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

 

Yoga:Focus – June 14th 12.30-13.45pm – chatauranga dandasana

Join Michelle once a month to develop specific postures, such as back bends and inversions, that you don’t always have time to flesh out in regular classes.

If you don’t know where to start, lack confidence, find restrictions or difficulty with this pose, Michelle will lead you through an alignment focused class aimed at developing and improving the focus pose.
There will be ways to access and improve whatever your starting point.

This month we will look at chatauranga dandasana or four limbed staff pose. Used so often in vinyasa yoga but often done rushed or with poor alignment.

We’ll take time to look at :
*the actions of the pose
*ways to start practicing it
*alignment
*building strength to keep shoulders happy and healthy.

“Any amount of the pose is still the pose” Jason Crandell

£10 drop-in or use your class pass.

BOOK HERE 

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!

 

FREE Friday Night Yoga & Kirtan- 18th May 2018- 6.15-8pm

Join us for an evening of free yoga and musical meditation on Friday 18th May.

We’ll start with 45 minutes of yoga, open to all levels including beginners and then move on to Kirtan.

Kirtan is an ancient form of meditative chanting accompanied by traditional Indian musical instruments. This uplifting meditation can help to clear the mind and will leave you feeling happy and stress-free 🙂

The event is free of charge but we would suggest a donation of £5 for those wishing to contribute. Please message us on Facebook or email BhaktiYogaLeeds@gmail.com to pre-book your space in the yoga class.

You are welcome to just attend the Kirtan if you cannot make it to the yoga.

Parking is available outside the studio and costs £3 after 6pm.

Hope to see you there!

March Newsletter

Good bye snow, hello spring 😀

We’ve made it through ‘The Beast From The East’ and i’m feeling positive that spring is finally on its way!

It’s my favourite season.

I love noticing the mornings getting lighter, shoots and greenery appearing. The classic spring flowers starting to bud and the days getting that little bit longer. It’s time to emerge from the darkness of winter and really embrace the joy of living.
Start the manifestation of all those seeds planted in the winter.

Seeds of intention.

Use your yoga practice as a place to recognise the subtle changes, as a place to find balance and a fertile ground for those seeds to grow.

March brings inspirational Jyoti for a beautiful women’s circle over four Fridays evenings and meditation and connection is back <3 come celebrate spring with us.

Womb Circle – Journey through Sisterhood
Starting Friday 9th March 7-9pm

4 weeks ~ 4 directions ~ 4 circles

Our womb journeying circle will meet every Friday evening for 28 days
We’ll work our way through the medicine circle over our time together, embodying the energy through our sacred womb space
Our circle begins in the direction of East, we will explore what it means to read more

44 pounds energy exchange for the 4 week programme
11 pounds deposit to secure you place- booking is essential- limited places. BOOK HERE
Contact Jyoti at jyotiofferings@gmail.com // 07708012953

Meditation & Connection
Saturday 24th March
12.30pm-2pm

Join us for a guided meditation and then a chance to share food and conversation.
Bring a vegan dish to share (or cake…I will never say no to vegan cake!)

Please visit our social media channels to stay up to date with all the news.
See you on the mat.

Much love

Michelle, Sam and the Leeds Yoga team xXx

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February Newsletter

Ah February..

Spring is so close we can almost feel it here at Leeds Yoga. January has been such a great start to the year, lots of new students and old faces too. It’s been great to get back into teaching and building community here in LS1. We’re getting into the year properly now and we’re super excited about where Leeds Yoga is going this year and the nourishing and absorbing workshops we have planned.

I’ve been away in London continuing my 300hr advanced teacher training with Jason Crandell and am back to normal teaching schedule this week. Really looking forward to sharing and spreading the yoga love!

Hello new students!!

For those of you who enjoyed the £30 for 30 days offer, we hope you set yourself up with a healthy habit for 2018. So after your first month of yoga what to do next?

Yoga Mad Monthly pass for £49 allows you unlimited yoga with 1/2 price in house teacher workshops (to develop and deepen your practice).

5 class pass at £37.50 (to be used in 2 months), 10 class pass at £70 (to be used in 3 months) and our drop-in prices remain the same as last year at £8 and £10 for lunchtime and wake-up/evening/weekend classes respectively.

Thank you again for coming to practice with us in 2018.

We’re super excited to be showcasing original work by Robbie (@rob.c.art) a Leeds based artist of mandalas, murals and sacred geometry. Check out his work in our burgeoning gallery space before or after a class. Grab a print or treat yourself or a loved one to an original. They are a delicious feast for the eyes!!

Upcoming Workshops

Dharma Yoga Workshop with Amy Pickworth.
Saturday 17th February 2-4pm.

This workshop is an opportunity to delve a little deeper into Dharma Yoga.The workshop will give students the chance to experience a breakdown of some of the poses characteristic of Dharma yoga, and will include exploring some interesting transitions and read more
“Be like a child, and you will always be blissful “- Sri Dharma Mittra

Suitable for all levels. £20 to purchase online or in studio

Intermediate Acro Yoga Course with Gemma NC and Base AcroYoga.
Sunday 18th February – 25th March 6pm-7.30pm.

This 6 week course will teach you the fundamentals of washing machines. In acroyoga a washing machine is a sequence of movements put together to form a flow. The sequence of movements ends in the same place it began, allowing the flow to be continually repeated in a cycle, just like a washing machine.
If you have any queries about the pre-requisites or whether you are suited to this course please get in touch with Gemma- info@baseacroyoga.com
The price for the six week block is £70, which works out as £7.70 per hour and includes two instructors for the price of one!
The six week block is £65 for concessions (valid student card must be provided).

The sessions can also be attended on a drop-in basis at £15 per class (£12 concessions).
Book Online

The art of setting intentions – on and off the mat with Sibylle Roth.
Saturday 24th February 2-4pm.

Join Sibylle for a workshop, focusing on a flowing yoga sequence to open the heart, challenging your mind as well as your body to connect to the present. In this workshop we want to take the time to mindfully and purposefully enter into a vision of your year without.. read more

All levels welcome. £20 to purchase online or in studio.

Intro to Flow with Michelle.
Sunday 4th March 12.30- 14.30.

  • Are you new to yoga and wanting to try more flowing styles but unsure what that involves?
  • Heard people breathing with sound but unsure how or why?
  • Interested in learning more about the alignment of foundational postures?
  • Wanting to develop the strength and flexibility to find meditation through movement?

This workshop will answer all those questions and more! Over 2 hours you will start or continue to develop your journey into alignment based vinyasa yoga.
All levels welcome. £20 purchase online or in studio. Yoga Mad Monthly students £10 to pay in studio.

Please visit our WEBSITE and social media channels to stay up to date with all the news, workshops and events. Beginners Yoga course to start in April!!

Keep practicing!

Much love

Michelle, Sam and the Leeds Yoga team xXx