AUTUMN LIGHT 2016 with Mischa Varmuza

Dates to be released soon.

We are honoured to be working with exceptionally talented yogi and teacher Mischa Varmuza.

We are so excited to have Mischa leading another yoga retreat at Poundon House. Our annual ‘Autumn Light’ retreat is going to be a wonderful collaborative long weekend of immersive yoga, delicious gluten, dairy and refined-sugar free vegetarian food. Mischa will design and lead the yoga and Poundon House will create a unique and beautiful retreat space.

More about Mischa

Yoga forms the framework of Mischa’s life; bringing her strength, flexibility and discipline both on and off the mat whilst reminding her to stay present, open and compassionate. It has taught her to find space between thoughts and actions and to see lightness in the dark moments, cementing both awareness and gratitude into her life which has transformed her perception of the world.

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Mischa photographed at Poundon House by Eneka Stewart. Autumn Light 2015

Mischa teaches a heartfelt practice with strong steady flow, creative sequencing and a deep focus on breath and alignment. Her classes also include a quieter restorative and yin element to restore and bring stillness. Her intention is to both challenge, strengthen and restore, holding a space for individuals to open, reflect and absorb. She draws her understanding from a number of styles and traditions and her classes are woven with philosophy, myth and stories as well as including carefully curated soundtracks, mantra and ritual. Mischa is inspired by the potential of the practice to transform, expand and heal and is committed to her own study and practice as the foundation of her teaching. Having been based in London teaching at some of the leading studios there she is now a travelling yogini who spends her time between Asia and Europe practicing and teaching. Mischa’s teaching is passionate and knowledgeable, taking you on a journey of self inquiry and unfolding.

Over the years yoga and meditation has shifted her entire attitude towards well being and led her towards an infinite exploration of ways to further support, energise and restore one’s health.

Supporting her body, both from within and out has provided a whole new level of access to greater wellbeing and peace. She believes wholeheartedly in the transformational and healing powers of a natural, nourishing lifestyle – going back to our roots and reconnecting with the basic rhythms of life. Nutrition has offered her what is essentially a very simple and incredibly powerful approach to good health and happiness. Learning to listen to what her body needs and exploring the beautiful, colourful world of fresh, whole, healing foods is a rewarding and exciting journey in itself.

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Mischa Varmuza photographed at Poundon House by Eneka Stewart

TRAINING

Mischa is certified with Yoga Alliance and completed my 200 hours with leading vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham for whom she holds huge gratitude and has continued to study with and assist since. She has studied intensively at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai and with senior Iyengar teachers Usha Devi in Rishikesh and Alaric Newcombe in London and attends classes and workshops both in the UK and abroad with many other teachers includine Tias Little and Rod Stryker. She is currently doing her 300 hour advanced teacher training under Sianna Sherman who is of enormous influence and inspiration.

Mischa is a graduate from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and is fully qualified in Naturopathy, Nutritional Therapy and Iridology. She has also studied Reiki at The Reiki Centre in India with Reiki Grandmaster Ritu Sood who brought her attention more deeply to the energetic body. Additionally her travels to Peru have brought shamanic influence to her practices and teaching.

Mischa is fully insured for all of her practices.

She is dedicated to continuing her study, practice and professional development in all of her practices and is indebted and eternally grateful to each and every teacher with whom she has and continues to learn with.

What’s included?

– a long weekend at luxurious private venue Poundon House, set in its beautiful 6 acre garden in Oxfordshire (arrival from 3pm Friday, departure 4pm Sunday);

– yoga practices and bespoke Autumn Light Retreat designed and led by experienced yogi Mischa;

– healthy yet nourishing vegetarian food;

– 30-minute treatment with one of our experienced and professional therapist;

– afternoon tea / snacks between meals;

– a long countryside stomp on Saturday;

– peace, quiet, connections and giggles with like-minded people.

If you would like to register your interest in this retreat please contact alicia@poundonhouse.com

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Mischa Varmuza photographed at Poundon House by Eneka Stewart