Clinical evidence of yoga treating common conditions

Check out the evidence for yoga therapy as a treatment for common medical conditions

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HOT ASHTANGA VINYASA YOAG CLASSES at STUDIO 42, READING

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I have been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa classes in Reading’s Hot Yoga studio.  It gets hot and sweaty so you will need to bring a towel and some water.

However the heat allows the muscles to relax and also detoxifies the body.  There are always lots of smiles and calmness at the end of a class.

 

Rocket Yoga comes to Reading

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Reading University Sports Park have now started to host a weekly Rocket Yoga class on Monday nights.

The fast paced, dynamic yoga practice, which is based on the first 3 series of Ashtanga Vinyasa is now available in Reading.  Students can try out the class for £7.70 as a drop in price (non-member).

It is great for building strength, stamina and blowing away all of those cobwebs.  In fact it completely energises and detoxifies the body.

The Rocket “because it gets you there faster!”

URBANANDA YOGA TAKES OFF

It is great to be teaching at Urbanada Yoga, in Oxford Street, London.

The location is awesome, the decor incredible and what is beautiful is that all classes are donation based.  Check out the story in OM magazine.

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PRESENTATION AT THE INTERNATIONAL YOGA THERAPY CONFERENCE, INDIA, 2015

In 2013 I spent some time with the Kripa Foundation, India to understand more how Yoga practices can be used to overcome addictions, to help my the Leon Rehabilitation Project, Nicaragua.

I trained in Yoga Therapy under professional guidance at Paramanand University and Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research, Indore, India

During this training I participated in clinical practice under the direct guidance of world renowned Yoga Therapists, Physicians, Homeopaths, Yoga Teachers and Ayurvedic Doctors.

My own specialism includes 9 years working with addictions.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to present my findings at the International Yoga Therapy Conference, India, 2015.  I gave a detailed talk followed by a practical yoga therapy session to help people and families with addiction problems.

 

RESEARCH ON SOUL EDUCATION

I have just completed a Masters Degree, the final dissertation entitled: SOUL EDUCATION FOR A WESTERN WORLD: Can Yoga Offer a Practical Tool for Transformative Education.  Through which I collaborated with The Yoga Institute in Mumbai and Professor Stirling at Plymouth University

Abstract

Transformative (Sustainable) Learning is about educating us to take personal actions which contribute towards a sustainable planet (O’Sullivan, 1999; Stirling, 2001).  These decisions are said to arise from a change in consciousness deriving from andragogical, spiritual, and ecological approaches to learning.  It is argued that such an education locates the soul as the entry point to enable transformation.  I use the term soul education to signify such an approach which accounts for the development of the whole person (body, mind, heart/soul/spirit) in order to facilitate these changes.  To illustrate how a soul education experience has occurred I derive soul data (data which is not always visible) from personal soul journals, semi-dream states, and interpretations of dream sequences occurring during or after yoga practices as the data.  By using situational analysis mind mapping, soul data is represented as a narrative to illustrate the use of natural settings and yoga techniques as teaching tools for soul education.

This recent educational research has taken me to India to The Yoga Institute in Mumbai and the Krishnamurti Library.  It has resulted in interest from the Journal of Transformative Education,  Michigan State University-USA, Delhi University.  The research was die to collaboration with Plymouth University-UK, School of Oriental and African Studies, London and The Yoga Institute, Mumbai-India.