Yoga with Simon and Deanne Voysey
"I have been attending Yoga classes for around six months and can't imagine life without them. I have quite a stressful job, and until I started the classes, I hadn't realised how much I had let the stress and pressure of my daily work affect me both physically and emotionally. Thanks to these classes, I have begun to use the techniques we apply in the class on a daily basis – resulting in less stress at work and a better appreciation of life in general. I am calmer and more relaxed, and more at ease with myself."
"I've been doing Body Harmony classes for over 12 years now and try never to miss one. I usually start the class feeling really tired and always leave it feeling energised! Deanne and Simon both have great voices - they lull you into relaxing, which we all need!"
Yoga is a way back to feeling oneness (Union) with our bodies, so that we can live from our inner knowing of what is true and supportive, uniquely for ourselves, in every detail of our lives.
The way Yoga can work is instead of placing a physical demand on our body, it can bring us back to a quality of movement and stillness that is very honouring and respectful of ourselves, especially considering what we put our bodies through in the pressures and tensions of daily life. This includes the drive, the stress, the constant motion and stimulation, as well as emotional and mental outplays that affect our bodies deeply.
Yoga is a stand alone practice that can provide the space to begin to process stress, from the point of view of allowing ourselves to feel the repercussion of it as it accumulates in our bodies. The first step in Yoga is to connect and feel all that is held in the body before going into movement. When we go straight into movement and exercise for relief, although a pleasant distraction, it does not allow us to truly feel all that is going on in our bodies, and so in effect we use the activity to avoid feeling. This is not what Yoga is about.
Yoga is about becoming honest about how we are living, rather than overriding the truth our bodies offer .
When we come into this connected honesty, we can actually then move in a way which is totally different to seeking relief. When we are aware of raciness, build up of stress in muscles, discomfort, exhaustion etc., we can learn to respond with gentleness and tenderness, thus developing a new relationship with our bodies to take into our lives.
The worst thing you can do to an exhausted body, is push it with more stimulation (of breath, exercise or stretch) The short term relief offers no true evolution. Yoga is about evolution - bringing our lives back to a quality of life that is not only sustainable on a daily basis over the longer term, but also one that is harmonious, vital and joy-full.
The Yoga we offer supports developing awareness of this quality. The practice is so simple and free of stimulation, which makes it super easy to connect to our essence. This can offer a deep realisation and emerging confidence that no actual discipline is needed to re-imprint the way we live.