yoga for all
If you're looking for a friendly yoga class, to keep you balanced and strong, moving and flexible, calm and focused, then you've come to the right place.
Classes focus on Spandha-nishpandha (recognising tension and releasing into non-tension) through the practice of:
Chanting - to start and conclude the session
Jattis - loosening the body
Asanas - physical postures, practice and discipline
Pranayamas - breath awareness, leading to breath and energy control
Bring water to drink and a blanket - we always finish with relaxation :-)
I have been practising yoga for over 20 years and began formalising my knowledge through the British Wheel of Yoga.
But I have gained more valuable experience through my training under Yogacharini Kalavathi Devi at the Om Studio. This 12 month teacher training included over 200 hours of contact teaching plus 600 hours of self practice and written work, including intensive Swadhyaya (self-study). It involved extensive Hatha Yoga Practice, Yoga Philosophy, study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Yamas and Niyamas, Scriptures, Mantra Chanting, Bhajans, Anatomy and Physiology, Modifications and Corrections - integrating yoga into my life, aiming to live according to the dictates of the Yamas and Niyamas.
Plus a 2 week residential course at ICYER Ananda Ashram where I have experienced the amazing Indian spiritual, cultural and Yogic tradition in which Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga (Gitananda Yoga) is rooted. Exposure to Bhajans, Mantras, an intense study of the Yoga Sutras, Carnatic Music and Hindu rites and rituals, along with Asanas, Kriyas, Mudras, Pranayama, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga practices were also imbibed. The total course was 135 hours of which 70 hours were practical instruction and 65 were theory, in a daily schedule starting at 5am and ending at 9pm each day.