Dynamic Method of training focuses on centering the mind on the breath and sensations in the body while mindfully moving through accessible asana practice which will soften the body, quieten the mind, deepen the breath and make our heart sing.
Challenging, yet safe.
External Dynamic: rhythmic movement
Internal Dynamic: broadening and lengthening
Authority: internal intelligence
Result: trusting life
‘Yoga must not be practiced to control the body: it is the opposite, it must bring freedom to the body, all the freedom it needs.’ ~ Vanda Scaravelli
‘Dynamic yoga …..clarifies each of the technical aspects of Hatha Yoga and integrates them all in the Classical way, but in a modified format. Hatha Yoga is like a diamond. Although its different facets face in different directions, they support each other, while both containing and leading to its inner sanctum: self-realization. To reach this sanctum we need safety and subtlety (Iyengar Yoga), softness and sensitivity (Vinniyoga), continuity and heat (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), concentration and internalization (Power Yoga), all together. Then we have Hatha Yoga. This is the approach of Dynamic Yoga.’ ~ Godfrey Devereux
Yoga brings us back to ourselves… and from here… well, the possibilities are endless…
As we allow ourselves to start to tune into our breath, allowing the movement of breath take us on a journey… of flow… the dance of breath and movement and our attention… playfully weaving suspended between these three points… starting to let go… of the need to control our breath, of our expectations, our wants, goals… finding ourselves in this moment now… suddenly completely immersed in this place nowhere, now-here… we enter yoga, that re-union with ourselves… where our body simply yields open, the mind goes quiet and still, and we are in our flow again…
In Dynamic method of training, the emphasis is on inviting the integration of functional, structural and energetic integrity. Here the mind focused with sensitivity on sensation becomes quiet, and the breath is softened and deepened with rhythmic movement. Together, they use the existing mobility of the body to awaken it more deeply and fully, allowing it to soften and open to new possibilities, released from the patterns of habitual tension and holding on. The ‘end result’ is feeling good, not just on the surface, but deep down within. Not just while you are doing it, but afterwards too.
‘Practice transforms us. We need to eat less, because we assimilate more and therefore there is a loss of unnecessary weight. We become more beautiful, our faces change and our walk gains in elasticity. Our way of standing is steady and poised, our legs are firmer, and our toes and feet spread out, giving us more stability. Our chests expand, the muscles of the abdomen start to work, the head is lighter on the neck…To watch these enchanting changes is amazing. A different life begins and the body expresses a happiness never felt before. These are not just words; it actually happens.’ ~ Vanda Scaravelli from the book Awakening the Spine
Sessions are held at:
All Hallows Church
24 Regent Terrace