S - Stop
T - Take a breath
0 - Observe
P - Proceed
Taking care and paying attention is what we have always done in yoga… as we return to classes in person, we continue to walk lightly on the earth, surrounded and supported by our Sangha, with a smile on our lips.
Socially Distanced Classes are smaller in number and every class will be held in rooms that are freely ventilated.
Based in Teignmouth, I am a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher with twelve years teaching experience. I have also studied Buddhist Meditation for one year with Maarten Vermaase. My classes follow a traditional style of Hatha and Raja Yoga which focus on the physical postures for flexibility and strength but also the spiritual and philosophical foundations of yoga. I use a variety of breathing practices which will encourage you to breathe more effectively, but at the same time will help with your concentration and give you a sense of relaxation. My sessions have a strong focus on learning meditation or concentration practices which can help you to focus and to maintain a sense of calm in everyday life.
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Yoga is an ancient Indian practice which involves the union of the body and the mind. On a physical level the yoga postures, which include stretching and toning of muscles, will help to improve your strength and flexibility. On a mental level the use of concentration practices and breath awareness aids your ability to stay focused and maintain a sense of clarity. Learning to control and slow your breathing calms the mind, enabling you to relax, unwind and find space within yourself. This union of physical and mental awareness will help you to stay in good health together with learning how to maintain inner relaxation and calmness.
Hatha & Raja Yoga is a form of yoga which encourages this union of body and mind. This is done through learning to concentrate and focus on your breathing while holding postures. Breath awareness, together with learning about your body and mind will in turn help you to recognise your limits and how you respond to challenges. The practice of Hatha and Raja yoga offers a holistic approach to mental, physical and spiritual well being.
Quotations & Readings
Achieving genuine happiness may require bringing about a transformation in your outlook, your way of thinking, and this is not a simple matter – The 14th Dalai Lama