Movement Arts Retreat Ilha Grande – Brazil June 2013. Book now!

If you’re creative and have a love of dance, yoga, walking and kayaking then consider escaping to Brazil on our 10 day retreat set in one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the world.

This isolated island is covered by tropical rainforest and hosts over 100 secluded beaches to enjoy whilst relaxing in 5 star accomodation.

Activities include daily Yoga and Dance classes, with practicing professional artists; movement workshops of Contact Improvisation, Yoga Partnering, Capoeira, and Tango. Then enjoy guided hikes and kayaking excursions around the island’s tranquil and breathtaking surroundings led by fully qualified instructors.

In the afternoon savor one of nature’s most spectacular settings, giving you the creative space for painting, song writing, movement exploration, or simply lie in a hammock or use our spa facilities. Finish off each day with an evening of dance, music and song and one or two delicious Caipirinhas!

For more details and prices go to and click on: Retreat 

Contact: Sioda:
T: 07813785882


Body Rhythms Workshop/ Sunday 25th March/1-4pm At Stonemonkey Yoga Studio, Leamington Spa

Sioda Martin will be running her next 6-week Body Rhythms course from Saturday 31st March 1.30-3pm. There will be a workshop on the 25th March for anyone who would like a taster of what Body Rhythms is.

In the workshop you will learn the unique practice, which is based on the Ashtanga sequence, combining it with techniques from dance training. It is a mat based practice that works through the body, building strength and flexibility in the small muscle groups that help to make a big difference to your control over your balance, posture and flexibility, with focus on the feet, hips and deep core muscles. Another element of the practice is to train your body to work with more length and freedom to free up unnecessary tension in areas that you do not want it, such as the hips, shoulders and neck.

After an initial introduction to Body Rhythms, we will then have fun playing and experimenting with release and direction in the body, influenced by rhythm, to bring a different flow to the practice and challenge the body in letting go yet with control. We will also focus on shift of weight and falling into the floor, to help to build courage when attempting certain balancing postures and you will learn some simple partner work that you can use to help each other.

Come to play on the 25th March and receive a £5 discount when you book on to the 6-week Body Rhythms course!          

Workshop 1-4pm: £3o           6-week Course: £60

To book your place contact Sioda on 07813785882 or

Friday Afternoon Retreat


Take time out and get ‘a Friday lift’ on this afternoon retreat at Ewefields, Chesterton, 30th March 2012.

Spend an afternoon letting yourself go and taking a break from your busy life. Enjoy a fun movement class and loosen up your body with some gentle Yoga stretches, followed by a lovely walk in the beautiful surrounding area. Head back to Ewefields for a healthy afternoon tea and finish your visit with some creative activities to make you smile, laugh and interact with the rest of the guests. Loosen up, ready for your weekend. What better way to wind down after a hard week at work?

 Take just a little time out for yourself and see how different it can make you feel.

 The Afternoon is hosted by professional dancer, Yoga teacher and massage therapist, Sioda Martin.

Time: 1-5pm Price: £75

 For more details and to book a place contact sioda at

Fit To Dance in Leamington Spa!

ImageFit To Dance!
Dance your way to fitness every Monday 6-7pm.

Why not keep fit and enjoy yourself at the same time?!
Join me in this fun dance fitness class. One hour of non-stop dance moves from Street Dance, Jazz, Salsa, African Bollywood and more!!

Price: £5 When: Monday 6-7pm

Where: Dale Street Methodist Church, Dale Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL (parking available)

Sioda Martin T: 07813785882 E:

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Thai Yoga Massage At Neal’s Yard Remedies

I am now practicing my Thai massage therapy at Neal’s Yard Therapy Rooms every Monday.

Using acupressure points, massage and gentle stretches, you will experience a flowing, organic treatment that leaves you feeling relaxed yet energised at the same time.

£5 off for all new clients Plus 15% discount voucher to use in store.

Prices: 30 mins £25 // 60 mins £45 // 90 mins £60 // 120 mins £80 Also available for 1-1 Yoga sessions at Neal’s yard:  30 min £25 // 60 min £40

Sioda Martin:  T: 07813785882 E:

Body Rhythms at Stonemonkey Yoga Studio, Leamington Spa!

 90 minute class every Saturday at 1.30pm

The class is designed to compliment your yoga practice and help you to achieve more from it. Combining techniques from dance training and Ashtanga Yoga, the class comprises of a series of basic exercises, working consciously through the body to strengthen or open one specific area at a time. The main focus of the practice is to develop awareness of how you are using your body and how it feels, and how to activate specific muscles needed to support a movement or posture, losing any unnecessary tension in the body. Through the practice, you will build your core strength, increase your flexibility and achieve good balance and alignment, helping you to gain more control over your body. 

Prices: £10 drop-in or Stonemonkey class card.