Julie has always been a knitter, its her way to relax in the evenings. Similar to yoga, its certainly not relaxing for a beginner! So many awkward ways to hold yarn and needles, different moves to remember and then theres the patterns to decipher written in some secret code it seems. Then eventually you notice your shoulders drop, your knitting tension improves, you breathe steadily, smile instead of frowning and hey you're knitting! Like yoga, the first few classes are tough, trying to make sure your feet point in the right direction, your shoulders stop kissing your ears and you remember to breathe, then a few weeks later and you're surprised when the teacher announces its time for savasana - where did that time go to?
Now its well known that crafting and knitting are beneficial to health ‘the use of therapeutic knitting as a healthcare tool – unravelling the neuroscience behind the bilateral, rhythmic, automatic movements and the complex combination of physiological, psychological, behavioural, social and creative benefits experienced’
A few years ago we developed Knit2gether. With both yoga and meditation over the retreat, you stop thinking about all the things you have to do, and you're brought right into the moment.
During your weekend experienced yoga teachers will focus on exercises that will improve your sitting posture, relax your shoulders, improve your vision and allow knitting to be a beneficial pastime rather than one that makes you tense and stiff. Julie and other experienced knitters will teach you how to knit or help you with knitting tips, with Julies lovely alpaca wool too.
It will be aimed at beginners and experienced knitters and yogis so all levels should benefit hugely from this practice. If you are a beginner you will learn to knit or do yoga too!
Programme will include each day:
Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday)
Lunch (Saturday and Sunday)
Knitting, meditation and yoga class
Dinner (Friday and Saturday)
Price: from £559 per person
Date: tbc 2022