Yoga is the containment of the movements of the mind.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.2
Classes in the Viniyoga tradition
Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.00
Clunbury village hall
Viniyoga means 'special application' or 'adaptation'. It is adaptable to the particular needs and abilities of the individual. It is yoga especially for you.
Using the breath, Viniyoga offers support on all levels:
Body, Mind and Heart.
Would you like to develop your own personal practice, and deepen your understanding of Yoga?
I am now offering one-to-one sessions in my Studio in the Woods.
As an artist, the practice of Yoga is integral to my creative life. Yoga works at many levels to recover health, maintain well-being and release and develop potential.
The beauty of this approach is in the use of the breath which makes it accessible to everyone, regardless of age and ability.
I owe my understanding of yoga to my teacher Jenny Bullough, who taught according to the three way relationship between teacher, student and Teachings. I studied with her for several years before embarking on a teacher training course with Sadhana Mala, led by Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy, completed in 2016. I am now studying with them to become a one-to-one teacher on their Art of Individual Training course.
I have attended three AYS conventions: in 2008, led by the inspirational Peter Hersnack; in 2013 led by R.Sriram, who spoke on Yoga and the emotions and in 2014 by Navtej Johar, who spoke on faith, and who led workshops which I attended in the last two years - 'Alignment is not cosmetic' and 'Materiality and Meditation'.
I take part in weekly Vedic and Sutra chanting classes with Mike Young and am now studying with Shelia Baker, who is teaching me the discipline of a simple practice that explores the relationship between creativity and the essential Self.
All these teachers, who are in the lineage of Sri T Krishnamacarya and TKV Desikachar, have been instrumental in revealing to me the vast and beautiful subject of Yoga. By guiding my students through comprehensive Asana and Pranayama techniques, I hope to inspire them likewise.
'Yoga is the Art of being at home in yourself' R. Sriram