Essential Rest Yoga Nidra relaxation meditation in Hampshire, Eastleigh, Wickham

~ Slow down. Rest. Just Be. ~

Take a break from this over-stimulating, busy, pressured world.
Step away from your stress and worries – just leave them at the door.
Step into a calm oasis and lie down … Rest… Just be.

Start the month with Essential Rest and receive the healing power of stillness;
a monthly Monday morning Yoga Nidra & relaxation class in Horton Heath, near Eastleigh & Southampton
AND a monthly Saturday evening class at The Yoga Shed, Wickham.

Come to Essential Rest if:

  • You feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed and wish to feel peaceful, relaxed and grounded;
  • You often feel tired and/or low on energy and yearn to feel re-energised and renewed;
  • You wish to connect to a part of you which remains calm, aware and wise no matter what thoughts, feelings or worries are present.

What’s involved?

In short, you lie down, get comfy and I’ll guide you to a place of deep and profound relaxation! Relax into just being…

Essential Rest is a deeply soothing and unique experience.

This entirely floor-based session guides you to:

Restorative Yoga in Eastleigh

  • Release tension from your body with simple, soothing movements;
  • Drift into a deep state of healing relaxation with Yoga Nidra (aka Yogic Sleep): Yoga Nidra has been shown to facilitate the release of the effects of stress; the integration of emotional experiences; and to bring about deep healing and restoration for body and mind;
  • Rejuvenate and nurture mind and soul with energy healing practices.

Essential Rest will take you to a place of deep healing.

It brings about a deep felt-sense of knowing that you have everything you need inside you now to find relief, peace and insight and to know that, fundamentally, you’re OK.

“Essential Rest” is perfect for people who can’t commit to a weekly class but value the opportunity to switch off from day to day life and stress, ground themselves and truly relax. Stella is the most lovely and welcoming person and I would absolutely recommend her classes to anyone who needs a bit of comfort and relaxation in their life!” Claire P, Chandlers Ford.

Recharge your batteries; ground and calm yourself; take time and space just for you; soothe your nervous system; relax your muscles; and drop into deep calmness and stillness.

Give your body, mind & soul an essential break from all of the pressure, demands, deadlines, and over-stimulation of everyday life.
A break which is essential for the wellbeing of your body, mind and soul!

Give yourself some Essential Rest to restore yourself back to you
and float out into your day, ready to embrace whatever lies ahead…

Time & place & booking

First Monday of each month 11am-12.15pm | £12 – advance booking essential
Horton Heath Community Centre, Botley Road, Horton Heath, Eastleigh SO50 7DU View location on Google maps.
This is a warm and welcoming space, with plenty of free parking on-site.

First Saturday of each month 6-7.30pm | £15 – advance booking essential
The Yoga Shed Wickham, Wickham Square, Wickham, PO17 5JN View location on Google maps
A beautiful, serene cosy space, with free parking at Wickham Square.

Book online through my secure online booking system with your debit or credit card – see the listings below.

OR, if you’d prefer to pay by cash / cheque / bank transfer contact me to arrange this.


What’s provided & what you need to bring

Please bring:

  • A yoga mat – if you need to borrow one, let me know as I have a few spare
  • A blanket or two – again I do have some spare

I’ll provide:

  • Yoga bolsters
  • Eye pillows
  • Candlelight
  • Relaxing essential oils
  • Soothing music

Why rest?

Every day you’re constantly bombarded with pressure, demands, deadlines, meeting other people’s needs. Your mind ends up in a frantic whirl and your body feels tense. Sometimes you feel SO tired, others wired and you just can’t relax.

You’re human after all! And the human body needs fuel and movement … and rest.

And it’s this third need that all too often gets overlooked in modern life.

If you don’t get enough rest, your body and mind get stuck in a stressed state.

When you are in continual stress-mode, your immune system is suppressed, your digestive system runs poorly, and your muscles are in a constant state of hyper-vigilance getting ready to fight, run or freeze in the presence of danger. (Read more about the hidden costs of stress here.)

About Stella

Stella Tomlinson - Living in Rhythm - movement, yoga, meditation, relaxation, stillness, inner peaceI’m Stella Tomlinson, an experienced Yoga & Meditation Teacher, and the author of Peace Lies Within. I’m also a Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher (having completed a 30-hour immersion teacher training in 2016) with Adelene Cheong, Senior Assistant to Judith Hanson Lasater.

I have a passion for guiding sensitive, soulful people to connect to inner peace by living in rhythm with the cycles and flow of life through movement, rest, meditation, guided self-enquiry, ceremony and cycle and seasonal awareness in alignment with their needs as a high sensitive. Read more.