I have been practicing Yoga for the last 14 years, 11 of those under the guidance of Bill Wood, under whom I also did
my Teacher training. The Yoga we practice is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, who was a personal student of both Iyengar and Krishnamurti. The resulting practice is very much her own creation, one which affirms the body's inner knowing, fluidity, grace, poetry. Over the last 5 years I have been teaching Yoga alongside working as a doctor, Academic Tutor, GP mentor, Small Group Facilitator at Plymouth University.
A yoga teacher since 1994, Bill has been most inspired by Diane Long, a long time student of the late Vanda Scaravelli,
who he has been studying with since 1996.
He teaches groups and private classes in south Devon, weekend workshops all around the UK, and has run Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Bristol and Totnes.
Bill also has a long history of involvement in meditation and psychotherapy, both of which continually inform and inspire his approach to yoga in its broader sense. He also has a psychotherapy practice, working from his home in south Devon.
Mixed ability Yoga classes. Postures can sometimes be challenging, so a variety of Yoga techniques are explored in
order to promote increased strength and flexibility. The range and efficiency of movement is developed within the body with the aim of increasing energy, stamina and concentration. A variety of approaches to postures are explored and therefore most fitness levels can be catered for.
FREE yoga meditation courses, part of a nationwide programme, are on offer in Plymouth.
The programme is being run
to counter the uncertainty surrounding the credit crisis and global upheaval, and organisers hope that people will treat it as just one step on the way towards a more balanced and enjoyable life. The Sahaja form of meditation has been taught in free courses for over 30 years and in 90 countries across the world. Meetings are staffed by volunteers who supply the tuition as part of the community service programme of the SY charitable trust. Sahaja Yoga mediation classes claim to provide a simple and effective way for people to relax, sleep better and achieve a sense of peace in the middle of the chaos of modern living. ADVERTISEMENT The free course is running every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm in the Charter Room of Plymouth Guildhall in Armada Way.
Caroline teaches a combination of Vinyasa Krama yoga and Ashtanga. Vinyasa krama is traditional Hatha Yoga as taught
by Krishnamacharya in India and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a popular vigorous, dynamic form of yoga and it would benefit those seeking strength, flexibility, a clear mind and an energy boost. Ashtanga differs from many yoga classes in the west in that the order of poses is completely predefined.