Silence the Stimuli: Hot Yin Yang Practice with Amanda Teal

Friday 15th September : Heart & small intestine
Friday 27th October: Kidneys & urinary bladder
Friday 24th November: Spleen & stomach
Friday 8th December: Lungs & large intestine

The modules on the course can be booked individually or all together.

Full course price: £80
Single sessions: £22 per session

We live in a world where we are bombarded with stimuli 24/7. Our energy levels can become erratic and our minds overactive. The mind and body needs stimulus and activity, but it also needs stillness, silence and down time. After a long week at work, Friday’s Silence the Stimuli  Yin Yang workshops are  the perfect antidote.

Opening with a heated hour of soulful vinyasa yoga (yang) to strengthen, invigorate and stimulate the body, it will be followed by a more passive and nourishing hour of yin yoga to energise the connective tissues and help cultivate awareness and silencing of the mind.

Book onto the full course or drop in to individual sessions. All are welcome.

Friday 15th September: focusing on the heart and small intestine meridians. Anatomically this translates into long held supported shoulder, arm and wrist openers.
Friday 27th October: this session will focus on the kidneys and urinary bladder. Postures will include long held back, chest and arm openers.
Friday 24th November: this session works with the spleen and stomach with long held hip openers, inner thigh work and supported lower back bends.
Friday 8th December: the final session focuses on the lungs and large intestine. We will work with long held inner and outer thigh openers, hip flexor and supported forward bends.

The practice aims to bring balance on an emotional and physical level through self-discovery and awareness. All workshops will be woven around poignant poetry, yogic philosophy and conclude with a Buddhist heart opening meditation leading you into the weekend with renewed grace and open-hearted bliss!

About Amanda

Yoga became a big part of my life when I fell pregnant with my first child, Megan. I found it gave me something I had always possessed but never fully used; the ability to listen to my self and to trust what I heard. We are designed to listen, but in order to do that fully we have to address emotions like anger, sadness, fear, desire and aversion. When we can sit with ourselves (‘asana’ means seat), we can hear ourselves. If we live ethically, and most cultures share a similar understanding of what that means, we can find that we are supplied with our own answers and are capable of great peace. This is the work of Yoga.

I realised quite early on that Yoga would become a life-long practice, and when my second child, Abbie, was born, I enrolled on the British Wheel of Yoga’s 3 year Teaching Diploma course (and qualified in March 2008). During these 3 years I studied Baby Yoga with Francoise Freedman and Children’s Yoga at the Life Centre in London with Jo Manuel. This has awarded me the privilege of working with the most enlightened souls of all; children. I have taught key stage 1,2 & 3 in schools in the West Yorkshire area and offer regular workshops in the school holidays. Throughout this time I have also been lucky enough to practice with some truly inspirational teachers: Sharon Gannon and David Life (Jivamukti Yoga), Rusty Wells, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, David Swenson, Tias Little, Donna Farhi, Julie Gudmestad, Sarah Powers, Sianna Sherman, Ana Forrest, Natasha Rizopoulos, and most recently with Darren Main in Rishikesh; fulfilling a life long dream to take my practice to India.

I pay homage to the wise and liberated teachers of the past and present, but above all I pay homage to those of you who roll out your mats and simply… begin.