Relax with Yoga
The Harmony Centre, Walpole Hatch Farm, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9BB
The word Yoga means Unity or oneness and comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj which means to join. This Unity or joining is described in spiritual terms as the union of the individual consciousness, with the Universal Consciousness. Hatha Yoga has it’s roots in the ancient Indian tradition of Tantra. Tantra is a combination of two words tanoti and trayati, which means expansion and liberation respectively. Therefore tantra is the science of expanding the consciousness and liberating the energy from the limitations of the mind and body, to live a life free from the bondage of the world while still living in it.
On a more practical level Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonising the body, mind and emotions. This is done through the practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, shatkarma and meditation.
Yoga can benefit people of all ages and ability. Yoga is not competitive, the aim is to be comfortable as you move into the posture. With regular practice knots, tension and stiffness in the body are released. The whole physiological and neurological system is enhanced.
A feeling of balanced energy and well-being is experienced. The mind is relaxed and inner awareness is expanded. These are some of the fruits of Yoga.
It’s not necessary for you to fully understand the deeper philosophical meaning of Yoga, you will gain benefit by practicing and experiencing.
Yoga is a spiritual practice but not a religion, therefore it does not clash or interfere with your own beliefs.
I trained to be a Yoga teacher in Kerala, Southern India, and at the end of my training I promised to uphold the values of the tradition. Part of that tradition is honouring the lineage of masters and teachers who gave us this timeless knowledge, and we do this by singing and chanting traditional mantras together.
My classes are designed for beginners and intermediates and as you progress through the course I will gradually include different variations to enhance your practice. Classes last 1.5 hours and may include; mantra chanting, gentle loosening movements and stretching, classical yoga postures, relaxation, breathing exercises and meditation.
The classes run continuously throughout the year in six week blocks and to gain a course discount they must be paid at the beginning of each new block.
If you can’t commit to the whole course, then you can attend as a drop-in if there is space.
Please contact me for the course fees and drop-in price.
Class sizes are restricted to no more than 10 people to provide a relaxing space and enough personal attention.
Private Yoga classes are available for small groups, in the work place and in schools.
Classes are held at The Harmony Centre, Walpole Hatch Farm, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9BB
Tuesday 9.30am to 11am
Thursday 6.30pm to 8pm
Classes include; mantra chanting, gentle loosening movements, classical yoga postures,
relaxation, breathing exercises and meditation.