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DYNAMIC HATHA newcomers welcome in April 2013
At Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road (opposite Scarcroft School), York YO23 1BW.
Thursday 5.45 - 7 pm Yoga Level 2 A calm, flowing class suitable for improvers and strong beginners, incorporating simple mindfulness meditation, dynamic posture work, a few gentle, long-held yin poses and deep relaxation. Each class £7, payable in half-termly blocks. Mats and blocks are available to borrow.
Thursday 7.15 - 9 pm Yoga Level 3 An energetic flowing class with emphasis on strength, breath and developing inner quiet. Yin yoga, mindfulness meditation, strong posture work and relaxation. This class is suitable for those with experience of yoga. Each class £8, payable in half-termly blocks. Mats and blocks are available to borrow. Class full, but sub places are available, please email for details.
Yoga is life's most remarkable health system, based on simple principles that have stood the test of time. It originated around 5,000 years ago in India, where it was (and still is) practised as a psycho-spiritual discipline. The word 'yoga' is a Sanskrit term meaning 'union' - union of body, mind and breath, and of the individual with all aspects of existence.
Historically, Yoga has been an esoteric and multifarious practice, offering its students many different paths towards the goal of 'union', which could be gained through the enactment of good deeds, for instance, as well as through devotion, scholarship, or meditation. Another path is that of 'hatha' yoga, which focuses on the body itself as a means to yogic union. It is hatha yoga which has recently seen a huge growth of interest in the West, where it is practised as a balanced system of health for body and mind.
At yogaCo we teach both yin yoga (long held floor postures) and a dynamic form of hatha yoga, linking postures in a creative flow and building up heat in the body to effect deep and safe transformations of body and mind. You will develop fitness, stamina, strength, flexibility and lightness. Another important aspect of our classes and workshops is the focus on present moment awareness, which is the real key to a sense of personal equanimity. Pranayama (breathwork), chanting, meditation and deep relaxation are also integral, leading to feelings of upliftment, greater concentration and increased vitality.
The principal teacher at yogaCo is Sophie Carr BA(Hons), BWY (Preg). She has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 14 years. Her main studies in yoga have been in India where her principal teachers have been BKS Iyengar, Dr Sasi Kumar, Shandor Remete and Clive Sheridan. The work of Sarah Powers, Eckhart Tolle, Jon Kabat-Zinn and the influence of Insight Buddhism is also central to her teaching style.
She is supported at yogaCo by many wonderful teachers, amongst them Alison Goodwin, Sheila McKeever, Angie Gilmore, Chris Warren and Sonia Perry.