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I was deeply saddened last week to learn of the death of Sue Pendlebury, the founder of Yoga on a Shoestring. Sue was one of my first Ashtanga teachers at Triyoga when I used to live in London. She was inspiring and enthusiastic - one of a number of such...
Brighton Yoga Festival a huge success !
The first ever Brighton Yoga Festival yesterday (Sat 26 July) was a massive success! Close to 2000 people are believed to have attended the all-day Festival event at St Georges Church in Brighton Kemptown. Around 500 people enjoyed the 30 free yoga classes and as many therapy sessions. Many more...
Free Brighton Yoga Festival Sat 26 July – Be There!
The Brighton Yoga Festival is almost upon us - so looking forward to it after all the months of hard work and planning. Janaki and Davy have been centrally involved in the Festival from the first idea through to all the early planning and now the final phases of organisation....
Yoga and Politics Video
You probably already know that Davy is the first yoga teacher ever to stand for parliament - for the Green Party in Brighton Kemptown at the next General Election. There is a short, interesting and amusing video on his campaign website here entitled: "Balancing Yoga and Politics": http://www.davyjones4kemptown.org.uk/about-me/yoga/
Yoga Festival in Brighton!
Yes we can confirm that the first-ever Yoga Festival in Brighton will be held on Saturday 26th July at St Georges Church in Kemptown. Here is a link to the website: http://www.brightonyogafestival.org/ Davy & Janaki have been instrumental in setting up and organising this Festival, which already has the support...
New study shows yoga improves your mood and decreases anxiety
Read more about the research here: http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/03/yogas-powerful-influence-on-mood.php
Scientists close to “proving” benefits of meditation and yoga
Interesting new article here: http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/harvard-yoga-scientists-find-proof-of-meditation-benefit-113112300023_1.html The article claims that scientists are now close to proving that meditation and yoga directly affects the genes and brain activity. This seems likely to clinch the arguments made for a long time by meditation and yoga practitioners about the physical and mental benefits of...
New videos – Davy & Janaki doing Sun Salutations
We have posted three Inspiration Yoga videos on YouTube! The first is Janaki demonstrating Sivananda-style Sun Salutations here: The other two are Davy demonstrating the Ashtanga-style Sun Salutations: Sun Salutation A is here: Sun Salutation B is here: Tell us what you think ! If they are popular and helpful,...
Yoga and the lower back
We have just come back from a very interesting one-day workshop on protecting the Lumbar and Sacro-iliac regions in yoga practice and teaching. This very informative and fun workshop was taught by Dr Ruth Gilmore. She makes anatomy both interesting and understandable without using too much medical jargon. We were...
Yoga and Politics
Many of you will already know that Davy has been selected by the Green Party to stand for parliament at the next General Election in Brighton Kemptown. He has written a long article in the latest issue of the British Wheel of Yoga magazine Spectrum on the theme of Yoga...
Very thoughtful article on Ashtanga Yoga
Matthew Sweeney, an internationally renowned yoga practitioner and Ashtanga teacher has written a really interesting article on Ashtanga here: http://loveyogaanatomy.com/the-evolution-of-ashtanga-yoga/
Review of Breath of the Gods
The Duke of Yorks at Komedia last weekend showed a film, Breath of the Gods, about the origins of modern yoga. It was fascinating to see how the painstaking work of one yoga guru, Krishnamacharya, directly led to the creation of various key schools of yoga and its rapid spread...