in a mindful embodied way
Regular yoga classes, workshops and online training with an explorative experiential blend of mindfulness, hatha yoga and embodied yoga inquiries.
Move beyond yoga for exercise, practice yoga to create different ways of being.
Enjoy yourself, on your yoga mat, and in your life...
Hello, I'm Vidyadasa.I enjoy teaching Yoga and mindfulness based practices which create a deeper sense of body and mind, they can bring clarity of feeling, perception and awareness into your life.
The practice we do on our yoga mats can have a significant effect in the rest of our lives.
I have taught regular yoga classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally since 2006. I began practicing as a teenager whilst stressed out with exams and needed to find some peace...thankfully I found inspiring yoga and meditation practices, which I love sharing.
I trained as an Embodied Yoga Principles teacher with Mark Walsh, and was by his side as he developed the system into the incredible system it is today. I teach on EYP Teacher Trainings, in person, and helped develope the online teacher training
I work with groups and individuals to help embody new ways of being.
Weekly yoga classes
Vidyadasa’s classes generally start with a short bodyscan awareness practice, followed by a sequence of simple yoga postures. He actively encourages participants to do just what they feel able to do - to modify the postures to suit how they and their bodies are feeling that day.
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Please note: These classes can go quite deep in terms of creating deeper awareness of body-mind which can reveal underlying patterns, which can be mentally and emotionally intense, so these may not be suitable for you if currently feeling vulnerable.
Whilst I love kids, and pregnant women, and people with active mental health issues, these classes are not suitable for the aforementioned, sorry! I may be able to recommend you towards suitable teachers if you email me.
Booking information and notifications
These classes are held online and use the easy to use Zoom secure video software. Book a class by clicking on the date.
You can pay a concessionary rate by typing one of the following codes during booking: £2off / £4off / £6off / £8off.
You will be sent an email with a Zoom call link to the class after your payment has been received. You can save the date in your online calendar.
Please book at least 15/30 minutes in advance (preferably longer please) to give the system time to process your order, for you to receive emails and gain access to the Zoom call and be ready to start on time. I do not allow people access to classes after the class has started as it's not fair on other people for me to have to repeat the health and safety introduction etc. I will however send you a video recording of the class.
If you are unable to attend the booked class I can either refund you, send you a recording, or you can attend another class.
Nina Ockendon Powell
"I did my first live online yoga and mindfulness practice with Vidyadasa today and it was so nourishing to connect with others and with our practice together. Vidyadasa's style is just what I needed right now: calm, safe, and heart-centred. I feel supported, grounded, and heart-connected, and grateful.
"Thank you, Vidyadasa. This morning’s Zoom class was my first time back at a live class for 2 years - I’ve never been able to find the momentum to keep showing up to the mat using video classes. I wasn’t expecting to feel connected with the others in the class but it felt safe and ease-filled right from arriving in the Zoom room with my stiff, and not-sure-what-to-expect self I sometimes know that exposed feeling of ‘being seen’, especially in an intimate space like a yoga class - but I didn’t have any of that sense today. Still feeling the glow, almost an hour later."
"Such a lovely class with Vidyadasa Ady Griffiths this morning via Zoom. Highly recommended for opening up and breathing and grounding. Also unexpectedly wonderful to connect with others in a virtual studio!"
“Thank you for a lovely session Vidyadasa. Just what I needed. The session gave me space, time and direction to reconnect with myself and what I value and want to connect with now. It eased my body on a physical level, with sitting at a laptop to work. It eased my emotions in coping with these strange conditions, and bought me back to my values of kindness and connection with others and the beautiful planet.”
I look forward to this precious time each Friday morning; the best possible combination of gentle yoga followed by a short guided meditation.
I come out of the session refreshed, re-invigorated and ready to glide through whatever the next few days might bring my way. Your personal warmth and relaxed style combine with years of skilful teaching and personal practice, always feels as though what you are offering us is coming from a deep engagement with your own lived experience and practice. I’m ready to book my next class...
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