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Welcome to PhoeNix Wellbeing ! 

I am Nix Barnaville and I am passionate about connecting people to their bodies, nature and each other.

I offer yoga and creative wellbeing events in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
I have over 20 years experience in working with my body, developing a broad knowledge of anatomy and neuro science. I have further developed my skills by training with some of the best instructors world wide.
Classes include Aerial and Mat Yoga, movement and breathwork


I run retreat days , wild swimming, singing and performance events to inspire a connection with nature and others.


The Phoenix represents Renewal and Revival - giving new energy and life - and  Restoration- to bring us back to ourselves.

Inclusivity, authenticity and community are at the heart of everything I offer,
I welcome you to join me to -
Renew, Restore , Revive and Re-connect  your mind , body and soul .

Regular sessions

I run weekly classes in village halls and venues across the Forest of Dean. 

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Aerial Yoga 

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Exhilarating, expansive, mindful and relaxing, this flying fitness class has it all. A fusion of yoga, pilates and aerial arts .

Come away feeling revived and restored.


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Mat based yoga class to restore balance to the body and the mind. We will explore yoga asanas in detail, with a key pose each week, working with the breath. The sessions also include restorative practices.

Expect a supportive space to discover and grow.

Introduction to yoga. 

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 This  6 week course introduces yoga concepts, movement, stillness and breath awareness. Each sequence moves from more simple to more complex movements, inviting students to stay with the movements that suit them. Each week layers upon the last, repeating some movements & ideas and introducing something new.

Into the Lake-Social swim club

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Into the Lake is a social swim club who meet on Sunday Mornings and Monday evenings  to swim in a beautiful lake at Barefoot and Bower in Mayhill Gloucestershire.

Retreat days at The Asha Centre, Flaxley

Restore, Reflect , Re-balance

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As we transition the seasons and into festivities  , I offer you three retreat days that invite deep rest,reflection and connection in collaboration with Kishe Redwood from Wildwood Yoga.

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 Outdoor Events

Our outdoor events take place on glamping site, Barefoot and Bower, a beautiful, tranquil  setting, hidden deep in an ancient forest with spring fed lakes.

Our Wild swimming club and events provide the opportunity to experience the natural environment and a connection to a community of wild swimmers. 

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Wild Yoga and swim days 

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Our Wild yoga days  run monthly during the Summer and are tailored to offer a deeper connection with nature, be suspended in the trees, swim in a spring fed lake and find mindfulness through a practice in a magnificent Moroccan yurt.

Investment from £75

We have now finished for the season and will announce 2024 offerings soon!

Swim,Sing & Supper           

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Join us in welcolming in the seasons with a swim in a spring fed lake , a facilitated group singing session and a nourishing vegetarian supper

Investment -£30

Immersive Storytelling& Performance-
Celebrating The Day of The Dead Saturday 4th November 

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Join us for an evening of disturbing myths and beautiful music, set in a beautiful intimate woodland setting hidden deep in an ancient forest. 

Investment £45 includes Supper 

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Rozz Dawson

Nix  both challenged me, but also believed in my capacity for change and by session two,  I was hanging upside down without holding on with my hands.

I truly never believed my body could do this.

Nix  gently coaches through the hard parts where previously my shame and humiliation would have sent me running, and she joyfully celebrates the achievements.

The other members are kind and supportive and I am so grateful for the safe and trusting space

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Contact me 

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or if you want a chat call 07718229732

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