Bihar/Satyananda yoga is accessible for everyone regardless of age, gender, physical ability or experience, teachings emphasise the spiritual and meditative side of yoga. Classes include postures, breathing, meditation, deep relaxation and chanting.
What I Offer – I am happy to run workshops, classes and retreats to meet your needs. I have previously run workshops or retreats with themes including:
introduction to Bihar Yoga
pranayama – the magic of the breath
shatkarmas – classical cleansing practices
yoga nidra – deep relaxation
meditation techniques – either at introductory, intermediate or advanced level
chanting and meditation
expanding the heart space
finding balance in life through yoga
I have also run teacher training and yoga foundation courses.
Contact me for more information or to discuss what I could offer regarding themes for day or weekend courses.
Asanas (postures) – a technique that when practiced regularly re-tones and revitalizes all the systems of the body. Asanas can be adapted to allow each individual to progress at their own pace, enabling challenge whilst respecting the needs and limitations of each individual.
Pranayama (controlled, rhythmical and regular breathing) – all of us have to breath. These practices teach correct breathing and conserve and distribute prana (life force or vital cosmic energy) throughout the whole being, enhancing the power of the breath to help us feel energized, to move the body more effectively, to reduce tension, to help us sleep and to increase the awareness of breath.
Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep or deep relaxation) – this is a powerful technique that creates psychic and physiological rest and rejuvenation. Relaxation is the key to reaching our potential. By learning different relaxation techniques each individual can begin to take control of their own life, relaxing, restructuring and reforming the whole personality from within.
Meditation – ‘meditation is an exercise in the mental discipline of harnessing the energies of the mind by focusing on one object or thought, or the breath, leading to increased concentration, a sense of peace and the release of tension’.
Chanting – Mantra is sound vibration, and the compressed energies of the body and the mind respond to these vibrations. With mantras, positive and creative qualities and energies can be awakened and negative influences removed. The use of sound and learning how to make sound vibrations is both liberating and relaxing.