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.
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 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 Wednesdays
Classes are small…you will need to book if you are keen.
Meditation is not separate from Yoga...It is the goal of yoga
In each session we start from where you are at, working together to begin quietening the mind for meditation.
This is a step by step approach that utilises the tools of yoga to link body, breath and mind to build one’s capacity to hold the experience of meditation.
When the body is steady and at ease and the breath is long and smooth and when the mind is engaged and attentive we are 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”
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 more into feeling their bodies.
An experience of integration of body, breath, mind & soul is the goal of these classes. To enhance this experience classes may incorporate breath techniques, visualisation and guided relaxation.
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
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.