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Early Morning Yoga & Meditation Course

Last few places!

 

Our next early morning Yoga & Meditation course starts on Thursday 23rd January.
There are a couple of places still available.

  • This is a 7 week course running from 23rd January to 12th March (no class on 20th February)
  • Sessions are 7.15 – 8.15am and are held in our Yoga Centre on South Road in Walkley
  • The teacher is Chris Noon and the fee for the course is £45.00.

If you would like to book a place you can do so via our online booking system.
See ‘Events’, scroll down down to the Yoga & Meditation Course and book your place.
If you’d prefer to pay by cheque or by bank transfer please contact us for details.

Early morning is the perfect time for Yoga and meditation and these sessions are such a good start to the day.
The focus of these classes (as it is traditionally in Yoga) is meditation. The posture work and breathing practice we’ll do is there to create the optimum conditions for meditation.

The course will include a number of dharana (concentration) techniques which you can learn and use for yourself.
When dharana / concentration is sustained we have meditation.

Beginners are welcome.

The benefits of meditation are well documented nowadays and we can read about them online – or we can do the practice and experience them for ourselves!

from Class Information, posted January 2020

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from General, posted January 2020

January newsletter

 

Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to getting back to our Yoga classes, all of which start again Monday 6th January.

We have a new class starting soon, a Yoga & Meditation course with Chris, some great workshops with top UK teachers … and a favour to ask!

 

New class … New teacher!                   

  • Mondays 7.45 – 9.15pm
  • Yoga for All with Laura Stanley
  • Starts : Monday 20th January

 

We are very pleased to welcome Laura Stanley as a new teacher to Sheffield Yoga School. Laura has been attending our classes for many years and it’s been great to see her qualify as a Yoga teacher.

The new class starts Monday 20th January. It’s a Yoga for All class, so beginners are welcome.

We have spaces available in a few of our classes, for beginners but also for more experienced people.
If you know anyone who might want to try a class with us please ask them to get in touch.

 

Can you review Sheffield Yoga School?

 

 

Top quality teaching is as important to us now as it ever was.

We provide a range of classes, workshops & courses for the general Yoga public and training modules for Yoga teachers in this region. In order to keep doing what we do we need to maintain our profile in what is now a very busy Yoga community.

A big help in spreading the word is to review us on Google, Facebook etc.
If you have a spare two minutes to give a heartfelt and glowing review to Sheffield Yoga School we’d be very grateful!

Click here to leave a Google review.
Click here for directions on how to leave a Facebook review.

 

Early Morning Yoga & Meditation Course Yoga Meditation class sheffield

  • Starts 23rd January
  • Thursdays 7.15 – 8.15am
  • with Chris Noon
  • 7 weeks / £45.00

 

Sessions include posture work, breathing and relaxation but the focus is on meditation.

These classes are a great start to the day. The combination of Yoga & meditation enables the release of tension in body & mind promoting calm, clarity and vitality.

Click here for details and to book a place.

 

Sheffield Yoga Days :

Workshops with top teachers from all over the UK

 

We’ve been running Sheffield Yoga Days since 2002.

These workshops are open to everyone; they provide an opportunity to work with some of the very best teachers in the UK.

Chris is getting us started on the 18th January with Yoga Now! This Body, This Breath, This Moment, a day of lovely Yoga practices placed in the context of one of the best known Yoga texts ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’.

In March we welcome a very highly regarded teacher called Ranju Roy for his first visit to Sheffield.
Regular and much loved guest teachers Brahmananda and Philip Xerri are coming soon!

 

Sankalpa :

Sowing the Seed of Change

 

Sankalpa is not a new year resolution but it can be a really useful and effective tool for helping to make change in life.

We use Sankalpa in Yoga Nidra but we can repeat it anytime. The important thing about repeating a Sankalpa is that you just say it – it is not something to mull over, or to judge progress. You just make the statement regularly over time and gradually the change comes.

Click here for directions for making your own Sankalpa.

 

Coming Soon

from General, posted January 2020

Yoga Meditation class sheffield

Yoga & Meditation Course

Thursdays 7.15 – 8.15am

Sheffield Yoga School, S6 3TA

7 week course, starts 23rd January

Cost : £45.00

 

We are pleased to confirm the dates for our next Yoga & Meditation course.

The course will run for 7 weeks from 23rd January until 12th March (no class on 20th February).

Each session includes posture work, breathing / pranayama and relaxation but the focus is on meditation.

Meditation has always been at the heart of Yoga; the postures, breathing techniques etc that we do in Yoga prepare us physically and mentally, creating optimum conditions for steadiness, mindfulness and meditation.

These classes are a great start to the day. The combination of Yoga & meditation enables the release of tension in body & mind promoting a calm, clarity and vitality that makes life a better place to be!

This course is open to everyone.
Beginners are welcome, but if you are new to Yoga & Meditation please let us know when you book.

 

Tutor : Chris Noon

Chris has been teaching Yoga and Meditation in Sheffield for nearly 20 years. He is a highly trained teacher having studied extensively with many of the best teachers in the UK and Europe.

He teaches Yoga and Meditation in a way that is accessible and practical for people, so that we can integrate what we learn on the mat into our daily lives.

 

Dates :

Dates for the course :

  • 23rd January 2020
  • 30th January
  • 6th February
  • 13th February
  • 27th February
  • 5th March
  • 12th March

There is no session on 20th February.

 

The venue : Sheffield Yoga School

The course will be held in our Yoga Centre on South Road in Walkley, S6 3TA.

This is a beautiful space, perfect for Yoga and meditation. It is located on South Road, on a major bus route, 10 minutes from the city centre.

Click here for directions and suggestions for parking.

 

How to book

Click here to book your place, see Events, scroll down and book your place securely.

 

from Class Information, posted January 2020

Laura Stanley

We are very pleased to welcome Laura Stanley as a new teacher for Sheffield Yoga School. She will be teaching a new class on Monday evenings 7.45 – 9.15pm at our Yoga Centre on South Road. The class will be a Yoga for All class, which means it caters for people with a wide range of experience and ability.

Beginners are welcome in this class.

Laura will be a great addition to our Yoga school, she has worked with Chris & Hannah for many years and has a thorough understanding, as well as a personal experience, of how this system of Yoga works.

Laura started practising Yoga in 2011 when she was looking for something to help with anxiety. She found that Yoga did indeed help but soon realized that is had so much more to offer!

“I find that yoga and meditation help me find connection with my body, slow down and find space and calm in a busy world. I completed my teacher training with Yoga Campus in 2019.”

Training:

  • 200 hour Yoga Campus teacher training 2018-2019
  • ‘Ajapa Japa’ 2 day workshop with Brahmananada, 2018
  • ‘Yoga for anxiety and depression’ 5 day course with Lisa Kaley-Isley, 2019
  • ‘The Vasistha Method of Pranayama’ with Jean Lavers, 2019

 

from Class Information, posted January 2020

Sankalpa – A tool for making change

Sankalpa is not a new year resolution but it can be a really useful and effective tool for helping to make change in life.

A sankalpa is not a discussion, it’s not something to think about or analyse. Sankalpa is a seed that we plant deep inside, one that we nurture and give space to grow.

We use Sankalpa in Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) but we can repeat it anytime, first thing in the morning and last thing at night is recommended, but anytime of day is good. The important thing about repeating a Sankalpa is that you just say it – it is not something to mull over, or to judge progress. You just make the statement regularly over time and gradually the change comes.

 

Making a Sankalpa : Sowing the seed of change.

 

Each of us has the power to remould our own mental structure.

No personality is beyond reformation, and no fear or obsession is so deep rooted that it cannot be changed.

                                                            –  Swami Satyananda Saraswati

 

Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as ‘resolve’, or ‘will’, or ‘determination’.

 

When we make a sankalpa in Yoga Nidra it becomes an effective tool for making profound changes to the way we think and feel.

The right Sankalpa can reshape our personality and direction in life along positive lines.

 

Sankalpa is a seed which we plant deep in the subconscious.

It should be planted with strong willpower and feeling, at a time when the mind is relaxed and ready to accept and absorb it. Such a state occurs during Noga Nidra.

 

Once the sankalpa is planted it gathers together the vast forces of the mind in order to bring about its fruition.

 

This deep powerful seed will eventually manifest itself again and again at a conscious level and bring about changes in your personality and life.

 

 

Guidelines when making a Sankalpa

 

Ideally you should make a sankalpa which reflects your deepest aspirations; so you must first consider what is important in life for you.

 

It is possible to make a temporary, ‘mini-sankalpa’ for a short term situation for example if you are struggling with illness, stress or addiction. When the sankalpa has worked, you can concentrate on your long term sankalpa.

 

Make sure it is a positive statement. Avoid words that suggest the possibility of failure, such as “try”, or words that remind you of your present condition, so avoid ‘I am less tired / negative / depressed etc’.

 

Sankalpa should not be phrased in the future. Avoid saying ‘I will …’ Change can only happen in the here and now. Your sankalpa should show that change is happening now!

Phrase your sankalpa in a way that means the most to you.

 

“It is better to choose a sankalpa that will change your whole personality so that you become more balanced, happy and fulfilled.”

 

Finding the right Sankalpa

  1. Write out a list of things in your life which you would like to change.
  2. Review the list and see if any of the things you would like to change stem from the same underlying cause or problem.
  3.  Prioritise the list and decide which changes are most important to you.
  4. Then ask yourself ‘If I make this change what would I gain?’ (eg health, peace of mind, contentment).
  5. Review what you have written and see if you can find a sankalpa which is right for you.

 

Take your time. Your Sankalpa may be for life – there is no rush!

 

Suggestions of ways to phrase your resolve.  

–   I am becoming more balanced / stable / grounded / content.

–   I am strong / confident / energetic.

–   I am (feeling) loved / more compassionate / loving.

–   I speak peacefully.

–   I can deal with whatever life brings.

–   I am at peace with myself.

 

Click here to download directions for making a Sankalpa.

 

from Mindfulness Techniques, Resources, posted January 2020

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