Warrior Two

Yogawakens

Breathe In, Breathe Out

 

The breath is the music.

The movement is the dance.

You dance to the music.

So move with the breath.

 

Move mindfully.

Calmly contemplate.

 

Meditate.

Breath & movement are one.

Music & dance are one.

All is one.

 

Yoga.

 
Simon Levett - Yogawaken

ABOUT
Simon Levett

 

Simon has practised yoga for most of his adult life, and taught it since 2000.

He is a Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network, and holds the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers’ Diploma.

He is also qualified as a BWY Foundation and Diploma Course Tutor, and has studied Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with Maarten Vermaase.

In addition to his regular yoga classes, he has taught BWY Foundation Courses at Levels 1 & 2, trained yoga teachers to BWY Diploma standard and run Meditation Introductory Days.

 

As well as his yoga teaching qualifications, Simon has a BA Honours degree in English / Philosophy & Religion from the Open University.  He also has a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Canterbury Christ Church University.

He began teaching – GCSE English in Adult Education – in the mid 1990s, which offered him the opportunity to develop his lifelong interest in yoga by attending a regular yoga class as a student.  Those classes changed the direction of his life and five years later, in 2000, he began sharing yoga as a teacher.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

[The Road Not Taken: Robert Frost]

 

About the Classes

What is Yoga?

Yoga means ‘yoke’ or ‘union’. It brings together those things we think are separate – movement and breath, physical and mental, individual and universe. This eases and releases muscles and joints, strengthens and stretches the body, calms the mind, and awakens and deepens an awareness of the inner Self.

Are these classes suitable for beginners?

Yes. All yoga techniques are progressive. We all start in the same position and move, step by step, into the posture. How far you travel depends upon how experienced you are. As you gain experience you will travel further.

What should I wear?

Wear layers of clothing that let you bend, twist and stretch easily, and adjust for warmth. Tee-shirts, gym trousers, leggings, sweat shirts, etc. are excellent. Yoga is done in bare feet so you do not need special footwear.

What should I bring?

To your first class, all you need to bring is yourself!

Useful, but not essential, is a blanket for warmth during the final relaxation.

Do I need any special equipment?

No. To start with, we can lend you a mat to use in class. Once you decide that you want to continue you will want to buy your own yoga gear. Having your own equipment lets you practice yoga, comfortably and safely, at home too.

Do I need to be fit to start yoga?

No. Although yoga is not a ‘keep fit’ routine it does include a substantial amount of physical work. So, even if you are not fit to start with, it will help to improve your general levels of health and fitness.

Are there any reasons why I should not do yoga?

In most cases yoga is easily modified to suit most conditions. However, there are a few reasons why you should wait a while before starting yoga, e.g. recovering from surgery. If in doubt, contact me first or let me know in class.

Any other questions?

Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any other questions, and I will do my best to answer them for you.

Try a Taster Class

Classes

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Cost

5 consecutive classes: £40.00

[Pre-booked and paid before the start of the first session]

1 ‘taster’ class: £8.00

 

[Try-out session for new students]

Concession – 2 classes of 5: £24.00

In certain circumstances you might have to miss 3 or more classes in a block of 5.

In this case a minimum of 2 classes can be booked at a cost of £12 per class [i.e. £24]

1.

Monday

9.00 to 10.00am

10.10 to 11.10am

Manor Field Pavilion, Church Road, Hartley, Longfield, Kent DA3 8DT.

5 week series of pre-booked classes

[New starter – ‘One-off’ taster session]

2.

Tuesday

7.30 to 9.00pm

St John’s Centre, Meopham

St John The Baptist, Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AA.

5 week series of pre-booked classes

[New starter – ‘One-off’ taster session]

3.

Wednesday

7.30 to 9.00pm

St John’s Centre, Meopham

St John The Baptist, Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AA.

5 week series of pre-booked classes

[New starter – ‘One-off’ taster session]

4.

Thursday

2.30 to 3.30pm

Manor Field Pavilion, Church Road, Hartley, Longfield, Kent DA3 8DT.

5 week series of pre-booked classes

[New starter – ‘One-off’ taster session]

5.

Thursday

7.30 to 9.00pm

St John’s Centre, Meopham

St John The Baptist, Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0AA.

5 week series of pre-booked classes

[New starter – ‘One-off’ taster session]

Yoga at Home
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Yoga Class

Yoga to release

Mondays to Thursdays

Yoga to gently stretch

Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Yoga to breathe again

Hartley & Meopham

 
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07729 353 946

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