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Davy Jones: Dad, Ashtangi, Green Party Candidate and Founder of The Brighton Yoga Foundation

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Davy Jones has been teaching yoga for ten years and practising for eighteen. He is chair of the Brighton Yoga Foundation / Festival and was the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown in the last two elections. Here is his story…..   There is a famous Zen Buddhist saying: ‘When the student is ready, the master appears’. How true for me! If you had told me 25 years ago that I would be a yoga teacher from 2007, I would have simply laughed. Back then I was working at a senior level at the Audit Commission in London, living in Hackney in a long-term relationship with two daughters….

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Yoga Teacher, Ilana Kateb, sheds light on the first limb of Yoga

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The World of Yoga Beyond Asana For many people today, the word ‘yoga’ conjures up images of lycra-clad students in an exercise class bending themselves into seemingly impossible shapes. While there are many physical and mental benefits to stretching, balancing, strength building and breathing mindfully, this represents just one small part of the vast world of yoga.   The word yoga, meaning to “yoke” or “unite”, first surfaced in around 1500 BC in India. Over the next few thousand years, many classic yogic texts were written, describing various philosophical approaches to living that lead to freedom from suffering. One of…

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New classes, New teachers at Studio iO

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Yoga Nidra with Valerie Watkinson Yoga nidra is an effective deep body relaxation, with an awareness that allows the    whole body is be nourished and relieved from the stresses of everyday life. When we sleep everything shuts down, including the conscious mind, therefore relaxation becomes incomplete somewhere, and we can still waken feeling tired and sluggish. Through yoga nidra the body is relaxed but through a conscious mind, allowing relaxation to work on a deeper level. As we connect deep with the internal and external body, becoming aware of each sensation, from the tips of the toes, pouring out…

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