Dee understands the difficulty of trying to integrate exercise into a busy lifestyle and her maxim is ‘yoga should stretch to fit your needs. This is especially true during pregnancy (take her word for it).
Catherine Crothers United Kingdom
http://www.yogavillage.ie - Yoga Village
The word ‘precious’ means ‘of great value’. In life, when we find something precious, we guard it carefully and want to keep it to ourselves for fear it may become diluted if shared. In Sabina is precious, but it is meant to be shared. When it is shared, it becomes more precious, because so many of us can benefit from everything that it has to offer. The greatest gift to ourselves is to mind our physical and mental well-being. In Sabina offers care and nurturing for both, in the most stunning setting imaginable. My third year at In Sabina with Dee, my yoga teacher, was perfect, and there are not many trips or holidays deserve that word. Our morning meditation practice led to a delicious healthy breakfast. Time to prepare for yoga meant wandering through the gardens, and through a beautiful shady walk through tall bamboos, then happening upon the amazing platform. I do think this is the crème de la crème of yoga spaces. It is an elevation perched beautifully in the side of a hill, with views only of surrounding fields and mountains. The only sounds are distant cow bells and birdsong. Two and a half hours later, and we wander back to eagerly peruse the dishes for lunch, prepared from produce grown in the gardens of In Sabina, and presented beautifully on platters atop wooden barrels. The most magnificent table of one long piece of wood is soon laden with delicious goodies and provides the space to chat and get to know those travelling the same road. Afternoons can be spent reading, relaxing, sitting by the pool, wandering the property, ambling into the local village for coffee, or simply reading the glorious books you never get time to look at when home. Then it is time to meet in the yoga room which has a magnificent view of the ever-changing sunsets. Here we can do some feline stretches or literally dance to the beat of our own drum with Dee’s wonderful selection of music. Thereafter, we have dinner, when you can have a glass of wine if you are so inclined, or our ritual of Green and Black chocolate to feast upon with Peppermint Tea. Candlelit surroundings create the most restful atmosphere, and our laughter and stories can probably entertain the local villages as the countryside settles into sleep.
The magic of In Sabina for me is Dee, as she creates the space to share or meditate, to dance or to deepen the yoga experience.
It is Precious in its’ truest form. And it does need to be shared.