Practising Yoga can help us to understand our own body and mind and through the meditative methods of Yoga, the Yoga path can help each of us to overcome our own life's challenges and shine with purelight, knowledge and love. Let your light shine, dear Yoga Seeker. I believe a wealth of insight awaits you as you tread the yogic path.
I had been put off most forms of physical activity at school by a rather sadistic games mistress, whose idea of fun was cross country running on a cold winters day in heavy rain and mud, beingbattered and bruised by hockey or lacrosse sticks, and running endless laps of the school field on the hottest of summer days to the point of collapse. Consequently when I was eighteen and my mother suggested I go to a Yoga class with her I was less than enthusiastic.
When we allow ourselves time and space to listen we become awakened to our natural essence. Ancient wisdom teaches us, the universe comprises of circular movements around a central axis. Our spine isour central axis, our breath moves in spirals within us. Our outer body shows shape to the world, our inner world understands the natural rhythm of our breath. Inside each of us is a garden, when we water, sprinkle gently with breath we grow upwards.
We all experience tightness in our muscles from time to time whether from inactivity, poor posture, repetitive strain or sports-related injuries. Yoga and massage are two ways of relieving tension inthe muscles that help bring the body back into balance. Attending yoga classes is an effective way to keep the body strong and flexible and bring long-term relief from back problems.
Claire's journey into yoga commenced when she attended her first yoga class in her early twenties. Arriving at an Ashtanga Primary series led class with no expectations, she was completely mesmerisedby the synchronised movements, the flowing breath and total sense of calm. In that morning she found her practice and her teacher. Whilst still eagerly pursuing a corporate career she continued to practise but often at the peril of a very busy workload.
I've been a fitness instructor and personal trainer for over 20 years and have taught many disciplines - Boxercise, Spinning, Body Pump and Step. to name a few. I've seen many fads in the fitnessindustry - the "latest, greatest" workouts that are eventually discredited or lose popularity. And I've seen Pilates and Yoga endure throughout. Why? Because they work! In a results-orientated environment many thousands of people have seen for themselves the benefits of Pilates and Yoga.
The Yoga Room is a small friendly studio offering Mysore style yoga and yoga related subjects. We also run Pregnancy Yoga when available. In our rooms we do provide mats and blankets, but if you dohave your own mat please bring it with you and always bring a towel. The space outside the studio is reserved for teachers only. All classes run for up to 2 hours unless otherwise stated on timetable. There are two toilets but no showers.
The workshop qualifies for CPD certificate. Continuing from last year's CPD day, CPD focus will be on Spine, Hips, Shoulders and UPPER & LOWER CORE body. Hands on workshop with identifying commonailments. I was born in Kampala, Uganda. Both my parents were from India. I was educated in Uganda, followed by High School and University in Vancouver, Canada. I came to UK in early 1971 and it is here I met and married my wife, Coral.
The benefits of Fitness Yoga are multiple, including not only mental benefits but also physical. If you suffer with a bad back, tight hips/hamstrings, fatigue or general motivation at exercise classesthen yoga is for you. No need to sign up - pay as you go & see the benefits as you go. It's great for people who exercise regularly & need to look after their muscles, or people who are looking for an introduction to exercise.
I am experienced both with teaching and as a proactive group leader after my time instructing undergraduates at the University of Surrey and as a Police Officer. Also, having studied with a variety ofteachers across a diverse range of yoga techniques, I am able to bring the best of these to my students, tailoring the class to suit everyone through both verbal instructions and physical demonstrations.