Meditation & Connection

Join our talented and insightful teachers Rosalind Arden and Jennifer Parr each fortnight for beautiful guided meditations; after which, there will be an opportunity to chat, chill and share snacks.

The meditations will draw on the somatic meditation practices of Reggie Ray, teacher of Meditating With The Body, emphasising an embodied approach to meditation. Practices will include lying down posture as well as sitting posture and are suitable for ALL including beginners.

There’s opportunity- if you have time- to stay and chat afterwards, perhaps share snacks etc.

This is a Pay As You Feel session, whatever you can afford.

We’d love to see you and welcome you to our community here at Leeds Yoga.

September 8/22, October 6/20, November 3/17 and December 1/15.

Book via MindBody app, our website or BOOK HERE.

Beginner’s Yoga Course – 7th September till 12th October- 5.15pm

Ideal for those starting their yoga journey, or wanting to brush up on the basics.

In the six week programme you will:

  • Learn foundational postures (asanas) and posture groups;
  • Examine the sun salutations and variations;
  • Develop an awareness of alignment and how to safely practice;
  • Delve into the history of yoga and basic philosophy;
  • Explore the impact of the breath, it’s importance in your yoga practice and breathing practices (pranayama);
  • Discover basic meditation techniques.

The course will enable you to develop the confidence to join the weekly drop in classes and give you a firm foundation for your practice.

On completion of the course you will receive a 20% discount off your first class pass.
£50. Course starts on 7th September.
For more details email info@leedsyoga.com

 

Book Here

 

Ilkley Clean-up and Climb – Saturday 21st July – 12-6pm

A day out in the countryside with a community of beautiful souls creating a conscious movement to impact positively on the world around us. The intention is to establish a regular network of people, seeking to develop their communities through positive initiatives.

The foundations of this movement are through nature cleanups within areas of the Yorkshire Dales.

From this we hope to educate and support people in forming social action groups throughout Yorkshire.

Join us for a day of countryside care and climbing.

Next date: Ilkley 12 – 6pm meet at the Cow & Calf Rock Cafe, LS29 8RF

Pay as you feel Yoga with Samuel from 10 – 11am at  Heather Yoga, Holding Space, Shipley, BD18 3HU

We look forward to being in the outdoors with you 🙂

For further information please contact us.

Progress your practice: Dharma Yoga Workshop – Saturday 21st July 12.30-2.30pm

This workshop is a chance to delve a little deeper than in regular classes; you will explore pranayama and chanting to begin the practice, followed by working through an asana practice.

Some interesting variations are found in Dharma yoga, and the class will focus on how to progress towards certain poses safely, interweaving some drills that may help improve strength, mobility and flexibility so that practice can become smoother and certain poses more accessible.

We will finish with a longer relaxation, and short meditation.

Open to students with some experience, although modifications and progressions will be available and encouraged as needed!

Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classical yoga. During this period of intense study, Sri Dharma was exposed to various yoga techniques that he has refined over an almost half century of practice and teaching into the Dharma Yoga he and his certified teachers the world over continue to share with their students each day.

In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasises good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-Realisation.

Amy is a registered 500hr Dharma yoga teacher, and hopes to pass on some of the amazing teachings through her classes.

£20 BOOK HERE

 

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop

Pregnancy is a unique and very special time in a blossoming new mother’s life. From the moment you find out you are holding life within you, to the moment your new born baby is in your arms and beyond, motherhood is a wonderful gift of nature. It is also a time of great change and uncertainty, which can be both physically and emotionally demanding, requiring huge adjustments in your life.

If you are a blossoming mother to be, join Buds & Blossom Yoga in this unique Pregnancy Workshop.

The workshop will cover:

* Understanding and acceptance of your changing body, helping you adjust through these intricate times with ease.

* Knowledge of safe yoga asanas for strength building and flexibility, keeping you at optimal health throughout your pregnancy.

* Yoga asanas to alleviate common pregnancy aliments – bringing comfort through your pregnancy.

* Mental strength building to empower you on the journey to motherhood.

* Breathing techniques which will prepare you for the most positive birthing experience.

* Meditation methods to calm you and connect you with your unborn baby.

Our Buds & Blossom Pregnancy Yoga Workshop is gentle and safe for all women, whether you are new to yoga or have years of practice. This workshop will allow ‘mothers to be’ to step out of their day-to-day busy lives and find the time to reconnect with themselves, their changed bodies and their unborn babies.

£40 for the 3 1/2 hour session – with early bird places available at £35. These classes are perfect for beginners who want to explore yoga during their pregnancy and great for enthusiasts, who want to learn safe techniques and asanas to keep them at optimal health throughout their pregnancy.

Our workshop is so much more than just physical stretching practice. We aim to create a beautiful and nurturing atmosphere where women can come to listen and learn, and share their experiences, and questions.

This workshop will take place on Saturday 30th June 1.30 – 5pm. Refreshments and other delights will also be provided – leaving you feeling inspired, educated and nourished, ready to take on the challenges of motherhood.

BOOK HERE

 

WHAT TO WEAR ****************** Just something that is easy to move in and something you feel comfortable wearing. Any type or regular sports clothes or just leggings and a t-shirt.

WHAT TO BRING ****************** Pregnant women need snacks to meet the caloric needs of their changing bodies in pregnancy. Please feel free to bring snacks. You may also choose to bring a bottle of water to cool down.

Please Welcome Our New Teacher – Claire Dambawinna

We’re delighted to welcome Claire as a regular teacher at Leeds Yoga! Claire’s regular classes will be Fri 12.15pm Beginners and 1.15pm Hatha from Fri 8 June..

Claire has been practicing yoga since 2001. She started attending a weekly Iyengar class after moving to London and was completely hooked from the start. She remembers leaving class with a clear head, springy limbs and feeling light as air. In 2003, she decided to try out an Ashtanga class and so began a lifelong love affair with the practice. In 2009, she became a student of Joey Miles and has maintained a regular practice under his guidance ever since.
In 2017, she completed the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accredited Triyoga Teacher Training Programme under the expert tuition of Joey Miles and Anna Ashby (Asana), Carlos Pomeda (Philosophy), Chris Swain and Andrew McGonigle (Anatomy and Physiology).
Claire has a keen interest in anatomy and a fascination with the innate power of the breath to support movement, unwind tension and aid our physical and emotional wellbeing, which she incorporates into her classes. She aims to make her classes welcoming and accessible with sequences designed to build strength and flexibility and ultimately leave her students feeling relaxed and energised.
Claire teaches a strong, dynamic Hatha yoga and Ashtanga with an emphasis on alignment and mindful, breath-led movement. Her classes include a balance of precision and flow and her teaching is inspired by her own experience, practice and yoga heritage.

We can’t wait for her to become part of the Leeds Yoga family, welcome Claire!