Yoga

An exploration of movement that invites us into the recognition of a total honesty and openness with what is.  Its a dance, a love affair, an intimacy that melts you from the inside.  A celebration, a learning, an integration and a perfection remembered.

Rowan from Integral Yoga & Colourfest

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Swami Asokananda ( Director of Integral Yoga )

Swami Asokananda is one of our most senior presenters. A monk for over 30 years, he has the look of an ascetic, but the twinkle in his eye and his quick, down-to-earth wit show his New York City roots and his three decades of study with the great Yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda. Asokananda was for several years the President of Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, the headquarters for all the Integral Yoga Institutes and Integral Yoga International. He is now the director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute. An excellent Hatha Yogi, he has been one of our main Teacher Training instructors for over 25 years. He helped to develop and facilitates our Intermediate and Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training programs, which he has taught to students in many parts of the world.

With his unique humor and enormous depth of wisdom, Swami Asokananda is a master in presenting the great teachings of Yoga in ways that are deeply relevant to key issues in modern life: for example, his teachings on self-esteem issues have inspired hundreds of students to have more confidence in themselves.

He is also a scholar of the Bhagavad Gita. His popular classes and workshops on this great Indian scripture make it accessible and useful to modern spiritual seekers.

Both practical and mystical, Swami Asokananda is one of the most requested and beloved speakers in the Integral Yoga Institutes. He has presented his popular programs worldwide including presentations at Yoga conferences for Yoga Journal and the Omega Institute.

Bhakti Yoga-Bringing the Heart into our Spiritual Life

The world needs heart, maybe more than ever. Rather than banging our heads against one another, Bhakti Yoga teaches the art and science of reconnecting to our spiritual heart. The intellect is necessary for highlighting distinction and divisions; it needs to be balanced with the path of devotion, which highlights connection and non-separateness. No matter what religious or spiritual tradition you follow, Bhakti will make the journey sweeter, more enjoyable, and swifter. If practiced with sincerity, it can melt even the hardest and most stubborn ego.

In this workshop we will explore:

  • How to form a relationship with the Pure Consciousness at our core, beneath the waves of the mind;
  • How to use this power to transform deeply engrained mental patterns and conditioning;
  • How to live without fear and leave this world in peace.

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Discovering Our Authentic Being Through Jnana Yoga

While most of us experience ourselves to be the body, mind, and individual ego, Jnana Yoga teaches that this perception is not accurate. We are the owner of the body, mind, and ego. The path of Jnana Yoga uses our clear, awakened intelligence to dis-cover the Owner—the True Self.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • Using Jnana Yoga to transcend self-limiting beliefs
  • How to make Maya—the great illusion—a friend on the spiritual path
  • Practical ways to begin a Jnana Yoga practice

Deepening Spiritual Awareness Through Hatha Yoga  

Since we tend to experience ourselves as the physical body, most people have turned to Yoga to help us achieve physical health and well-being. But the Yoga masters designed the science of Hatha Yoga primarily for the purpose of leading us into deeper, more subtle levels of our being. During Swami Asokananda’s classes we will examine how to transform the physical practices into Yoga, bringing about a deep, meditative experience.

 

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Re – Membering. A Soma Yoga Practice with Nicole

In order to travel well through life, we must remember. We must become ancestors of the future. When we are distracted by the mind and senses we become ignorant of our own vastness. Our highest human ability is to know our journeys. Our cognitive memories outlive the body at each birth. They attach to our subtle body after death and are transferred to the ahamkara (spiritual ego) of a new body at each rebirth. Even future lives and yet to become memories live there in the form of cosmic or universal memory. Our cognitive memory is our personal wisdom, it is our true nature. When we guide our mind and senses through the flow of their natural functioning then we see ourselves reflected perfectly in life. When we are open and awake in our Yoga practice, then we can access this powerful ability of ours to remember. A Soma Yoga practice to cultivate our intuitive mind and purify our subconscious.

 

Nicole – Soma is the name for my work and is the seed of my Journey and School. The Hummingbird is my symbol for this journey. I am a teacher trained in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Shadow Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, among others. All of these perspectives are woven into the cloth that is Soma. I am a dancer and poet, am trained in Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Shamanism and much more……. you will meet all of this magic along the way….. You are Welcome…

www.somayogaandmedicineschool.org

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Kimba Bridgeman

Spiritual teacher, Shamanic Healing and Movement Medicine

I am here in service to the Truth, Mother Earth and all beings.  As people- in this human form- we have profound capacity for love, creativity, compassion and sharing. By being this Light that we are and in balance with all of Nature, we become the peace and healing in this world.

I have been a teacher of movement and and offering healing for 23 years…my message is simple…that you are Nature and your body is a gift in this lifetime. This is your time to come into your heart and create the peace and beauty within.  Your health and happiness rests gently upon your gratitude for your Self and your body.

I dance in the realms of the merged body and spirit. Movement, expression, Nature and Spirit are the medicines I use.  I am here to help you reconnect with your light through honouring your form as a sacred vessel.  And to return to your natural connection to Mother Earth and the abundance of life that is here.

I welcome you to celebrate the joy that comes when you allow your presence and essence to be expressed and shared into the world.

 

White Shell Yoga

White Shell Yoga is a shamanic yoga practice that comes forth in the form of kriyas. It carries at its core the intention to help us return to our bodies as sacred vessels with powers and beauty that are not often celebrated and known in today’s current culture.  In doing this, it brings us back home in our reverence and deep appreciation to Mother Earth and all life here.

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Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation

For the second year running, Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation will have its own Temple space at Colourfest – all day every day of the Festival – offering a daily programme of morning and evening Meditations, heart-centred Hatha Yoga classes, heart-opening Meditations, mini-Workshops, tea and chats with Padma, heart-led Kirtans and Satsangs with Swami Asokanandaji from Yogaville and with Rev. Padma Devi Sumananda.

Not forgetting the very popular Shopping Meditation in the charity’s shop next to the Temple! All funds go to support the charity’s work in Sri Lanka, India, Brazil and the UK.

So if you’d like a more peaceful mind, an easeful heart and a happier life – come and visit us at Heart Of Living Yoga Temple this weekend. You are warmly welcomed!

♥ One Love ♥ One Heart ♥ All One ♥

http://heartoflivingyoga.com/

 

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Partner Yoga with Lioba & Lara

Partner Yoga 
 

This is a beautiful practice of dropping deeply into our bodies and sharing with another person. It is nourishing, playful, joyful and gives you a whole different experience of practising yoga. We will also be sharing simple bodywork techniques to leave you feeling totally divine! No yoga experience is necessary and you are free to come alone or with someone else. 

 
This practice is about communication, connection, awareness, and exploration in pairs. 
 
Lioba has been teaching yoga for quite a few years now in Bristol and was exposed to meditation and Buddhism from an early age. She recently completed another Yoga & Tantra teacher training with the Yogasara school in Bristol. She loves to share the many aspects of yoga through her teaching and in her life and is also a shiatsu therapist, nutritional therapist and masseuse. 
 

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Lara currently teaches yin yoga in Bristol and has been practising for many years. She is also an experienced bodyworker and loves to share her passion for both yoga and Thai yoga massage.
Lioba and Lara have run partner yoga and Thai Yoga massage workshops in Bristol for many years now and have found it to be a very nourishing and profound as well as creative practise to share.

 

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AcroYogaDance with Pip & Eugene

Eugene & Pip love bringing beautiful and elegant transitions, making them simple so that with practise can evolve into stunning sequences which eventually will feel like a dance. We want to give you the tools to walk away feeling confident in what to practice. Repetition is the mother of skill which will enable you to feel the movement and automatically respond to your partner with fluidity and grace.

The goal is that each sequence is fun, if it’s fun you’ll make new connections with yourself and others and you’ll do it more often, if you do it more often it can eventually become beautiful to perform. As it feels beautiful to perform it will also start to look beautiful and bring joy to those who see it as well as do it.  Eugene & Pip are inspirational, AcroYogaDance teachers They bring a wealth of teaching experience.

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Eugene Butcher is the founder of AcroYogaDance and has 20 years teaching experience helping students develop beyond their expectations in martial arts, yoga and accelerated learning. Eugene now exclusively teaches, practises, performs, writes about about AcroYoga and is constantly pioneering new and improved and teaching methods.

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Pip Elysium is the Co-Founder of AcroYogaDance and is a trained ballerina who taught dance and Pilates to a high level before also giving it all up to focus fully on AcroYoga. Pip wishes to pass on her expertise and experience not only to existing acroyogi’s, but also aspiring yogi’s and other movers who would benefit learning from the AcroYogaDance practice.

They have immersed themselves in AcroYogaDance as a form of movement, art and expression. They are UK’s leading teaching AcroYoga duo and Faces of Yoga Magazine 2017

Instagram: @acroyogadance

Facebook: @acroyogadance

Website: www.acroyogadance.com

To Book: www.acroyogaevents.com

 

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The Wishing Tree.  A Soma Yoga Practice with Nicole

We will journey through Soma Yoga, Soma Nidra and Shamanic Practices to the Temple Garden of the Heart to meet

The Mystical Tree of Life is the medicine tree of all peoples and beings. The cosmic tree gives life as prana because it is the greatest giver. It is a lush wish fulfilling tree that lives in the Temple Garden of the heart. The Tree of life embodies completion and perfection. When you are perfect and complete, your journey begins. As you enter the portal of dreams you can discover so much about yourself and the world around you. You can discover the wish that brought you here…..
Through breath work, energy work, flowing Soma Yoga, Soma Nidra and Shamanic journeying you will begin to discover the power of making journeys in your yoga practice.

I am sacred, I am Spiritual purpose. I am a living Sankalpa, a Magical Wish.

Nicole – Soma is the name for my work and is the seed of my Journey and School. The Hummingbird is my symbol for this journey. I am a teacher trained in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Shadow Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, among others. All of these perspectives are woven into the cloth that is Soma. I am a dancer and poet, am trained in Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Shamanism and much more……. you will meet all of this magic along the way….. You are Welcome…

www.somayogaandmedicineschool.org

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Louise Cook

 

INTEGRATIVE YOGA (Scaravelli inspired)

This work/play/exploration is for anyone and everyone with a spine and at least one limb! There is a focus on undoing, letting go of preconceived ideas of posture, style, image, control and achievement. It is deeply individual and non-competitive. We will be looking to connect with our inner creature, hoping to explore with a childlike innocence our own unique organic form, with the mind of a beginner. There are no advanced students in this form of yoga, in each moment we begin again.

In this practice we will be awakening the spine, connecting more deeply with gravity and our breath, using core muscles and awareness to find inner strength and integration.
With ease and playfulness can we let go of control and mind-based systems? Can we deepen our compassion and love for ourselves as we explore what feel like our physical boundaries and limitations? Can we keep it very simple and listen?

My own journey with yoga began as a teenager and carried on through my time as a mature student at Krishnamurti’s Brockwood Park, but it wasn’t until I was about 35 that I had my first taste of Scaravelli Inspired yoga. It was at the Big Green Gathering and when I walked out of the tent/shala I felt like the world had opened up, all the colours were brighter and my body and mind felt so at ease and somehow put back together. I felt like I’d come home to myself in some profound way that I couldn’t really explain.

Vanda Scaravelli trained under Iyengar alongside Jiddu Krishnamurti, whose teachings influenced her own. She never wished for a style of yoga to be named after her, preferring that her students should keep the lines of enquiry open and find their own truth and integrity in what they do. As a result there are many teachers around the world all interpreting her teachings in different ways. This is probably just how Vanda would have wished it, opposed to dogma as she was!

I have since attended many different Scaravelli inspired workshops with teachers such as Marc Woolford, Catherine Annis, Christine Borg, John Stirk and Gary Carter. My Hatha based training with the YHM was also Scaravelli Inspired. I teach several local classes in West Wales and offer one to one sessions.
I am also an experienced massage therapist, offering both aromatherapy and swedish treatments. I used to run an organic cafe and outside catering business and have a lifelong interest in good food and nutrition. I am mother to 3 beautiful children, all in their 20’s now, and a grandmother to Dylan who will be 3 this Summer!

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ASHTANGA LED COUNTED CLASS   Saturday 08.00-.09.30 with Scott Parsons

This is a guided class that takes you through the Ashtanga Primary System. All the postures and breaths are counted out loud and the class follows along together making sure the sequence is being learned and practiced correctly in the same way its taught every Friday morning at KPJAYI Mysore, India.

Led classes reinforce the correct vinyāsa system (linking breath with movement) remembering and mastering when to inhale and when to exhale as you enter into and out of each posture.

As a group we practise and learn “trishtana” the 3 points of attention

BREATH

ASANA (Postures)

DRISHTI (Gazing point)

For both new and experienced students, led class is an important compliment to a regular Ashtanga Self Practice.

Furthermore, surrendering to the teacher’s count and pace is an opportunity to increase stamina, strengthen your muscles, focus your mind and build a healthy relationship with the traditional lineage.

BIO

In January 2018 I was honoured to become an Authorised Level 1 Ashtanga Teacher, awarded by Sharath Jois and to represent the KPJAYI school of Ashtanga in Mysore, India. I currently run a full time Ashtanga programme called South Coast Ashtanga Yoga at my own yoga studio, the Yoga Shala in Poole, Dorset.

I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series) in Bournemouth & Poole since 2008.

In 2008 I also began to study for a degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, which has hugely facilitated my understanding of the anatomy of the body, complimenting my yoga teaching and my own practise.

In the last 12 years I have been lucky enough to visit India almost every year, furthering my knowledge of the remarkable health system of yoga. I’ve had the privilege of practising with Sharath at KPJAYI in Mysore, as well as other traditional and authoritative teachers in India.

My approach to teaching yoga is very much how I learnt it myself, through years of self study and also using the knowledge I have acquired through studying with some of the best yoga teachers in the world. I pride myself on teaching authentic and traditional yoga the way I have continued to be taught in India, using no gimmicks and encouraging yoga for the mind and body.

www.southcoastashtanga.yoga

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ASHTANGA WORKSHOP on BREATHING and SURYA NAMASKAR (Sun Salutation)  Saturday 14.30-16.00 with Scott Parsons

Throughout our yogi lifetimes we will hopefully flow through 100s if not 1000s of Sun Salutations. This clever sequence of postures has countless benefits helping us connect movement to our breath whilst building strength, heat, stamina and flexibility.

K Patthabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga, taught that Surya Namaskar is the foundation of asana (Yoga posture) practice.

This workshop will break down the physicality of each asana, how and when to breathe during the sequences. We will also discuss common difficulties and how to manage them.

Whether you are a new to yoga or an advanced practioner, your entire practice will benefit as a result of fine-tuning these sequences that begin most yoga classes.

By the end of the workshop you will have learnt SURYA NAMASKAR to take home and practise whenever you like.

BIO

In January 2018 I was honoured to become an Authorised Level 1 Ashtanga Teacher, awarded by Sharath Jois and to represent the KPJAYI school of Ashtanga in Mysore, India. I currently run a full time Ashtanga programme called South Coast Ashtanga Yoga at my own yoga studio, the Yoga Shala in Poole, Dorset. 

I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series) in Bournemouth & Poole since 2008.

In 2008 I also began to study for a degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, which has hugely facilitated my understanding of the anatomy of the body, complimenting my yoga teaching and my own practise.

In the last 12 years I have been lucky enough to visit India almost every year, furthering my knowledge of the remarkable health system of yoga. I’ve had the privilege of practising with Sharath at KPJAYI in Mysore, as well as other traditional and authoritative teachers in India.

My approach to teaching yoga is very much how I learnt it myself, through years of self study and also using the knowledge I have acquired through studying with some of the best yoga teachers in the world. I pride myself on teaching authentic and traditional yoga the way I have continued to be taught in India, using no gimmicks and encouraging yoga for the mind and body.

scott parsons 07989 415370

www.southcoastashtanga.yoga

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Kirtan Bhakti Flow Yoga
with Nicole Aarons (Soma Yoga) with live kirtan by Elahn & Radhe from Shekinashram and David Oliver on percussion.

A heart expanding journey with both a deep slow flow of contemplative yoga asanas and dynamic sequences and free movement with the accompaniment of live kirtan (devotional music with Sanskrit mantras).   Participants will be guided on a deep internal journey, an inner pilgrimage to the essence of Yoga through body and breath awareness utilising both flowing and held postures and conscious breathing.
Nicole Aarons
Truth has many paths that flow as rivers into an ocean. The one Truth carries itself in everything. Being a yoga teacher is like being an adventure guide leading a challenging journey to a beautiful, secluded, magical place of transformation. The art of teaching yoga is Divine Love.It is intelligence, supported by direct experience that guides me and lights my way along the Yoga path. I am a wanderer along this path and I am deeply grateful for all the incredible people that have assisted me in the cultivation of this intelligence. I began Yoga at an early age, studied for over 20 years Iyengar Yoga and qualified as a Teacher of this discipline, found my way to the door of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga of Pattabhi Jois and again qualified as a Teacher. I expanded this intelligence by studying and training in Desikachar’s Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga and Shadow Yoga of Shandor Remete (Natanaga Zhander). I am also qualified as a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Soma Yoga is the space that holds all of these paths. The technology of each path may differ slightly in content but the experience available is the same. Soma represents the culmination of everything I have experienced, studied and practiced. Soma Yoga is a cloth woven from many threads and its intention is to open the body and mind to the energetic principles of yoga practice and to cultivate power. Drinkingdeep of Soma will nourish the seeds of your becoming, seeds held deep within the human form, waiting to unfold for you. In developing Soma as a practice I encourage students along the direct path to Spirit.Yoga facilitates experience that is universal in nature but which must be discovered and rediscovered by each of us. The technology gives us the thread and the pattern is universal but our woven cloth is personal. Soma Yoga is the practical guide to experience ecstasy and freedom.
 
My teaching and practice is informed by study and experience in a wide range of natural healing methods especially Shamanism. I am a qualified Master Herbalist, hold a degree in botany, am an iridologist, thai masseur, and Ayurvedic therapist.  I studied Ayurveda with Dr David Frawley, Dr Robert Svoboda, the College of Ayurveda,Thames Valley University (Mayur) and most recently with Dr Deepa Apté of Ayurveda Pura.  I have studied oriental medicine and osteopathy, lectured at the Bristol University Botanic Garden and assisted in a research project on the use of vegetable oils in the treatment of prostate cancer sponsored by Tenovus. I am a student of 1astrology and numerologyy, vastu and Inka Shamanism. My journey of expansion continues as long as I breathe.
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Yoga Rhythm
A guided vinyasa flow with Natty and The Beconfield Massive.

The class will be available for all levels but will offer opportunities to explore your potential and challenge yourself. Through the combination of music, vibration and movement will take you through a dynamic breath led vinyasa flow. To reground you the class will end with a sound bath.
Natalie Cresswell
Yoga has been a huge part of my life since I took my first class aged 19. My 20 year journey with yoga is an ever evolving one that is both challenging and supportive. In 2005 I discovered Ashtanga and began to really embrace yoga as a part of my life.
My practice and teaching has become focussed on building communities and spaces to connect. Moving to live off grid with my partner having a son and setting up a new studio has kept me happily and busily in the UK for the last few years. It has enabled me to incorporate the disciplines of the practice into my everyday life has led to many challenging and exciting transitions which have helped me to deepen my practice both on and off the the mat.
Natty -Yogadreads – 07966000607
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Practicing with Strength and Grace – a movement back to centre with Natalie Cresswell and Helen Mccabe.

An exploration of the foundations and patterns of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary and Intermediate series with Helen McCabe and Natty Cresswell
*Important note:  This class is an intermediate level class and not suitable for beginners or those who do not have a regular yoga practice.
This intermediate level guided class will start with a short breath awareness practice before moving through a flowing sequence of standing and seated postures which will explore the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system, emphasising breath, midline awareness and dristhi.  We will explore breath, core stability and strength as the foundation of intelligent movement and understand how working with our breath as we move allows us to cultivate awareness, from the gross (physical experience) to the more subtle aspects of the practice.
We will end with a guided relaxation or yoga nidra.
Helen McCabe -07966 131584 –  info@yogaatthespace
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Lunari Vinyasa Yoga with Imogen Rose

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Vibrant Vinyasa based within the intelligent Ashtanga tradition encompassing other potent yogic techniques to shed the layers and move with grace in union with your truest form.

Breath with movement, healing flow that connects body with soul. Strong postures that take you out of the mind and into the now. Heat inducing for cleansing and renewing. With emphasis on finding healthy alignment and inner guiding. Ease tension and stress as you build strength and stability to carry you through life with more ease and flow.

THE CLASS

Suited to all levels, each class is tuned to the energy of the day, and the seasonal and elemental factors that affect us and the way we feel. Morning classes will be most dynamic, opening the body and awakening the Pranic flow aiding in healthy digestion, raised energy levels, boosted immunity and circulation. Setting a positive intention for the day and increasing metabolism. Afternoon classes bring you back into focus, lifting the mood and energy level. Evening classes work on cleansing and restoring the body after the days events. The pace is slowed slightly with more depth and soul. Work on deep openings within the body and flush the internal organs with fresh oxygenated blood. Challenging yet nourishing, preparing the body to sleep and dream in ultimate wellness.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Imogen practiced at home for six years before going to India and studying to teach. She then furthered her training a year later with renowned Ashtangi David Swenson in London and since then continues to practice daily whilst teaching and studying a 500hr Soma Medicine Yoga teacher training in Bristol. She spends part of the summer at UK and Eurpean festivals teaching and offering therapies.

Imogen is the founder of the Lunari Yoga Centre. An eco Yoga studio and treatment centre based on a serene smallholding at the edge of Exmoor National Park. Imogen offers weekly Yoga classes, workshop days, retreats, and therapautic treatments from both Bristol and North Devon. She is also studying a diploma in Organic skincare formulation.

im@lunarilife.com

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Kundalini Yoga with Shakti Sundari

Kundalini Yoga is a powerful practice for personal transformation, inner harmony and mind-body-spirit wellbeing. Each class blends mudra, mantra, breath and posture in a sequence designed to activate energy and awareness.

From the moment we tune in, to the moment we tune out, the entire experience is a meditation, in which the neutral mind meets the embodied self.

That doesn’t mean our practice is always soft or slow: some postures are full-on and all out.  Some even seem a little bonkers !  And we love to practice to music.
Heart-opening, awakening and enlivening, Kundalini Yoga is unique in that we practice with our eyes closed and there are no hands-on adjustments.
Whatever your level, you are welcome to join us.  Expect to be challenged, yet guided and uplifted as you unlock your potential.
Sex to Spirit
 
Kundalini is another word for sexual energy.  This energy is the most powerful force for spiritual awakening available to us.
Not to be confused with having sex or being sexual, Kundalini is actually the energy of awareness.  When we activate this energy, through yoga (or indeed other techniques to which I will also refer int his workshop), two things happen:
1) our bodies begin to open to the experience of all as life as blissfully orgasmic AND
2) our subconscious patterns rise to the surface to be seen.
In this class, I will talk about the power of your sexual energy, the connection between Kundalini Yoga, tantra and other ecstatic awakening practices, and guide you through a Kriya and Meditation, so that you may experience your own unique connection between Sex and Spirit.
Living from the Heart
 
Everybody speaks of the importance of living from the heart, but how do we get there?
Kundalini Yoga offers us a comprehensive framework for understanding and experiencing this as a reality.
When we bring both our upper and lower triangle (the higher and lower chakras) into alignment with truth, it is possible to orient ourselves from the conscious, radiant heart.
Until we have mastered our shadows around both our instinctual self (survival, sex, power) and cerebral self (voice, insight, universal mind) and integrated these aspects of our being into one, we cannot sustain heart-centred living.
This, in fact, is the ultimate divine union: the inner marriage of masculine and feminine.
In this class, I will expand on this understanding, then guide you through a Kriya and Meditation, designed to cultivate the energy of your radiant heart.

 

 

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Sam Ahern

I’ve been practising yoga for over fifteen years and during this time I’ve explored many styles in many different countries, teaching within communities in New Zealand and South East Asia.  After returning to the UK in 2013, I completed my 500hr IYN Teaching Diploma with the Devon School of Yoga and followed a strong calling to develop my skills as a healer, becoming a Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner.  Since then I’ve founded ‘Devon Mala Tree’ (www.devonmalatree.co.uk) and been guided to combine my work, taking people on a journey back to their truth and connecting them with Mother Earth in my ‘Shamanic Yoga’ workshops.  I totally believe that now is the time for re-discovering our true nature, living our soul purpose and coming together as the awesome global community we are!

 

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Pranayama The Deep Healer – Dive into abundance through breath with Sangeeta

‘When a rose bud emits its fragrance, for those few days that is when the rose is prosperous’ – Yogi Bhajan

We have advanced in the modern world, mostly in the external realm of life. The ancient world is far more sophisticated in the exploration of the inner world, where reality begins ..

There is only one consciousness. There is only one supreme Self. There is only one essential You! The nature of the soul is a living prosperity.   You are the most beautiful and powerful thing that’s been created.

Why did you come to the earth at this time in this particular body? What did you do here? Did you complete the mission you came here to fulfill? What will be the quality of prana of our final breathe. This is the yogi’s ultimate meditation.

The diet of the soul is prana. Activating prana strengthens the presence of the supreme self, to activate the essential consciousness and crystallise the mind. Then the Supreme You, the bright presence of the infinite who is vibrating in the centre of your being can emerge. Then all the resources necessary for you to continue on your destined path will be drawn to you magnetically

What is it that your heart knows is possible but you haven’t yet dared dream into being?

Let us unite within our hearts and minds in the ambrosial hours. We will tap into the source of all life, the divine prosperity of each breath. Where there is a type of contentment and happiness that doesn’t wax and wane with external circumstances.

Will you join the dance of the molecules to create with the joy and abundance of being? At what point are you going to activate this in your life. If not now then when?

… From that reality is where all human fulfilment comes.

Pranayama is all inclusive and has no levels or restrictions. All are most welcome

 

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Scaravelli Inspired Yoga with Amba

Amba has been exploring yoga since 2000 and qualified with Integral Yoga in 2004.  From a place of love, passion and curiosity, Amba has taken numerous trainings and has taught yoga for all ages in various settings, having qualified in mum baby yoga, pregnancy yoga, yoga for children, yoga for mental health and more recently in Yoga and integrative movement (a Scaravelli inspired approach). Amba currently draws inspiration from mentors who have worked with Vanda Scaravelli or her long term students, her ongoing study of anatomy from a fascial perspective with Joanne Avison and her interest in the natural movement world and other movement forms. Amba is delighted to be teaching at Colourfest again this year. Her workshops will focus both on intuitive movement and yoga, using awareness, feeling and breath as our guides to find our embodied connection to gravity, grounding and the spine within the postures in order to help bring a felt sense of aliveness and connection into the practice. The asanas will be a playground in which to explore moving from formlessness to form and back, not as an aim in themselves and with the guidance of Sthira sukham asanam – comfort and steadiness.

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Inner EdgeYoga with Glenn Ross

Glenn Ross trained with Godfrey Devereaux  in the Dynamic yoga method in 2002.

In 2006 trained with the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health and went on to train Asthmatics and others with breathing disorders in the Russian method. This gave him a vast understanding of the mechanics of breathing and gas exchange within the lungs and cells thus enhancing his knowledge of Pranayama.

Having recently moved to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset he is in the process of setting up a retreat and running classes under the name of Inner EdgeYoga.

Dynamic yoga is a blend of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga methods with emphasis on applying the  5 basic elements of yoga. Asana , Banda, Drushti, Pranayama, Vinyasa.
This class is a flowing movement to breath meditation.

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Yoga Nidra

TOTAL YOGA NIDRA with YOGA NIDRA NETWORK

Total Yoga Nidra is a great treasure, a potent meditative resource for healing, insight, and empowerment.  It’s a state of consciousness in which we are invited to re-encounter the essential truth of who we really are.  Yoga Nidra provides us with the opportunity to experience deep freedom; it welcomes us all home to ourselves.  Yoga Nidra is an effortless experience – you are welcome to come in, lie down, get super cosy, relax and experience the Meditative Heart of Yoga with leading teachers from the Yoga Nidra Network.  Total Yoga Nidra will be happening every day at Colourfest often four times! You are warmly invited to join us. 

Total Yoga Nidra tutors are:

Theo Wildcroft,  a yoga teacher, writer and scholar working for a more sustainable relationship between our many selves, the communities that hold us, and the world that nourishes us. She’s a lover of vulnerable people, of wild things and wild places, and of the simple miracle of life itself. Countless people have downloaded her yoga nidras, which are profound but gentle, take you on unexpected journeys, and are always spontaneously created in places just like Colourfest. Drop in and listen for real.

Lucy Arnsby-Wilson, a Clinical Psychologist and Yoga therapist.  She is the founder of The Maya Project CIC, bringing affordable and accessible yoga and psychological therapy to children and adults with additional needs and mental health challenges. She loves to practice, share, deliver and create yoga sessions and trainings and is lucky to be the mother to 3 beautiful children.

Janine Hurley, a Yoga teacher and trauma therapist working deeply within the community in Manchester.  Her passion is to provide loving, grounding, nourishing sessions inviting you back into your breath and body.  Enjoy an adventure back home to yourself.  www.creative-calm.com

Cecilia Allon –  I am an urban witch and relentless seeker who loves to share yoga practices that connect us to the cycles of life and to our deep inner knowing.  I’ve been practising yoga for 20 years and am honoured to share Hatha, Well Woman, Restorative and Teen Yoga in London.  I use Yoga Nidra in all of these settings to help people to meet themselves where they’re at with love and compassion.

 

The wonderful Sivani Mata Frances also joins us for these beautiful sessions.

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Yoga Nidra

Anna Barrow (RYT500) is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner with over 15 years of solid yoga exploration and devotion. She trained as a teacher in The Himalayas five years ago and since then has had the honour and joy to teach in many different places. She is now based in Swanage. Her classes are dynamic and restoring. Anna’s teaching style can be recognised by her flair for compassionate communication, perceptive teaching and deep knowledge rooted in her personal practice which fuse to help every student of every age realise their potential through the yoga she is passionate about sharing.

Anna will guide you through a yoga Nidra meditation to induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Promoting an inner awareness this amazing and transformative practice contacts the subconscious and unconscious dimensions and leaves you feeling restored, refreshed and complete.

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Arrive & Settlle Yoga with Laurie Pyne

This human body is my constant love affair!
 My movement journey started at 18, with yoga, and has woven it’s fascinating way through playing music, expressive dance training, teaching Pilates, Embodiment therapies, working in schools, and with young men excluded from mainstream education, rock-climbing, to training athletes and musicians to develop improvements in performance.
I often focus on our wondrous psoas muscles because they form part of our innermost physical structure and seem to hold some of our deepest feelings and emotions.
 Learning to work with these amazing muscles can bring a profound feeling of deep connection to our inner awareness which translates into a greater kindness and gentleness with our bodies and our Selves.
My enduring love is also for Prakriti – that essential combination of physical and mental attributes and attitudes which make up our earth-bodies, our individuality and doshas.

In movement or on the mat, I focus on our unique and individual ways of moving and thinking. Someone with a strong Pitta body may need to soften and lengthen into Warrior II, whereas a being who has more Vata that day may need to sharpen their resolve, power up their focus and energy in order to inhabit the asana.
When we know our body-mind’s strengths and challenges more deeply we can move with greater awareness and safety, thus embodying our physicality and expressing our deep inner intentions with more ease and grace. Come and join me as we welcome whoever we’re being today, bringing our embodied intentions onto our mats and thus out into all areas of our lives for the good of all beings.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

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