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Recent Reflections

  • Make the Ordinary come Alive

    I have just returned from a relaxing and reflective time away at a Buddhist retreat centre in Sussex called Rivendell. The centre took its name from J.R.R Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Whilst I was there I decided to reread the book. It described Rivendell – the house of Elrond and the magical realm
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  • The Blessing of Grief

    I recently had to ask a friend what day of the week it was. It’s been like this since my girlfriend Elaine died. The realm of grief which I now inhabit has taken me to a place where time and space no longer apply. Elaine’s recent death and my subsequent grief has stripped me of
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  • Love is Stronger than Cancer

    My girlfriend Elaine has died and we shall never experience the future together that we both dreamed of, but the years I shared with her were soulful ones and full of love. The threat of death and illness was with us from the beginning but it offered us a precious opportunity to go deeper together,
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  • Allen Ginsberg’s Howl

    On the evening of October 7th 1955, Gallery Six took place in a low-ceilinged former auto-body repair shop in San Francisco.  Gallery Six was an event where local artists within the bohemian community could meet and share their work. That evening, various poets including Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen and Michael McClure performed their work.  Also
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  • Black Narcissus

    I was a teenager when I first saw the film Black Narcissus, its impact on me was dramatic and it has continued to be one of my favourite films. It is now regarded as a cinematic classic and one of the greatest British films ever made. Released in 1947 Black Narcissus is a psychological drama
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Challenging and engaging, stimulating yet relaxing, invigorating yet calming; I always leave Manjunaga’s classes feeling that I have experienced yoga on more than just a physical level.

— Kate Anderton

Inner Peace – Outer Strength – Great Fun

Imagine a calmer life, less stressful. A balanced life, a life of clarity, self-acceptance and contentment. Imagine a more supple, stronger, flexible body – better health.

The benefits of yoga are many. A creative response to life’s challenges, a guide to meaningful understanding and positive engagement with yourself and the world around you.

It’s also great fun and a fantastic way to make new friends.

If you’ve already explored yoga then you’ll understand – the inner calm, the physical strength and enjoyment that it offers. You’ll also know how the style of instruction plays a defining role in helping you achieve those benefits. Choosing the right teacher really matters.

Thank you for your beautiful yoga this morning at Buddhafield. I had forgotten why I loved yoga so much, now I know again.

— Agnese Kruzenberga

Yin & Yang Yoga – More Than Just a Yoga Class

My name is Manjunaga, (‘Manjunaga is a Buddhist name given to me, it means ‘kind ‘wisdom’). I teach Yin & Yang yoga.

I’ve studied yoga and Buddhist meditation for more than 20 years and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2005. A fully accredited yoga teacher I’ve taught yoga in Manchester full time since completing my yoga training with Simon Low’s Yoga Academy in 2008.

I am a sixty year old rock climber and started attending yoga classes to gain more flexibility. Practising with Manjunaga has certainly improved my flexibility, however he has also shown me that there is more to yoga than that. His classes have helped me improve my physical and mental strength which I am successfully applying to rock climbing and everyday life.

— Mike Watson

Yin & Yang Yoga – A Unique, Balanced Approach to Yoga

Whilst other classes offer a more regimented style I choose to bring deeper, more subtle, personal qualities to my classes. working with the physical body, as well as the subtle energetic, mental, emotional aspects of our being. I engage with my students on a holistic, human level.

I encourage you to explore a deeper experience, a heightened awareness of what it is to be alive, to be human. It’s a rare approach, but a technique that my students clearly benefit from in many ways.

An Open Mind, an Open Heart and an Open Invitation

As kind and complimentary as student testimonials are, the only way to truly appreciate how yoga can improve your life is to experience it for yourself.

You’ve plenty of opportunity – I run classes and workshops in Didsbury, Chorlton and Manchester. I host yoga and meditation weekends in the Lake District and retreats in Scotland. I also offer private tuition.

Do please check the Classes page for times and locations or feel free to call me on 07914 304402 or contact me via the website. I’d be more than happy to explain the many ways that my yoga classes can give you a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life.

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With Manjunaga, I have found a yoga class that beautifully combines my need for both movement to stimulate me and stillness to soothe me. Each class I attend is a gift to nourish both my body and mind.

— Jane Curren

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