The Lotus flower symbolises rebirth and purity. This is because the lotus rises from muddy waters and blooms as a brilliantly pure, gorgeous flower. The lotus is also thought of as a symbol of human consciousness on the path to spiritual enlightenment, or the journey through muddy waters towards Self Actualisation. We believe there is a Yoga to suit everyone, from the very gentle, soft and meditative - to the more dynamic and strong. You just need to find the style that's right for you, for your body, mind and the life you're living at this time. When you find what's right for you in this moment, you can embrace the practice, with confidence and self-acceptance... so that Yoga can work its magic for you, and become a resource to support you in your journey through lifes joys and challenges.
The intention of all Yoga is to unify your mind and body and bring us to a space of Oneness and Acceptance. Sadly, all too often Yoga is associated with supple bodies in inaccessible poses, and teaching that forces us into places that the average body will not easily go, without strain, injury or resistance. So rather than being inviting and encouraging to all, Yoga when taught without Ahimsa (non-violence) can be intimidating, overwhelming, off-putting... and unsafe.
Our aim is to offer a Yoga & Mediation teaching from a true Heartspace, one that embodies Yoga's true spiritual potential - to connect us to ourselves, and others, whilst offering healing & unity to the body and mind.We offer this by encouraging Self Compassion and Self Acceptance both during, and through, the practice. This means respecting each individual person and their body, each of our limitations and potential, in any particular moment. We aim to do this by teaching in a way that is approachable, compassionate, and down to earth. We encourage a personal connection, humour, openness and lightness as part of each class, whilst respecting professional ethics and 'technical' alignment considerations. We offer a gentle and encouraging space for your body & your mind... not 'one-size-fits-all' bootcamp. Its Your Body and Your Mind, and we invite you to explore, discover and embrace this to find Your Yoga, Your Way.