About Yoga

Yoga is a state of complete ease, stability and focus – physical, mental and emotional – that brings clarity and freedom.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

A toolkit of holistic practices has developed over thousands of years to nurture and discipline body, mind and breath. These practices are based on a deep understanding of the world and what it is to be human living in it. This understanding recognises our individuality beautifully.

The tools include:

  • Physical movements and postures (asana)
  • Breathing practices (pranayama)
  • Visualisation (bhavana)
  • Sound / chant (mantra)
  • Reflection / conversation (svadhyaya)
  • Concentration and meditation (dhyanam)
footprints on a tranquil rocky beach
woman in yoga position

The most commonly recognised tools are the physical postures (asana) which can be used in many ways to strengthen, stretch and release tension in the body and, along with the other tools, as a means for working deeper, for example by revealing and transforming patterns that are causing instability, blockage or other problems.

physical postures (asana) can be used to strengthen, stretch and release tension in the body

Experienced yoga teachers can support students to draw on different tools in ways that meet their needs and suit their lives. Some people will wish to attend group classes; this is often how we first explore yoga. Others may prefer, or require, one-to-one sessions. Whatever your preferences and however far you wish to explore, there are options to suit you.