The photos are authentic to show you real people in my classes doing the poses rather than imported models and, although you might not guess it, students shown range from in their twenties up to in their eighties.
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This Yoga is much more than just physical activity and it includes all the lovely long stretches and poses of Hatha Yoga as well as Dru Yoga sequences and much, much more.
Many people come at first just to firm and tone their body and keep supple then, finding they enjoy all the other aspects they keep coming.
A sculptor said "I remove what is not needed to reveal the beauty within", Yoga is our individual sculptor allowing us to find our inner peace and joy.
You can see the pleasure on this student's face as he effortlessly maintains this balance. We are all born supple but did you know you can recover about 70% of your original suppleness? We keep growing stronger and stronger with Yoga until once impossible poses become effortless
Yoga promotes balance in mind as well as body, wisdom arises out of equanimity, tranquility follows.
Joy is a state of being, contentment also, if you've lost these feelings Yoga can rekindle them.
Both increase with Yoga, have you seen the star footballers? Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham (Victoria too) and many more.
Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Jennifer Aniston, Richard Branson, Gisele Bundchen, Madonna, Adam Levine, Ashley Hart, Woody Harrelson, Britney Spears, Sting, Ricky Martin
Here you can see the tranquility we find in Yoga, which may not come until a pose is familiar. Once found it will carry into every day life and you'll find that when you are in an emotional 'tangle' you can let it go and find your inner peace.
When life is tricky and we want to communicate well with others we can return to this tranquil, contented state an find a happy compromise.
Other poses need learning seriously - here the head is kept up off the floor. Tess nearest is strong and supple enough to come off the wall, Ruth In the middle still using it and Helen at the far end demonstrates the early stages.
Please don't try this at home, I prepare each student carefully to make sure they are strong and supple in the right places before beginning such challenging yet exciting, freeing and rejuvenating poses
You can choose your own level, from Beginner though Intermediate to Advanced and a whole range in between.
We welcome everyone, tall, short, fat, fit, happy, sad, shy or outgoing, male or female.
If you would like to come and do real Yoga in a relaxed, purposeful, serious yet light-hearted and joyful way, please contact me to arrange your free taster session.
This Yoga reaches back to the roots of Yoga and the symbol of the Lotus flower. The Lotus flower starts life in the mud down at the bottom of a pond. It rises up out of the mud moving towards the light and warmth of the sun and on the surface opens out into its full splendour offering its scent freely to the world. This Yoga is to help you grow and reveal the positive aspects of your personality, to become stronger and more contented in order to live happily in this world as it is.
For a fuller explanation please go to About the Yoga.
Yoga is popular with star footballers now, not just for keeping their bodies fit and strong but also for keeping calm under extreme pressure. It is a great way to improve your endurance. After a run, or heavy workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching, strengthening, and lengthening the muscles you were just working on
Selvarajan Yesudian, a great influence on my teaching, was just as interested in the spiritual side.
Another one of my teachers, Thich Nhat Hanh, a wonderful Mindfulness teacher, was nominated for the
Nobel Peace Prize.
Mindfulness has always been a part of Yoga, though we called it awareness