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Word of the Week "Santosha"

20/10/2014 11:56
Santosha (skt. संतोष saṃtoṣa, "contentment, satisfaction"[1]) is one of the niyamas of Yoga as listed by Patanjali.[2] Contentment is variously described, but can be thought of as not requiring more than you have to achieve contentment. It may be seen as renunciation of the need to acquire, and...

Word of the Week "Shaucha"

16/10/2014 17:29
Shaucha (शौच), purity, is one of the Niyamas of Yoga or Hinduism. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Patanjali's text. It may also mean to cry with tears; pointing to the cleansing crying gives when one is defiled by the sorrow caused by the departure of a relative or a friend, or after a...

Word of the Week, "Aparigraha"

06/10/2014 09:44
Aparigraha (अपरिग्रह): non-appropriation, absence of avarice.  Aparigraha is the concept of non-possessiveness[1] or non-greediness. The term usually means to limit possessions to what is necessary or important.  Aparigraha is the Sanksrit word for greedlessness or non-grasping. It comes...

Word of the Week "Brahmacharya"

26/09/2014 10:12
Brahmacharya (/ˌbrɑːməˈtʃɑrjə/; Devanagari: ब्रह्मचर्य behavior that leads to Brahman).  The word brahmacharya is also understood broadly in yoga as "sexual continence," which is understood differently depending on the appropriateness of the given situation. For a married practitioner it means...

Word of the Week "Asteya"

19/09/2014 08:24
Asteya (अस्तेय): non-stealing. This one is pretty self-explanatory. However, it is good to bear in mind that there are many subtle ways to appropriate what does not belong to us. As for the other yamas, much self-analysis will be necessary to catch the subtle lower tendencies of our mind.Desire or...

Word of the Week "Satya"

15/09/2014 09:08
Satya (सत्य) is a central concept in Indian religions.  The meaning of satya is "Parahit'artham' va'unmanaso yatha'rthatvam' satyam", i.e., satya is the benevolent use of words and the mind for the welfare of others.  In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, it is written, “When one is firmly...

Word of the Week "Ahimsa"

05/09/2014 08:33
Ahimsa (Sanskrit: अहिंसा; IAST: ahiṃsā, Pāli: avihiṃsā) is a term meaning 'not to injure'. The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike; hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. cause no injury, do no harm. Ahimsa is also referred to as nonviolence, and it...

New Classes for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond

05/08/2014 12:33
We will be offering the following new classes:Mondays at 10:30 - 11:30 am Yoga: for Pregnancy and Childbirth (venue t.b.c.)Mondays at 11:35 am - 12:05 pm  Yoga: for Toddlers (venue t.b.c.)Wednesdays at 12:30 - 1:45 pm Yoga: for Pregnancy and Childbirth at the Stamford Yoga Centre - from middle...

Summer Holiday Classes

20/06/2014 19:01
JulyWednesday 30th                   (5:30 – 6:30 pm                   Private Corporate Class) Thursday...

Summer Solstice Yoga Workshop

19/05/2014 10:33
Saturday 21st June 20149:30 am to 12:30 pmVenue: the new Watersports Centre at Ferry MeadowsSee Yoga Workshops page for more details