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Body and Soul Yoga

12/10/2015 08:25
For our more experienced yoga practioners we now offer a new range of classes "Body and Soul Yoga" "Body Yoga" is a more challenging physical practise focused on strength and conditioning and working on more demanding postures (asanas) and sequences (vinyasas).  It is held on the 2nd Saturday...

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05/08/2015 16:30
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Summer Workshop date announced...

04/03/2015 10:05
This year's Summer Workshop will be on Sunday 21st June 2015 (the first World Yoga Day), at Lakeside @ Ferry Meadows from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Book early as places are limited to 14...!

Word of the Week "Isvarapranidhana"

27/11/2014 09:19
Though all of the yamas (restraints) and niyamas (ethical observances) have the potential to draw us into the various levels of samādhi mentioned in sūtra 1.17, īśvarapraṇidhāna is the only one that is mentioned as being specifically capable of creating “perfection in samādhi”...

Word of the Week "Svadhyaya"

27/11/2014 09:02
Svādhyāya (Devanagari: स्वाध्याय) is a Sanskrit term in Hinduism having several meanings, including study of the Vedas and other sacred books, self-recitation, repetition of the Vedas aloud, and as a term for the Vedas themselves. Svādhyāya is extolled in orthodox Brahmanism in its traditional...

Word of the Week "Tapas"

03/11/2014 12:05
Tapas (tapas, Sanskrit: तपस्) means deep meditation, effort to achieve self-realization; it is derived from the word root tap (Sanskrit: तप् or ताप) which depending on context means "heat" from fire or weather, or blaze, burn, shine, penance, pain, suffering, mortification.In the yogic tradition it...

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...