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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    There is a beautiful song called ‘October Song’ written by Robin Williamson from The Incredible String Band who were a pioneering 1960‘s psychedelic folk band. From the first time I heard the song, I loved the verse: “I used to search for happiness, And I used to follow pleasure, But I found a door behind
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    In March 1994 Melvyn Bragg did a celebrated interview with the playwrite Dennis Potter, who was then dying of cancer. The interview was later published under the title Seeing the Blossom. Dennis Potter spoke of how the imminence of death gave his experience of the world a heightened intensity. “At this season, the blossom is
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    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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    The English author and intellectual Aldous Huxley once said you could sum up the history of every man and woman who has ever lived with the following words, “I see the better and approve it, the worse is what I pursue”. If we were merely rational beings, then our knowing would be indistinguishable from our
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Christmas & New year Class Times

Just a Reminder that the last yoga & meditation drop in classes of the year will be on Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th December.

Classes will start again on 9th January 2017

Unless stated otherwise all Manjunaga’s yoga classes are ‘drop-in’, so you do not need to book – just turn up. Manjunaga also works with a number of groups within the Manchester area providing quality therapeutic teaching and support within the NHS and other private organisations.

I also offer monthly Saturday workshops at the Yoga Rooms and Bodywise which I hope will be of interest to you. Please see events page for details.

ONE TO ONE YOGA

One to one private yoga and meditation sessions are available by arrangement, tailored to meet your needs and practice. Please contact him for more details.

Bodywise Natural Health Centre is situated on the 2nd floor of the Manchester Buddhist Centre (16-20 Turner St, Manchester) 0161 833 2528

MONDAY

Yoga drop-in class in Didsbury (all levels)

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6.00-7.15pm

£8/£6 conc
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)

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7.30-9.00pm
£8/£6 conc
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

Meditation drop-in class in Didsbury (all levels)

6.30-7.30pm
£7/ £5.50 conc.
The Old Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury Manchester M20 2RQ

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New weekly meditation drop-in class at the Parsonage, Didsbury

During this weekly class you will:

  • learn how to deeply relax and manage your stress levels more effectively
  • find creative ways of working with your mind and mental states in a busy world
  • learn the practices of Mindfulness, Loving Kindness, Body Scan and the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra
  • learn meditation practices which will help you to improve the quality of your daily life

Suitable for beginners and regular students. No need to book just turn up.

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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

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