Yoga

 

"The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body" - Jason Crandell

 
 
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Background

 

I was drawn to yoga around 20 years ago whilst training as an endurance runner . It was something that I did to "stretch a bit" and that made me feel good but I didn't fully grasp the underlying theory until I completed a Foundation Course with the Inner Yoga Trust and explored what yoga was really about. With the realisation of how yoga can benefit health and wellbeing on many levels I took the next step to become a Yoga Teacher and in 2015 completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the Simon Low Yoga Academy. In March 2020 I am continuing my yoga journey by embarking on 500hr training with Yoga Medicine. My aim is to share what I know and am continuing to learn, yoga truly is a lifetime's work.  

MYTH - you do NOT have to be flexible to practice yoga. In fact, the stiffer you are the quicker you may notice the benefits. If you feel creaky and stiff when you get out of bed in the mornings you have a body in need of yoga. Anybody can practice yoga, the only requirement is that you are a breathing living being!

I teach Hatha yoga in a Yin Yang style. This combines moving through yoga postures with the breath as an anchor and then allowing space for restorative work where postures are held a little longer in a supported position so that the body can gently unwind. 

Yoga can bring about change on a physical and emotional level. I hope that you will leave my classes feeling more aware of your movement and at the same time more settled in your mind. 

There is an emphasis on safe yoga practice and good alignment and I hope you can take what you learn from my classes and be inspired to try other styles and yoga classes.

Please notify me of any health problems before starting a class. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Member of Yoga Alliance UK and British Wheel of Yoga.

 
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Classes

Venue St Luke's Hall, Mildmay Street, Winchester

All classes are £10 pay as you go. No requirement to sign for a term. Cash or card payments accepted or if you would prefer to pay by BACs please contact me for account details.

Mondays 930-1030am All levels welcome.

Mondays 8-9pm All levels with an emphasis on loosening the body after hard exercise, suitable especially for runners or cyclists.

Wednesdays 930-1030am All levels  welcome.

Wednesdays 1045-1145 - a gentle class especially suitable for seniors and those suffering from long standing injuries or chronic illness. 

Please bring a yoga mat and a small towel or blanket. All other props provided but if you have your own you are welcome to bring them along. Please contact me at michaelamccallum@sky.com or on 07775513681 before attending or for more information.