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The Nine Gates – 2 December 2017

There are Nine Gates of the Body, through which everything enters from food and air to diseases and sense information. When we close these Nine Gates through Yoga practice, a Tenth Gate opens and we perceive the world in a very different way.

Join us for this workshop where we will explore the practice of Pratyahara, so often neglected in modern Yoga, yet vital for evolving beyond a certain point. We will investigate a variety of […]

The Union of Sun and Moon – 4 November 2017

Yoga texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Yajnavalkya have many esoteric references to celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and stars, and to subtle human physiology such as chakras, nadis and prana.

In this event we will demystify the “Cosmic Body” through practical exploration of movement, breath, sound and meditation, and begin to understand these references as pointers to developing real relationship (intimacy) with our own body, […]

Sacred Sound – 7 October 2017

Sacred Sound (Nada) of all types can be an incredibly powerful agent of transformation in our lives. Yoga offers many different ways to use sound in our practice, from the repetition of simple mantras, through the joyous devotion of Kirtan and on to the complexities of Vedic chanting.

Join us for a few hours focusing on the simple ways that we can bring about change by introducing Sacred Sounds (Mantra) into Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath work) […]

Breath of Life – 9 September 2017

Breath is life. Beyond our survival needs, the ancient texts of Yoga tell us again and again how vital mastery of our breathing processes is to our health and, ultimately, to our freedom.

Join us for a few hours exploring how we can bring the breath into practice, what it does for us and why it is so important to our evolution as practitioners and teachers. We’ll see how different even simple Asana (posture) practice can […]

Pop-Up Yoga and Meditation Classes – Saturday 4th November 2017

Continuing our series of irregular Saturday morning classes, we have two offerings on Saturday 4th November to help you start the weekend the way you want it to continue.

From 9.30 to 10.30am, Kelly will guide you through an easy hour of breath-led Yoga posture practice, opening out and unwinding your body and breath with simple movement. From 11am to 12 noon, Scott will lead you through a sequence of lying, sitting and walking meditations that […]

A Kick Up The Asana – 12 August 2017

Do you find yourself running out of ideas for teaching Asana (postures) in classes? Are you looking up what other teachers are doing when you’d rather be creating your own sequences, tapping your inner creativity?

In this short workshop we’ll look at how we can work with the models of Asana sequencing given by Krishnamacharya to create sequences that are safe, interesting and beneficial to our students. We will take a look at how we can […]

Yoga Evolution Insight Experience – 2 September 2017

This two-hour session is a short workshop for anyone seriously interested in taking part in our Yoga Evolution Postgrad Teacher Training Course.

This will give prospective students a chance to meet and practice together, find out what the course is like and ask any questions that you have about the Yoga Evolution course logistics and content. We will be asking some of our students from previous Evolution courses to come along and tell you how […]

Winter Solstice Peace Gathering – 21 June 2017

As we approach Winter Solstice, the conflict and uncertainty in many parts of the world are asking us for their help.

The world needs us to celebrate the light that shines through the winter darkness, representing the best of humanity that breaks through the dark times to guide us. Just as we did for our Summer Solstice Peace Gathering in late 2016, we will set our intention to make the rest of 2017 a time of peace and reconciliation […]

The Secret to Meditation

Some of the statements that are made about meditation practice and peacefulness can be misleading. More than that, they can lead to unrealistic expectations that cause beginners to lose heart and give up their practice.

The most common thing people who don’t meditate say to us is, “I can’t meditate. I tried it but I can’t stop my thoughts. I can’t find any peace.”

They say this because they’ve heard meditation will bring them peace. Nobody […]

The Path to Change

If you want to change your habits, try changing your environment.

I’d heard this before, but it was many years ago on a visit to a mountain bothy (abandoned shepherds’ cottages restored as basic shelters for hillwalkers) in Scotland that I discovered someone had left a copy of Reader’s Digest. Short of reading material, I made my way past “I am Jack’s Medula Oblongata” and found myself engrossed in an article on changing habits. The author, […]