Visiting times: Mon – Sat 10.00am – 1.00pm and 4.00pm – 7.30pm | Sun 10.00am – 7.30pm
Date: Saturdays 16th July 2022 to 8th October 2022
Time: 10 AM to 11.30 AM UK time
Where: Gaura Room above the Goshala, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Watford, WD25 8HE.
Cost: £80 for a 13-week course or £8 per session (Note you can book and pay for the entire course only. If you want to pay for an individual session, please join us on a Saturday and pay on the day).
The School of Bhakti is delighted to open its doors and invite you to the world of Yoga offering you an experience that is physically stimulating, mentally relaxing, and spiritually uplifting, starting with our Summer Chill Yoga Season - Look out for our other Yoga offerings later in the year too as we've some exciting new programmes coming up for everyone!
Yoga is commonly seen as a therapy or exercise system for health and fitness. There is evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, depression, and stress, to name a few conditions. While good physical and mental health are natural consequences of yoga, the approach of yoga is more far-reaching and holistic.
The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to unite’. The practice of Yoga leads to harmony between mind and body, and rigorous practice leads to the union of soul (Atma) with Supersoul (Paramātmā). This makes it possible to stay grounded and experience inner peace by connecting to the eternal absolute truth.
An hour of Hatha/Vinyasa yoga: postures and a series of movements to help develop a balance of physical strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.
Pranayama: Prana, the vital force, regulates all physical functions: breathing, supply of oxygen, digestion, elimination, etc. and Yama means control. Pranayama consists of concentrating on one’s breathing followed by willful regulation of respiration as the vital function of one’s existence. It helps in developing awareness of one’s mind and brings a level of stillness, besides many other physiological and health benefits.
Guided meditation: deep relaxation of the mind. You can expect some Mantra meditation too!
As with any form of exercise, the technique and timing of each exercise are crucial. Practicing Yoga in the company of an instructor, with concentration and regularity, helps achieve the best results. With such a cherubic instructor as Kishori, you are guaranteed to keep your smile throughout the session and leave with a spring in your step.
Classes are for all genders, ages, and abilities and will progress to be more at an intermediate level with time.
Kishori was brought up in the very south of England in a picturesque beach holiday destination, the Isle of Wight. After her studies, Kishori decided to venture out to the city of London where she worked in the television industry. After quickly realising the competitive city life wasn't for her, she decided to travel. Her curious adventurous side led her to travel to various parts of Europe, Thailand, Australia, and India. Since then, Kishori has found herself deeply rooted and settled into the Bhakti Yoga tradition and has a passion to share this universal way of life with others.
Kishori is a qualified hypnotherapist and is finishing off her studies in psychotherapy. Having studied the mind and worked with many different people, Kishori is passionate about using yoga as a tool to not only bring balance and strength to the body but also to nourish and calm the mind.
Kishori completed 500hr RYT teacher training and teaches Hatha yoga with a “Vinyasa flow” and you can be sure she will also weave some Bhakti yoga in there also!
“I’m committed to sharing with you authentic rich yoga and mindfulness practices. My classes will provide you with an opportunity to develop improved strength and flexibility, feel calm, have clarity of mind and come away with a greater sense of harmony and balance. Join me in a space where you can breathe at ease, discover peace, and be in a community where you will find genuine support, connection, and friendship.”
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