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

  • Doing nothing at all

    Oscar Wilde once said that “To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual”. We live in a modern world where the idea of productivity is held in great esteem. Phrases such as “work hard, play hard” are seen as qualities that successful people should strive for
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  • Is Yoga ‘Spiritual’?

    I was recently interviewed by a journalist for a magazine and was asked the question ‘Is yoga a spiritual activity?’ I thought this was an interesting question. As a yoga and meditation teacher I often come across the word ‘spiritual’. People I meet may think of me as someone who is spiritual, particularly as I
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  • The Woodpecker & Connecting to Life

    I recently spent a week teaching on a yoga and meditation retreat at Dhanakosa, a Buddhist retreat centre in Scotland located next to Loch Voil & the Trossachs National Park. Those of you who have been lucky enough to visit Dhanakosa will know It provides a quiet and beautiful setting for retreats. During my stay
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  • The Obsession with Yoga Asana

    A friend recently shared a photo with me on Twitter of a young woman performing a very elaborate yoga posture, she was doing a headstand while in full lotus. As if this wasn’t enough, she was also doing this whilst only balancing on her head with her arms not touching the ground! Over the years
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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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Free yoga class for a friend this August!

Bring a friend with you to any of my drop-in classes in August and they come for free.

Please not there will no classes on August 27th & 28th due to the bank holiday.

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.

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 Didsbury 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 Didsbury 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 Didsbury 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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I am a sixty year old rock climber and started attending yoga classes to gain more flexibility. Practising with Manjunaga has certainly improved my flexibility, however he has also shown me that there is more to yoga than that. His classes have helped me improve my physical and mental strength which I am successfully applying to rock climbing and everyday life.

— Mike Watson

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