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.
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.
Ms Pout explained, “It was initially a place to go with the family. We never had the idea of ââturning it into anything, then we suddenly thought other people might like it. and opened it as a campsite.
âTori 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.â
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.
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, âYoga 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.
âYou 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.
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Ms. Daughtrey said yoga is about “building a range of motion, flexibility and strength.”
She added, âEveryone thinks you need to be flexible to do yoga, but it’s best to come if you can’t touch your toes.
âIt 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.
âPeople should strive to establish a routine. Once a week is fine, you don’t have to do yoga every day.
âThe 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.”