Love climbing, but is your headspace holding you back?

The UK’s current top female climber Emma Twyford has just completed her own mentally challenging task of climbing 9a, the first British woman to do so! Armed with this experience to share, she is offering a day of mental skills coaching for climbers, along with specific Yoga and meditation practices provided by climbing instructor and Yoga teacher, Ella Williams of Nalini Yoga.

You can expect to feel supported, encouraged and inspired by your day exploring the intricacies of developing a clear and positive headspace. Whether it’s fear of failure, falling, injury or an inability to switch off and ‘get in the zone’, there will be demonstrated techniques to deal with all manner of mental blocks. Working in a small group size, both Emma and Ella will provide you with a safe space in which to progress your climbing aims. Intertwining your climbing with Yoga not only benefits you physically, but can provide you with the mental focus to rise to the challenges that climbing brings.

It’s time to manifest those climbing goals!

Who are we?

Emma Twyford is one of the UK’s best female all round climbers having trad climbed E9, very recently achieved her goal of sport climbing 9a on her 2 year project and bouldered V10. She has been climbing for 25 years and works as a route setter and climbing coach. Her base is here in North Wales and this past year has seen her send a series of particularly challenging climbing projects, which has continued to keep her high on the climbing community’s radar. She loves to try and teach people new tricks to add to their climbing and pass on as much knowledge as possible.

Ella Williams has lived and worked in North Wales for the past 6 years as an Outdoor Instructor, teaching and coaching a range of activities from climbing to coasteering, paddlesports to bushcraft. Last year she escaped to the sunshine of Central America to fulfil her goal of becoming a Yoga teacher before returning and setting up her own Yoga business, Nalini Yoga. She runs regular weekly classes locally, in addition to workshops, retreats and experiences that combine her love of the outdoors with Yoga.

Course information.

£75 – this will cover the specialised climbing coaching, 2 Yoga sessions and your climbing wall entrance fee (£10). You can then use the wall afterwards for as long as you like (until it closes of course…)! Bring your own lunch and snacks – or utilise the excellent Beacon cafe within!

  • Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Beacon Climbing Centre.

  • 10.15am – Course begins.

  • 1.00pm – Lunchtime.

  • 5.00pm – Finish up and continue climbing!

This is a coaching course and participants are expected to already be able to lead climb from F5+ and above to maximise benefits from the session.

How to book.

Click on the form below to initially reserve a spot. You can also contact Ella directly through, or via [email protected] to receive details on payment options and to fill in any paperwork prior to the workshop.