People have been practising yoga, in one form or another, for over 4,000 years. One of the earliest texts on yoga, the Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali around 2,000 years ago, describes yoga as stilling the vortex of the mind: (Yogas chitta vritta nirodha: Yoga Sutras 1.2). In the 15 th century the Hatha Yoga Pradipika details a practice which we would largely recognise today, working with the breath, mind and body to achieve a state of liberation and bliss.
Working holistically with the breath, mind and body, yoga can lead to positive behavioural and lifestyle changes; over 80% of people who have a regular practice describe themselves as enjoying good health and being more resilient to stress. A regular yoga practice increases our capacity for self-awareness and self-care, so we are better able to make informed choices, improving our overall health and well-being.
Based in our beautiful studio in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Dancing Warriors offers a range of gently challenging classes which are suitable for absolute beginners as well as students with more experience. Always starting with the breath to anchor us into this present moment, the practice draws on slowflow hatha yoga, yin yoga, yoga nidra, relaxation and mindfulness meditation; inviting you to take the time to invest in yourself, and come dancing home to your inner warrior.
A mindful practice combining slow, graceful hatha flow with longer holds and deep relaxation, allowing you to let go and find your breathing space, so thatyou feel calm, focussed and energised.
A deep and contemplative yin yoga practice, anchored into a slow, balanced breath, where postures are held in stillness for a longer period of time, allowing us to release and come within; accepting change from the inside out, from the deep connective tissue, to the emotions, to the mind.