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New Year Yoga Day – Slow down, you move too fast

  • Pavey House 18 Waterloo St England, BS8 4BT United Kingdom (map)

New Year Yoga Day – Slow down, you move too fast
Saturday 4th January 2020 / 9.30am - 5pm
(75/90 min break in between morning/afternoon sessions)
Pavey House, Waterloo St, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4BT
Teacher: Rory Viggers & Dory Walker

Join Rory and Dory for a day to nourish mind, body and spirit through asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation and mantra.

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It's often the case that we are told to start the new year with a burst of energy, go full throttle and kick off the year as we mean to go on.

What if we started the year slowly, from a point of stillness, quiet and grounded. A place where we can be resolute and crystal clear with our intentions. A place of stability and clarity to calmly navigate the often turbulent first few months ahead. A place where we have more energy and power and can avoid the peaks and troughs to have a more sustainable and smoother ride.

Only by moving slowly can our bodies truly feel and understand. The brain moves quicker than the body. By slowing down the process of movement our bodies can comprehend on a much deeper level what is happening. Our intelligence has more capacity to permeate deeper into all facets of our being, physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.

Through a carefully programmed day of yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) and contemplative practices, we can find a place to begin the year with more energy, focus and awareness.

Teachers.
Rory Viggers
"My current study of yoga asana and movement revolves around the Centered Yoga system developed by pioneering world leading facilitator, Dona Holleman. She is globally regarded as one of the best asana teachers. Her 50 years of practice (and up to 8 hours a day of asana practice) has helped her to perfect the asana. Having studied with Dona for the past four years, her philosophy, teaching methods and knowledge of the physical and subtle bodies form the inspiration of these immersions. I practice yoga asana daily between 2 to 4 hours”.

Dory Walker
Dory has experienced the true spirit of yoga as transformational practice. She believes in the power of yoga to guide conscious evolution, individually and collectively. Practicing for many decades and certified to advanced level and teaching full time since 2001, Dory has trained with various yoga schools, amongst them Sivananda (traditional hatha Yoga), Satyananda (yoga nidra and meditation), Krishnamacharya (Vedic Chant) and Dona Holleman (enlightened asana work), as well as studying yoga therapy with the Biomedical Trust. She has run her own teacher training programmes as well as facilitating others. She is a dedicated yogini and mother.

Cost.
(£49 - early bird) £65
10% discount available for students and concessions* - please enquire here.
(*Discount not available on early bird price).

Yoga mats and all equipment will be provided (feel free to bring your own mat).
Tea / Coffee making facilities on site.

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Testimonials 

"Rory is one of the best teachers in Bristol, by regularly attending his classes I have been able to achieve a moving meditative experience that has inspired me to continue to grow and develop my own practise. Rory is committed to continually develop and share a depth of knowledge that continues to inspire. Thank you"

"Thorough, well-paced. Authentic yoga taught by one of the best teachers regionally. Thank you!!"

"Following a move to Clifton I joined classes following a recommendation from a friend who regularly attended Yogakutir, which speaks volumes in itself and it certainly did not disappoint. I was looking for more than just a regular yoga practice and this has been expertly delivered and further enhanced after attending focused workshops with Rory & a retreat with Dory over the last year. The years of experience & knowledge both share during each practice provided the therapy I needed - as of course yoga is far more than postures on a mat. Yogakutir has actually changed my life and I very much look forward to continuing my journey in the coming years with their guidance & support - and they are both so lovely with it too”

"Rory was a fantastic teacher, friendly and yet professional. It felt like there was a real structure to the course over the week, that each class was thought through to build on what you'd done in the previous lesson. Perfectly pitched and inclusive for all levels. Am tempted to move to Bristol just so I can attend his regular classes!"

"I was a yoga newbie on this holiday, but that didn't matter one bit. Rory was a fabulous yoga instructor, and had a really effective was of explaining what was required for each pose and was always reminding us how to try to achieve the state of calm required in each pose. I've taken up yoga classes since my return and I can still hear Rory's voice in my head; so his guidance is still helping me long after the holiday was over!"

"My Tuesday early morning yoga class with Rory is the highlight of my week. Its a fantastic way to start my day. I've learnt not just yoga practices but breathing techniques. Each week is different and I can't recommend the class enough."

"I love Rory's no-nonsense, gentle approach and I always leave feeling peaceful and energised at the same time."

"Rory's class on a Sunday evening is my anchor point for each week. The asanas are challenging and the relaxation is incredible. I look forward to the class immensely and feel the benefit all week - the best thing I do for me!"

"I enjoy Rory’s classes so much that if I had to move out of the area, I would find a way to get back to Clifton at least once a week."

"Rory's yoga classes are excellent. I really appreciate the variation in sequences from class to class, and Rory's attention to detail and ability to describe poses and movements. Rory, you are an inspiring yoga teacher!"

"I try to get to Rory's class every week. The practice is different each time, and I like the way he breaks things down to help with a physical understanding of the postures."

"Thank you for some wonderful classes, I feel I learn something new each time I'm at class. This is prob the most technical yoga I've done and I'm really enjoying it.”

"Rory is a very nurturing and informative teacher. Every class was different and I felt I learnt so much and deepend my practice immensely"

"Following a move to Clifton I joined classes following a recommendation from a friend who regularly attended Yogakutir, which speaks volumes in itself and it certainly did not disappoint. I was looking for more than just a regular yoga practice and this has been expertly delivered and further enhanced after attending focused workshops with Rory & a retreat with Dory over the last year. The years of experience & knowledge both share during each practice provided the therapy I needed - as of course yoga is far more than postures on a mat. Yogakutir has actually changed my life and I very much look forward to continuing my journey in the coming years with their guidance & support - and they are both so lovely with it too”

“You have taken my body on a magical journey! Whoever you are a yogi to should consider themselves very lucky!”

“Thank you for a really special week. You’re a shining light, Om Shanti.”

“What an amazing time! Thank you for helping get me back on track with yoga. It’s really been a magical experience. Keep up the fabulous chanting!”

“Wow! I’ve had an amazing week - thank you. You’ve helped me become more open, energised and ready for the next chapter of my yoga adventure.”

“Thanks for another wonderful week of yoga. You are an amazing teacher!”

“It was an incredible pleasure to meet you and enjoy your class. You have a lovely heart!”

“You have an amazing gift - thank you for sharing it with us.”

“Thank you for sharing your yoga journey, your beautiful chanting and your ability to inspire.”

“It’s been such a treat to have you guide us at this lovely retreat. This is the start of something special and thank you from the bottom of my heart!”