My name is Lizzie McGhee and I'm the founder of Off Grid Digital Detox Yoga Retreats. I come from Falkirk, Scotland and spent my childhood bopping about the rural parts of Scotland, where my love of the wilds began. I studied music and to this day music is a huge part of my life, and even my yoga offerings.
Through discovering Yoga in my teenage years, I finally found a practice and energetic space to dive into my spirituality that felt right for me. To me, yoga is a practice of grounding and acceptance, of feeling at home in your own skin, as well as a practice of growth; of gaining perspective and the breathing space we need in this modern busy world.
I have been teaching Yoga, mostly in the Edinburgh community, for 6 years now, having trained and initially taught in Copenhagen, Denmark at Hot Yoga Copenhagen. I recently moved back from Vancouver, Canada from working with Yyoga over the summer- if you're ever in Vancouver, it's well worth the visit. I have furthered my training through my teacher, Eva Maxine Hamilton, taking her Yin Yoga and Restorative YTTs, which have allowed me to dive deeper into this introspective approach to living.
I started Off Grid to facilitate a space for people to slow down and go inward, to press pause on the busyness of life and step away from our tech. I am no luddite, but I do believe we need to find ways to turn the noise down, to limit our use of devices and give our nervous systems a chance to regulate. These retreats constantly impress upon me the significance of having people come together without phones, without distraction, without email pings and needless check-in calls. It facilitates real connection, headspace and perspective.
Aside from the retreat, the incredible astrology app, Soulloop, is where a lot of my energy currently and gladly resides, as the Global Community Manager. Download the app to discover more about your own blueprint for this life through the provided birth chart reading as well as self-care practices at your fingertips. I am so happy to be apart of this positive slice of the tech pie- countering the stress-inducing apps and communication outlets, with an app providing meditations and soothing practices an easy swipe away. You will also find on my retreats, astrology peppered throughout the practices, and I'm always happy to chat all things celestial over a cuppa.
Through a committed Yoga practice and a strong belief that my inner world is what determines my outer world, I am on a journey of self-awareness and really waking up to life. My intention is to share the practices, ideas and lifestyle shifts that I experience working for me with the belief that they could work for you too.