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Numerous studies have shown that crafting is just as beneficial for your personal wellbeing and mental health as Pilates, yoga and mindfulness are for both physical and mental health. Our Stitch yourself Happy holidays combine craft sessions with our most popular experts with mind & body sessions from experienced qualified tutors to leave you relaxed and refreshed and full of crafting inspiration!
Emma Leith is a crochet designer, author and regular contributor to Simply Crochet Magazine (Immediate Media). Her work is a celebration of colour and an expression of her desire to create meaning and joy in all that she does. Inspired by Einsteins quote “Creativity is contagious pass it on” participants in her workshops feel treasured and valued by her happy demeanour and upbeat approach. Emma’s focus on the mindfulness aspect of working with yarn and colour gives an added dimension to her classes where participants enjoy a warm welcome, a space to breathe and a
boost in confidence.
Internationally renowned for her yarn-bombing exploits Emma has worked on numerous large scale commissioned yarn installations and gives regular talks and presentations on this popular movement. She works closely with Rico Design Yarns, Deramores and Simply Crochet producing projects that keep crochet fresh and exciting as it continues to enjoy its resurgence in popularity.
After qualifying with the world renowned Body Control Pilates Association in 2004, Rosalind Hoyes has been teaching Pilates in a vast range of environments worldwide, running her own studio for many years, and latterly teaching in the form of Holidays and Retreats as well as workshops.
Rosalind qualified as an NLP Practitioner in 2010 and, having studied at Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness, has developed an effective teaching technique which, whilst true to Joseph Pilates' Classic Mat series, incorporates her skills as a Mindfulness teacher to align and strengthen both body mind.
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Check in to your room from 3pm. Meet with your experts, retreat manager and fellow guests at dinner this evening.
Emma's workshop will focus on the mediative joys of crochet whilst learning some new stitches and techniques to create an hexagonal blossom-shaped motif. The workshop will lead you through every step as you immerse yourself in bursts of colourful blooms. Rosalind's Pilates workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to stretch and re-balance both mind and body. The exercises offered will be suitable for all levels of experience. The low-impact but effective Pilates-based stretches are designed to flow with your breath whilst encouraging enhanced flexibility, leaving you feeling relaxed but energised.
In Emma's workshop today we will learn how to join each motif using the ‘join as you go’ method - a much loved joining technique that requires no sewing! Rosalind's Pilates workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to stretch and re-balance both mind and body. The exercises offered will be suitable for all levels of experience. The low-impact but effective Pilates-based stretches are designed to flow with your breath whilst encouraging enhanced flexibility, leaving you feeling relaxed but energised.
Tour Notes: Although there are no mobility requirements for this tour, please note that you will need to be able to make your own way between our workshop room, your bedroom and the restaurant, which could involve walks of up to 5 minutes. If you require full disabled access, please check with us before booking.
Single Room Supplement from £55.00 (3 days).
Uniquely crafted for lovers of crochet, this Stitchtopia crochet holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded crafters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented crochet expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.
This stylish and contemporary four-star hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. In a convenient location, Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club is easily accessible from the M1, M6, M40 and Birmingham Airport, and is just a short drive to Northampton and Coventry.
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