Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years, excavations in the Indus Valley, now Pakistan, discovered yoga figures from 10,000 years ago.
Yoga is not a religion and according to the British Wheel of Yoga it is a process of self-awakening. It uses age-old techniques to improve physical and emotional health through harmony. Those seeking spirituality can use yoga very effectively in that direction but how you develop and choose to practise is up to you.
The British Wheel of Yoga
The British Wheel of Yoga was founded in 1965 by Wilfred Clark and is the Sport England National Governing Body for Yoga with the largest yoga membership organisation in the country with over 7,000 members and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
Please click on the British Wheel of Yoga website link below for further information.
I am a fully qualified BWYQ Level 4 Diploma Yoga Teacher, being the highest qualification you can obtain with the BWY.
Why go to a British Wheel of Yoga teacher?
If you attend a class where your teacher has been trained by the British Wheel of Yoga you can be confident that they have been professionally trained and have study many other aspects of yoga such as pranayama (breathing), anatomy, mediation and the philosophy of yoga.
What style of Yoga do I teach?
Hatha Yoga - It is a relatively new form of yoga, originating in India around 500 years ago and was brought to the West in the late 19th Century. Hatha yoga combines physical movement (asanas) with the breath (pranayama) which leads to mental discipline and an increase in strength and flexibility.