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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  • The pursuit of Happiness

    When was the last time you felt an emotion that you did not want to feel?  In a recent TED talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage” Psychologist Susan David explored our flexibility with the emotions we feel in our lives.  She mentioned a survey she conducted with over 70,000 people where a third
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  • Vision & Belief

    Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged 88, surrounded by his family. On the 6th May 1954 as a 25 year old medical student Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Pandemonium broke out within the crowd of 3,000 spectators when news spread that
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  • The last time I saw Richard

    “The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in ‘68, And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe”. The haunting opening line of Joni Mitchell’s song, “The last time I saw Richard” from her 1971 LP ‘Blue’.  Anyone familiar with this album
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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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A Perfect Calm

For many people yoga classes offer that calm, safe space. A place to replenish physically, emotionally and spiritually.

“We stretch, we learn, we laugh and we leave warmer than we arrived. I’m so grateful to have come across Manjunaga’s class and hope to be taught by him for many moons to come”

— Rachel Barker

All weekly drop in yoga classes are held at The Didsbury Parsonage, a beautiful Grade II listed building set in a magical secret garden. As you sit on your yoga mat listen to the birds outside and bathe in the warmth of the sunlight pouring through the window. Breathe slowly and relax into a deep state of calm and relaxation.

All classes are kept small and intimate to allow for greater personal attention. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up! All yoga equipment is supplied

Wellbeing venues voted the Didsbury Parsonage one of the 10 most Beautiful Venues to hold a Yoga Class in the Uk.

Easter Class Times

There will be no Monday drop in classes on 2nd April, due to the Bank Holiday. The Tuesday Yin yoga class on the 3rd will run as normal.

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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Manjunaga’s class is an opportunity for me to create much needed space and restore strength physically and emotionally. His additional creative, informative and therapeutic approach, taps into whatever kind of week I may have had. For those ninety minutes, the brakes have been applied and recharge has taken place.

— Nicolette Mueller

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