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Happy Healthy Hips!

Hips hold emotional and physical injury from incorrect sitting, over-stretching and not balancing the range of movement. 


In order to find balance in our hips, there has to be less focus on opening hips and more focus on finding a healthy range of motion, rotation, a balanced pelvis and legs and precision with feet positions. This workshop will include standing, seated and restorative yoga and will have a deep relaxation. 

Hips the seat of your practice

Unlocking the mysteries of our hips, is much like a lotus flower, the hips have to be nurtured and encouraged to release, in this release we become the open, graceful blooming flower and in turn find “Sthira Sukham Asanam, the steadiness and ease in our seat.

Many of our negative emotions like to live in places in our bodies where they can hide out: places that get the least amount of stretching and release. While a hip opening posture may feel intense in the moment, you always feel so much better afterwards!

Practice starts with a heat building, hip & thigh warm up and move into a vibrant sun salutation sequence, after we will then move into a series of hip openers where you will spend time breaking down and exploring the postures  at deeper level with some long holds.

These workshops are suitable for everyone except complete beginners.

The Yoga Masterclass

Based on the teachings of Yogarupa Rod Stryker, these workshops are brilliant if you would like to deepen your knowledge of what yoga is based on, Tantra.

Raquel focuses on bringing out the best in you and to bring forth your full potential, using the tools of breath, postures, movement, and meditation.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn from a true Yogi, for further study and for deepening your practice, in particular for serious students, teacher trainees and teachers.

This is not suitable for beginners.
Minimum of 2 year practice.

The Master classes are 2 hours long.

Exchange £30

Yoga teacher £25 (email maria@wild-nest to receive discount voucher).

*You can book one session at the time, each month the date will be changed for the next class.

Essential Yoga Oils Workshop


This amazing workshop will show you how to use essential oils in alignment with the seasons, the chakras and the meridians ~ a beautiful way to compliment your yoga and meditation practice and to find natural solutions to your health and well-being.

Your senses will be delighted and awakened as Laura shares how you can use also use essential oils to ease anxiety, depression and raise low energy levels.

All welcome.

Yin & Anatomy

Anyone can work on a pose as long as it is modified and broken down to suit their body. In this workshop we will work with a variety of poses looking at target areas, range of movement and variations, exploring how this plays out in our yoga practice. We will look at different body's and learn to adjust our practice and needs to get the most from our practice. Instead of thinking "How can I force my body into this pose" you will learn how the practice can be modified to your own individual experience of "How can my body express this pose right now?"

What can I expect?

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to Yin yoga and the Anatomy of Asana. We will look at the main joints of the lower body and learn how the variations in these joints effect our asana practice. It will be followed by an immersive Yin yoga practice, applying variations and modifications to find the target area of the pose. We will close with a short Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation.

What will I gain from this workshop?

This workshop will provide you with multiple poses and variations to guide you through your yin and yang practice. You will leave with a renewed sense of wellbeing and freedom.

This workshop is for all those looking to understand how our bones and proportions determine the look of your practice.

Open to all.

Twist, Shake and Restore the Spine

In our hectic lives there is never time to truly detox.  We are going to use this workshop to detox on a physical, mental and emotional level.

We will use twists to detox  and  change the purification system into transformation.  We will use forward bends to calm the mind and nurture and restore the body, mind and emotion as well as smooth out the rough edges of our practice and restore our vitality. 

The energy of twists in yoga  is about the equaliser and creating stability in the body (samana) and forward bends uses a downward energy to calm and reground (apana).  We will  touch upon the basic  anatomy and physiology of twists and  Forward bends.

There will be an  element of Dynamic and  static poses throughout the workshop. 


We will finish with pranayama breathing and deep Yoga Nidra and end with a reflective contemplation to feel whole again.

These workshops are suitable for everyone except complete beginners.

Crystal Workshop

An introduction to the amazing world of

Are you drawn to crystals and would like to know more about them?
If so, join us for an introduction to crystals.

We will guide you through how to choose, care for and connect with crystals.
How to cleanse and recharge your
crystals and

working with crystal grids.

For a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, join Roz on

Saturday 17th September
3 - 5pm

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read full details & book your space...

Radiant Self – The Backbend Practice


According to the yoga sutras there are 5 causes of suffering called the kleshas. These are deep psycho-emotional triggers that affect everything we do, sayand feel.


The workshop will start with an overview of the kleshas to give you juicy insights into these concepts which we experience daily. Then you’ll move into a heart-opening asana practice to give insight how it can help you access ways to release the fear and small changes to and help overcome blockages that may stagnate in the body.

In this workshop you can expect to:

-  identify where you are stuck psychologically and emotionally

-  understand how the kleshas play out in real life through thoughts and habits

-  work with heart openers through the lens of the kleshas

-  learn the subtle anatomy of heart openers including bridge, bow, and pigeon backbend including modifications and variations.

The kleshas are one of the most accessible and efficient ways to experience very deep shifts of consciousness.

These workshops are suitable for everyone except complete beginners.

A restorative yoga
sequence involves only a few selected poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for up to 5 minutes, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle back bends. This is a wonderful way to completely relax, restore, reconnect and let go. Bliss.
Suitable for all levels.
The Vayus The Kriya for the Vayus is both energetic, fun and flowing. In yoga, we refer to the breath as Prana, the Life Force. ‘Prana' is the energy and the motion that flows through the mind and the body. It is divided into different frequencies that are called ‘Vayus'. The five main Vayus are the currents of a vital force, or wind. Prana-Vayu, Apana-Vayu, Samana-Vayu, Udana-Vayu, and Vyana-Vayu and we will be working with these five inner winds, for balancing and harmony. These five Vayus individually support functions of the body. These include: nourishing the brain & the eyes; the senses & thoughts; our digestion, the assimilation of food & the elimination of toxins. The vayus even support reproduction.

The Vayus combined functions affect our metabolism, our emotions and thoughts, our balance & coordination and how we communicate to others. If individual Vayus are weak, one can experience a low self esteem, a lack of motivation & mental focus, sluggish elimination and even anxiety. We will begin with a Pranayama Breath Series, followed by the Kriya. We allow the body to absorb the effects of the Kriya with a period of deep, healing relaxation by the vibrations of the Gong. To conclude our Workshop we will practice a Meditation for Cleansing, using the Apanic force. We will end the evening with tea, snacks and opportunity to share any experiences should you wish to do so.
Wellbeing with Essentials oils workshop

Introduction to essential oils.

An opportunity to explore the wonders of
10 beautiful essential oils for family first aid.

Your senses will be delighted and awakened as you learn about their amazing uses and benefits and how they can benefit your families health.

"I can’t shout loud enough at how
amazing Doterra essential oils are!"

For a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

with Sara Wood

This workshop will be back in the autumn

read full details & book your space...

Air Mandala

postponed until further notice

We practice with Air when we need lightness and opening. Air is light-hearted, joyful, curious, restless, independent, communicative, impractical, entertaining, intellectual, and trusting. The practice of Air activates the Stomach and Spleen Meridians by focusing on asanas that target the opening of the front of the body through backbends.

Book Air Mandala...


Water Mandala

postponed until further notice

We become Water when we need softness and fluidity. Water is compassionate, forgiving, understanding, emotional, creative, intuitive and spiritual. The practice of Water activates the Liver Meridian focusing on asanas that target the muscles of the Groin.


Book Water Mandala...

Friday Fika
Fika is making special time for friends and colleagues, to chat and share a cup of coffee or tea.
This week in our Friday Fika we will chat about the Chakras, what they are, how they work and affect our bodies.
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with Malin Johansson

The methodology behind this series of workshops is based on honouring the ever-changing energy in the here and now.

Working with the Mayan calendar, which operates under the principle of going with the flow of the specific energy of the day, each of the below workshops have been scheduled to work with the energy of the four elements.

The intention of the Mandala Vinyasa practice is to honour the creative energy in all its manifestations. It opens us to a deeper level or introspection as we move and expand around the mat. It allows us to access a deeper level of awareness than what we might experience through a more linear practice.

The power of the practice resides in the fact that it follows a specific purpose and methodology. This can be a focus towards an element, a chakra or a muscle group. The clear intention of the practice allows us to revisit groups of muscles or target areas of the body that helps us reach our goal. This repetition is a constant message that starts with Yin Yoga, runs through Sun Salutations and is reinforced in different perspectives in both the standing and seated series.

About Wild Nest

I have always wanted to create a place where you can pause and take breath, a place to spend some ‘me time’ with a favourite cup of tea. I am a great believer in the power of a positive environment and a few well-chosen items can connect your mind, body and soul.


I hope this is somewhere you feel like spending some time, somewhere to shop and ‘hang out’. It is a space where you can find a gift for a friend or a treat for yourself, as well as a place to find some inspiration through yoga, meditation and uplifting affirmations.


As a little girl, I grew up in the wild woods of Sweden. I spent most days climbing trees, building dens and clearing streams with my siblings and cousins. We had a favourite old birch tree that we called "Laten" "The Lazy", it had the most perfect branches to lie on and watch the world go by. I still have a strong passion for the great outdoors, especially the trees, and a favourite is the Silver Birch - the Lady of the Woods. Standing tall and beautiful their energy is so grounding and energising. I wanted to create a space to share a little of this energy with the world, this is Wild Nest.


WILD – for the spiritual and inspirational great outdoors

NEST – for the connection with you, loved ones and a safe place to practice.


I hope you enjoy, please let me know what you think as all feedback will be gratefully received. Get in touch...



About me

I fell in love with it Yoga the moment I did my first class some 20 years ago. It's a love that turned into a part-time job, I am fully qualified and practice with both adults, teens and children. It was through Yoga, Reiki (qualified practitioner) and Meditation that I learned to deepen my connection to the spiritual side of life.

I have spent most my working life in retail and love the impact this most ancient of industries can have on peoples wellbeing. I love interacting with inspiring people and being surrounded by beautiful and uplifting items.


I am lucky to have a very handy and creative family making all kinds of strange and wonderful things, you will be able to find some of their work on this site soon. It is their creativity that inspired me to start ‘making’ and I have been distributing my jewellery through local shops for a while now.




Feel Good Friday!with Charlotte AustinIncrease your levels of happiness, through mindful connection to your thoughts, feelings, and actions.During this workshop we explore the mind-body connection and how your thoughts either move you closer to happiness or unhappiness.We explore the body through breath-work and pressure points, noticing where you feel tension and learning how to release it. This practice teaches you how to identify ‘cognitive dissonance’ (a major cause of depression and anxiety) and will give clear and simple guidance on how to overcome it using mindfulness, movement and breath-work.Guided meditation during the workshop will pose questions such as ‘Does what I think and feel on the inside match up with how I act on the outside?’ Through these contemplations you’ll understand yourself better, becoming clearer about how to increase your levels of happiness.Exchangeincludes tea and snacks to end the evening.Book your space... 

Raquel Alves is a Para YogaBWY and Sivananda Yoga Teacher, Raquel is also a yoga therapist, she is a qualified Body therapist in various styles, Ayurveda, Aromatherapy and Indian head massage, Reiki and Esoteric healing.  She is a Mentor for Yoga Campus Teacher training, a Foundation course teacher and TPOT observer for BWY.

Raquel began her journey at the age of 13 – when initiated into TM meditation. Her interest in yoga asanas started in her early 20’s & began to learn from the Sivananda yoga book. She emigrated to England & her teacher suggested she do a teacher training course which she completed in 1992 & qualified as a Sivananda Yoga Teacher and started teaching then. Still seeking more knowledge, Raquel joined the British Wheel of Yoga to work very closely with Swami Dayamurti with whom she lived for a year. She also completed a yoga therapy course with Sushill Batcharya of Nepal. She has also worked extensively with the Iyengar system, which she uses in her teaching to emphasise correct alignment. She came across Ashtanga Yoga 2000 and begun practicing under the guidance of John Scott. In November 2004 she went to study in India, she spent 4 months studying with Sri K. Pattabi Jois.

In 2006 she met her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker and is now a Para Yoga Teacher, she assists him when he comes to the UK and Europe to teach.. She has worked extensively with many well known teachers, to name a few, David Swenson, Lino Miele, Mat & Etzy, Sarah Powers, Shiva Ray, Richard Freedman, Ana Forrest, Liz Lark and many more.

She brings a wealth of knowledge to her teaching & empowers her students to have fun, and to enquiry within, and empower themselves.

Wild's Weekend Workshops

 We love to offer a variety of workshops.
Something for everyone and a chance to get a little bit deeper into
your favorite practice.


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