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Jan 27 29 2017
Friday 27th Jan to Sunday 29th Jan 2017

The Creative Warrior: Yoga & Creative Writing Weekend


To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Connect with your body and mind in this weekend designed to allow your creativity to blossom while taking your body to your next level.
Guests from many different backgrounds and yoga levels are welcome, from total beginners to the experienced practitioner. All classes and/ or workshops are optional, but we recommend at least two activities a day.

The Weekend
Daily Yoga sessions highlights:
• Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions
• Concentration methods
• Awareness of the breath (pranayama)
• Awareness and alignment of the bandha (the internal support)
• Headstands workshop

Daily meditation sessions
5k morning run (optional)
2 nights accommodation

Daily writing workshop highlights:
• Identifying strengths and weaknesses as a writer of fiction
• General awareness of fiction writing
• How to draw characters and establish settings
• How character and place interact
• Getting published
• Blog writing

Daily vegetarian or vegan breakfast, lunch and evening meal.

To book, email or call Cintia Silva
07824 484 574 or cintialyu@hotmail.com

Practitioners: Andrew LownieRobin AuroraCintia Silva

Andrew Lownie was born in 1961 and was educated in Britain and America. He read history at Magdalene College, Cambridge where he was President of the Union. He went on to gain an MSc at Edinburgh University and spend a year at the College of Law in London. After a period as a bookseller and journalist, he began his publishing career as the graduate trainee at Hodder & Stoughton. In 1985 became an agent at John Farquharson, now part of Curtis Brown, and the following year became the then youngest director in British publishing when he was appointed a director. He set up the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency in 1988.

Since 1984 he has written and reviewed for a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Spectator and Guardian, which has given him good journalistic contacts. As an author himself, most notably of a biography of John Buchan and a literary companion to Edinburgh, he has an understanding of the issues and problems affecting writers. He is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents and Society of Authors and was until recently the literary agent to the international writers’ organisation PEN.

Robin has been practising yoga since 1996 and teaching Hatha Yoga since September 1999. In October 2003 he qualified as a certified British Wheel of Yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance accredited and a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. Robin’s dedication to Ashtanga yoga is reflected in his annual pilgrimage to Mysore, India to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute with Sharath Rangaswamy, Saraswati and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji – the father of Ashtanga yoga).

Robin’s motivation and exceptional drive, interlaced with a keen sense of humour, have gained him respect as a young competent yogi. His unique teaching style integrates energetic enthusiasm with a solid, conscientious and focused approach.

Cintia started her practice in 2008 studying in Brazil with DeRose, President of Honour in one of the most successful networks of self-development in Brazil, Portugal and Argentina, with a good penetration in other European countries and awarded numerous titles and honours from various institutions around the world. Cintia teaches privately in North London where she is based and in Ibiza from July to September. Instead of trying to fit different people into standard positions, her students are encouraged to express themselves through the poses to their fullest ability.