A holistic teaching approach to yoga, practicing a path to wholeness
Blackheath Village Hall,
9am – 10:30am
(please arrive 10 minutes early to set up on your mat)
£10 per class
Yoga means union, of mind, body and spirit.
A balanced teaching of 6 traditional paths –
Hatha: – kryia Asana pranayama mudra and Meditation bandha
Jnana: – Philosophy and oneness
Raja/Ashtanga: – 8 limbs – sutras
Mantra: – clarity and peace
Bhakti: – devotion and surrender
Karma: – right action
Akhanda Yoga means whole, indivisible, infinite, oneness, and is a unified, joyful practice of balanced sequencing.
Asana: – postures that includes all the directional movements of the spine – Rotation, Lateral Flexion, movement left and right, Grounding, Flexion – Forward fold, Extension – Back bend, Lifting upward. Including all the stations –
Standing, Crouching, Sitting, Laying on the belly, Laying on the back, Arm Balances and Inversions.
Pranayama:- breath work.
Philosophy:- themed classes, threading through the practice, encouraging contemplation.
Akhanda Yoga offers students a diverse toolkit of techniques, including a balance of effort and allowing, lunar and solar practices, yin and yang, for physical and mental wellbeing, connecting you to your higher self.
Yoga teachers Sal Worringham and Jacqui Woods completed their 200 hours Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training in London and at Anand Prakash Ashram, Rishikesh India, including 50 hours Yin Yoga training and 100 hours Hatha Rarja training in India at the Anand Prakash Ashram. They are insured members of The Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Sal Worringham ~ Padma Devi, which means Lotus Goddess, is a joyful, local complementary therapist of 21 years. Trained in The Bowen Technique and various healing methods. EFT and EMO, with The Guild of Energists. Teaching 4 meditation classes at The Willow Clinic, Sal continues to immerse in a daily personal practice of Yoga, Meditation, Mantra and Wellbeing. Continuing to learn and explore training that is always compassionately shared with her students.
Jacqui Woods ~ Amrita, which means nectar of the Gods, is an occupational therapist, with many years experience working in the NHS, specialising in mental health. She is a Reiki Master and has additional training in yoga for mental health.
With a deep respect and friendship Jacqui and Sal have come together to offer a safe exploration into teaching Akhanda yoga classes.
Their Yoga teacher and mentor is Julia Anastasiou ~ Yog Sundari – http://www.yogsundari.co.uk
Vishva-ji is the founder of Akhanda Yoga, known for his joyful teaching inspiring other to connect to their true nature. To read more about Vishva-ji or to train in Akhanda Yoga, click here
Akhanda Hatha Rarja yoga
A Hatha Rarja Yoga Class combines a sequence of postures with Brahmaree pranayama, a honeybee sound.
Hatha Rarja was developed by the founder of Akhanda Yoga, Sal and Jacqui’s teacher, Yogarishi Visveketu, after exploring the benefits Brahmaree had on his own personal practice.
Brahmaree is the Sanskrit word for be the sound of the honeybee,
MMMMMMM is the vibration of the universal sound OM, the end of OM being MMMMMMM.
The vibration of MMMMMMM travels into space, the Earth, all of creation and is within every cell of our being. Brahmaree pranayama creates space for prana, life force energy, to flow with ease and grace through the chakras, nadhis and all the systems of the body, having wonderful benefits.
~ balancing the pituitary and pineal glands, creating happy hormones, bringing balance to the nervous system.
~ heals the body on a cellular level.
~ helps to release repressed emotions and relieve stress, lowering blood pressure.
~ quietens and calms the mind, preparing us for meditation, opening The pathways to bless.
~ reminding us that we are the natural magic, through the sound of honeybee MMMMMM,
The body produces the healing that we need to return to balance and wholeness, resting once again within our true nature. Oneness. Love and unity.
Brahmaree allows expansion we inhale with no sound into the belly, exhaling honeybee sound.
Hatha Raja is an evening practice but can also be practiced at any time to bring calm, peace and well being.