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What it is…

Yoga can be considered as both a physical and mental practice. It typically involves physical poses, concentration and meditation, breathing techniques and relaxation practices.
It can be practised in many different ways from gentle mindful movement to strong vinyasa flow.

The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘unite’– focusing on connecting mind and body and bringing about a balanced state. As a spiritual practice
‘union’ refers to the experience of oneness with the Universe – perfect harmony between mind and body, Human and Nature.

‘Yoga citta vritti nirodhaha’

Yoga, union, happens when there is suspension in thought and the mind is in a tranquil and blissful state.

The benefits of Yoga

There is a wealth of research supporting the benefits of yoga. It enhances physical and mental health and improves wellbeing.

It has been shown to help with:

  • Physical strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Posture and body awareness
  • Brain function
  • Stress management
  • Ability to relax and get to sleep
  • Energy levels
  • Mood

How it works (the science bit!)

Yoga works by bringing about a balanced state of body and mind through physical practices, meditation and breathwork.

The physical practices build strength, endurance and flexibility, can improve cardiovascular health, help to balance metabolism and increase energy.

The breathing practices improve respiration and lung capacity. Many of us do not breathe well which impacts on our health and wellbeing. It is well established that diaphragmatic breathing is the best, most efficient way to breathe. Breathing techniques along with relaxation practices can help balance the autonomic nervous system giving more control over our stress response and building resilience.

Meditation techniques, from focused concentration, visualisation to mindfulness are powerful tools to still and calm the mind. With practice, we are better able to understand the workings of our mind and are less likely to get caught up in the ‘chatter’ – the mind stuff.

Physical movement not only changes the body but changes the mind. Yoga practised correctly and with intention is transformative.

Set the intention in your body to see the change you want in your mind.

Flexible strong body = Flexible strong mind

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Yoga for Individuals

We can help you enhance the wellbeing of your employees by improving their physical and mental health with yoga.

It is a great way for staff to bond, relieve any stress, counteract any poor office posture from sitting at a desk, behind a wheel, or standing all day.

We offer tailored sessions or courses suitable for your needs. This can stand alone or fit within a programme.

We also have web based offerings suitable for a work environment.

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Yoga for Organisations

Yoga is for any body and for any stage of life.

From whatever your starting point we can help you improve your physical and mental fitness through a personalised plan.

We can help you on your journey whether you are seeking specific knowledge on asana, sequencing, alignment or if you are working with injuries.

Most importantly we want it to be enjoyable and you have fun along the way.

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Free Yoga Resources

Why not try some of our yoga practices to help improve your breathing or to relax you at the end of a busy day?

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What people are saying

“I’ve been attending yoga sessions with Rory for around 18 months now and fully attribute his teaching for reinvigorating my love of yoga. Rory brings a wonderful sense of calm and serenity to our practice, helping me to ground back into myself no matter what I’ve felt that day.”

“Rory strikes the perfect balance between supporting me to move my body through new and challenging moves while still respecting and nurturing my current physical abilities.”

“Rory is great at ensuring his practice fully embraces both the body and the mind, ensuring everyone comes off the mat feeling far better than when we arrived.”