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An oasis of peace in the heart of the city welcomes you...

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Please see Workshops& Trainings section for details

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5 classes for £30 (60 min classes)

5 classes for £45 (90 min classes)

-Includes a variety of your chosen classes
-Valid for 6 weeks from day of purchase
-Available online only
-You will be given an option to purchase a special offer, before completing the booking of your first class, through the booking link below...

Online appointments by Smoothbook
Please make bookings and cancellations for all classes, through the link above! Cancellations can only be made with a minimum of 24 hours notice.If you are having any problems with bookings or cancellations, please contact your teacher directly. Contact info. can be found by selecting their class on the timetable below.

Bookings are essential to reserve your space and allow us to contact you with any class cancellations. Although drop in students are welcome space willingly, a class may not be guaranteed to take place if no bookings have been made. The teacher may choose not to come in, at their discretion. Please understand some teachers are not based in Bristol, and will travel in especially for you!

Beginners are welcome to all classes, although it is advised to go to a beginner-focused class if you can make it. See timetable for these classes...

Mats, equipment and changing facilities are provided.

Class Timetable

We offer

Classes

The Vision

~We offer affordable rates to make classes an option for all.

~ Creating a warm, welcoming environment for everyone and encouraging beginners and people from all faiths and walks of life to feel comfortable and included.

~With many different Yoga and movement classes on offer, it makes it possible to find one that works best for each individual’s energy level, schedule and motivation.

~Inspired by Bristol’s growth in community consciousness, it is a local collection of teachers and therapists who are coming together to make Breathe Bristol what it is. It is likely to form a strong network of people which value well being and result in a positive impact on the area.

~We aim to be of benefit where it is most needed and would still love to hear from organisations in the community, who work with support groups wishing to arrange a regular class.

General Class Descriptions

Hatha Yoga- Hatha describes the physical practice of Yoga postures, before being subdivided into the many different schools that exist today. A Hatha class can vary in intensity and does not follow a set series of postures.

Hatha Flow- This describes a class which links movement with the breath, flowing mindfully through postures.

Vinyasa Flow- This is a dynamic class, likely to include sun salutations and smooth flowing sequences to challenge the physical self. It can be energizing as well as relaxing.

Ashtanga Vinyasa- Ashtanga Yoga wakes up the internal fire and life energy by practicing a set series of postures, creating a continuous flow of energy that heats up the body.

Ashtanga Mysore- Everyone is able to practice the Ashtanga series independently at their own pace, while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of the others in the room. This gives you the space to focus and follow your own breath.

Yin Yoga- Yin Yoga helps balance an active, busy lifestyle by providing time for introspection, stillness and calm. By holding postures for up to five minutes we focus on the joints and connective tissues of the body.

Kundalini Yoga- The practice of Kundalini Yoga incorporates postures, dynamic breathing techniques, and chanting and meditating on mantras. Practitioners concentrate on awakening the energy at the base of the spine and drawing it upward through each of the seven chakras.

Mindfulness Meditation- A technique of meditation in which distracting thoughts and feelings are not ignored but are rather acknowledged and observed non judgmentally as they arise to create a detachment from them and gain insight and awareness.

Sound Healing- Sound Healing uses the power of sound and vibration to restore one's body, mind and spirit to a sense of balance and harmony. Using various sacred instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, didgeridoo and more...

Yoga Nidra- Allowing your body to be still, warm and comfortable, where there is nothing to do... The nervous system can enter a space of profound relaxation, and the state of 'Yogic sleep' can allow healing and deep rest for the physical, mental and emotional processes. Just bring yourself and comfortable clothing.

Teachers/Guides

Gladey

Gladey

Yoga has inspired and changed my life in so many ways and that is why I love to share the wisdom, science and beauty of these ancient practices. My classes are flowing and creative, the teachings coming from a place of gratitude and compassion.
I believe that Yoga can bring freedom into our busy lives…allowing us the space to consciously relax, unwind and really let go. Yoga helps with the healing process, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. There appears to be a lot that needs healing in our world today and the place to start is within ourselves, cultivating love, happiness and deep inner peace.

And to describe my classes: Hatha flow: linking breath and movement mindfully…with a focus on deep relaxation. The classes finish with Yoga Nidra (conscious relaxation).

Contact tel. 07505353390

Email~gladeyrowan@yahoo.co.uk

Katerina

Katerina

My teaching comes straight from my heart and my personal practice. I was looking to deepen my spiritual practice when I enrolled on the teacher training at Bristol City Yoga.This is where I discovered a great passion for teaching and sharing the many benefits of yoga. I maintain the focus on core integration and alignment, stemming from my desire to use yoga as a tool to heal and strengthen the body on both the mental and physical plane and many more. In my classes expect to breathe, laugh and use your body to your maximum capacity when practicing asana.

My Hatha Flow yoga classes incorporate a dynamic flow of physical yoga postures with breath awareness before slowing our practice down with more static postures, meditation and relaxation. Classes are suitable for new students to yoga as well as those with more experience. I offer modifications and adjustments where needed so that each student can experience the postures being taught and can participate at their own ability. I encourage students to practice with awareness and within the range of movement available to them to provide a safe, relaxing and inclusive environment.

Contact tel.07762184233

Email~ dvorakovak@yahoo.co.uk

www.opentoyoga.co.uk

Eva K

Eva K

I began my yoga journey in 2006.

For me yoga was always a quest; how can I find my true self, how can I be happy and centred, free from physical ache and emotional pain such as fear, negative mental patterns and attachments? The list was never-ending and the journey may be life-long, however transformation is possible.

Yoga is an amazing tool; if you use it wisely you will be able to understand better your body & mind and soul. You will have strong nervous, endocrine & immune system, calm and focused mind and youthful and radiant appearance.

I love the simplicity and complexity of yoga. I am inspired by the different styles; I’ve practised Hatha, Iyengar yoga intensively for more than 3 years and I’ve been also practising Kundalini yoga that is such a powerful and integrated form of yoga. I regularly attend satsangs, kirtans and sadhanas, which give me so much joy and bliss. As a Reiki healer I love experiencing how the energy can heal us and I am also fascinated by the healing power that yoga can do by working on physical and more subtle levels.

Recently I embarked on the teacher training course because I had a very strong desire to deepen my experience and start from scratch, therefore building my temple of body and mind on a strong base.

I completed a Rajadhiraja yoga training, the principle form of yoga taught by the Himalayan Institute which is the Ashtanga version Rajadhiraja Yoga.

My teaching diploma is registered and accredited by Yoga Alliance UK.

My aim with teaching is to awaken the interest for yoga and meditation and offer it for the benefit of all. I’d also like to encourage people to find their true themselves through movement and spiritual practice.

A typical yoga class with me includes breathing exercises, warm ups, a mixture of static and dynamic postures with breath awareness, deep relaxation and sometimes a short meditation or self-massage. Rajadhiraja yoga is a highly comprehensive form of yoga. When we practise yoga postures according to Rajadhiraja yoga there is a profound balancing & harmonising effect on our endocrine system. So the emphasis in this yoga is not so much on vigour of execution but on proper breathing, proper positioning and a quiet but persistent flow of movement, which then results a general sense of wellbeing.

My beginner Rajadhiraja classes start from the 1st of September; however I welcome all levels to the classes, which designed to suit the varying needs and interests of students; and to accommodate the complete beginner through to the more advanced yogis.

Happy practising yogis &yoginis!

Contact tel. 07414159964
Email. paramjiva@gmail.com
facebook.com/paramjiva // twitter: @paramjiva

Nicole

Nicole

It is intelligence, supported by direct experience that guides me and lights my way along the Yoga path. I am a wanderer along this path and I am deeply grateful for all the incredible people that have assisted me in the cultivation of this intelligence. I began Yoga at an early age, and later qualified in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Desikachar’s Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Shadow Yoga. From this emerged Soma Yoga, a practice that holds all of these paths and flows like a river that pours into an ocean. The technology of each path may differ slightly in content but the experience available is the same. Soma represents the culmination of everything I have experienced, studied and practiced. Soma Yoga is a cloth woven from many threads and its intention is to open the body and mind to the energetic principles of yoga practice and to cultivate power. Drinking deep of Soma will nourish the seeds of your becoming, seeds held deep within the human form, waiting to unfold for you.

My teaching and practice is informed by study and experience in a wide range of natural healing methods. I am a qualified Master Herbalist, hold a degree in botany, am an iridologist, thai masseur, and Ayurvedic therapist. I have studied oriental medicine and osteopathy, lectured at the Bristol University Botanic Garden and assisted in a research project on the use of vegetable oils in the treatment of prostate cancer sponsored by Tenovus. I am a student of astrology and numerology, vastu and Inka Shamanism. My journey of expansion continues as long as I breathe.

Contact ~somalotusinfo@gmail.com

www.somayogaandmedicineschool.org

facebook:somayogaandmedicineschool

Judit

Judit

I started to practice yoga with my mother at the age of 17.

Wherever I travelled and lived, I kept practicing and it started to be the part of my life.

I met ashtanga vinyasa yoga at London, and it felt amazing after practicing martial arts for 5 years.

As I moved to Bristol I found a great teacher, who inspired and motivated me to deepen my practice and to start to assist on her classes. I decided to go to India and experience real Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from the source, at Mysore.

All in all I’ve been practicing yoga for ten years,and I would like to share my knowledge and experiences with everyone,who is interested in yoga and would like to be flexible, balanced,healthy and happy.

On my led classes I concentrate on deep ujjayi breath and the correct order of asanas (postures). We all move and breath together. After a few classes, yogis will be able to memorize the sequence, develop in the postures and enjoy the bliss of yoga.

Mysore style classes give you the space to focus and follow your own breath. Everyone is able to practice independently at their own pace, while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of the others in the room. I adjust students individually through the sequence and help them to deepen their practice.

As concentration increases, the breath, mind ,body and soul come into union.

Namaste

Judit Halasz

www.brishtanga.com
info@brishtanga.com
07984684866

Mischa

Mischa

Hi! My name is Mischa and I am a fully qualified and insured Yoga Alliance teacher who endeavours to teach and practice with the key principles of yoga in mind. These include: breath, intention and non­violence, as well as tuning into and the mind and body.

I enjoy teaching from my own experience, which is influenced by the myriad of layers that is yoga. My classes often focus on one of these layers, be it chakras, a particular body part, breath, or the connection of mind and body. I also try to recognise how my students are feeling in themselves and to make space for this to direct my teaching.

I have recently come back from travelling through South East Asia, India and New Zealand, where I was often inspired by the yoga teachings I received and the sheer beauty of nature. I hope to impart some of this in my classes at Breathe but also, and perhaps on a more practical note, leave you feeling stronger, more focussed, flexible and stress­free!

In my Hatha Flow classes we will cleanse and detoxify body and mind, allowing tension to melt away as we move stagnant energy, stretch what needs stretching and cultivate core strength. After this class, having both released stress and de­cluttered mind and body, you will be able to return to your day with greater energy and positivity. All levels are welcome, so come along and make a positive mark on your day!

Email: yoga.mischa@gmail.com/Tel: 07904073535

Patricia

Patricia

Coming from Spain where she started to practice yoga by the age of 17. She left in 2011 to New Zealand where she had time to improve her own practice, and for her self-study.
She completed her YTT in Dharamshala (India) in 2014 while she was traveling around Asia.
She trained as a multi-style teacher. Her classes are focused on a Yin slow yoga practice with time to adjust and ground in the asanas. Working out the active-static stretching introducing pranayama (breathing exercises).

Restore. Stretch. Relax.

The intention is to slow down and open the body through active-static stretching. You may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour.

Allowing yourself to cultivate an awareness of each posture. Being in the posture rather than performing it.
Props are used to support your body instead of your muscles, so they can relax deeply. Postures are maintained in a relaxed way for minutes.

Holding the postures so deeply calms the central nervous system, stimulate the flow of vital energy and teaches to relax at a deeper level.

The classes are a great complement to more dynamic Yang practices and an excellent antidote to stress.

Contact Patricia- trisieta@hotmail.com/07871175942

Jez

Jez

My teaching foundation is based on my own exploration of Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. The classes I share are born out of a passion for Yoga and a gratitude for the balance, joy and purpose is has bought to my life. Having experienced the benefits of a committed regular practice, and consistent ongoing personal and professional development. With over a year spent studying in India and Nepal. Returning as registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. Currently I am studying a further 300hr YTTC and undertaking a Diploma in Intergrative Counselling. It is a strong belief I hold that Yoga not only improves the physical body but also brings emotional resilience and balance to the mind.

The breath is a key focus of my classes.. Our breath is a thread which follows us through all human experience. As we explore our Asana practice, it is my aim to cultivate your breath awareness and capacity. Allowing you to intergrate its powerful adaptive effects into all areas of life.
Contact Jez-07783904233/jez.g-k@hotmail.co.uk

Finnola

Finnola

I began practising yoga several years ago looking for a fulfilling way to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Wanting to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the ancient practice of Yoga, I embarked on an adventure of learning and discovery across Nepal and India. After trekking the Himalayas and breathing in fresh mountain air I undertook my yoga teacher training certificate in 2014 under the guidance of Indian yogis.

I believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of Yoga to both body and mind, classes are open to all levels regardless of shape, size or age. Classes are playful, energising and affirmative, focussing on building strength and flexibility. I aim to create an environment that is both fun and challenging whilst providing a sanctuary in which to stop and breathe.

Contact Finn- finnola.staples@hotmail.co.uk

Becky

Becky

Sanskar Yoga

I hope through my guided Asana class to create an all rounded experience for
realisation of the more subtle body and meditation for the mind.
My classes incorporates Vinyassa flow and Hatha to create fluid routines, with
focus on breath to movement. There is room for dynamics to change within the
practice. Aspects of all yoga elements will be encouraged throughout and to
mindfully listen to your body, whilst observing the mind.

Since I can remember I have wanted to help people to realise their true selves
and potential. I believe that through Yoga we can lay witness to dramatic
transformation in all aspects of our lives.

Sanskar means purification / clarification in Sanskript. Through the full use of
yoga incorporated into our daily lives we hope to clarify the mind and the body.
Asana being one of the vital 8 limbs (of yoga) helps to purify the body, whilst
reflecting the mind and further teaching us aspects about ourselves.

Namaste, Becky

E-missbecky.ann@gmail.com

T-07583282419

Neil

Neil

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday 7:45pm: Evening Meditation and Self Enquiry Drop-In Class(£7(£5 concessions) or book via MoveGB)

Integrate meditative peace, balance and clarity into your mind by coming along regularly and building up your practice.

In this session you can ask questions and work on issues that you are having with an experienced meditation facilitator. 1 hour session, starting and ending with a 15-20 meditation. Group discussion work in between. Final evening practice will focus on compassion and gratitude – allowing you to finish your day on a high and take these feelings into your sleep.

Contact Neil- neil@positively-mindful.com

Noemie

Noemie

Hari Om,

My name is Noemie and I’m a recent graduate from a 200h Hatha Yoga teacher-

training course on the sunny Mandrem beach of Goa, India. My journey with yoga

began about 6 years ago when I was making my first steps into self-discovery. It is

not until 3 years ago that a regular practice showed me the importance of self-care and

by consequence of self-acceptance.

Our bodies are the holders of the tension and emotional weight we acquire in our

everyday lives. The practice of yoga can reverse this cycle; the physical focus in the

practice of yoga not only helps us to release these blockages but also by learning to be

mindful in this practice also helps us rewire our brains.

To me, yoga is a tool that never fails to remind me the importance of being close to

myself through whatever mindset.

I wish to make my classes accessible for all and make it a space that will provide for

everybody’s needs, whatever they may be.

Feel free to join on Fridays from 12-13 or contact me:

noemie.fontenelle@hotmail.com /07940505998

With love and gratitude...

Elena

Elena

Elena studied her RYT 200hrs in Hatha & Vinyasa in India, with Dr Gaurav Malik & Kate Osman, who she's eternally grateful to. Continuing her studies at workshops, classes and trainings with teachers from a range of yoga and other wellbeing disciplines; curiosity & learning are key in her practice and her work as a teacher.

Elements of yoga featured in her life from a young age, and she also comes from a creative background in visual arts, performance & facilitation. Variously wonderful & challenging years training in these fields led her to discover how transformative embracing falling over can be, on & off the mat. She believes in the principles of ahimsa & growing with her students through yoga. You can also find her teaching playful Reggae Yoga at festivals & working with community groups and schools to bring yoga and arts practices to more isolated communities.

Elena’s classes are strongly influenced by traditional Hatha yoga & her desire to build community through the practice. You can expect a strong flow that’s accessible to all, with pranayama breathing exercises to balance energy and always a juicy Savasana at the end. Yogic philosophy, music & mantras colour her experience and often feature in classes too. Laughter and playfulness always much encouraged.

www.elenayoga.co.uk
Email-elenabyers@hotmail.co.uk

Suzette

Suzette

Hi I’m Suzette! After having completed my studies in Chinese Medicine in 2005 and practicing in Barbados and the UK, I began studying resistance stretching in 2011. That year I interned at Boston’s Genius of Flexibility Studio and have since been training with Suzanne Wylde, creator of Moving Stretch, in the UK.

Moving Stretch is a form of resistance stretching which engages the fascia by continually contracting the muscles and stretching through specific movements, just like a good old yawn and stretch.The combination of contracting and stretching reconditions and restructures the fascia while strengthening the muscles at the same time.

The body wide web that is the fascial network connects the internal structures of the body, holding them in patterns determined by posture, thoughts, emotions, lifestyle, habits, diet and exercise. These holding patterns are strengthened through repetition and can lead to variety of conditions in the long term.

By reconditioning the fascia we create a space for the body to readjust and rebalance, which can lead to improvements in flexibility, mobility, strength and performance, not just physically but on more subtle levels as well. This uniquely intuitive form of stretching is suitable for all abilities and ages.

Contact Suzette-acustretch@gmail.com

Helen

Helen

Kundalini Yoga with Helen Dean

In 2009 I discovered Kundalini Yoga and felt as though I had finally found the yoga that I have always been searching for. It really helped me as I was suffering with extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I believe practising kundalini yoga enabled me to stop using medication

Practising Kundalini Yoga leaves me with a deep feeling of inner peace and happiness. It is very transformative and I enjoy being able to do a kriya or meditation in a specific sequence to work on physical, emotional and mental levels. Kundalini Yoga is a total workout for the mind, body and spirit. It has changed my life massively and I hope my love and enthusiasm for this ancient science and technology will inspire you to enjoy the benefits this yoga can bring to your life. I gave birth to my son during the training period so I understand first hand the challenges being a parent can bring to getting the space to have a yoga and meditation practice. I hope to inspire anyone who has been thinking of trying Kundalini yoga to come, take a class and experience the teachings for yourself.

I studied Kundalini Yoga(as taught by Yogi Bhajan) with the school of Karam Kriya under Shiv Charen Singh. I have also recently finished training as a transformational and health coach with Integrative Nutrition. I find when working with clients the yoga, meditations and coaching compliment each other. I have recently gone self employed to teach and coach after spending 11 years working in mental health.

My classes at Breathe Bristol:

Wednesday 5.15-6.15

Thursday 7.30- 8.30am

I am currently setting up my website which will have lots of free resources helenadean.com

helendean00@gmail.co.uk

07714009265

Lara

Lara

Lara’s slow and spacious classes are designed to cultivate self-enquiry and self-care. Her intention to help us align with our true selves by guiding us into compassionate relationship with what arises in the body-mind.
After 15 years of personal practice and exploring many different styles of yoga, she chose to specialize in Tantra Yoga and Yin Yoga. She now teaches a combination of both, as well as Partner Yoga and the Shiva-Shakti dance-meditation for women as taught to her by her teacher, Elisabeth Serra.
Lara is also a massage therapist and has been practising in Bristol since 2010. http://larakatewhite.weebly.com

Contact Lara- lara.kate.white@googlemail.com/ 07806285992

Elly

Elly

I took up yoga because I wanted to increase my flexibility but I soon learned that there was so much more to gain; by using breathing exercises and meditation I have been able to give myself more headspace and mental stability and work towards living a more harmonious life.
Yoga, and the clarity of mind that comes with a full practice, has also helped me improve in my passions: surfing and cycling.
I was teaching yoga in Indonesia and South Africa for three months this year and I am now based in Bristol where I want to share the tools of yoga with my students and offer a well-rounded practice.
My classes are divided into Sun and Moon categories, the Sun-style Hatha classes are energising and include extended inhalations and breath retentions, alongside Hatha and Vinyasa sequences to activate the body and mind. The Moon-style classes have a grounding effect on the body and mind, since a stable mind is the foundation of success in yoga, and life!

Elly.whittaker@gmail.com
Instagram: @ellywhittaker

Simon

Simon

Dynamic Yoga with Simon

These classes ideally suit students with an existing regular yoga practise, but this is not a strict requirement and students do not have to be super bendy or be a fully fledged yogi to attend. The flow will help build strength, improve flexibility and guide you towards joining aspects of your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional being together.

These classes include dynamic breathing, strong flowing movements combined with static poses. This creative style is Hatha Yoga combined with some of the elements of Astanga and Iyengar. This makes this style both physically challenging and deeply meditative.

All students are encouraged to explore the integral components of yoga such as the asanas, correct alignment, pranayama and meditation to find enlightening moments of self awareness. Yoga is notably an intimate journey, exploring the links between mind and body through self enquiry, it is a system that helps to peel away the layers of our perceived identity to discover the true self.

Simon's own practice includes multiple lineages of yoga, he took his own personal practice further by completing his teacher training during 2016. His path in yoga has helped him connect with himself and others on a much deeper level, his teaching takes you through a deep practice where he encourages us to connect with our inner-self with openness, honesty, compassion and kindness.

Contact Simon - tel: 07831774200 email-info@simonwrightyoga.com

Emilia

Emilia

Yoga is my passion because it gives me what i deeply need and am nourished by - it centers me, grounds me and brings me a real peace. My study and practice of Yoga has helped me develop and grow as a person in positive, real and beautiful ways, this is why i love teaching it!

I began my exploration of yoga in 2007. Since then I've been practising various styles with the intention to become more embodied and connect deeper with myself on all levels. That journey continues 🙂

Fascinated by the connection of body and mind and the healing aspects of bodywork I trained to become a Massage Therapist in 2008. I changed profession and I’ve been offering bodywork full time since then.

Alongside this I’ve been exploring Contact Improvisation dance which has enhanced my exploration of the body-mind connection and brings me much healing and liberation.

In 2014 I decided to go deeper with my personal yoga practice by joining the hatha yoga course with Hridaya Yoga, Mexico and completed 120 hrs. Following the courses completion I wanted to train further and teach so I completed a Hatha Yoga and Traditional Tantra 200 hrs TTC in India. Being in India for over 5 months allowed me to explore different styles of yoga with various teachers. Upon returning I joined Uma Dismore Tuli on her Womb Yoga Teacher Training in London in 2016. Most recently I completed an additional 50 hrs of Mindfulness Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

The class I’m offering ‘Mindful Yin Yoga’ is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures held for longer periods of time - 3 to 5 minutes. The passive nature of long held postures gives time for a deeper journey to unfold; into the meditative aspects of yoga, a bridge toliving life mindfully. Yin Yoga is the practice of floor postures that applies moderate stress to the connective tissues of ligaments, fascia, joints, bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system. In my Yin Yoga class I’m often referring to the 12 main Organ Meridians that we are balancing during the practice. I am also using the tools of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help to step out of automatic pilot and ‘just be’ in our bodies in the present moment. It’s a meditative approach to yoga promoting inner stillness and awareness. Mindful Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga - Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Mindful Yin Yoga aims to help you discover how to use different yoga techniques to live more fully and mindfully, both on and off the mat!I welcome all levels of experience and ability to my classes, which are designed to suit the varying needs and interests of students.

I very much look forward to sharing with you this wonderful practice.

Every Thursday 6:45pm-8.15pm
Contact: info@healingmassagebristol.co.uk/ www.healingmassagebristol.co

Gabbs

Gabbs

Astral FitYoga with Gabor Gyulai ( aka Gabbs )

* Yoga is my-time. Yoga is active meditation. *

It was in 2013 when I went to my first yoga class here in Bristol. I was suffering from lower back pain, like most modern day office workers sitting in front of computers all day. I wanted to do some stretching but I found a complete mind, body and spiritual practice and I was hooked instantly. I became a regular in the Breathe studio and started to learn from foundations. My curiosity drove me to attended various teachers’ classes and styles, I practiced mostly Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power Vinyasa and took a course in Forrest Inspired yoga as well.

To further deepening my practice and to open a new chapter in my life I went to Malta and completed my 200-hours FitYoga Teacher Training with the amazing and very inspirational Balazs Heller in October 2017. It was transformational to say the least. I chose Balazs' FitYoga course because of his holistic approach and the fitness oriented style he teaches. I have always been very active in my life, outgoing and when I did any kinds of sport I went for a good work-out. I am a keen cyclist, I like Calisthenics, working with own body weight, training with TRX, hence learning and teaching a dynamic, power yoga style felt very close to my heart. What really brings a bigger joy to my heart and calmness to my mind is the Savasana after a high-energy workout class. I find that dynamic practices require elevated concentration and more accurate breathing hence it relaxes the mind like magic.

My spiritual journey started long before my yoga journey. I studied energy healing methods and have been practicing Pranic healing on myself and on others since 2007. I am a Prananadi (Tibetan Method) Level 3 Master and Reiki Level 1 Practitioner. Energy healing not only works on physical but subtle layers too and it also perfectly compliments a meditation session or yoga practice.

FitYoga is a dynamic fitness style practice, it incorporates Vinyasa, Hatha and Pilates elements. Expect a strong and fun class with focus on breathing, energy flow, core strengthening, balancing and inversions. We will build the heat and get the hearth pumping. Although it is a full body work-out you will find tools such as pranayama, stretching and guided relaxation perfectly complementing the Yang part of the class.

FitYoga is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners but a healthy fitness level is recommended. You do not need to be super strong or touching your toes though, we will work together on your strength and flexibility to reach your potential. Work your body, calm your mind and fuel your soul!

See you on the mat yogis and yoginis!
Namaste,
Gabbs
https://astralfityoga.com

Kate

Kate

The Hatha classes have a strong focus on alignment. Kate's teaching incorporates dynamic and restorative mindful movement, giving a balanced, holistic, authentic yoga experience.

The classes are suited for students who are looking for a safe, compassionate environment to discover the transformative power of yoga will find my teaching both challenging and nurturing in equal measure. All bodies and abilities are welcome and supported in my classes. As long as you can breathe you can do yoga!

About Kate:
Kate Harris is a Yoga Alliance accredited Hatha Yoga Teacher who has trained with Laura Gilmore, senior yoga teacher at Bristol City Yoga.
“I feel passionately about the power of our human bodies, nature and our innate intuitive wisdom. Yoga is my way of coming back to myself, no matter how fast life is moving. It is my daily medicine. I endeavour to share this medicine with my students in an open and light-hearted way.
I invite you to join me on my yoga journey and share the experience of discovery and wonder I guarantee yoga will ignite in you as it has in me."

For more info visit – https://www.facebook.com/kateharrisyoga/

Jen

Jen

Hi! I am Jen - I was drawn to yoga for the sense of space, calm and contentment it provides. Yoga is that opportunity to reset, and recharge, physically and spiritually, ready to take on life’s challenges!

I initially began the journey to become a yoga teacher through my own curiosity, but quickly knew I wanted to share this feeling with those around me. I believe that everyone can benefit from stepping away from their busy lives.
I complete my 200hr TT with Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Emily-Clare Hill in Suryalilia in 2014, and an additional 50hr TT with Emily-Clare and Sunday School Yoga in 2017.

I am a strong believer in the power of mindfulness meditation, and will incorporate guided
mindfulness and philosophy into my classes – particularly within my restorative classes; hopefully leaving you with a sense of calm that starts in the mind and flows into your body and your practice.
These classes will combine gentle movement with deep supported relaxation in restorative postures.My vinyasa classes are flowing, each posture develops into the next, guided by the breath. I enjoy the combination of creativity and focus that comes through varying the sequencing of postures, and when combined with music, I love the light, playful energy it brings to class.

All classes are open to all levels and you can contact me on jennifersusanyoga@gmail.com and 07718905807

Tash

Tash

Tash is an Ashtanga and Vinyasa teacher, and has been practising yoga since 2012. She came to yoga while training as a secondary teacher, when it helped her to find peace in a hectic life.

For her, yoga is a never-ending journey that can be started by anyone, at any time in their lives. As she explains: 'There is no right or wrong way to start yoga and I encourage my students to listen to their bodies, to find their rhythm. I believe yoga is so much more than the poses that we move through on the mat, and can bring positive change into our lives. I am here to help people find release, relaxation and the way to their inner peace.'

She completed her 200-hour certified teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga, India, and continues to be a student of yoga, taking part in workshops in London and across the UK.

Her classes range from dynamic, strong Vinyasa, to restorative yin. They are firmly rooted in the training she received at Sampoorna and include a journey through pranayama, meditation and postures.

Classes are all levels and welcome anyone onto the mat.

For more information visit www.tashyogaspace.co.uk

Mike

Mike

Hi – I’m Mike. I have been meditating for decades and love sharing the wonderful practices with others. (Sessions are the 1st Sunday of every month at 3pm)

Yes people come to simply relax, find peace and unwind – and that’s great - but meditation can help with so many other things in life. I spent nearly fifteen years as a Samaritan and witnessed over and over how so much suffering is avoidable if only people knew how… meditation can be a key to lock you don’t see, but confines you...

People also come with terminal illnesses, depression, panic attacks, acute physical pain, minds that won’t be still, and people that have “things hanging over them”– that they want to let go of, or at least lessen the effect of – and much more…

Meditation should also be fun!!! - when I have spent time with monks there are two things they can never understand – why do westerners have to be so serious about meditation all the time and not be joyful? – and the other thing is why do westerners find it so hard to love themselves…?
People often teach you must set time aside everyday – wonderful if you can but this teaching normally dooms most people to failure – they fail to protect the time and then the meditation fades away – and that’s a tragedy. I teach to begin with moments… anytime – anywhere…
Mindfulness Meditation can range from a clinical programme with scientifically proven outcomes to part of a wonderful spiritual life.

For me it’s been a wonderful journey. I hope I can help you on your journey…

With Metta (loving kindness)
Mike

Louise

Louise

Hello everyone I am Louise and I am the new Shiatsu practitioner at Breathe. As an opportunity to get to know people and introduce my practice to you all I will be running a meditation Class at Breathe on Saturday mornings at 10am from March for 6 weeks initially.

The three breath based meditations I will be sharing are:

1: The Micro-Cosmic Orbit (an ancient Daoist meditation used in many applications from chi gong and martial arts to Daoist sexual practice, it is particularly relevant to the meridian system and mastering the control of Chi in our own bodies. This meditation is centering, grounding and energising. It can be used to consciously circulate Chi around the body systems and to send it to specific area or organs. This meditation is a very powerful tool for reducing anxiety.

2: The Hara Line: a variation of chi gong adapted by Barbara Ann Brennan (healer, therapist and scientist, author of 'Hands of Light and 'Light Emerging' and founder of Barbara Ann Brennan School of Healing). Shiatsu everything starts and ends with the Hara, this is something it shares with Chi Gong practices which are the foundation of most Martial Arts. The Hara is the seat of our power. This meditation helps us to connect with our Hara and work with our Chi to bring our energy back to our centre line so that we become aligned a with our true centre . This enables us to mange and correct where our emotions and other peoples emotions encourage our chi to form distorted patterns in our energy fields. Some say that this meditation helps us to align with our true purpose.

3: The Invocation to the unified Chakra. This meditation is a heart centred breathing exercise with affirmations. I have been practicing this meditation for 18 years and find that once learned it is a simple do anywhere method of gently returning to our heart centre and brining a sense of lightness into being despite how the outside world may be seeming.

I look forward to meeting you, you can book online on the Breathe website for the meditation class in the usual way, or through. MoveGB.

If you would like to meet me for a Shiatsu treatment or talk about whether Shiatsu is right for you please email me at Louise.is.johnson@gmail.com.

https://louiseisjohnson.wixsite.com/shiatsulu
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Emma

Emma

Emma Twydell is a registered Yoga Teacher and facilitator of the Embody Love Movement™. She specialises in Hatha, Yin, and Restorative Yoga, combined with Myofascial Release Techniques, and believes in the transformational power of a regular yoga practice for a healthy body and mind.

Emma took her first 200hr teacher training in Hatha Yoga in 2014 whilst living and working in The Cayman Islands. She has also taken further trainings with a number of world class teachers including Sarah Powers and Tiffany Cruikshank. She is currently studying for her 500hr Teacher Training with Yoga Medicine®.

Emma’s teaching is versatile and ranges from powerful Hatha flow to build strength, flexibility, and balance; Yin Yoga, to get into the deep connective tissue; and Restorative Yoga to allow the body to truly rest and repair, which offers amazing benefits for stress management. She has experience in teaching yoga to office workers and sports people alike; including runners, football referees and surfers, focusing on injury prevention, improving flexibility, mobility, and concentration.

Emma’s classes guide practitioners through a journey of self-discovery using asana, pranayama, and meditation. Her classes are welcoming, inclusive and down to earth, weaving intelligent alignment based sequencing with yoga philosophy. Her intention is for people to leave feeling nourished, balanced, and uplifted!

Contact- 07508 867091

https://www.emmatwydell.com/

https://www.facebook.com/emmatwydellyoga/

Neil B

Neil B

I teach Alignment Yoga which encourages stability on the mat. The focus is upon a neutral posture, encouraging students to become aware of the subtle engagements required to maintain this optimal position. This benefits the overall health of the body, including respiratory, digestion and the nervous system. I often express this as lifestyle management.

Contact Neil- neil.bloodworth6@gmail.com /07976572740

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