20th November 2017 

tel: 07941 891174

YOGA

Do... act
Observe... breath...body...mind
Inquire... breath...body...mind
Adjust... body...breath
Change... mind...body


Yoga Timetable

Hatha Yoga

Classes are on a drop in basis and last for an hour and a half.
All Yoga classes are taught by Lee.
Everyone is most welcome, beginners to experienced, simply come along to stretch, breathe and relax.

Winter programme from Thursday November 2nd 2017

  • Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 17:00

    Summer programme from June 4th 2018 to October 11th 2018

  • Wednesday 10.30
  • Thursday 19.00
  • Sunday 19.00
  • Monday 10.30

    Classes (drop-in) €10
    5 Class Pass (Valid for 1 month) €40

    Beginners are welcome to all classes.

    Private tuition or small group classes are available on request.

    Please wear comfortable clothing for the class.

    We provide yoga mats and blocks if required.


    "Yoga is a connection"

    "At the very point of struggle
    comes the moment of change"

    "Yoga is practiced from the inside out"

    "After practice, anything else is possible"

    "Life is a series of moments. Live each one as best you can."


  • Testimonials

    "Studying yoga with Lee Hamblin has brought me to a deeper appreciation of my physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
    His knowledge, patience, and excellent communication skills create a rare class experience. I have had the pleasure of private, as well as group lessons. Always, I walk away with a renewed sense of energy. If I could, I would study with this master every single day!"

    Julie Maloney, USA, Director of Women Reading Aloud


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    "I regularly have the pleasure to participate in Lee’s classes.
    I have been practicing Yoga on and off for over 20 years and my classes with Lee are my favorites in all these years of different styles and teachers.
    Lee teaches Hatha Yoga and mixes in other styles that he has practiced, always perfectly adapted to the participants possibilities and needs.
    I love the Hatha style the way he teaches it – with a strong focus on breath, being gentle with your body and working on strength and flexibility. He takes you further and further in your stretches and shows your body how to best be able to go further into the posture."

    Ulrike Weissenbacher, Belgium, Psychotherapist/Co-ordiantor of Energy Psychology Consultation Centre Therapeutia/Yoga Teacher


    Yoga Holidays

    If a small group, minimum 6, maximum 12 would like to have a yoga holiday, please contact us and we can arrange times. The holiday would consist of morning and evening classes (3 hours per day), or if you prefer one daily class (2 hours). There will be one day off completely in the week. We could help arrange accommodation to suit your needs, either shared apartments or a larger group could share a villa. You will need to organize your flights and transfers, either to Thessaloniki or Athens with easyjet or BA and travel from there (bus and hydrofoil/ ferry) or a direct summer flight to Skiathos (JSI) and transfer by hydrofoil to Alonnisos. Please email with any enquiries.

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    About Yoga

    Yoga, the science of Yoga, has it’s origins in India, it is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy. It has references in the ancient texts of the Upanishads (part of the Vedas, or sacred scriptures of Hinduism), the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga sutres of Patanjali.
    With the growth of spiritual practice in the 6th Century BC, when the popularity of Buddha’s teachings became more widely known, meditation became the main form of spiritual practice. Some believed that before meditation can be practiced the body and it’s elements must first be purified and prepared for the practice of sitting in meditation. This was the basis of the schools of yoga that developed.
    Patanjali, who was a contemporary of Buddha, wrote the Yoga Sutras (threads) dividing the practice into eight steps (ashtanga) believing that one must begin with moral codes and self restraints (yama & niyama) before asana (posture) and pranayama (breath control) can be beneficial.
    Authors on the texts of hatha yoga, such as Swatmarama, were very much aware of the practical difficulties every person faced in relation to yama and niyama and believed self control and self discipline should start with the body. Asana is discipline; pranayama is discipline; kumbhaka (breath retention) is self control.
    Karma Yoga is the Yoga of action. It is said ‘Work alone is your privilege, never the fruits thereof, never let the fruits of action be your motive, be not affected by success or failure’.
    One may follow the path of Jnana Yoga, where realisation comes through knowledge, or the Yoga of devotion to a personal God, Bhakti Yoga.
    There are many different paths (upayas) within the styles of Yoga, but all leading to a balancing of energy, a purification of the body and mind, and an awakening in the quality of human conciousness and the ‘means to the realisation of one’s true nature’.
    Although these forms appear distinct, it is not so, for Hatha and Raja (ashtanga) complement each other and form a single approach to liberation, a deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow.

    Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga is the form of yoga that believes that the purification of the body is necessary in order to purify the mind. Hatha, the term is a combination of two mantras, ha, representing prana or vital force (sun) and tha, representing the mind, the mental energy (moon) and so meaning a union between pranic and mental energy which leads to the awakening of higher conciousness.
    Hatha Yoga is the joining of mind and body to the self, the awakening and balancing of vital and spiritual energy.
    It is the method used since ancient times for the relief and elimination of diseases and defects, working on the principles of harmony and unification.
    Asana is spoken of as the first part of hatha yoga. Having done asana one gets steadiness of body and mind.

    Text includes quotations, respectfully taken from;

  • BKS Iyengar ‘Light On Yoga’

  • Swami Muktibodhananda ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika’


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    Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

    Ashtanga (literally eight limbs) is the path of yoga brought to the attention of westerners by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, a student of the great yogi Krishnamacharya, who transcribed from a badly damaged book, the Yoga Karunta, the series of postures taught today as Ashtanga Yoga. Jois established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 1948. Westerners found their way to Jois who was invited to America in the 1970’s for demonstations and talks, Ashtanga Yoga had arrived.
    The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga comprise: Yama, Niyama (moral codes and self-restraints), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises that practiced correctly purify the nadis - flute shaped channels, in one form carrying energy in the form of prana through the nervous system), Pratyahara (withdrawal and emancipation of the mind from the domination of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (absorption).
    The practice is a set sequence of flowing, dynamic postures, bound together with a deep even breath (ujjayi pranayama) and gazing point (dristi).
    By synchronisity in breath, movement and practising the internal locks of mulabandha and uddiyanabandha, an intense internal heat is produced which purifies muscles and organs and expels toxins through the skin and breath, resulting in a light strong body.
    Through the discipline and focus of the practice, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.


    Text includes quotations, respectfully taken from:

  • Sri K Pattabhi Jois ‘Yoga Mala’

  • Lino Miele ‘Ashtanga Yoga’


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