Yoga Holidays & Retreats with Debbie Avani & Clare Harford


Debbie Avani

Debbie Avani

Debbie first discovered Yoga over 20 years ago on the banks of the river Ganges in the holy city of Rishikesh, India and immediately knew she had found what she was looking for. Since then she continues to visit India, both personally and to take students on retreat, delving deeply into meditation and yoga practice which she has found to be a powerful agent of change in her life.

She became a qualified Yoga teacher in Mysore, India, and studied many alternative therapies whilst travelling around the world, before finally settling in Southampton to qualify as a registered practitioner and to establish a Yoga Centre, which offered a full schedule of classes, workshops, meditation courses and therapies.

Debbie's interest in Meditation and KriyaYoga began in 1995 after reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. She has been blessed with many wonderful teachers (from east and west) eventually meeting the guiding light in her life Swami Vishwananda who gave her the spiritual name Dhanashri (which means to give all). Since that day her life has been dedicated to serving others.

Debbie's practice is not confined to a yoga mat - it permeates her whole life. She is dedicated to encouraging people to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives through self discovery - and truly believes that everyone has access to all the resources they could possibly need to make change in their lives. That by enhancing awareness through yoga practice you can begin to live from an intuitive space, a space of clarity, that is full of energy and vitality. A space where anything is possible!

Debbie is committed to sharing all the wisdom she has gained her many years of practice and offers a 9 month certified Yoga Teacher Training course each September - she also teaches open Yoga classes in Romsey and Reigate and has a busy private practice in Romsey. She also offers workshops and advanced courses.

Clare Harford

Clare Harford

Yoga Teacher and Reflexologist
Based in Totnes Devon and Lucca Tuscany Italy

From my first experience of yoga (over 25 years ago), whilst travelling in India and Nepal, I was hooked. I sought out yoga classes and Ayurvedic workshops everywhere I travelled and began to build my own personal practice. Since then yoga has been my "Go to" in times of stress and my constant companion at every stage of my life. From running an international production business, becoming a wife and mother right through to becoming a Reflexology therapist and Yoga Teacher and dealing with the delights of the Menopause. I believe yoga has kept me balanced and grounded and given me a special inner strength to cope with all that life has thrown at me. I am constantly learning and applying that new found knowledge to my own personal practice and my teaching.

I want to share Yoga's gifts in my teaching. My Classes, Workshops and Retreats focus on women's health, balancing hormones and re-connecting us to mother nature and our feminine wisdom and shakti power. Mixing classic yoga postures with fluid shakti vinyasa's and nourishing relaxation with yoga nidra. I also offer sound healing baths for a truly deep vibrational relaxation experience.

I am an AOR (Association of Reflexologist) trained Reflexologist with 15 years experience, specialising in Women's Health at all stages of life pregnancy planning and fertility, reflexology for pregnancy and post-delivery, hormone balance and menopause.

If any of the above is of interest to you or you want to find out more, please make contact.