"Yogaha chitta vritti nirodha chitta"
'Yoga is the stilling of the
disturbances of the mind'
Definition of Yoga translated from Patanjali's Yoga Sutra.
What is Yoga?
The word Yoga is often defined as 'union'. Yoga has evolved through a rich philosophical history, which in modern-day practice often involves movement and breathing with focused awareness, the ultimate aim of which is to create unity between body and mind, bringing us to a place of calm and stillness.
How can Yoga help?
Yoga allows us to access our natural state of inner peace. Helping to bring our attention into the present moment, we are moved towards a sense of inner harmony and balance, which can contribute to an improved sense of wellbeing. When practised with comfort, ease, and awareness, the physical postures of Yoga have the potential to benefit health through relaxation of the mind, an increase in flexibility of the body, improved muscle tone and posture, and the relief of aches and pains.
What to expect?
Yoga is shared through classes, beginners courses (in small groups), workshops, retreats, and pop-up events in nature. Each of these embrace many traditional aspects of Yoga practice including physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and chanting (mantra), woven together with a lightness and humour.
All are welcome to join, including those with no previous experience. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in.