is a classical and holistic approach to Hatha Yoga that stretches and tones the whole body.

It is a spiritual,but also non-fussy form of yoga-a complete healing system designed to help the body maintain a natural healthy state. Sivananda training involves frequent relaxation and emphasises full yogic breathing.
It includes pranayama (easy breathing exercises) to enliven body and mind,charging the physical and etheric body with life-giving prana and oxygen.


Also'Salutes to the Sun'-a flow of simple positions at the start of the class to warm up.. There is a lot of emphasis on relaxaxtion after each series of positions  .





“The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness.” - Julie Martin

In Vinyasa Flow yoga, movement is synchronized to the breath. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath is important, you will be instructed to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning "connection,"


By using the power of the breath and moving through flowing sequences, you get your cardiovascular energy flowing, open up the heart center and the seat of your personal power. Designed to build heat and strength in the body, the sequences will help guide you to connect to your own personal power and get you, and your energy flowing with grace and relaxed awareness.


I trained with Julie Martin in Goa in 2011/2012 - a 350 hour, Yoga Alliance recognised training.

 

As I always say to my students-we're not going for a gold medal in yoga(although you are always encouraged to improve) but rather to celebrate and appreciate who we are right here,right now.
I like to take care of people and do my best to make them comfortable,and at home,especially the beginners.
Using music for the final relaxation(usually a simple flute) makes the following silence all the more poignant,and we often end the class with a blessing mantra from Deva Premal,who's a dear friend of mine.
The workshops invclude active*,fun,sometimes part-dancing meditations to help relax you and release tension easily,but always with silence and peace as the goal in the final stage. I'm happy to say this is usually achieved!

*(all activities are optional and you choose exactly how much you want to participate