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THE HAṬHĀBHYĀSAPADDHATI, 18thC YOGA BROUGHT TO LIFE.

Monday 14th September 2020

We were very fortunate to be able to welcome Dr Jason Birch and Jacqueline Hargreaves as guest tutors on our BWY TT course. Jason is a lead researcher on SOAS universities Haṭha yoga project. This is a five-year research project which aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of philology, i.e. the study of texts on yoga, and ethnography, i.e. fieldwork among practitioners of yoga. The Haṭha yoga project's primary research is the study of ten sanskrit texts on Haṭha yoga. One being the 18th C Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati. 'The most remarkable feature of this text is its section on āsana (yogic posture), which contains six groups of postures, many of which are unusual or unique among yoga texts. Another unique feature…

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ZOOM YOGA

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Who would have thought it? Due to Covid-19 Harmonyoga has gone digital. The popularity of interactive online yoga has astonished me, however it has been wonderful seeing such enthusiastic students on my TV screen. It has also enabled me to connect with students who have moved away and who I no longer see often in the real world. Teaching Zoom yoga has not been without its challenges. There was the class where I couldn't find the camera button on my lap top, so a group of very patient yogis practiced without being able to see me, thankfully I had a good view of all of them. Then the class where my cats decided to have a fight on my yoga mat…

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CONGRATULATIONS FOUNDATION COURSE CLASS OF 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

A huge congratulations to our 18 students who have completed the BWY Foundation Course. We practiced, laughed, relaxed, breathed, learnt and shared experiences. Good luck to you all in your next ventures, and I will be seeing some of you very soon for our BWY level 4 Teacher Training course.

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New British Wheel of Yoga Student Teachers.

Monday 4th November 2019

A circle of breath! What a fantastic introduction day to our next BWY teacher training course. 16 students going on to train for 2 years to be British Wheel of Yoga teachers. Wishing them all the very best at this exciting time.

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Congratulations to Harmonyoga's new BWYQ Teachers

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Huge congratulations to our group of newly qualified BWY teachers. You have all worked so hard over this past 2 years and your certificates are well deserved. I look forward to our paths crossing at yoga events over the coming years. Newly qualified BWY teachers. Anne Wild Emma Palmer Lisa McAuliffe Sarah Walker Jo Briody Pauline Sampson Michelle Johnson Natalie Emery Lorna Earl Tanya Painting Joanna Palmer Sonia Livesey Jo James

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SOAS YEAR 1 COMPLETE

Thursday 14th March 2019

It has been an enormous privilege to study with such amazing and dedicated people and be taught by some of the most knowledgable scholars in yoga today. I am very much looking forward to year 2 Buddhist studies. I highly recommend this inspiring MA. The History and Traditions of Yoga and Meditation

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NEW MONDAY MORNING YOGA CLASS

Monday 10th September 2018

HARMONYOGA NEW! Monday Morning Yoga 9.45am-11.00am Starts 1st October 2018 Long Ditton Village Hall 2 Ewell Road Long Ditton Surrey KT6 5LE All Welcome £12.00 a class Clare has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years and teaches a mindful vinyasa (flowing) style of Hatha yoga. Clare is a tutor trainer (DCT) for the British Wheel of Yoga and also runs foundation courses, workshops and yoga holidays. Please see www.harmonyoga.co.uk for more information. To book a mat space please email clare.harmonyoga@gmail.com or text 07549949597 Please bring a yoga mat (I do have a few spares) and a blanket for relaxation if you like to wrap up in relaxation Please do let me know in advance if you have any specific medical issues I need to be aware of

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BWY TT Course Summer lunch.

Wednesday 25th July 2018

What a lovely end to the first half of our course. A shared lunch opposite West End Green in Esher. Silly beach games and some wonderful trainee teachers! Well done team, you are nearly there, what a credit to BWY you are. Have a rest, enjoy the summer and see you in September.

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Graduates from BWY FC Course (5)

Wednesday 25th July 2018

Congratulations on completing the BWY foundation course, what an amazing bunch of yogis! Becca and I wish you lots of luck and love in your yoga journeys. I am sure our paths will cross again.

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Yoga Holiday to Crete

Wednesday 25th July 2018

A wonderful trip! 7 days of perfect bliss. Sun, Sea and yoga in Kissamos Crete. We will be back!

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