You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.

— David Whyte

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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A Place That’s Your Own

We all have to negotiate life’s challenges – personal relationships, work stresses, health issues, and the daily expectations of the world around us. Pressures build slowly, imperceptibly until, at last, we realise that the demands exceed our ability to cope. We can feel exhausted.

Time to Be

It’s no surprise that sometimes we need a breathing space. Time to pause, reflect and recalibrate. Time to ‘be’.

I wholeheartedly recommend Manjunaga’s sessions to anyone looking to de-stress and reconnect with themselves.

— Kate Williams

A Perfect Calm

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

In my early 60s I realised how much of my life I had lived in my head and how disconnected I was from my body. I sought a yoga teacher who would take an holistic approach – the integration of mind, body and spirit. Working with Manjunaga on a one-to-one basis has been a revelation.

— Rodney Hill

And why not?

The benefits of yoga are many.  It offers and opportunity to find peace, clarity, an inner calm and confidence. It offers physical benefits too – strength, flexibility and poise.

These sessions have been absolutely invaluable. As an academic and someone who sits for most of the day, I can all too easily get lost in my head. An hour later and I leave Manjunaga’s feeling refreshed, ‘reset’, less anxious, and more connected with my body.

— Kate Williams

Going Deeper – a More Personal Connection

Some people want to go deeper than is possible in a group yoga class. They want a more relational experience where the teacher is available just for them. A focused one-to-one experience where they receive the teacher’s undivided attention.

Manjunaga always starts each session by checking in with how I am and asks what I want so he can tailor the session to my needs. These sessions have been absolutely invaluable.

— Kate Williams

To Love and To Care?

A class tailored to meet your specific needs. A class designed to help increase your self-awareness so that you are better able to care for yourself. A class that will help you feel more alive, more human.

My flexibility and general fitness have greatly improved. However the most important development has been in my mental and emotional experience.

— Bill Gleave

In Your Time… On Your Terms

One-to-one students often talk about new depths, new insights, about a valued, private, peaceful space – an oasis of calm and understanding.

Yoga has become an essential part of my daily life, supported by my always inspirational and enjoyable weekly one-to-one sessions with Manjunaga.

— Rodney Hill

An Open Invitation

Some come once a week. Some monthly. Others when they can.

You can come when you want.

No pressure. No distractions.

The weekly sessions give me the ability to step out of daily life and bring a level of mindfulness that continues well beyond the lesson and into the week.

— Bill Gleave

My rates?

£45 for one hour private session for one person.

£65 for an hour private session for two people.

If you wish to discuss particular needs or explore other options please call me on 07914 304402 or contact me via this website.

I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. Please enquire for further details.

 

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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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