In the east, for thousands of years, certain men and women have dedicated their lives to discovering their own deepest truths and sharing them with other. Lineages of wisdom have been carried forward, teacher to student, generation after generation. A true yoga lineage is rare. John, whose spiritual name is Jai Shiva, is the new generation of the ancient lineage revived by the great Krishnamacharaya. John met Hannah whilst travelling in India where their love of yoga and all things spiritual sparked an instant connection.
John takes the Kush yoga class on Tuesdays. This is a great introduction to the eight limbs of yoga. Join postures, breath and focus to lead you into a deep meditation.
Jane enjoys guiding people through a spiritual, compassionate and restorative yoga class. At home she enjoys the more active and core strengthening Vinyassa classes.
In 2018 Jane’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and used yoga as a way of coping with this traumatic time. Following his death Jane chose to train as a yoga teacher as she had a powerful sense that she needed to share it with others. She began teaching various types of classes but found that slow flow and restorative classes inspired her the most.
She hopes that through her own continual journey she will be able to inspire, teach and pass onto others the tools of yoga she has acquired which includes handling stress, anxiety, grief and bringing about a better sense of well being.
Yoga and mindfulness offer a perfect prescription for supporting both physical and mental health. I’ve been teaching clinical mindfulness for 11 years and recently trained as a yoga teacher as I believe a mind/body approach is an essential for self-care. My teaching style focuses on making yoga accessible to everyone and classes are restorative and combine mindfulness practice with yoga postures and techniques specifically chosen help with stress and anxiety. I’ve found mindfulness and yoga practice have helped me heal from chronic psoriasis and maintain positive mental health.
If you are new to yoga feel free to join us and learn – for more experienced practitioners these classes can refresh your practice and introduce some new techniques including meditation and breathwork.
Rachel specialises in both yin and restorative flow classes.
Yin yoga stretches and targets both deep connective tissues between the muscles and fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. It also helps to regulate the body’s flow of energy.
All mat based postures supported by the bolsters blocks and other props, allowing body weight and gravity to do the work. Holding posture for time and letting go of any effort in the body.
Just as in dance, vinyasa flow links every moment together, there is no stop and go.
This is why the magic of the practice lies in the transitions. Gracefully linking each position to the next becomes a moving meditation, a graceful dance between effort and ease. Tying it all together with the breath creates the magic.
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