Qigong classes with Daverick Leggett monthly on Sundays and Mondays – next dates are 16 and 17 June 2013. See Daverick website for more details.
About yoga: Yoga is a way of exercising body and mind through stretching and relaxing. It can be a helpful preparation for sitting meditation, in addition to assisting with stress management.
Why practise yoga at Bristol Buddhist Centre? We have been teaching yoga since 1997. We offer excellent teaching in the peaceful atmosphere of our shrine room. We provide yoga mats, blocks and belts so all you need to bring is some loose clothing for stretching in. Our maximum class size is 16. Come along to see for yourself !
About our classes and charges: We hold the following drop-in yoga classes which are suitable for those new to yoga and for those with some experience. The cost for each class is £8 (or £6 concession i.e. full time students and those on state benefits). We sell Yoga cards for 10 classes at £75. No advance booking required, drop-in any session. Please arrive in good time for the start of the class so that you have time to change your clothing if needed.
All yoga classes run until 8 August 2013 inclusive.
No yoga classes 12 to 23 August 2013 inclusive.
Classes resume for autumn term 26th august 2013.
Mondays 5.45 – 7.15pm with Lizzie Biggin. Intermediate Iyengar: Lizzie is an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher (she holds the intermediate level 3 certificate). This class is suitable for those with at least three years recent experience of iyengar yoga and who are able to do and hold Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) and Sirasana. The class works to deepen knowledge and awareness, helping to expand and widen the student’s experience and practice of the subject.
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.00pm with Cathi Wilson followed by optional meditation class at 1pm
All level Iyengar including beginners: Cathi has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1998 and practising for many years. She focuses particularly on correct body alignment and uses blocks, belts and other props to help the student into postures. Students should be physically fit and if in any doubt about their suitability, seek advice before the class from Cathi. You can come just for the yoga but we encourage you to stay for the drop-in meditation starting at 1.00 pm as the two work very well together.
Tuesday 5.45 – 7.15pm with Lioba Fezer followed by optional meditation class at 7.30pm Hatha Yoga: Lioba originally trained in Ashtanga yoga and has since studied many forms of yoga including Iyengar, Hatha, Kundalini and Anusara. She invites you to explore different aspects of yoga including pranayama and meditation in this open and varied class. The emphasis is on deepening self-awareness through breath, alignment and conscious movement. Open to all levels. If you would like to ring Lioba for more information she can be contacted on 07722 187 791.
Wednesday 5.45 – 7.15pm with Cleo Edwards Beginners Iyengar: Cleo is an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher. This class is suitable both for complete beginners and for those with some experience of yoga. Explore your self and find balance & harmony through work in yoga postures. Cleo is passionate about yoga and her teaching, which gives her lot of focus.You can find out more about Iyengar on their website.
Thursdays 10.30am – 12.00pm with John Irving followed by optional meditation class at 1pm. All level ‘Viniyoga’ including beginners: From his early roots at the Triratna Centre in Edinburgh 15 years ago, John trained with Yoga Scotland, thereafter following the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father, TK Krishnamacharya, known as the grandfather of yoga in the West. This teaching offers tools of yoga to suit individual needs. Postures are integrated with movement and breath; developing ‘mindfulness’, a ‘space’ for you in your day, and physical & mental well-being as a support to life.