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relax & renew - yoga retreat


Saturday, September 14th, 2024
9:00am to 5:00pm
(arrive from 8.30am)






Eight Core Club
49 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4EX


£110 per person In-Studio
Spaces strictly limited
Vegetarian lunch included

retreat programme

09:00am – 10:30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
10:30 – 11:00am Meditation
11.00am – 1.00pm Self awareness & Goal setting workshop
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2.00 – 3.30pm Breath workshop with Irek
3:30 – 5:00pm Gong Bath with Tim

vinyasa flow yoga

Vinyasa Flow Yoga, often described as moving breathing meditation, is a dynamic breath-focused practice. Expect a strong class that utilizes sun salutations to link intelligently sequenced poses into a continuous, organic flow. Alina will provide variations to cater to yogis of all levels – from new yogis to advanced practitioners.


Leave the hustle and bustle of London behind and start the day with this 30 minute meditation. Alina will guide you away from the stress of the city into a blissful state of cool, calm contentment. Relax and unwind, allowing body and mind to arrive on the mat for the invigorating day ahead.

self awareness & goal setting workshop

Become the best version of yourself this year – set goals for 2023 and transform your dreams into action. This workshop will give you clarity on your goals and intentions. Start transforming your dreams into action. 

transformational breath workshop

In this workshop Irek will teach you all there is about breath from physiological to psychological aspects. Learn how to use your breath, a very natural tool everyone has at their disposal, to calm nervous system, maximise your efficiency and operate at your very best. This workshop will allow you to immerse yourself 

gong bath

Designed to offer relaxation, emotional release, and pain relief, Tim will take you through 2 hours of healing through the calming sounds of Gongs. To finish the day, Tim will lead you through a series of relaxation meditation and mindfulness, allowing your mind and body to fully relax into an alpha-dominant or theta-dominant brainwave state, and appreciate all the amazing work you have achieved. 

food & drink

To reap the maximum benefits of the retreat, we recommend not consuming alcohol on Friday night and refraining from eating breakfast on Saturday morning. Water, as well as a selection of herbal teas, are available throughout the day. Lunch is not included, so please a nutritious lunch with you. 

Meet the teachers

Meet the teachers

Alina Bialek

Alina Bialek

Senior Yoga Teacher / Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist

Alina has been teaching yoga since 2010 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Senior Yoga Teacher, having taught thousands of hours of Yoga classes. Alina’s approach to teaching is fun, inspiring, and will push you to do the absolute best you can. She will guide and support you through your individual yoga journey and take you deeper into the practice.

Alina is well experienced – she has opened multiple Yoga studios throughout London and has managed Yoga Teacher Training programs for Stewart Gilchrist.

With Alina, you will focus on learning the fundamentals of Yoga. You will be safely guided through postures, sequencing, alignment, and breathwork!

Tim Byford

Tim Byford

Gong Practitioner 

Tim is a gong practitioner, musician, and facilitator. He graduated in music and went on to work in the entertainment industry and as a community musician working with the homeless and young people. During this time he also studied hypnotherapy.

In 2010 he was introduced to the gong and was immediately entranced. Initial study with the College of Sound Healing led to the realisation that the field of sacred sound was the perfect fit for his past experience, as a musician, working with people and his interest and deep love of the esoteric. He continued to deepen his knowledge in the way of the gong with multiple trainings with Gong Masters Don Conreaux and Aidan Mcintyre and takes the approach that it is life long learning.

He currently works with the gong, drum, and other instruments delivering events, workshops, and training. He aims to approach his work with deep care and a sense of playfulness.

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