Yoga Immersions

Our students told us that they wanted the opportunity to deepen their practice, learn more about their bodies and integrate a sustainable, holistic yoga practice into their daily lives. We have created a series of Yoga Immersions that offer just that.

The Yoga Immersions give you the opportunity to really delve into your own practice – learning yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama and Sanskrit. They will help you to develop and sustain a holistic yoga practice that supports your own health and wellbeing.

They give those who don’t wish to teach the opportunity to focus on their personal practice at a new and challenging level. And for those who do want to teach, the opportunity to develop the basic knowledge, skills and confidence in their own practice before learning to teach others. To be an exceptional teacher, you have to have an established practice and these Yoga Immersions will support you to develop that for yourself.

What is a Yoga Immersion?

Structure

Each of the four day Yoga Immersions (Thursday – Sun) are 10am – 5pm with an hour for lunch and an afternoon break.

To get the most out of these Immersions we would recommend having a minimum of 2 years’ practice. If you have been practising for less than 2 years, please get in touch and we can discuss your application.

Please note some theoretical elements of the Immersion Weekends will be delivered online.

Topics Covered

  • Asana – the yoga postures
  • Sanskrit and English posture names
  • Establishing a daily yoga practice
  • Intelligent alignment
  • Functional Movement
  • Pranayama and breath work
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Meditation and establishing a daily practice
  • Yoga lineages and styles
  • Complementary practices – self-care, Ayurveda, nutrition

Who are these Yoga Immersions for?

  • Dedicated practitioners who would like to have the opportunity to deepen their practice
  • Students wishing to integrate a sustainable, holistic yoga practice into their daily lives
  • Students interested in learning Sanskrit and philosophy
  • Those wishing to develop and sustain a holistic yoga practice that supports their health and wellbeing.
  • It gives those who don’t wish to teach the opportunity to focus on their personal practice at a new and challenging level.
  • For those who do want to teach, the opportunity to develop the basic knowledge, skills and confidence in their own practice before learning to teach others.
  • As a refresher course, for example for teachers who have had a break from teaching and would like to revise their learnings and regain confidence

Book Your Yoga Immersion

Your Teachers

The yoga immersion programs are taught by Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teachers Jock Orton and Lucinda Pimlott.

Jock Orton

It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for me when in 2000, I fell down a mountain snowboarding, breaking my back in four places and shattering my collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations, I decided to take matters into my own hands so that I might stand a chance of being mobile by the time I hit forty.

I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes, ‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear.’ I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher.  I did my first two teacher trainings with no intention of ever teaching yoga, I just wanted to further my knowledge for my own practice. It was Bridget who dropped the bombshell on me that she needed cover for a Saturday class that forced me into teaching my first class. I was completely terrified………but I loved it!

I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice.  Over the last decade, my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and I have undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson, Manju Jois and John Scott.

I have been teaching for 20 years and over this time I feel deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the worlds best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Williams, Sianna Shermann, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Bruce Bowditch, John Friend, Nancy Gilgoff, and Doug Swenson. In my classes I call upon the teachings of all of my teachers to best serve my own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey. I am also co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga with my partner Emma and a dad to two wonderful children who constantly inspire and challenge me to be more present in the world and on my mat.

Join Jock’s classes at Lime House on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Lucinda

The practices of yoga and meditation have been a way of life for me since 1998, although I had no idea in those early days to what extent they would profoundly change my life. It has been a journey of learning to trust that we are in exactly the right place at the right time.

I began teaching over 25 years ago, and even though in the beginning the subject was different, teaching has been my path since I left university. In 2000, I was initiated into the practice of Buddhist meditation with Goenkaji in the Vipassana tradition and since then have been taught and inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and teachers from the Insight and Thai Forest traditions.

In 2005, my first yoga teacher, Beth Shay, took me under her wing as an apprentice. I then went on to train formally in the Anusara tradition and have been teaching yoga for 16 years. More recently, I have been practising with senior teachers in the Iyengar tradition and am grateful for the insights and guidance that all of my teachers have brought.

I first met Jock around 2007 when we crossed paths while training with Bridget Woods-Kramer in Cornwall. We quickly became friends and started practising together and covering each others classes and when Jock founded Lime House, he invited me to come and teach classes and workshops at their first, smaller studio at the back of Jock’s house. After a few years, Jock suggested we look into running a Teacher Training programme together, combining our different energies and areas of expertise to bring a comprehensive training to our students. We ran our first one in 2018 and they now run bi-annually, and I am so grateful for the ability to continue sharing these ancient teachings and the joy that teaching alongside a friend brings.

About 10 years ago, I began practising Ayurveda, which shares its underlying philosophy with yoga. After studying the Foundations of Ayurveda with Doctors Claudia Welch and Robert Svoboda, I understood this to be a key ingredient in spiritual practice. Raising our awareness of the state of our body and mind is not only conducive to good health, but is inherent in our journey towards knowing the inner essence of our being.

My weekly classes in Penryn include a mixture of flow and close attention to alignment in asana, pranayama and meditation. For me, the science of yoga can only be understood through embodiment of the teachings.

“Yoga is a quest to know the nature of the true Self. Since the philosophy of yoga views a human being to be a microcosm of the macrocosm, by connecting with our inner being, we connect with Universal Consciousness, whose nature is utter peace and boundless love. I can’t think of anything more important.” Lucinda