T: 07855 390680

  Sunday 20th January 2019

Sunday 20th January - part 1 MOVEMENT
2pm - 4.30pm

Bringing yogic principles of balance and sustainability to broad spectrum movement

In this yogic movement workshop/playshop we will first use yoga principles to explore how we can cultivate healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body. This will include working with yoga postures ‘actively’, against gravity, inspired particularly by the work of hatha yoga teacher Simon Borg Olivier. We will then explore these principles through a broader spectrum of movement to invite greater vitality, presence and rejeuvenation, inspired particularly by Movement teacher Ido Portal.

Sunday 20th January - part 2 KIRTAN
5pm - 6.30pm

Yoga and the Power of Sound - call and response singing and chanting

The yoga tradition offers myriad tools we can work with to cultivate integration and recover our innate capacities for deep presence and sustainable wellbeing. These include many sound-based techniques and practices. The extraordinary visionaries and research scientists of the ancient yoga tradition recognised the pervasive, penetrative power of sound and how the readily accessible resources of our own voices can be harnessed to foster harmony through the whole of our being.

The call and response singing and chanting of kirtan, is simple, yet powerful, cleansing and uplifting. James will also speak briefly about kirtan, Sanskrit as an energy-based language, the symbolism and effects of the words we use in the practice and how kirtan relates to other practices and paths of yoga.

Everyone welcome - do not worry if you are not a virtuoso singer!
The joy and practical benefits of yoga are open to us all.

About James

Originally from Yorkshire, James teaches yoga and applied yoga philosophy globally.

James is known for his storytelling, his rich kirtans, deep meditations, principle-based approach to asana and movement and for bringing the timeless wisdom of the traditional scriptural teachings vividly into the context of our lives today. He has been teaching for over twenty years, teaching yoga since 2003 and leading integrated programs on applied yoga philosophy around the world since 2009.  He regularly returns to Mysore in South India where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, to lead courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and Indian Mythology.

Booking via Rebecca on 07855 390680
Part 1 and 2 £45 per person
Part 1 only £35 or Part 2 only £15


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WHEN? Wednesday 15th August - 4.30pm to 5.30pm

WHERE? Balance Studio, Staveley Mill Yard

PAY AS YOU FEEL class, taught by visiting instrutor Fiona Edwards. This Vinyasa style class is open to all abilities. Enjoy a delicious yoga flow which will include movement for the whole body and some time to relax.

Pay As You Feel Yoga gives new yoga instructors the opportunity to get more experience leading yoga classes.  You’ll have the chance to feed back about your experience in the class, what you liked and what you’d like to see improved, which will be fed back to our new instructors. You chose what you feel happy to pay.....what’s not to love?!

Please note that photos may be taken during class - please let Fiona know in advance if you would rather not feature in any pictures.