New Kula Classes starting Monday 19th May

New Kula Classes starting Monday 19th May

Book online into any New Class, Baby Yoga or Kula Kids and receive a goodie bag!

New Classes!!!

Wake Up Flow - 7.00am  -7.45am - Thursday

Yin Yoga - 11.30am -12.30pm - Thursday

Wake Up Hatha - 7.00am - 7.45am - Friday

 Pregnancy Yoga -12.30pm - 1.45am - Saturday

Changes

Baby Yoga - Changed days to: 1.45pm - 2.45pm - Monday

Ashtanga - Changed from Level 2 to All Levels. New time: 9.30am - 10.45am - Saturday

Cancelled

Kula Mums: 11.30 -12.30 - Thursday

Hot Yoga: 11.45 -12.45 - Friday

New Classes


Angela Sykes

Meditation - the key to transformation?

Meditation - the key to transformation?

Angela SykesI am super super happy as a space has just become available on the Vipassana mediation course for which I was on the waiting list! I have been a sitting a 10 day course for the past 8 years and expect I will keep on sitting them for the rest of my life (and the next life!) now as they are so beneficial to me in so many ways. Vipassana is the technique Buddha used to become enlightened himself and the technique he dedicated his life to teaching. The technique teaches you to observe the truth by witnessing and not reacting to inner sensations. The purity of the technique was lost after his death as people started to mix the technique with rights, rituals and other meditation methods, luckily a small group of monks who were well trained in the technique returned to Burma and passed the technique from teacher to student for almost 2000 years, this way the purity of the technique was preserved. It has been brought back to the masses in modern times through SN Goenka (who passed away only last year) and there are now centres all over the world (the UK has the biggest centre in Europe in Hereford). During the course you spend around 12 hours a day in meditation broken up over the day from 4.30am to 9.30 pm, there are breaks and two meals per day are served. It has become so popular that it is now difficult to get onto a course but instead of feeling frustrated I feel so happy as so many people will also be benefitting from this technique as I myself have! The most amazing thing happened to me when I did my very first course and knew nothing about meditation (I had maybe sat at the longest for 30 mins) ….I was sitting in meditation scanning my body as instructed and my inner voice was just continually chatting to me, it talked about the tension in my face and how I should maybe get a facial massage, my first love and how nice that was, it also kept reminding me how much I loved this music video and that music video, the list just went on and on and it never shut up! I then has a realisation…This voice isn't telling me anything I need to know, this voice is trying to distract me away from meditation, this voice isn't me…at that moment the voice was sucked away and all I felt was complete peace, presence and wholeness (yoga!!) I sat with that until I started to enjoy it…as soon as I 'liked' it (attachment)  I was sucked back out of my brief samadhi. So that was my first experience of 'yoga' in its truest sense.  Something quite magical happened to me which I did not notice until I was back in the regular world,  my inner critic was no longer there, the voice within which told me I was no good was now silent, no more 'you can't do anything right' and 'those people don't like you' and instead my inner voice tells me 'well done for trying your best' and 'not everyone is going to like you but hey ho!'. For me this is the biggest and best gift yoga and mediation has given me because without my inner critic nothing can hold me back! The inner critic lies to us and meditation helps us to see the truth, when we begin to see the truth clearly the inner critic simply cannot exist anymore.  Start to mediate today and never ever look back.

Namaste Angela xxxxxx


Yoga Jam Adjustment Classroom Skills - Friday 9th May

Yoga Jam Adjustment Classroom Skills

with Angela Sykes

Friday 9th May
7.30pm - 9pm
£15
BOOK THIS WORKSHOP

Join Angela for an evening of skill sharing! During this relaxed and informal session Angela will teach general classroom skills, key adjustments and massage techniques to help make your classes stand out!
This jam is ideal for anyone wanting to train as a teacher, is newly trained and wishes to learn practical skills or an established teacher who may want to learn skills from the perspective of a fellow yoga teacher.
Angela has been teaching yoga for 5 years and has been studying yoga, healing and wellness for over 10 years. You will be warmly welcomed and supported.

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Yoga Foundation Workshop - Friday 25th April

Yoga Foundation Workshops

Yoga foundation is a workshop we have expertly crafted to help those new to yoga grasp the basic principles. In this workshop you will learn several key 'asana' to make the body more flexible and stronger, the importance of alignment, basic breathing techniques for yoga  and simple meditation practices to calm the mind. After attending a yoga foundation workshop you will feel more confident to try out a regular class!

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

25th April Friday - 7.15pm - 8.45pm - Available
30th May Friday - 7.15pm - 8.45pm - Available

£12.50 Drop in or £10 pre-book

To book a space on the workshop please make a payment of £10 into the Yoga Kula account, mark the payment with the title 'beginners workshop' and then email us on info@yogakulaleeds.co.uk and we will book your mat.

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Booking your Workshop Space

Pre-book a Workshop or Friday Karma Night and save £2.50

To book a slot on any of our workshops, please make a payment of the stated amount into the following account, mark the payment with the workshop title. Following that email -
info@yogakulaleeds.co.uk
Stating your Name, Workshop Title & Date when the transaction has been made to guarantee your space! All payments made for workshops and courses are non refundable and non transferable. 

Yoga Kula
40-27-14
81505823

Please book early to avoid disappointment!


Angela Sykes Beginners Course

An Introduction to Ayurveda

An Introduction to Ayurveda

with Angela Sykes
Sunday 1st June
10.15pm - 12pm
£17.50 drop in or £15 pre-book

ayuvedaJoin Angela to learn about the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Ayurveda can be translated as 'the art of living wisely'. Ayurveda dates back to ancient times in India and is often referred to as the sister science to yoga. Ayurveda works on the understanding that the energies in the body are in a constant flux and can become severely out if balance if we do not live in accordance with (our) nature. The energies or 'doshas' Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water) all reside within us (often) in different proportions which show up as our distinct mind/body characteristics. In this session you will learn more about the 3 doshas, which dosha(s) are dominant within you and how to begin to notice imbalance. You will also learn basic Ayurvedic methods to maintain doshic balance, boost health and support longevity. Invest in your health and learn more about these ancient methods which have stood the test of time! This course is ideal for yoga students, yoga teachers, massage therapists, health practitioners, those interested in healing modalities and those interested general well being.

Angela has been studying Ayurveda and Ayurvedic massage techniques for over 7 years under the guidance of Ayurvedic Doctors and massage therapists both in the UK and India. You will be warmly welcomed.


Chandra Krama

Chandra Krama - The Moon Sequence

Chandra Krama - The Moon Sequence

with Kirsten Steffensen
Saturday 12th April

12.45pm - 2.30pm
£12.50 drop in no need to pre-book

Chandra KramaChandra Krama is intended for practice on the full moon, the new moon & at times when you’re feeling a little more tired than usual or when you have injuries to heal. It’s a therapeutic alternative to your regular routine.
Practicing a restorative sequence at regular intervals can decrease the risk of strain and injury and increase awareness of your changing internal body condition as influenced by the seasons and the waxing/waning moon.

The slower you move the more you let go.

The Moon Sequence has been designed with Ashtanga practitioners in mind. It is a flowing, therapeutic sequence, for a safe & balanced practice it is important to include dynamic & softer methods of yoga.If you’re practicing Ashtanga or Vinyasa flow, the Moon Sequence class is a must for you!


Yoga In India by Angela Sykes

Yoga in India by Angela Sykes

Yoga in India by Angela SykesMy study trip to India is drawing to a close and after only a few weeks here I feel like I have lived a lifetime! The energy here is so heightened and anything can happen and so much has! It hasn't been the luckiest trip for me in the sense that I have been ill three times and had an injury to my foot so I have missed several asana sessions so why do I still feel so lucky? In the West we can get a little stuck on the idea that yoga is asana. Asana are a part if yoga but if we decide to focus solely on asana and get fixated on them we begin to reduce yoga to nothing more than a performance in which we begin to compare and judge and sometimes unfortunately make the ego bigger! This misses the whole point of yoga which is about removing the ego so we can exist without divisions. So I still feel lucky despite missing some of my classes because yoga is everywhere in India, in the way you are welcomed as a sister, in the smiles, in the way that nothing seems to disturb the minds of Indians!

Yoga in India by Angela SykesNo stress, no fear, no worries! Yes life is hard here but with faith, devotion and the sense of community people are happy. If we could find a way to treat each person we meet as a sister or brother we would be well on the way to being a yogi! If we are stressed and unhappy about not being able to touch our toes in forward bend keep in mind that you don't get happier when you are able to reach your toes in a pose you get happier through connecting to yourself through the pose using breath and awareness and then shattering the illusion that we are separate. Yoga means oneness, you, me, him, her, them, we are all one if the same.

Knowing this is knowing yoga.

Angela xx