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‘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

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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.

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“…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

Yin Yang Yoga - A Detox Workshop

When – Sat 19th Jan 14:00 – 17:00
Where – The Brighton Natural Health Centre, 27 Regent St. Brighton BN1 1UL
Price – £28
Level – Open

Designed to help us ease into the new year, this workshop will start with supported yin yoga postures. Held for longer than usual and in a way that we can totally relax, these postures allow us stretch and enliven the connective tissues of the body. We will follow a sequence designed to help detox the liver and kidney meridians.
The second part of the afternoon will involve stronger, dynamic sequences to help us rediscover our strength and vitality. We will complete our practice with pranayama breathing exercises and an extended final relaxation.
Please contact the BNHC directly to book your place (01273)600010
More workshops coming soon…
“The workshop was fantastic!…I left the group feeling positive, happy, relaxed and inspired!” Charlee

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I have been teaching yoga for 17 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, 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 Hanh and have spent many inspiring 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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