Dear Carl, It has been a real pleasure working with you and experiencing your calm mentoring. The three way practice has really helped me, thank you. I wish you and your family peace, joy, contentment and I hope you enjoy your future path in life. Love from Tina
Our first day of yoga began at 7.30 am with a gentle session to ease ourselves into the week. Carl’s style is flowing and kind to the body, and as well as stretching my limbs, I was pleasantly surprised to find my heart and mind opening further each day. A pranayama session followed each class, in which Carl introduced various techniques, some of which were familiar, but some were new to me. Following this there were short self-study sessions in which we considered the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Carl explained and discussed the yamas and niyamas. We would close with a short meditation session, sometimes including chanting, which was new to me and which I thoroughly enjoyed. Following the morning session, which lasted up to two hours, we were served a delicious breakfast, including fresh fruit from the orchards, home baked spelt bread, Gemma’s cheeses and honey, and tea and coffee.
Dear Carl, Ruth and Fleur,
Here are some of our precious memories for our time with you all and the uplifting yoga holiday we enjoyed. Ahh! those Tuscan aroma's in the heat of the afternoon; the swing of the hammock and shade of the vine leaves. The fresh pasta and local vin de table; the moon and the drums and the cool plunge pool; the friendly faces and lovely stretches in the yoga studio. The many reading hours that Lark had ( she loved Kite Runner which now Roger is devouring - thanks for that book), and the many happy swings she enjoyed with Fleur. The kindness of Ruth when we tagged along to go to the village to get another Winnie the Pooh set or an ice cream. The morning pranayama and yoga that helped me focus on my sacrum which was so good for me. For all this many thanks.
All the best and thanks again,
Claire Roger and Lark
"The wonderful environment of Gemma and Tonino's Tuscan biodynamic farm provides a perfect setting for Carl's dynamic and holistic yoga teaching. Hard to believe that there is anywhere so unspoilt - literally - left on earth, but there is."
"I found that the farm's magic worked to multiply the uplifting and restorative effects of Carl's yoga teaching, and of the holiday itself. I will be returning next year."
There was something absolutely magical about the combination of such a special place, beautiful weather, delicious healthy food and a great bunch of people. It just came together in a way that was completely perfect and I can't stop telling people what an amazing weekend I had! I've been keeping up my daily practise with renewed bharvana (I think that means focus!) and really benefiting from it. Even though I'm incredibly busy at work again in my bunker (a rather dismal windowless office), people have commented on my air of yogic calm.
"Thanks for a very positive weekend. I am feeling very clear and calm and really enjoyed the yoga & meditation & breathing exercises & your teaching them. I learned some very useful things & was very nourished by the lovely surroundings & accommodation. It might not appear so, but I feel that I made some real progress in my journey & I am grateful for your help. It was a fortuitous last minute booking! Sorry not to take our leave properly today. I was wondering whether you could give a one-to-one..." Cheers, Helen