James's personal yoga website can be viewed here; http://www.gopalayoga.co.uk
James lived and studied in India for 5 years and has trained with over 50 different teachers in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the UK. He has 800 hours of teacher training experience and is a qualified Sivananda Hatha Yoga, Astanga Yoga and Pilates teacher. He teaches a combination of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga and brings Astanga Yoga elements into the class. He has studied Tantra Yoga in India and works with the Chakras in the Thursday evening Chakra Flow class.
For those new to Yoga. A slower paced class paying close attention to alignment and breathing forming the foundation of your yoga practise.
A class encompassing all elements of Hatha yoga with some flow specifically with the sun salutation. Very good to improve strength, flexibility, relaxation and stillness of mind, Suitable for all levels.
On a Wednesday night James alternates each week between an Astanga and a Vinyasa Flow class. This class is more challenging including Vinyasa and Astanga yoga elements with more hands on adjustments. Suitable for those with yoga experience and for those who are looking to develop their practise.
Based on Hatha Flow Yoga where the chakras (subtle energy centres) are brought to the students attention. The class is a flow class with some strong pranayama and other music and mantra meditations. It is suitable for all levels and for those looking to go deeper into their yoga practise.
James is available for 1-2-1 Yoga sessions.
Yoga classes with Anne-Marie in Harrogate
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
Anne-Marie trained with the world famous Chopra Centre for Wellbeing California, founded by Deepak Chopra.
The SSLY brings spirituality back to the heart of Yoga. Classes cover a wide range of techniques and approaches, including Pranayama ‐breathing exercises, strength, flexibility and balance postures and meditation techniques. This is a hatha flow class and suitable for all levels.
A deeply relaxing, meditative class that restores the body and through the deep relaxation paradoxically it helps energise and heal the body and is followed with Yoga Nidra.
Nidra means sleep this is the state we enter between wakefulness and sleep, when profound relaxation,release of chronic stress and deep transformation can occur. It has been used by the yogis for 1,000's of years and is now being used by psychotherapists and clinical hypnotherapists for a range of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and other conditions such as PTSD, stress, depression, chronic pain, pregnancy see www.yoganidranetwork.org
For more details about the benefits and power of yoga Nidra please see the article http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/reflections-of-peace/
Face Yoga and Meditation.
This is a unique, bespoke class including not only Face yoga exercises and eye exercises but also incorporating pressure points, breathing techniques, crystals and essential oils to enhance and deepen the practice.
Face yoga is not only an extremely effective natural face lift but it is also very helpful for issues such as migraines, eye strain, and an anxious mind. Those who attend and are experiencing headaches and migraines are already reporting improvements as they learn to relax the muscle and direct prana into areas of need.
You will also learn to meditate with Primordial Sound Meditation as taught at the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing
Sunpower yoga with Helen Dempster of Harrogate Sunpower Yoga is an eclectic mix of three styles of yoga: Dynamic Hatha for Alignment, Sivananda Yoga for Subtle Mind and Breath work and Astanga Vinyasa for Heat, flexibility and stamina. It is an excellent class for those who would like a more dynamic and active class.
"You are a gifted teacher, Anne-Marie, with a lot of wisdom and experience to share. You impart your knowledge with clarity and humour, and also with great humility. You offer a clear insight into many aspects of Ayurveda, of yogic practices and the work of Consciousness, without it being overwhelming or seeming inaccessible - Well done!"
Aashka - Anusara yoga teacher
"Fantastic day …I have done yoga and meditation before but as two different things, but today has been one of the best experiences because of the combination of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda , crystals etc. The whole day was continuously informative,
I haven’t felt so relaxed in years.
Even if we could live part of our lives with the information you have given us it would be 100% better!'
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