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) - firstly with our bodies and then our essence, so that we can reconnect to our inner knowing of how to live in a true and supportive way, uniquely for ourselves, in every detail of our lives.
The Yoga we offer explores harmony as part of a natural way of being, which occurs when begin to establish a different relationship to our body. If we feel tired, tense, stressed and/or have discomfort or pain, we first need to respect this through how we actually begin to practice Yoga, otherwise we may perform movement, breath and exercise to provide temporary relief, which has no true release or restorative process in it.
Taking a very real and honest approach to what is going on within our bodies brings our mind into more of an acceptance of what we have taken on in our day/week. This can then be addressed through a quality of movement that supports clearing of any disharmony. Our bodies respond with a process of letting go of stress and we come back to ourselves and feel what is underneath that stress.
As we continue to nurture a relationship with our bodies in the practice, Yoga becomes what our bodies are asking for, not what our mind wants to impose. For example, if there is tiredness or exhaustion, the mind might think it needs stimulation to feel better. It may impose on the body harder, faster movement, breath, exercise in order to create that effect. However this is not what our body is truly asking for.
Yoga is actually a process of allowing our bodies to guide us to the practice they need - that could be a very restorative practice or it could be more vigorous if our body truly feels well, vital and asking for exercise. Learning to listen and not override the body (we all know how easy that is to do!) is the prime guidance we offer in Body Harmony Yoga and then we have a huge range of movements, stretches and exercises that can support that inner awareness.