Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

— Rumi

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  • Tara & the Lake of Tears

    There is a moving story in the Buddhist tradition about the birth of the goddess Tara. It is said that Avalokiteshvara the bodhisattva of compassion looked upon all the suffering in the world and as he did tears fell from his eyes.  The tears then began to form a lake in which a lotus developed.
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  • It’s A Wonderful Life

    Many years ago I found myself in a cinema in Manchester during the festive season. As the lights went up at the end of the film, I looked around to see people wiping tears from their eyes, and likewise during the course of the film I had been moved to tears myself on several occasions.
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  • Love Forever Changes

    On a Saturday in December 1967, a young man went down to his local record shop in London called ‘One Stop Records’. On this Saturday in question the young man had gone to buy Donovan’s new album ‘A Gift From a Flower to a Garden’. As he queued to pay, he glanced around at the
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  • Broken Places & Golden Repairs

    “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.”  So wrote Ernest Hemingway in his novel  A Farewell to Arms. I was reminded of these words recently as October marks the second anniversary of the death of my beloved girlfriend Elaine. Since her death, I have been living with the subsequent
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  • Margaret Lockwood: Queen of the Silver Screen

    My grandmother had a love of the silver screen and as a small boy I would happily spend afternoons with her watching iconic films such as, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Lady Vanishes’ which starred the great British actress Margaret Lockwood. Who during the war years was Britain’s number one box office star, starring in films such
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Christmas & New Year Class Times

The last class before Christmas will be on Tuesday 12th December.

Classes start back again on Monday 8th January 2018

MONDAY

Yoga drop-in class in Didsbury (all levels)

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6.00-7.15pm

£9/£6 conc (Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)
The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, M20 2RQ

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The mixed level class is more of a challenging class suitable to students who already have a grounding in basic hatha yoga postures. Explore classical hatha yoga postures in a safe and supportive environment where students are encouraged to listen to their own body and go at a pace that is comfortable to them.

The class will focus on building safe alignment infused by clear anatomical understanding. exploring a mixture of dynamic yang style flowing sequences and more stilling Yin style postures. Learning how to relax into a deepening awareness of our body, breath and heart.

Yoga drop-in class in Didsbury (beginners)

7.30-9.00pm
£9/£6 conc (Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)
The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, M20 2RQ

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The beginners class is an ideal class for anyone absolutely new to yoga or wishing to refresh basic foundation principles. Explore classical hatha yoga postures in a safe and supportive environment where students are encouraged to listen to their own body and go at a pace that is comfortable to them.

The class will focus on building safe alignment infused by clear anatomical understanding. Explore a mixture of dynamic yang style flowing sequences and more stilling passive Yin style postures. Learn how to relax into a deepening awareness of our body, breath and heart.

TUESDAY

Yin Yoga drop-in class in Didsbury (all levels)

6.00-7.30pm
£9/£6 conc (Concessions apply to students, the unemployed, OAP’s)

The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury Manchester M20 2RQ

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Explore the deeply relaxing practice of Yin yoga, focusing on
restorative and meditative practices. An opportunity to turn inward,
slow down and soften more deeply. This approach focuses on more
feminine qualities through longer, passive held postures, it aims to
relax our musculature and work on the connective tissues, stimulating
also our subtle energy systems within the body. Yin yoga is a perfect
balance to a more ‘yang’ style dynamic practice, and can have a deeply
relaxing effect and offer deep peace within the stresses of a busy
urban life.

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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

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