The best way to find out a bit more about Yoga is to experience it, find a teacher who you sincerely connect with or a book that inspires you in some way, and begin the journey. Yoga is an ancientscience from the East and it can be practiced and experienced by all regardless of their age, gender or fitness level. The word "Yoga" means to "yoke" or "unite" as it aims to unite the physical, mental and emotional aspects of ourselves bringing them all into balance and consequently, vibrant health.
Yoga began in northern India at least two thousand of years ago. It was originally a teaching with the aim of leading the dedicated practitioner closer to enlightenment. The physical postures (called"asana" in Sanskrit) commonly associated with yoga in the West were originally only a small part of the teachings of yoga.
Congratulations for finding the doorway to what could be the most profound and healing journey of your lifetime. Step into a rich kingdom of physical and spiritual wealth from two of the most notablehealing art forms from the East; Yoga and Tai Chi. With classes in South Molton and Goodleigh in North Devon, we offer something truly unique; a chance to transform at every level of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
My names is James Russell and I am a yoga teacher based in Devon, UK. I've been practising yoga regularly for about 14 years and have been teaching since 2007. I teach a holistic approach thatincorporates a range of practices, including mantra, postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Holistic yoga is accessible to anyone regardless of age, fitness and previous experience.
Our lives are busy and hectic, and it can be challenging to find the space to slow down. Yoga creates a space where we can take a pause, focus on ourselves, and find a little extra balance to help usenjoy the present moment and feel better. I started yoga in my early twenties when a work colleague encouraged me to go to a class. That first class marked a turning point because not only did I feel so much better physically, but I came away with a feeling of stillness I had never experienced before.
She teaches holistically, using movement, breath and awareness to bring about benefits for the bodymind: the combined physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the individual. She hasexperience in teaching several styles of yoga but most enjoys teaching Hatha yoga flow.
I have been teaching yoga since 2003. My yoga teaching is a blend of the traditional hatha yoga I have practised and learnt over many years, combined with up-to-date sports science information. Istarted practising yoga back in 1995 when I was pregnant as I found I was unable to continue the climbing, running and mountain biking I had been doing. I was surprised to find that yoga enabled me to stay as strong and fit during pregnancy as I had been before.
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Chris Croft teaches Ashtanga Yoga as his teachers, which include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, taught him. He leads Mysore Style & led classes, workshops, private tuition, retreats and corporate events acrossDevon, Somerset and the South West of England for all age groups and abilities. Brought to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009), Ashtanga Yoga combines breath control (pranayama) and physical postures (asana) with sense withdrawal (pratyahara) and concentration (dharana).
I have been trained to teach yoga with the Devon School of Yoga and have been teaching for over a year. I like to teach the holistic, eclectic style that Duncan Hulin advocates on the Devon teachertraining course. I have been influenced by a love for Ashtanga yoga and like to complement that dynamic style with a deep focus on our breath and the present moment.