‘My experience of Middle Path Yoga has been entirely positive…Lucy’s teaching style is invariably encouraging and supportive to all members of our group irrespective of age and experience.’Dr. Sarah Montagnon
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India around 5000 years ago. The word yoga stems from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. Yoga is best known in the West as a set of practices that include stretching and strengthening the body, breathing and deep relaxation.
The Middle Path
The term ‘The Middle Path’ (or ‘Way’) refers to the Buddha’s discovery that the way to enlightenment could not be found in extreme asceticism nor in self-indulgence. He used the analogy of a sitar to demonstrate this idea: if the string is stretched too tight it breaks, if it is too loose it will not play.
Yoga for People with Learning Disabilities
“…a wonderful chance to get away from it all, connect with nature and deepen your yoga practice. I left feeling refreshed, restored and inspired.” Lucy Mott
Day Retreat at the Yoga Garden Yurt
Where – The Yoga Garden, Knepp Castle Estate, Dial Post
Price – £55 (£48 conc)
Level – Continuers
Another chance to benefit from a day of yoga at the beautiful Knepp Castle Estate. Surrounded by a huge field of wild flowers the Yoga Garden yurt is cool in the Summer and cosy in the cooler months. If the weather is on our side we will take our mats outdoors for our asana and pranayama practice and enjoy walking meditation around the estate. We will practice both flowing and held yoga postures. With time on our hands we will be able to explore new asanas as well as sink deeper into old favourites. Varying degrees of ease/challenge will be on offer and you will be encouraged to find a level that suits you on that day.
As well as yoga the day will include both formal and informal mindfulness techniques. No prior meditation experience is required.
Please bring some vegetarian food to share for lunch.
Previous yoga experience recommended.
£55 (£48 conc)
Yoga & Mindfulness Afternoon
When – 29th Sept 14:00 – 17:00
Where – The Brighton Natural Health Centre, 27 Regent St. Brighton BN1 1UL
Price – £28
Level – Open
“The workshop was fantastic!…I left the group feeling positive, happy, relaxed and inspired!”Charlee
I have been teaching yoga for 16 years now but it has always been a part of my life. I was lucky enough to have a yoga teaching mum so my brother and I were brought up using visualisation to help us sleep and mindful breathing to help with headaches and injuries. As a young adult, after being diagnosed as epileptic, I was given a daily yoga practice by Swami Niranjanananda. Having experienced the benefits of yoga first hand I went to India and South East Asia to study, and subsequently teach yoga.
I first studied Satyananda yoga with my mum and then with the Sivananda organisation in 2002. I moved to France, initially to live and work at an ashram in order to experience yoga as a complete lifestyle. I went on to live and teach in Paris for three years including four months spent living at the Centre International Sivananda de Yoga Vedanta. I have been teaching children’s yoga since 2003 having trained with Calm for Kids. More recently I have enjoying studying with Donna Farhi and am inspired by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.
I am also a student of Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn and have spent many happy days at his retreat centre Plum Village in the south of France. His teachings on mindfulness in daily life greatly influence the classes I teach. I taught meditation as part of a yoga teacher training course and am now working on a new project to help bring mindfulness into mainstream education.
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