUAL
MISCHA VARMUZA & MAGGIE HARSSEN
I am excited to be back in Andalucia this Autumn for a magical and unique collaboration between Free People and Yogascapes. I will be leading daily immersive and soulful yoga along side my fellow guide, Maggie Harssen, who will bring her Shamanic wisdom to the retreat, leading us through ritual and ceremony.
The fertile lands of Andalucia remain suspended between the sea and stars and serve as the ideal host for our Spain yoga retreat. In this magical setting we will weave daily ritual into our lives, learning about time-honored local customs and world-wide traditions. Studies have shown that performing a ritual can increase enjoyment and perceived value. On this yoga retreat, we will study the art of ritual as a way to infuse our daily lives with meaning, using Spain’s rich history in the subject as a guide.
Weaving the magic of breath and flow.
Join me for a 2 hour exploration of vinyasa flow as we dive into the breath and body to open our hearts, strengthen our bodies, calm the breath and settle our minds. Expect to be challenged, working to your highest capacity whilst leaving feeling deeply relaxed and spacious.
I am delighted to invite you to join me in Andalucia, a place I hold close to my heart, this Spring for a long weekend of magic in the mystical hills of Southern Spain.
Casa Dana sits on the hillside just beneath the traditional whitewashed village of Gaucin. The villa is set in stunning gardens which will be in full colourful bloom at this time, as will the hills with wild flowers. The views from the terrace stretch over the Spanish hills and coastline to Africa and beyond… you can lose yourself in the horizon for hours. There are seven beautiful and individually decorated bedrooms and plenty of corners and caverns for reading and relaxing.
A NEW YEARS WORKSHOP, LONDON, UK
"There is no certainty there is only flow, within that flow there are possibilities" - Swami Chetanananda
London yogis I am back in London for just a few days and excited to offer a 2 hour workshop on Saturday 23rd January at Coate Street studios, E2, 10am-12pm.
Join me for a dynamic and soulful vinyasa flow journey as we move with awareness and precision to reset our bodies and strengthen our intention for the New Year. We will look at the layers of the practice, and open our hearts to possibility within the flow, building heat and strength so that we find the courage tho step into our own power.
Expect a full spectrum practice. Some experience recommended.
£25 via paypal to confirm your booking.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or booking.