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What is Yoga?

Yoga is a philosophy and tradition that has been around for over 5000 years and it is a wonderful way to help yourself feel better in body, mind and spirit. I love it because it is not just exercise but a complete body and mind experience that gives you energy, balance and a sense of well being. The type of yoga I teach is Hatha Yoga, which is as gentle or as challenging as you wish. You can adapt it to what you are looking for, whether spiritual and deep or just simply a way to keep yourself supple, strong and balanced.

Yoga is not a competition. It is not about being able to put your leg behind your head or do headstands. The word yoga is derived from a Sanskrit root yuj that means union and that is exactly what yoga is about. Practicing yoga helps you to unite the body, mind and spirit and brings you to be more aware and respectful to yourself both physically and mentally. Most of us just go, go, go and do not think or appreciate how hard we work our bodies and minds. I heard a wonderful quote somewhere saying, "We are called Human beings but really should be called Human doings." How true is that!

Give yoga a go - it may not be for you but then again, it may be just what you have been looking for. If you are looking for a sense of well being, a feeling of all around health and peacefulness in your body and mind, more strength and balance and most importantly, more confidence both physically and mentally, then look no further.

What can I expect when I go to a Yoga with Teresa class?

A relaxed atmosphere where everyone works at their own pace. The beauty of Hatha yoga is that it does not exclude anyone - and all ages are welcome. We start the class with a gentle meditation called Pratyhara which is freeing of the senses, aided by bringing awareness to the breath which is called Pranayama. Then we warm up, do some stretching and limbering before beginning the yoga postures which are called Asana. We work very closely with the postures and the breath and then end the class with a lovely relaxation. There are modifications and yoga props to help everyone achieve the postures. I like to keep the classes lighthearted and unstressful and incorporate a bit of humour as well.

Benefits of Yoga

There are many more benefits but these are the most common.


About Teresa

I have been practicing yoga for over twenty years and teaching for nine years. I trained with British Wheel of Yoga, completing a one year Foundation course and then a three year Teacher Training course. I am also qualified in Indian Head Massage and Thermal Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candle Treatment).

Yoga is very healing in both body and mind and everyone can do it. I adjust the yoga around the person, not the person around the yoga. I have seen it do amazing things for me and my students and this only makes me even more passionate about it.

 

 

 

 


Class Listings and Costs

Spring Course (begins January 6th 2014)

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Summer Course (begins May 6th 2014)

 

I also do workshops and one to one sessions. Please call me to get the information and availability on these. Contact Teresa on - 07903 823 827

The evening classes run as courses and are paid for upon registration but you may drop in to the day class. You may start anytime within the course if places are available. Courses start in January, April and September.

Along with the registration form, you will need to complete a Confidential Health Form if you are new or if your health situation has changed since you registered.

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Course fee is £5.25 per 75 minute class - Drop in class £6.00 per 75 minutes
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Yoga holiday in Greece 2014

If you are looking for a relaxing yet energetic and healthy holiday, then look no further! I am running a week long yoga holiday in Agios Nikoloas (near Stoupa and 45 minutes from Kalamata) in September 2014. The holiday will be held at The Spirit of Life Retreat. Please follow this link for more information.

Here are some pictures to lure you! The date of the holiday is September 13 - 20th, 2014.

View from one of the apartments

View from the mountain behind retreat

The Yoga Studio

The Yogis!

One of the many beaches

On Wednesday we go for a lovely walk. This one was along a dried up gorge.

Gorgeous views along the walk

Farewell dinner

Some testimonials about the 2013 yoga retreat:

'So often, when you wish for something so much, when the opportunity presents the reality can be a disappointment. Not so with the yoga holiday. I have practiced yoga on and off for thirty years in the UK in various church halls and other venues. For many years I tried to do my yoga on the balcony while on holiday in Greece dreaming that one day perhaps I would do a yoga holiday. So when you offered the opportunity of a week’s holiday with yourself as the teacher in Greece, it was my dream come true. I definitely did not need asking twice and was even more surprised when my husband said he would come along.

Your yoga holiday far exceeded my expectations, there is one word to describe it ‘brilliant’ and I can’t wait for next year. The opportunity to do yoga in a purpose built studio, I just loved the feel of the floor, and all those aids to help with postures and relaxation, but best of all with the windows and doors open to the warm fresh air and the views, whichever way you turned there was a different scene. It gave a whole new dimension to the poses and breathing. Looking at the programme I was not sure I would get to all of the classes but I did, and attended extra classes run by the yoga centre’s owner – a different style of yoga but exciting to try and experience.

I think while I enjoyed everything about the holiday (the company, the hospitality, the relaxed, calm and chilled out atmosphere) the biggest benefits I have noticed is how I feel now I have returned to the UK. Normally by the end of the first week back I am thinking ‘did I really go on holiday?’. This year I know I have been on holiday and am feeling the benefits. And to be fair you did say we would come back feeling so rested and different from the holiday like no other holiday, and you are so right. When can I book for next year?

Thank you so so much, Val'

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'Yoga in Greece – what a truly wonderful week. As a newcomer to Yoga I was a bit apprehensive about doing a full week and fully expected to do a couple of classes and leave the rest to the others who were more experienced, but after the first morning session there was no looking back. Your relaxed and supportive teaching suits all abilities which, combined with the wonderful surroundings and views from the studio as well as the friendliness of the whole group, served to create a really special atmosphere.

Your support and encouragement gave me the confidence to attend some classes the following week run by the owner of the Yoga Centre. I am certainly more flexible than I was and I believe my posture has improved – and all in a week! I am already looking forward to next year.

Namaste, Richard'

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'Thank you for organising a fantastic yoga retreat. I really enjoyed the excellent yoga classes in a lovely studio overlooking the olive groves and the sea. I felt fitter and more relaxed at the same time by the end of the week. I closed my eyes in Tuesday's class and I was back in Greece looking out at the view.

Thanks to my fellow Yogis, they were fantastic company and really made it a lovely holiday. Count me in for next time.

Namaste, Debi xx'

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'Having not done yoga for a few years, I expected to do just the occasional class on the holiday. The fact that I did all but one and thoroughly enjoyed them is a testament to your wonderful teaching and ability to nurture a relaxed and fulfilling atmosphere. This, combined with the enthusiasm and friendliness of all the other people, made it a truly exceptional week.

Thank you, Nik'

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'Wonderful week, both relaxing and invigorating. I can't believe I did that much yoga, walking and swimming. Lovely company made the week perfect. I've never feltso fit and healthy.

Sally'

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'After a week I felt as if I had been away for a month....so relaxing....great food, restful accommodation with a lovely pool, sea swimming nearby and learnt so much more about yoga....highly recommended.

Nita x'

 


Yoga Equipment and supplies

Go to Yogamatters

Yoga Matters is a very good online site to order your yoga supplies from. I recommend them to all of my students - good products, good prices. Click on the logo to go to their site.

 


Yoga is safe and effective and most people of any age will enjoy and benefit from it. If you have any questions or worries, please feel free to contact me on 07903 823 827. I will be glad to answer any of your questions and will honestly tell you if you should not join in the class. Everything that we discuss will be completely confidential, although it will sometimes be necessary to obtain permission from other therapists and/or your G.P. if you are receiving other treatments.


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For more information, please phone Teresa on - 07903 823 827

or send us an email: t.gornall@hotmail.co.uk