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The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word YUG meaning 'to join or unite'. Yoga is a complete system that you can integrate and live in your life. It brings balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit and offers practices/tools that enable you to manage effectively that which life presents you with.
Personally Yoga really helped me through a time of great anxiety and depression I experienced 20 years ago and is actually the reason I decided to teach. Yoga continues to support and nourish me now.
Generally Yoga seems to be perceived as a purely physical discipline particularly in the West, perhaps as that is how it was initially introduced. Mostly people start on the physical aspect of Yoga (asanas/postures) as it is undoubtedly wonderful for changing your physical posture, easing low pain, managing stress etc….and as you change/open/unravel on a physical level you may begin to explore other aspects of Yoga such as philosophy, mantra and meditation, (there is even more to explore and experience these are just examples).
For me Yoga is skill in action – the way we approach our physical practice is a metaphor for how we meet life off our mats.
I teach Yoga that incorporates conscious breathing, mindful movement, Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation).
If you have become depressed, stressed, anxious and unable to cope with the daily demands of your life or have become fearful of moving your body through injury and illness then Yoga is perfect for you!
If you are already feeling balanced then regular Yoga I feel is essential maintenance for your mind, body & spirit.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Increased flexibility, improved respiration, energy and vitality, mental clarity, manage stress more effectively, improved sleep
'Kanti is a professional teacher who always provides a warm environment for students to learn in'
'Kanti's yoga classes are accessible for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner. She happily accommodates physical problems that impede movement to keep everyone included in the classes, wonderfully relaxing and physically beneficial…oh and they're great fun'. - SA
MIXED LEVEL YOGA CLASSES
These classes offer you the weekly opportunity to connect to yourself through conscious breathing and mindful movement encouraging a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you. The ‘style’ of practice varies and can be a slow vinyasa flow, energising Kundalini, or rejuvenating Restorative or Yin. I have a theme for the practice and then tune in to the energy present in the room and the practice unfolds from that.
Monday's Biddenham Pavilion 10-11.30am
Monday's The Granary 6.15-7.45pm
Wednesday's The Clophill Centre 10.30-12noon
YOGA RETREAT DAYS
Retreat days usually take place around the transitional times as we move from one season to another & are a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Yoga practices, enjoy some ‘me time’ in a beautiful & peaceful environment and connect with likeminded people Please check the Events page for details.