What is yoga?
Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/; Sanskrit, योग Listen) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There are a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the schools of yoga are Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Ashtanga and Kriya yoga to name just four. Practices include Asana (postures), Pranayama (movement of the prana or life force through breathing and other exercises) and Meditation. Asanas are what most in the West simply call yoga. These consists of bodily postures and stretches. We feel it important to differentiate that postural yoga is actually only a small aspect of Hatha or Kriya yoga. This will help the student if he/she wishes to investigate the other forms later. Helena is a student of the Vajrasati school of Hatha Yoga. Michael is a student of Kriya yoga as taught at the Yoga Gita school in Mysore, India.
Vajrasati Hatha yoga with Helena
Helenas Yoga classes are for anyone who would like an energising yet calming and deeply connecting regular class practice.
She is intent on bringing Vajrasati Yoga, the principles of Bothmer and her knowledge of body alignment, yoga philosophy, nutrition and physiology together to present a highly unique and enriching practice for students from any background to benefit from.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are all most welcome.
Private 1:1, Group and Partner Session available on request.
Vajrasati yoga instructor April 2012 (Three year course with 500 hour certificate)
Vivekananda yoga instructor: qualified May 2003 in Bangalore, India.
Sports Science diploma equivalent Bsc and Msc February 2002 from The University of Köln, Germany.
Currently training as a Bothmer Gym teacher (4th of 4 years)
Helena has been a personal trainer, teaching fitness and aerobics in studios since 1996 and practising Hatha Yoga since 2001
Kriya Yoga with Michael.
Michael has recently finished his 300 hours teacher training with Vijay Gopala in Mysore. The Kriya yoga he teaches is yoga in it's original form - a discovery of the union of the true self through effortless action. If you would like to go deeper into discovering your true nature through asana, self inquiry, pranayama and the study of texts then these slightly more intensive classes may be for you. Taking what you learn here back into you daily practice. A deepening understanding of the true essence of yoga (or union).
Michael is committed to challenging you to discover what and who you really are through meditation and self inquiry. He is a dedicated student of the fourth way of G.I Gurdjieff and other non dual teachings as well as being a fully qualified shamanic practitioner.
For more details or to book:
text or call Helena on 07824 317138 and leave a message.
"Helena, the yoga teacher is a very aware person who has been working on her own personal development for many years and is very knowledgeable about yoga. She is a teacher who you feel at ease with, and who you can trust." Diane C
"One of the best yoga studios I have ever attented – so much so that I try to go a minimum of 2 x per week – 3 if at all possible. Amazing teaching and I swear that Helena has healing hands!" Annika
"Lovely, tranquil space on the edge of the Downs. Helena is a wonderful, generous and knowledgeable teacher. You are in great hands!" P.T
"The yoga studio is very well equipped and the location is lovely." SF