Reminder! Yoga starts again this week…
1:30 or 7:30 pm at Longthorpe Village Hall
7 pm at Eastgate Mosque (Booking required)
11:15 am at St B's Hall, Main Street, Yaxley,
9:30 am at the Nene Valley Community Centre, Candy Street, Woodston (formerly the Riverside Pavilion)
The Summer Term of yoga classes will finish on Weds 6th July. The Autumn Term will resume from Monday 5th September.
In the meantime; here's a selection of yummy summer yoga sessions we will be offering during August:
Come along and try out our different venues and meet other yogis!
Please try and book in advance as spaces are limited. Just Click here to be transferred through to the booking system. Alternatively, you can book by emailing a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or texting to: 07793 554801
Click here to download andprint our latest newsletter: Spring 2016 Newsletter.pdf (1229529)
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 of each month at Lakeside@Ferry Meadows, Peterborough from 9:30 - 10:30 am. Booking essential - especially as this class is kept to small numbers to allow each participant more support.
"Soul Yoga" is a fortnightly class exploring deeper into your yoga practise and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy and meditation. There will be a short stretch at the beginning of the class, but this session is more about stretching yourself mentally, emotionally and maybe even spiritually... This class is held in Longthorpe, Peterborough on Thursday evenings from 8:00 - 9:00 pm once a fortnight beginning from 29th October 2015. Please book in advance.
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 sense as "study of the scriptures and darśanas which help the understanding of the nature of the Paramātman." Some translators simply use the word "study" without qualifying the type of study. A more Western interpretation may be to recognise the difference between ignorance ("ignore") and Svadhyaya (learning through awareness and openness).It is in being open and aware to everything around us that we contimue our lifelong journey of learning and growing. Only by ignoring our experiences do we become ignorant. So we should endeavour to live in a more "aware" and "open" state.
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 is the fire that burns within that is needed for the sanyasi to achieve the very difficult goal of enlightenment, to foster self-control, one mindedness and focus, simplicity, wisdom, integrity. It is used to develop and discipline the body, mind and character; control of mind; satisfaction of all desires - through discipline of body, correct speech, telling only the truth, correct thought, non violence, correct action, love for all, developing the ability to remain tranquil and balanced in every situation, act without any selfish motive or thought of reward.