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Events & Escapes

’WHOLISTIC HEALTH’ Pregnancy & Birth Workshop


Sat June 29th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
at Light Centre Monument

With Sybille Gebhardt & Karen Mander

£225 Couples / £215 Single
Early Bird £195 Couples / £185 Single

Sybille Gebhardt, and experienced specialist naturopathic clinician & yoga therapist at the Light Centre joins Karen Mander, Consultant Birthing Teacher at NHS Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, to teach you the essential skills you need to prepare for a healthy, empowered and calm birth, free of stress, anxiety and fatigue.

Learn how to:

- Prepare your body with gentle yoga and nutrition (with tasting, recipes and home tips)
- Release stress and anxiety through essential breathing, relaxation and hypnobirthing techniques (including audio and simple manual for home and hospital use).

This is a complete, holistic, birthing workshop but will also complement NCT and other methods.

“We are delighted to combine our skills to help other parents approach their births with the same knowledge and skills that we used to achieve our own empowered and joyful births” - Sybille and Karen


Email: karen@breathetoabetterbirth.com or call: 07778 776 999

Previous Events & Escapes

Reboot, Spring Clean (for body and mind)


Mindfulness teacher/Naturopath, Alex Newte Hardie and Yoga teacher/Naturopath, Sybille Gebhardt are joining forces once again to bring you a day of nourishing and restorative self-care for body and mind with meditation, yoga and a nutrition talk and demonstration.

During the day you will experience:

Mindful Self-Compassion exercises - discover why being kinder to yourself can be your greatest strength and not a weakness. We will explore meditation practices that help to quieten the harsh inner critic and find tools to support ourselves through everyday stress and life’s natural ups and downs.

Hatha Yoga - suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Sybille will take you through a series of asanas that will aid the body in its natural detoxification processes, help you to feel a little stronger and more flexible, along with a sense of better connection to the body and deep relaxation.

Finally, we will enjoy an up-to-date, research-based talk on nutrition and you will get to try some delicious food in afternoon. Sybille and I talk you through easy changes you can make in your diet that will contribute to optimised gut health (and therefore, whole health).

You will leave feeling a little lighter, refreshed, restored and hopefully being a little kinder to yourself, armed with tools to help you feel balanced physically and emotionally in time for the Summer.

Handouts, access to meditation and yoga practices for home use and a light lunch of soup are all included in the price. You will also all have a taste of a variety of different snacks and meal ideas during the nutrition talk.

Early bird tickets for Light Centre Ultimate Health Package members and previous retreat participants £60 (early bird) and £65 if booked after April 31st, 2018.

All other early bird tickets (booked before April 31st, 2018) £70 and £75 if booked after April 31st, 2018.


Yoga & Juice Fasting in London with Sybille & Alex

My mind, body and soul appreciated the welcomed pause from hectic London life. Sybille and Alex brought their expertise, energy and passion to the Reboot weekend. The afternoon of food demonstrations inspired us all on how healthy eating can be adhered but more importantly maintained and incorporated into our own work and personal routines.

Alison O’Driscoll


Yoga & Hiking in Poland with Sybille & Alina

For years I've spent countless hours surfing the net researching yoga retreats, admiring svelte bodies doing shoulder stands in beautiful locations. But as I don't have a regular practice, and I'm also terrified of headstands, I never took the plunge. But the opportunity presented itself when my dear friend and yogi Sybille (along with another amazing yogi Alina) hosted a yoga and hiking retreat in the beautiful wild mountains of Poland.

group_classThe group consisted of a truly eclectic bunch of people from all walks of life, and much to my relief, all at different fitness levels. Over the week we shared stories, motivated one another, sang songs around a fire and laughed together. But what surprised me the most was just how powerful doing yoga outdoors in nature could be- with the energy of the sun beaming down on us, giving us vital life energy.


The sense of achievement I felt as the week came to an end, and the closeness and compassion I felt for these complete strangers, will always stay with me. The breathtaking mountains of Poland, our amazing hiking guide, so connected to nature, and our wonderful teachers who held the group so lovingly, and of course disconnecting from the world, made this so much more than a yoga and hiking retreat.

I'm still terrified of headstands, and my favourite pose still remains shavasana, but my love for yoga and nature has reached new heights, and that I would say, is a life-altering experience.

Vivien Pailas

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