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

  • The Search for Happiness

    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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  • I Can’t Get no Satisfaction

    I recently came across an article by the writer Charlotte Lieberman entitled “Mindlessly Scrolling for Satisfaction. How to Navigate the Temptation of Distraction in the Information Age.” The irony of finding this article whilst scrolling through my Facebook timeline was not lost on me but I was interested to read what she had to say. 
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  • Seeing the Blossom: Reflections on opening to the nowness of everything

    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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  • 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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  • Aldous Huxley’s Head & Heart

    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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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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With Manjunaga, I have found a yoga class that beautifully combines my need for both movement to stimulate me and stillness to soothe me. Each class I attend is a gift to nourish both my body and mind.

— Jane Curren

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