Yoga Days Info

Awareness Meditation 2 Day Course

Dates: 9th & 10th June 2018
Sheffield Yoga School, South Rd,  S6 3TA
9.30am – 4.30pm both days


A traditional meditation that focuses our attention on the natural breath. This increases awareness and improves concentration bringing calm and balance to the mind, resulting in greater mental clarity. In the long term it has the power to transform the mental habit patterns that can cause stress and unhappiness. The course involves a sequence of meditation sessions that introduce the technique so that it can be practiced at home. Suitable for beginners.


This course is run by Tradition Yoga, a charity based in London. The courses are all run as a charitable not-for profit activity. They cover both theory and practice of Hatha and Raja Yoga, for the purpose of promoting the study and practice of traditional yoga, advancing the education of the public in its healing, preventative and therapeutic effects, and promoting the mental, physical and spiritual health of the public.

The Course Fee covers the basic costs of running the courses. All Traditional Yoga teachers are volunteers. The Donation recognises the value of the teaching and supports our charitable work in the UK and India. For more information about the charity please click here.

Course Fee: £40 for both days

Suggested Minimum Donation: £50


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19th May : Yoga Flows for Body, Breath & Just Being

with Chris Noon

Grenoside Community Hall,  S35 8PR

Cost £35



‘Yoga Flow’ is generally associated with a flow of movement from one Yoga posture to another. This day will certainly include flows of movement, pausing at times to be and to breathe in one asana or another; but the main aim of the day will be to create a flow of awareness through the our practice.

In the posture work we will look at sequences where one asana (posture) can move into another, and then another.

When we come to breathing / Pranayama we will practice in a way that enables the breath to flow, without strain or struggle, in whichever technique we are using.

When we struggle with our breathing we are no longer practicing Pranayama. When the breath flows in Pranayama it becomes truly an energy practice and that is when the benefit of Pranayama for body & mind becomes apparent.


In meditation we aim to create an unbroken flow of concentration. This takes time and a whole lot of practice, but we can help ourselves by creating the optimal conditions for meditation. Preparing the ground for meditation will be integral to this day of Yoga practice.


Some of the benefits of Yoga are obvious – we feel better (usually!) after our practice, we move more freely, we relax. But equally there are profound benefits from Yoga which develop so gradually that we barely notice them.

This workshop will be a balanced Yoga practice; a balanced Yoga practice creates harmony within us. We learn to let go, we become stronger and more resilient. Over time we begin to appreciate more fully the wonder and the flow of life – this is Yoga.


The teacher

Chris Noon has been practicing and teaching Yoga for a long time. He qualified initially with the British Wheel of Yoga and later in Satyananda Yoga. He has been very fortunate to work with an array wonderful and inspiring teachers over many years and counts his blessings!

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Pranayama Teacher Training Module – Spring 2019


The Autumn 2018 course with Jean is now fully booked but we are very pleased to announce that Jean has agreed to run a second course in Spring 2019.

Jean teaches the Vasistha Method of Pranayama which promotes a natural and effortless approach to Pranayama without ratios or bandhas.

The Vasistha Method uses a full range of Classical Pranayama techniques in a way that is accessible to everyone. It really is a wonderful system of Pranayama; it is simple and effective and it leads practitioners into the heart of Pranayama.

The Vasistha Method is also very effective in Yoga Therapy.

Who is the course for?

The course is open to qualified Yoga teachers and student teachers. It will provide training in the practice and teaching of this complete system of Pranayama

The teacher : Jean Lavers

Jean is a very experienced teacher with an interest in using yoga as therapy.  She has been a Diploma Course tutor training Yoga teachers for the British Wheel of Yoga.

Jean’s teaching has been strongly influenced by teachers from the Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, whose use of yoga as therapy and scientific approach to research appeals to her own interests.

About the Course

The course includes training & practice in a comprehensive range of Pranayama techniques, including sectional & full Yoga breathing with Mudras and Mantra.

There will be training in relevant asanas with a focus on how they enable a more subtle understanding of breathing and how they prepare for Pranayama.

Deep relaxation and Meditation techniques will also feature in the course, as well as the study of Prana and the Maya Koshas.

A guided home practice schedule will be given over the duration of the course.

A certificate will be issued on completion of this training module.

Dates, Venue & Cost

Course dates are :

  • 2nd march 2019
  • 6th April
  • 18th May
  • 22nd June

The course will be held in Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA.

The fee for the course is £270.00 and the deposit is £100.00.

How to Apply

Click here to download info & a booking form for this course.

The Vasistha Method is one which opens the door to the benefits of Pranayama for anyone willing to practice. It is a unique and valuable system and this will be a very special course.

Places are limited to 15 participants and early bookings are recommended.

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Swami Tattvarupananda Visit to Sheffield!

28th – 30th May

Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA


Swami Tattvarupananada Saraswati from Trichur, Kerala, India is a master storyteller with a simple, humorous and direct way of teaching, nobody can miss the truth when it is unfolded traditionally.  As a spiritual seeker from a young age, Swamiji set off for the Himalayas in search of a master & underwent rigorous spiritual practices in the company of many Himalayan spiritual masters. Swamiji teaches Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishad and other Vedantic text related to Yoga.


Monday 28th May (bank holiday) – whole yoga day from 1000 to 1600

1000 – 1100 Asana class (classical Hatha – spaces limited and booking essential)
1100 – 1200 Talk on “KARMA, FATE AND DESTINY”
1200 – 1245 Lunch (please bring your own lunch)
1245 – 1330 Kirtan (chanting)
Followed by Q&A session
1530 – 1600 Meditation/ Relaxation


Tuesday 29th May

1800 -1845 Asana class (classical Hatha – spaces limited and booking essential)
1900 – 2015 Talk “What is Yoga in reality?” (This talk will include some ideas from Yoga Sutras)


Wednesday 30th May

1000 -1100 Discovery and Living Yoga for young ones
(A few postures and talk by Swami Tattvarupananda aimed at those on half-term)
1300 – 1500 Refresh and motivate: peer session for all yoga teachers (Keeping the essence of yoga in today’s teaching)
1800 -1845 Asana class (classical Hatha – spaces limited and booking essential)
1900 – 2015 Talk “WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?”


VENUE:  Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6 3TAAll levels welcome.


FOR ENQUIRIES: Please contact Anju Keetharuth on or tel: 07757183416.

To book:


All events will be by donation and all proceeds will go to support the JJK Gurukulam in Kerala, India, engaged in providing education and a home for children of less privileged and dysfunctional families.




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Attending and Responding

2 day course with Peter Blackaby

9th & 10th March 2019     £95.00

Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield


When we practice yoga we are paying attention to ourselves on many levels. We may be noticing levels of comfort and discomfort, we may be noticing our sense of grounding, or the ease / difficulty with which we move.

This is the first part of the process, once we have noticed the question becomes ‘what shall I do about what I have noticed?’

This weekend will explore this theme through the practice of asana.


The tutor : Peter Blackaby


Peter Blackaby is a very interesting and thought provoking teacher. This 2 day course will give us time to explore his ideas in depth.

Peter takes a humanistic approach to yoga, firmly rooted in the here and now and underpinned by scientific research.
In his most recent work he seeks to distance himself further from the biomechanical view of the body, revealing instead his more integrative perspective, focused on the neurological basis for movement and on the relationships between things.

Rather than approaching yoga as an exercise system, he sees it as a tool for self-exploration. By paying attention to our bodily responses, we are more able to react appropriately and are less likely to meet discomfort and pain in life. As we become better at this, life slowly takes an easier turn. We learn to act usefully, and sooner rather than later. We age more gracefully, and we adapt to change with less rancour.


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The Progressive Stages of Pranayama

8 Day Training Module

with Maarten Vermaase

March – November 2019

at Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA


This course will introduce Pranayama & related practices in a structured progression, enabling students to practise Pranayama safely & under guidance.

It aims to deepen our understanding and experience of the practice of Asana, Pranayama & Meditation and will be mostly practical.

The course is designed for serious, experienced Yoga students who have a thorough grounding in Asana and basic breath work and who wish to commit to regular Pranayama practice.


The Tutor


Maarten Vermaase is a highly respected teacher of Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation.

He studied Hatha Yoga with the late Robert Van Heeckeren, and Tibetan Buddhist Yoga, Meditation and Healing Exercises with Lamas and teachers from the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Maarten is a retired DCT for the British Wheel of Yoga specialising in Pranayama and meditation, and has been teaching in Oxford and London since 1979.


Click here for a full Course Outline.


Click here for information & booking form.


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