Yoga

in a mindful embodied way

Regular yoga classes, public workshops and bespoke, coaching and online training with an explorative experiential blend of mindfulness, hatha yoga and embodied yoga.

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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 teach Yoga and mindfulness-based practices to create a deeper sense of body and mind, to bring awareness, focus and inspiration into your life.

The practice we do on our yoga mats can significantly affect the rest of our lives.

I have taught regular yoga classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally since 2006. I began practising as a teenager while stressed out with exams and needed to find some peace...thankfully I found inspiring yoga and meditation practices, come and see what it can do for you and your life.

I trained as an Embodied Yoga Principles (now known as Embodied Toolkit) 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 develop the online teacher training

I work with groups and individuals to help embody new ways of being.

YES, I provide one to one individual transformative life coaching, see my coaching website

I am also a web designer, and an author of a book for dads: Mindful Thoughts for Fathers.

Mindful thoughts for fathers

Booking information / notifications

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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.

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Weekly classes

Embodied Toolkit classes
Mondays 1.00-1.30pm UK

Explore postures, movement and stillness in an embodied, psychological way to create insights and change

Inspire your week with positive qualities for everyday living. Use a series of carefully designed postures in a deep, embodied, psychological way to create insights and practice building your character. Develop new habits, and create the changes you wish for in your life.

SEE MORE INFORMATION & ZOOM LINK HERE

 

Yoga class : Friday mornings

Vidyadasa’s Yoga & Meditation classes on Fridays 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.

Please note classes are 10am - 11.30am UK time please check your timezone if joining from other timezones.

You may LOVE these classes if you

  • want to enjoy your yoga practice
  • want to practice in a meditative way
  • want practical ways to psychologically enrich your yoga practice
  • want to learn from someone who has been practicing for a long time (check my grey hairs 🙂
  • want to learn some yogi embodiment tips

You may NEED these classes if you

  • are stressed from work or study and want to 'chill'
  • have kids and you need some 'me-time'
  • need to move your body in a mindful way
  • are tired of 'gym yoga' and want something deeper
  • love your body and want to give it some self care

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.

SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2024 1.30pm-4.30pm

Embodied yoga & meditation –  movement, mindfulness and coaching through yoga

Explore how yoga postures, movement, meditation and insightful inquiries can create powerful qualities to transform your life

Embodied Yoga Principles (AKA Embodied Toolkit) sessions are social and connecting and psychologically deep, it’s yoga for all of your life.
They emphasise psychological self-awareness and transfer of skills to daily-life. It is mindfulness-based and emphasises discovering more about ourselves and improving our lives– rather than athleticism – and incorporates elements of life coaching, body therapy, meditation, dance and martial arts. Postures, group exercises and communication are used to explore and develop the body as a way of being, integral to how we live. These sessions are also deeply influenced by Vidyadasa’s Buddhist and Yoga practice of 30 years.
This session will include a couple of short meditations.

Vidyadasa is an embodiment and transformation life coach, yoga and meditation teacher and ordained Buddhist.

Various prices see website for details

"I feel like I began to develop insight into how my emotions shape my somatic experience and vice versa. Definitely equipped me with some tools to engage with my embodiment in a new way". Callum

"A lovely, gentle helpful workshop, inspiring positivity, awareness and well being, thank you" Mark

"Truly delightful! Can't wait for the next one. This experience blends well with EMDR & Sensorimotor work. Thank you!"
Samantha - Therapist

"Thanks a lot for a great workshop, it brought me more contentment and joy!" Diane

Podcast interviewed by Karin Van Maanen about embodiment, creativity etc

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Listen and watch (video available on Spotify) episodes from the creative process podcast, hosted by Ady Griffiths.

Blog articles and writing

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