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

— Rumi

Recent Reflections

  • 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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  • Hokusai Says: Live with the World Inside You

    There is a fascinating story about a Japanese artist called Hokusai who was a painter and printmaker during Japan’s Edo period. In 1810 at the age of 50, Hokusai went to the Buddhist temple Myōken Hall in Yanagishima to make offerings and prayers to the Bodhisattva Myōken. He prayed to Myōken to make him a
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  • Believe to be Beautiful

    I have a particular vivid memory of my first visit to Florence’s main cathedral “Santa Maria del Fioreor” or the Duomo as it is most often referred to. The cathedral stands proudly over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. On the day of my visit to the cathedral, I entered
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  • The Beatles: Sgt Pepper at 50

    On Thursday 1st June 1967 the Beatles released their album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and this year sees its 50th anniversary being celebrated. The album had a huge impact around the world and became the soundtrack to what was soon to be termed, “The Summer of Love”. With its iconic album cover designed
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Bank Holiday Class Times

There will be no classes running on the following dates due to the bank holidays:

Monday 28th August

All other classes will be running as normal.

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

£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)

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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

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

Starting 12th September:

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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Manjunaga creates a welcoming and relaxed environment in each of his classes that fosters not only the challenges of physical yoga practice, but also the exploration of self-acceptance and love.

— Kathryn Starnes

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