yoga with Purpose

one hour classes

In recommending Yoga practices, teachers should always consider an individual's particular circumstances. Just as other activities and practices changes in one's life, such as aging, so too Yoga practices need to be adapted as the practitioner changes.

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

early Morning Class

"Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." Buddha

Are you looking to start your day with purpose and direction. 

This one hour early morning class links body, breath and mind through asana and simple breath techniques, often accompanied with chant and gesture to focus the mind. 

Depending on the season and the students who are keen enough to get up early, these classes are tailored to suit the circumstances that are  present at the time..

If you are looking to start your day with a focused mind “atha” and would like to be ready to greet what is coming into your day or week in a positive way this might just be the class for you.

Starting time

7am Tuesday

8am Thursday 

 

Classes are small…you will need to book if you are keen. 

 

Meditation with Purpose.

Meditation is not separate from Yoga...It is the goal of yoga

In each session we start from where you are at and work together to begin to quieten the mind for meditation. 

We use a step by step approach that utilises the tools of yoga to link body, breath and mind, building one’s capacity to hold the experience of meditation.

When the body is steady and at ease, the breath long and smooth and when the mind is engaged and attentive are we then able to move into the internal process of yoga which is samyama. 

Dharana – single point of concentration; where we concentrate on our chosen object and close off external distractions

Dhyanam – meditation; connection/communication is solely between self and object

Samadhi – union with the object of your meditation; there is no separation between the observed and the observer, the self no longer seems to exist.

Ref: TKV Desikachar; The Heart of Yoga 

Y.S. 1:2 yogah citta vritti nirodhah

 “Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively towards an object and sustain that direction without any distractions” 

TKV Desikachar

These small and regular classes are held on Monday evenings from 6 – 7.15pm. Sessions are continuous with limited places. 

body, breath and mind

The breath is the link between the body and the mind

Are you looking to connect more intimately with your-self. 
Classes focus on building stability and strength as well as encouraging students to listen past the “doing” of yoga and begin to feel more into their bodies.

An experience of integration of body, breath, mind & soul is the goal of these classes. To enhance this, classes may incorporate breath techniques, visualisation and guided relaxation in conjunction with the asana practice   

This class can be a little stronger and utilises the concept of vinyasa krama to build capacity in all aspects of a student and to link the more physical layers of who we are to the inner quieter place through the practice of Svadhyaya – self study  

Prenatal classes

Be held with love…by another

Be held in love…by one’s self

Lovingly hold another

These ongoing classes are breath based….the breath is the link that carries with it the vital energy that sustains life. 

Come and nourish your self and your little one. 

These classes are enhanced when accompanied with a home practice that evolves with your changing needs. 

If you want to know more simply call and we can chat.

we start our practice where we are and look towards a certain goal. then we choose the steps that will lead us towards realising that goal and will gradually bring us back to everyday life, but our daily practice does not return us to the exact same place we started. the practice has changed us.

TKV Desikachar