And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
I did. And what did you want?
To call myself beloved. To feel myself beloved on the earth.

— Raymond Carver

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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What type of yoga do you teach?

Manjunaga’s style of yoga teaching combines dynamic, flowing movement with stilling, calming postures to experience yoga as a deepening awareness of breath, cultivating peace of mind. Drawing inspiration from the Krishnamacharya lineage, Hatha and other classical yoga teachers, he brings an emphasis on a deepening mindful inquiry and embodied open awareness of oneself.

Am I too fat-thin-tall-small-old-young-unfit-inflexible?

Yoga is adaptable, and can be modified to suit every person’s body type, health or age.

Do I have to book for the classes?

No, generally you can just turn up. If you are new to the class it is suggested that you arrive 15 minutes early so you can make yourself comfortable. For my monthly workshops  you need to book in advance. Please see the events page for more details.

What do I wear?

It is good to wear something that you feel comfortable moving in. Try to avoid any clothing that is constrictive and may limit the natural flow of the breath.

Do I need to bring a mat?

No, you can borrow a mat. If you then decide that you want to continue with yoga you may like to buy one of your own.

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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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