Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat Day – September 17th 2017

Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat Day

Sunday 17th September 2017

Woodhams Farm Equestrian Centre

Kings Worthy, SO23 7LB

10am – 5pm


Mandy Papas, Mindfulness Coach and Matt Barker, Yoga Instructor are joining forces to offer you a re-energising Yoga & Mindfulness Day Retreat!

You will enjoy a mixture of Yoga movement, Thai massage, gain an understanding of mindfulness, enjoy guided meditations, increasing gratitude, positivity and focus and enjoy finding space to de-clutter your mind, rejuvenate and restore your energy levels.

 Spaces are limited to 8 people on the day to ensure a personal and engaging experience.

Lunch will be provided at the Little Kitchen Bistro in Kingsworthy.

Contact either – Mandy Papas – 0791 765 4546 or Matt Barker – 07887 791 423


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Happy New Year to you all

Many of you are asking about Yoga classes and 121 Yoga

We offer a variety of Yoga classes here at MBSM. Here are my classes and also classes to come. All are bookable through my web site

Monday evenings  –

6.30 pm Beginners Hatha Yoga with Matt Barker,


Tuesday Evenings 

7.45pm Sankalpa Yoga with Kate Churchman,



10am Sun Power Yoga with Matt Barker – call Matt to book 07887791423 (not available online)

6.30pm Sankalpa Yoga with Kate Churchman,

7.30pm Body Control Pilates with Caroline Smith,


10am Gentle Relaxation Yoga with Matt Barker, 

8pm Sun Power Yoga with Matt Barker



Coming soon…

Yoga for Men only – some guys feel more comfortable doing Yoga in all male classes. Matt will be teaching this. He is a Sports Injury Therapist with a background of Rugby, Ju Jitsu, Ultra distance running, squash and Mountain Biking and came to Yoga with very tight legs and back so can relate well to how Yoga can help Men in particular.

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Yin Yoga – Kate Churchman will be offering Yin Yoga Mondays at 12.30pm, Tuesdays 9.30am and Wednesdays 12.30pm. Email or








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Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat with Mandy and Matt – Spaces Limited

Mind/Body Yoga & Mindfulness Day Retreat

Sunday 22nd January 2017  from  10am until 5pm

£95 per person

Mandy Papas, Mindfulness Coach and Matt Barker, Yoga Instructor are joining forces to offer you a re-energising Yoga & Mindfulness Day Retreat.


The Day Retreat will enable you to de-stress & relax, to make space to reflect and to reconnect with your mind and body through the powerful combination of yoga and mindfulness meditation. Spaces are limited to 8 people on the day to ensure a personal and engaging experience.


You will enjoy a mixture of Yoga movement, Thai Massage, gain an understanding of mindfulness, enjoy guided meditations, increasing gratitude, positivity and focus and enjoy finding space to de-clutter your mind, rejuvenate and restore your energy levels. You will enjoy rest, replenishment, renewal and inspiration. By working with both mind and body you will feel totally well-balanced.


Lunch will be provided at the Little Kitchen Bistro in Kingsworthy.


The day is open to anyone over the age of 18 and you don’t have to have any previous knowledge of yoga or mindfulness to enjoy it.


So if you are looking for a simple way to be able to press the pause button and find calm in a chaotic world, then the combination of yoga and mindfulness on this day retreat could be just the tonic for you!


Contact either: Mandy Papas 07917654546 or Matt Barker 07887791423


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Beautiful Oak Floored Studio

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Exclusive Mindfulness Yoga Retreat in Turkey With Matt & Mitch


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Sun, sea, sand and yoga, to some, might seem the like the best holiday ever.  You can relax, unwind and re-energise with this exclusive Turkish yoga retreat.  This unmissable retreat is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty at the spectacular, Spectrum Yoga Resort, Dalyan, Turkey.

The retreat is booked from the 10th October to 17th October 2016, exclusively with Matt & Mitch.

This week will include one to one time with Matt and Mitch, who are incredibly talented and experienced yoga instructors. They will help you to relax, unwind, hone your yoga skills and even release muscle tension with opportunity to request deep tissue massage.


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Spectrum Yoga Resort is a spectacular purpose built dedicated yoga and activity centre nestling at the foot of the Golgeli Mountains. Spectrum is a beautiful and tranquil location with running water and total privacy, surrounded by pine trees and fields of pomegranates and orange groves.    It has a beautiful swimming pool with large terraces for sunbathing and a fantastic yoga space making this an idyllic yoga retreat to heal your mind and body and nurture your soul.

This one week retreat will help you to completely break down barriers, enabling you to explore self expression through movement, breath and body, thus rejuvenating and transforming you on every level.

Mitch and Matt will be your personal yoga tutors for the exclusive one-week trip. They will help you to find your true and happy self in a place of freedom and sensual bliss.

This is an exclusive mindfulness yoga retreat, which means that every morning you will experience sensual and invigorating Yang style Vinyasana flow yoga. You will learn how to create movement to gain a strong and flexible body. Every afternoon session will be restorative Yin Style yoga incorporating subtle energy work, Qi Gong and breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation.

The Yoga Instructors  

Mitch is an exciting and inspirational mature male teacher, who discovered the many benefits of yoga 20 years ago.  He teaches his own unique freestyle yoga which is fun and rewarding.  Mitch Commented:

“We’ll help you to find quiet and inner peace in this magical retreat surrounded by spectacular nature. You’ll leave this wanting more.”

Matt runs his own Yoga centre near Winchester and is passionate about anatomy and physiology. He will teach you the benefits of each Asana (steady pose). He practices Sun power Yoga and balances Mitch’s Yin flow with powerful yoga to help you feel stronger and more energised. Matt also provides sports massage and can help with any injuries and restrictions to improve your yoga and help you feel safe & confident.

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The Location

Dalyan is a quaint and rural holiday resort destination, with lovely bars and restaurants in the town centre and built along the riverbanks.  Spectrum Turkey is situated 1 mile away from the centre.  Wednesday is always a free day at the centre when guests are encouraged to explore the many delights of Dalyan including:

  • Boat trips – catch a “water taxi” to the 7 kilometre Turtle beach or take a private boat trip for the day – very good value for money
  • The beach – Iztuzu beach by co-operative bus or the other end by boat (as above)
  • History – Lycian Rock Tombs and Caunos an ancient Roman city
  • Turkish food – freshly cooked using home-grown or market garden purchased products, delicious, tasty and healthy
  • Gluten and wheat free food is available
  • Natural therapies – hot springs and mud baths
  • Holistic therapies – on-site massage, reiki and much more
  • Traditional Turkish bath
  • Wild life – in abundance, storks, kingfishers, tortoises, wild boar for example
  • Weekly market – selling wonderful Turkish treasures
  • Convenience – Dalaman airport is only 30 minutes from Dalyan

Dalyan is an area of outstanding natural beauty in a conservation area (due to the turtles nesting on the beach hence there are no hotels just golden sand as far as you can see with background mountains).  It is located on the side of a river meandering down from Koycegiz lake (7th largest in Turkey), out to the Mediterranean Sea; only separated by a reed covered delta and the long golden strip of sand.  Most visitors comment on the magical, almost healing atmosphere; you are surrounded by natural colour therapy with the benefit of fragrant aromas.  October, when the weather is still wonderful, is the perfect time of year to enjoy the beauty of Dalyan.  A truly fabulous location.

 The Accommodation

All the accommodation at Spectrum has en suite facilities and air conditioning.  The rooms are courtyard style around the pool with 10 Single rooms, 2 Twin rooms (twin beds) and 1 Triple room (3 single beds).  The rooms are lovingly decorated emphasising personal attention and plenty of special touches. 

The Food
The food served will be fully vegetarian, which will be home grown or locally produced by nearby market gardeners (gluten, wheat & dairy free can be catered for).
Getting There: By Air

All flights are to Dalaman airport.  The earlier you book the flight the cheaper it usually is. You may wish to hire a car from the airport, especially if you want to explore further afield.


Individual taxi transfers are offered by the centre. We will provide you with the airport meeting point and the names of the other guests in your transfer taxi and our own driver will meet you. The cost for this service is 35 Turkish lira per person (£14) regardless of how many are in the taxi, and you have to order a return transfer. The journey takes 30 minutes.

What’s Included: Tuition, accommodation, breakfasts every day and dinners on 5 evenings are all included in the price, plus tea and coffee whenever you want it.

All this for £450 per person based on two sharing or £495 your own single room.  This is a truly great value holiday!

What’s not Included: Flights, insurance, meals other than as specified are not included.

Booking: To guarantee you place on this amazing holiday contact Mitch on 07919 665634 or


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Terms And conditions for our 3 for 2 massage deal.

This only applies to our 45, 55 and 85min massages and with Renee and Matt only. all three massages must be the same duration.

thank you



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Yoga for Healthy Backs Course

Back discomfort is a common problem. Now there is an innovative evidence-based way to improve back health and function. The ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ programme, gently and progressively, aims to help people get back to being more active again.
This 12 x 75 minutes class course comprises easy foundational yoga poses. Props such as a yoga block, blanket and belt are used to aid effectiveness and ensure absolute comfort. Learn simple, gentle yoga, targeting back comfort, good posture and improvement of your back health for now and the future.
Course Dates: 10th, 24th Feb
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March
27th April
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May
Time: 12.45 – 2.00pm
Cost: Introductory offer £120 – Usual Price £180. You will also be asked to buy the YOGA FOR HEALTHY LOWER BACKS book and relaxation CD to use at home.
Contact me on 07929185057

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New Deal as advertised through our Email


So our new online booking system is now up and running.

There maybe a few teething problems but so far so good!

We are offering until 28th February 2016 a

“Buy two massages and get one free deal” so that equates to £110 for 3 hour massages!!!

Or £90 for 3 x 45 min massages

Or £180 for 3 Rebalancing 90 minute massages.

An amazing deal for new and existing customers.

terms and conditions: All sessions must be booked and taken by the end of April 2016. Offer does not include vouchers. Offer ends 28th February 2016. Offer does not work on 30 min massage sessions. All 3 sessions must be booked in advance. 24 hour cancellation policy applies. No-shows count as one of the sessions.

Any questions please ask.

Sports and Remedial Therapy Room

Sports and Remedial Therapy Room

Come and see us at the new venue in Kings Worthy as soon as you can.


Many thanks


Matt Barker


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Yoga Classes

Matt’s Yoga classes are held on a Monday evening and Thursday evening at Woodhams.

For details please call Matt on 07887701423 or email info@mattbarkersportsmassage

Details of all Yoga and Pilates classes will be on a new page on the website coming in the next few weeks.



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Exciting News Again!!!

Hello everyone!

Fantastic new news

We are about to launch our revamped website with a new ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM so that you can book massage appointments and Yoga classes online.

Watch this space and our facebook page for more details

First week in the new premises and it has been wonderful. It is is quiet and beautiful and the Yoga classes have been full.

Renee is offering you all a fab deal. Until Feb 28th you can buy 3 hour long sports massages for the price of 2! So that is £110 for 3 massages.

Give me a call or book online with our new system. Going live on 11/1/16 hopefully

Many thanks for reading

Matt B

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Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my customers who have supported me in a challenging 2015. However 2016 looks extremely promising.

Most importantly, Matt Barker Sports Massage has located to its very own venue.

You will now find myself and Renee Lamb, plus other complimentary health practitioners, working from a beautiful venue in the heart of Kings Worthy. Surrounded by fields and horses with a large free car park and no need to enter Winchester at all, yet still only 8 mins drive from the town.

Address of the new place is..

Woodhams Farm Equestrian Centre,

Springvale Road, Kings Worthy,

Winchester, Hampshire.

SO23 7LE


PLEASE NOTE: The actual Postcode is SO23 7LB but this takes you to the A34 on the Sat Nav. So please use SO23 7LE, this takes you to the start of the driveway off Springvale Road, an unmarked road opposite some white railings and almost opposite the turning for Nations Hill.

Coming from Winchester, if you find the Good Life Garden Centre and head towards Kings Worthy along Springvale Road you pass Nations Hill (on right) and shortly after you will see the turning on the left opposite the white railings.

Head up drive way, under a railway bridge and bear immediately left to the gates to Woodhams Farm Equestrian Centre and Day Nursery. My sign is on the gate.

If gates are closed use the lowest Keypad found right of gate. I will give you the code before you come but in case you forget, you can text me for the code on 07887791423.

Through the gate you bear left down the track, past the Stables, up and right, past the horse boxes and around to the right again ( wide hairpin!) to the other side of the Stables. You will see  a large, FREE  gravel car park and Matt Barker Sports Massage on the right hand side in the Lodge style building.


Finally you will come to our lovely new venue set in the idyllic Hampshire countryside. We offer two calming and natural therapy rooms and a dedicated Yoga studio all situated on ground level. We also have a large toilet/changing room and a small waiting area,  however, this is limited so please try and arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.

Please peruse this small selection of photos below. More to come plus the website will be updated imminently.

The view from the Yoga room

The view from the Yoga room





Ample Parking just outside

Ample Parking just outside

Relaxing Holistic Massage Room

Relaxing Holistic Massage Room

Sports and Remedial Therapy Room

Sports and Remedial Therapy Room

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