Norwich pub yoga instructor expands camping sessions in 2022


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8:33 am January 3, 2022



A Thorpe St Andrew yoga instructor who has hosted pub and paddle sessions is looking forward to growing her business in her second year.

Tori Daughtrey of Waveney Flow Yoga launched Pose and Pint sessions at the Rivergarden on Yarmouth Road this spring with people of all skill levels taking part in yoga sessions in the pub garden.

The sessions have been moved to an upstairs room inside the pub during the winter months, and Ms Daughtrey intends to offer more yoga retreat weekends at a rural campsite in the middle from Norfolk this year.


Tori Daughtrey hosted yoga sessions at a pub at the Rivergarden in Thorpe St Andrew
– Credit: Tori Daughtrey

The yoga instructor has partnered with Gill Pout, who built the Old Kings Arms Campground in Garveston from repurposed and recycled materials, initially as a small family campground in the summer of 2020.


Old Kings Arms Campground in Garvestone

Old Kings Arms Campground in Garvestone
– Credit: Tori Daughtrey

Ms Pout explained, “It was initially a place to go with the family. We never had the idea of ​​turning it into anything, then we suddenly thought other people might like it. and opened it as a campsite.

“Tori is the niece of a friend of mine and she came over to have a look and really liked it. We started with three yoga retreats last year.”


Yoga Retreat at Old Kings Arms Campground in Garvestone

Yoga Retreat at Old Kings Arms Campground in Garvestone
– Credit: Tori Daughtrey

The campsite features a bell tent, two antique caravans that the family have renovated, and a restored pantechnicon van, which was originally a horse-drawn moving van.

And yoga retreats run Friday through Sunday at the campsite with a mix of morning and evening yoga sessions, plus home-cooked meals.


A candlelit yoga session hosted by Tori Daughtrey at Garvestone Campground

A candlelit yoga session hosted by Tori Daughtrey at Garvestone Campground
– Credit: Tori Daughtrey

Ms Daughtrey, who started Waveney Flow Yoga in May last year, is also planning to start paddleboard yoga retreats in 2022 rather than weekly classes.

The instructor said, “Yoga is the most accessible sport in the world. You don’t really need a yoga mat or leggings. All you need is a body and floor space like a mat or beach towel.


A yoga session taking place at Gill Pout campsite in central Norfolk

A yoga session taking place at Gill Pout campsite in central Norfolk
– Credit: Tori Daughtrey

“You don’t even need coaches. There doesn’t need to be a barrier to practice. I’ve taught people who lack arms or don’t have the ability with their legs. . ”

Visit www.waveneyflowyoga.com/ for more information.


A Pose and Pint yoga session taking place at the Rivergarden on Yarmouth Road in Norwich, led by To

A Pose and Pint yoga session taking place at the Rivergarden, on Yarmouth Road in Norwich, led by Tori Daughtrey.
– Credit: Danielle Booden

Tips for those starting yoga in 2022

Some city dwellers may opt for yoga as a New Year’s resolution.

Ms. Daughtrey said yoga is about “building a range of motion, flexibility and strength.”


Tori Daughtrey also facilitated paddleboard yoga sessions

Tori Daughtrey also facilitated paddleboard yoga sessions
– Credit: Tori Daughtrey

She added, “Everyone thinks you need to be flexible to do yoga, but it’s best to come if you can’t touch your toes.

“It can be very intimidating to go to classes where everyone is an expert. It’s best to release the pressure, find a good environment, and give yourself time.


A Pose and Pint yoga session taking place at the Rivergarden on Yarmouth Road in Norwich, led by To

A Pose and Pint yoga session at the Rivergarden on Yarmouth Road
– Credit: Danielle Booden

“People should strive to establish a routine. Once a week is fine, you don’t have to do yoga every day.

“The motivation to lose weight is never lasting. It is lasting to feel good and enjoy life, so find out what your trigger points are and have a strategy.

“If you’re feeling lethargic, rather than falling on the couch, grab the yoga mats.”


Tori Daughtery who hosts a Pose and Pint yoga session at Rivergarden on Yarmouth Road in No

Tori Daughtery hosting a Pose and Pint yoga session at Rivergarden on Yarmouth Road
– Credit: Danielle Booden