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Issue 28: Attendees' Feedback from Spring Retreat
Issue 26: Laren Dojo (Holland) 30-year Celebration
Issue 24: Report from Laren Dojo Non-salt Half Fasting

Issue 22: Conscious Action and Relaxation in Asana Practice III
Issue 20: Celebration of Okido Yoga UK 30 years
Issue18: Report from Laren Dojo Survival Training 2013
Issue16: The Dutchman and the Sea

Issue14: Okido Yoga Teacher Training                          
Issue12: Belgian Okido Week                                        

Issue 10: Conscious Action and Relaxation in Asana Practice
Issue 8: Report - Autumn Retreat 2012 Suffolk
Issue 6: Recipe - Raspberry Couscous Flan
Issue 4: Report - Autumn Retreat 2011 Suffolk
Issue 2: Greeting from Alaska
         


Issue 27: International 12-Day Seminar, May-June 2017, Laren
Issue 25: Report from Laren Winter Retreat 2015

Issue 23: asana and Pranayama
Issue 21: Thoughts on Okido Yoga Teacher Training
Issue19: Report - Autumn Retreat 2014 Suffolk

Issue17: Conscious Action and Relaxation in Asana Practice II

Issue15: Report - Autumn Retreat 2013 Suffolk
Issue13: Reports from Laren Dojo Summer 2013
Issue11: Okido, Aikido, Shiatsu and Zen
Issue 9: Winter-warming recipe: Sweet Potato Delights

Issue 7: Teaching Trip to Holland and Belgium
Issue 5: Food in Autumn Retreat; Recipe - Pear, Carob & Chestnut Tart
Issue 3: 25th Anniversary of Okido Yoga Dojo Laren in the Netherlands
Issue 1: Teachers; Participant's Voice



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Issue 28, 26 May 2018
     Attendees' feedback from Spring Retreat, 13-15 April 2018                                                                   

I have been attending Okido Yoga classes for 9 years. Over those years I reaped many benefits especially with my breathing. Over this time I have been privileged to attend 2 retreats. One of them being the most recent, the Spring retreat at Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth. It was a lovely venue, beautiful setting and very peaceful. It was an opportunity to meet up with old friends and meet new ones. There were ten participants and 3 staff. It was a lovely time when one could forget everyday life and just concentrate on oneself without feeling selfish. No two classes were the same and we also had time to enjoy the beautiful weather with a daily walk and some classes outside. Tomoko, Anna and Junko produced beautiful food which was amazing, so much so that we are hoping that we can arrange some cookery classes. Not all the time was taken up with classes, but we were shown how to apply ginger compresses which were very relaxing. Also we read and knitted if one wished. We finished the retreat with the last class concentrating on our breath and meditation which was just the ideal way to finish the week end. A big thank you for all the hard work to Tomoko, Anna and Junko. 

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Okido Yoga Spring Retreat is a wonderful experience. Tomoko, Anna and Junko, the teachers of the Retreat, gave a lot of love and care to experience the many powerful movements of Okido Yoga. They gave me a lot of power to do the movements and all the other lovely experience with the other members of the group. The beautiful location and the good food made the Retreat complete.

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The retreated enabled me to create time and space to reflect upon how I live my life and what changes might benefit me.

The retreat gave me a chance to focus on the benefits that yoga can bring to my body, mind and existence.

The retreat experience took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me both physically and mentally yet left me feeling positive, relaxed and refreshed.

The retreat was a chance to meet and work with new people and experience different perspectives.

 

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I have attended Okido yoga on a regular basis for the last 8 years, including 2 retreats. My teacher, Tomoko, has a wealth of experience in the application and practice in the art of Okido yoga. I have learnt through practice. This form of yoga has helped me to connect to my inner being, through postures, breath work, nutrition and principles. My experience of the retreats I have attended is that all the staff are supportive and giving of themselves, which in my experience, has helped me to achieve more

balance and peace in my daily life.

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Thank you so much for organising this weekend course. I enjoyed everything, the yoga, the walk, the exercises, the food and the art session. Everything was good! It has cleared the toxins out of my body, and left me feeling so much better!  

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This Spring Retreat was a beneficial experience for me. Loudwater Farm is a very suitable venue for groups such as our Okido Yoga – with good facilities and a tranquil atmosphere. Some of the activities are challenging, but I feel so nurtured by Tomoko, Junko and Anna, providing the programme, and spending hours preparing high quality food with love and care. It is good to meet new students and spend quiet time with them. Thank you to you all.

 

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I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Spring retreat. Thank you very much for another experience of harmonious cooperation and for all you generously shared. It was a small group, which made it more personal and cohesive. I really liked the venue surrounded in nature and in tune with our Okido Yoga spirit.