The Body is a Pathway to Freedom not a road block. So in that vein how has April been for you so far? Kids went back to school today, some of you went back to work and some of our lives have remained the same. However you are this Monday, in mind, body & spirit has Ahimsa formed part of your thinking and action so far? The invitation at the start of April was to bring Ahimsa into your practice. For each of you coming to class with me you are on a journey of 3 live yoga practices each week. Each class works a different element of your practice. Each class gives you the tools to help navigate life just a little easier. So let me ask you how is your vibration? When Ahimsa is practiced continuously in thought, word & deed you are living with and moving with harmonious vibrations.
Ahimsa is part of the first of the eight limbs known as yama, or practices of self-regulation designed to free us from being victims of our own human impulses. Yama practices are likened to cleaning techniques for our minds, bodies, and spirits that allow us to live more conscious, liberated lives. Asana for the body to move, Pranayama for our breath to travel, Meditation to settle the mind. The power of Asana is to allow us to sit still with ourselves, to allow us to be content.
To join me in class this week –
Tuesday 9am Morning flow, a class to build strength.
Wednesday 8.30pm Nidra live on Instagram live. Grab a blanket and lie down for total relaxation.
Thursday 7pm WindDown yoga, a class where we take our time to get into poses. We settle the breath & mind and then hold for a few minutes.
Saturday 10am Nature Inspired Vinyasa flow, a faster paced class beginning with Surya Namasker and the odd inversion.
To join the 30 days of Yoga please click here. If you don’t want to commit to 30 days of Yoga then drop in rates are available for all classes.
The Curious Yogi
If you are curious to know more about Yoga, it’s origins, the history of the practice, of Asana and how Yoga looks in the modern world then please join me on April 26th for ‘The Curious Yogi’. The 4 modules of this course will take place over 4 Mondays 7-9pm. The modules are Yoga History & Philosophy, Yoga Asana, The Modern Yogi & Yoga off the Mat. This course is a place for those who have maybe thought about doing a teacher training but also for those who are interested in the timeless teachings and many styles of yoga that have grown from the lineage of Krishnamacharya. The inspiration behind many styles of modern yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Iyengar Yoga and the teachings of his son Desikachar. The training is grounded in yoga’s ancient roots as well as its modern blossoming. To join me for this course please click here.
Have a wonderful week, be kind to yourselves and to one another.