2014 Term 1 Dates

Happy New year! I hope you had a good christmas, and that we can continue our yogic journey through 2014.

The first term consists of the typical class you have come to expect. It will be themed around various introductory elements of yoga. This will provide a brief and simple and easy overview of the key aspects yoga should you be interested.

Dates are;

  • January – 7th, 14th and 21st
  • February – 11th, 18th and 25th

Subsequent terms will step through other aspects of yoga, such as chakras, philosophy, flowing sequences and other topics. As always your free to ignore anything thats not relevant. We will also explore a range of practices for paranayama and other types of yoga during the year as appropriate for the theme.

I look forward to seeing the usual warm and friendly students plus anyone new to the class or even yoga. All are welcome :-)


Russell (Yoga Bija)

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South of France Yoga

A couple of friends of mine have moved to the south of France and are starting to teach yoga. Please feel free to visit there website to find out more; www.yogabe1.com

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How often do you experience who you are, and how you are, free of distractions and mental turmoil?

This ability, skill or however we refer to it, is available to us all. It is our right and human heritage to be able to experience who we are. Except, it seems that our present culture/society does not seem to show us, or help us see and develop this ability to experience ourselves free of distractions. This capacity we have is important. The benefits of exercising this ability are many, but unfortunantly appreciation and knowledge of this are hidden to most. People who meditate, or those who practice yoga for example, end up finding and appreciating this human feature.

One way to start to explore this is to attend a yoga class where the awareness and ability to concentrate and shift your awareness will be developed. In time you might start practicing yoga/relaxation/meditation at home.

These sorts of practices have  a couple of effects, the immediate one during practice, and the accumulative one which is even more applicable for those who practice regularly. There is also the fading after affect of a sessions. I have had several students tell me just comming to class once a week has a positive effect on their week following and a destressing effect during.

The benefits are;

  • an unfolding and increasing ability to be find and experience relaxation and calmer sense of being
  • ability to switch into and maintain a calm/relaxed state
  • improved body condition – strenght, flexibility and muscle tone
  • confidence
  • well being
  • better breathing
  • healthier states of mind
  • self understanding
  • self control
  • self mastery
  • … and many others as well



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Whitchurch 18th July – cancelled

The Whitchurch class is cancelled because the school who own the room have decided they want the room. It turns out a last minute wish to use the room overturns a booking thats been agreed a few months ago, even though next week there is nothing booking the room we use. I will be emailing those I have email addresses for, but if you know anyone that was intending to come along to class tomorrow please do let them know.



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Relaxation Techniques Beneficial To Health

“Feeling run-down? Try a little chanting, or meditation – seriously. Such relaxation techniques can boost the activity of genes involved in several processes beneficial to health, and they only take a few minutes each day to show results.”

Read full artical here; http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23480-meditation-boosts-genes-that-promote-good-health.html

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Dalai Lama: Healthy Body Healthy Mind

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks about the connection between a healthy mind and healthy body in this short clip (1:31) from his talk on “Human Compassion” given at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, on October 10, 2012. The entire talk can be viewed at http://youtu.be/NF6uQ24V9GQ (www.dalailama.com)” – Taken from a FB post.

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New Facebook Group

Facebook users can now join my new group on facebook to keep up to date in addition to this website.

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