LoveYogaHealing

Love Yoga Healing offers the healing power of Hatha yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation retreats in beautiful natural settings in UK and Cyprus.

  • Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Really Good 8.1/10

Based on 4 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$899

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
from US$899
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Really Good 8.1/10

Based on 4 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$443

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
from US$443
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
Limited availability
2 people currently interested

Really Good 8.1/10

Based on 4 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$899

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
from US$899
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
Limited availability
2 people currently interested

Really Good 8.1/10

Based on 4 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$443

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
from US$443
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Really Good

Based on 4 reviews
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Shama Sara Palmer

Shama learned yoga from her yoga teacher, who taught her the power of the breathing practices of Hatha yoga. She spent a lot of time traveling around the globe to places such as India, Japan, Thailand, Italy, USA, Canada, and the Bahamas, where she learned from and practiced many healing and spiritual traditions, before managing an integrative health clinic in London. She took her teacher training course from Sivananda Ashram yoga retreat in the Bahamas.

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    Review by Marianna Panayiotou from United Kingdom

    my yoga retreat experience

    CONS Cons: The food could have been more interesting. We were definitely too many people in the room for yoga, so our poses were often compromised. I would have liked a bit more help in getting the poses right.

    PROS Pros: It was very relaxing and enjoyable. Shama was very good and knowledgeable. A great experience!

    5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-05 06:20:50

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    Review by Susie Rabin from United Kingdom

    Great quiet spot

    CONS Cons: Room was ok. Would have preferred not to be on the ground floor as a single woman - no safe and the window didn't lock - room didn't seem that secure. The food wasn't great. Classes were good, but there was very little feedback when people got poses wrong or didn't understand the pose (she did realise thus was an issue as this was much better on the Sunday).

    PROS Pros: Lovely location. Nice group of people. Good amount and range of sessions

    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-03 07:25:42

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    Review by Jenny Harris from United Kingdom

    An enjoyable experience

    PROS Pros: The whole experience

    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-03 06:02:59

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    Review by Elvira Gill from United Kingdom
    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-03 05:31:31

Testimonials

  • Review by Katie from London, United Kingdom

    "Thank you very much for everything last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and thank you for all your support when I had my emotional time! I thought the location was amazing I loved it and really enjoyed getting into yoga again. The meditation and chanting were so calming, I have been humming the chanting in the morning when I wake, doing some sun salutations in my garden first thing. Long may it continue! I would really like to come to one of your workshop days and I would love to come again next year! Lots of love and a huge thank you again for such a wonderful week."

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  • Review by Pia Henfridsson from Warwickshire, UK

    "Thank you Shama for the lovely week you put together for us at Cyprus. The full moon retreat was indeed an amazing mind, body, and soul yoga experience. Namaste."

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  • Review by Nikki Weclawek from London, UK

    "I have been on two of the Cyprus retreats and taken huge amounts away from both. I always thought I did yoga prior to these retreats but I now realize I didn't really! With such a great teacher who truly cares, I have finally started to learn yoga; the mind, body, and soul kind! Thanks, Shama."

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  • Review by Cecilia Diana from Sweden

    "I attended the full moon retreat in May 2016. I had the chance to experience this through my friend who now lives in England and knows the talented Shama (since I live in Sweden). A retreat for body, soul, and mind, and I take many new skills, experiences, and friends with me home."

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  • Review by Diana Owen from Warwickshire, UK

    "Amazing full moon retreat in Cyprus led by Shama, a full program from dawn to dusk (nearly) going deeply into many aspects of yoga and the divine feminine. Thanks Shama for all the fun we had, the joy we shared, and the opportunity to deepen our practice in such beautiful surroundings. This was my second year on these retreats - looking forward to the next one!"

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  • Review by Mandy McLeod from UK

    "Shama's dedication to and love of yoga in all its forms shines through in all of her teachings, it's a privilege to share in this. Both of the retreats I have enjoyed in Cyprus have been huge life enhancing."

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  • Review by Lauren from Lemington, UK

    "Dear Shama, I contacted quite a few yoga teachers when making my first enquiries, and to be completely honest you were the only person who came back to me and said you would be able to help, which I find quite hard to believe considering that the benefits of yoga during any kind of life-altering situation like that are fairly well documented. As for myself, I truly believe that learning basic beginners poses and breathing exercises helped me immeasurably during my treatment last year, both physically and mentally. I feel that they (combined with traditional medical intervention) helped to keep my immune system healthy, strong, and on track not once during my treatment was I neutropenia, which I've been told is quite rare. Physically, the exercises helped ease general joint pain and my digestive system, and the arm / shoulder ones were a great accompaniment to the general physic exercises I had been set to help improve the movement in my arm post-surgery. I also found the short relaxation exercises you taught me invaluable in being able to mentally deal with insomnia, which becomes part and parcel with all of the drugs. Post treatment, I have found the general mindset that you get from yoga to be brilliant in helping to deal with day-to-day stress: in going back to work, and also having to deal with the events of the last year. My arm is still at risk of lymphedema, and the gentle stretching that yoga encourages I have found to be the best way of helping to keep this at bay, and reducing symptoms when they start."

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  • Review by Karen Dodd from Wellesbourne, UK

    "I am 58 years old, female and always loved swimming and exercise but despite being active, I gained three stone in weight over a five year period. I thought I was lazy and greedy until I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I had so many clothes and shoes that I couldnt wear. At the start of this year I began to practice yoga with Shama in Alveston and Wellesbourne, and it has had a big impact on my weight, my shape and my health. Before I started to practice yoga, I had mobility problems due to pain, fatigue and insomnia. I could not work for long periods at the computer or standing due to pain. The pain began as two frozen shoulders which then lead to back pain. I had stopped doing a lot of things for fear of hurting my back. Yoga has given me the confidence to start doing all the things I had stopped doing for fear of triggering pain. I had always swam a lot and for 2 years did not swim which left me feeling weak and tired. I joined Walton Hall so that I could start practicing yoga. And after just four classes, I began to realized I was sleeping all night, waking up earlier, I could now do the gardening and computer work without having to stop. Yoga has given me the ability to work and play in a way I did in my youth. I have always had a happy disposition and a spring in my step, but I lost that due to pain. Yoga over the past 6 months has really healed a lot of the problems I had been having with my body. And through the education given in class, I now know that if aches and pains arise, I have the right understanding to get rid of the pain. One of the reasons I was attracted to yoga was to manage the challenge of my only child going off to university have been able to cope with the separation very well, I know it is early days but yoga has managed my moods through recent stressful events.After yoga I sleep soundly and wake up earlier than ever before have not had the usual reactive depression to these big changes that I probably would have had in the past before I took up yoga. Shama is a gentle teacher and has helped me to maximize my potential within the limits of my body, its strengths and weaknesses. I had a few private lessons in the beginning to learn the practices in detail, and this gave me the confidence to attend more classes and improve my own practice. I now have much more strength, flexibility and general confidence. And regular yoga practice has helped my health in many ways."

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  • Review by Kate Findley from Barford, UK

    "Hi, Shama. Thank you so much for helping me with my lower back problems. The exercises you showed me have really worked and I have much less trouble getting to sleep. I was really impressed with the way you assessed my weak areas and designed a program specifically designed for me. I really enjoy your yoga classes too. I have tried yoga several times before and you are definitely the best teacher!"

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  • Review by Katie

    "Thank you very much for everything last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and thank you for all your support when I had my emotional time! I thought the location was amazing. I loved it and really enjoyed getting into yoga again. The meditation and chanting were so calming, I have been humming the chanting in the morning when I wake, doing some sun salutations in my garden first thing. Long may it continue! Thank you for the Dropbox photos. They are lovely. I am not sure how to put some of the photos I took in the Dropbox but I will try. If not, I may have to wait till one of my kids can do it for me when they come home! I would really like to come to one of your workshop days and I would love to come again next year! Lots of love and a huge thank you again for such a wonderful week."

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