Our next Kirtan will be by candle light, warmed by a real fire in our Yoga Centre on South Road!
This will be a special one, followed by time for a social with tea, cake & treats afterwards.
From 6.30 – 7.00pm we chant Mahamrityunjaya Mantra for peace and for the relief of suffering. Kirtan is from 7.00 – 8.00pm (ish).
You can come for along at 7.00pm just for the kirtan if you like.
There is no charge for kirtan and and all are welcome (kids included).
Any contributions of cake & treats welcome!
Click here to find directions to our Yoga Centre.
from General, posted November 2016
Our new Yoga Centre is ready now (pretty much!) and we have our opening day on Saturday 11th June.
We will be there all day so please come along at any time to have a look around.
There will be meditation in the morning, 30 minute harp concerts (by Ciara Noon) through the day and kirtan to finish off.
Teas / drinks, home made flapjack, biscuits etc provided.
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY :
We will be making an artwork throughout the day and anyone who wants to can join in.
Our Yoga Centre is in one of Sheffield’s old school buildings. It has been a huge job to renovate the room but also a pleasure to bring one of Walkley’s beautiful old buildings back to life.
We will have new classes, workshops, courses, kirtan and more at the new Centre. Details will be on our website over the coming months.
Our centre is part of the old school building on the corner of Fir Street and South Road, right in the heart of Walkley.
The main part of the building is Sheffield Spiritualist Church. We are in the left side of the building as you look at it from South Rd.
The entrance is through the big shiny door on South Road!
It is easy to find but if you have any problems you can call us on 07780 670466.
from General, posted June 2016
We are very pleased to announce that we will be opening a new Yoga Centre in Walkley on the 6th June.
We have been teaching Yoga classes in Walkley since 1995 so it feels good to have a new focus right in the heart of this lovely part of Sheffield.
The centre will develop gradually. We will be using it for Yoga classes but also for workshops and courses, kirtan, music and more …
We have a beautiful room in an old school building, it is light and airy, with a high ceiling, beautiful old beams and doors. There is still a lot of work to do but we look forward to being ready to open at the start of June.
Watch this space!
from General, posted April 2016
The first stage of meditation is concentration, or ‘dharana’. One of the most direct, simple and effective methods of establishing concentration is Trataka (‘steady gazing’).
Trataka involves focussing the eyes (and in turn the mind) on one point. Steadiness of the gaze is directly related to steadiness and concentration of mind and by steadying the eyes you are automatically relaxing and concentrating the mind.
Benefits of Trataka
How to Practice Trataka
Glasses & Contact Lenses
Objects of Trataka
Duration & Time of Practice
Trataka can be seen as a stepping stone between Hatha Yoga (physically orientated practices) and Raja Yoga (the mental practices which lead to higher awareness).
It is also a simple but very effective technique for relaxation and for calming and steadying the mind.
If we use trataka as a sadhana and practice regularly and consistently it can have a profound effect on our lives.
Trataka is an excellent method for clearing accumulated complexes, problems and supressed thoughts from the mind, enabling the practitioner to witness what is surfacing.
It is possible for these problems to manifest too quickly and be disturbing. If this happens stop the practice and consult your Yoga teacher.
from General, posted December 2015
We have a range of products in our shop which would make excellent gifts for Christmas.
If you want something different for the man or woman who has everything you could try a neti pot!
Our neti pots are made by the Scandinavian Yoga & Meditation School and are probably the best neti pots in the world – certainly they are the best ones we have found.
We have CDs for relaxation and meditation. These are equally suitable for people with little or no experience of Yoga as for seasoned Yogis.
For anyone with an interest in meditation we have a beautiful range of malas. These are handmade in Sheffield by Hannah Penn, one of our teachers. There is a choice of Sandalwood, Rudrakshas and Quartz Crystal beads.
We stock a wide range of Yoga books from the Bihar School of Yoga – these books are widely recognised as some of the most useful and authoritative Yoga texts in print today.
And if you fancy an alternative Christmas card have a look at our range of greetings cards, all designed by Hannah and printed in Sheffield.
Christmas is a hugely commercialized event nowadays. There may not be much we can do about that, but at least we can use it to support local artists and businesses … like us!!
from General, posted November 2015
Jala Neti is one of the Hatha Yoga cleansing practices and is extremely effective in relieving the symptoms of hay fever and other nasal allergies.
There is mounting scientific evidence to show the safety and efficacy of Neti. Specialists within the NHS are now beginning to recommend Neti for a range of nasal & sinus problems.
At Sheffield Yoga School we are proud to sell ‘Nose Buddys‘ – the best neti pots in the world.
We do not make this claim lightly … and if you don’t believe us then try them for yourself!
from General, posted June 2015