Holistic yoga classes - mixed ability, suitable for beginners. The yoga taught is a traditional style of yoga with a focus on the individual, so groups are small. The classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practice), kriyas (cleansing exercises using the breath), meditation, mantra (sounds) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). The classes are taught with a spiritual basis (though not religious), and are influenced by therapeutic yoga, so are suitable for almost all, including those with health problems.
Therapeutic yoga - classes for back-pain, pre and post-natal classes, and gentle classes for those with other limiting health conditions. Individual therapy sessions (yoga therapy and other complementary therapies) are available. See www.elmsgrove.com for further details.
Barry Elms BSc YRT is a Yoga Register Teacher (Devon School of Yoga TTC Diploma) and holistic therapist (Yoga therapy, aromatherapy/massage, Reiki/healing, flower essences and crystal therapy). He specialises in back pain (Yoga Biomedical Trust trained) and pre and post-natal yoga (Birthlight Diploma). He has an active interest in holistic/integrated healthcare, and yoga philosophy and spirituality in a contemporary Western context. He has two young children.
Mondays 10am beginners and 11.15 intermediate
Satyananda Yoga uses asanas (postures) to gently stretch and strengthen
the physical body,pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energy flow (equated with Ki or Chi in other systems),and deep relaxation and meditation techniques to calm and focus the mind. Our friendly teacher is British Wheel of Yoga registered www.bwy.org.uk
Toni leads inspirational yoga classes, retreats, workshops and is the principle teacher on our teacher training courses.
inimitable style of informed teaching combined with a relentless passion for learning and sharing what she has learnt, inspires a deeper understanding of yoga’s tradition of self enquiry through the flow of breath, movement, and mindfulness.
She has received intensive instruction and training from many world renowned teachers including Manju Jois (Astanga Vinyasa), Max Strom (Hatha), Baron Baptiste (Power Yoga), Ana Forest (Forest Yoga), & Sharon Gannon & David Life (Jivamukti).
Her current studies include Yoga History & Philosophy with Georg Feurstein (800hr), Neuroscience (MSC) & Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Conditions (500+hr)
Toni is eternally respectful & thankful to all of her teachers past, present and future, including her greatest teacher of all, her daughter Sukie