Yoga Class



Yoga class

A long established yoga class has been run by Rosemary at Liverpool Hope University, Childwall for the past 25 years to which everyone is welcome.

Many teachers and student teachers attend this class along with people who have been practicing yoga for many years, we are therefore able to practice pranayama, mantra and meditation. The format of the sessions mean there is always something for any level of student from beginner to experienced. Everyone is welcome.

Please bring your yoga mat, blocks and belt if you have them, otherwise something that can be placed on the floor like an extra large towel or rug.

Drop in sessions every Tuesday evening from 7.00-9.00.  Classes are on-going. Cost: £10.00 per week.

No class on Tuesday, 12 June and 19 June 2018.

 

 

 

Venue for the class
Liverpool Hope banner

The Conference Centre
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Childwall
Liverpool
L16 9JD

 

 

Liverpool Hope University Campus Map

Hope Park Campus Map (110kb)

 

 

Yoga Class 29 May 2018

Stillness

“Silence is the preferred sound of the Soul. In the silence, stillness is heard – when this stillness speaks, it is love that you hear.”

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, p 652 1

“When we hear the word “stillness” we immediately think of it as the opposite of movement - but stillness is something quite different altogether. Stillness is an energetic quality of being. It is naturally present in the heart of every human being, equally so. Sometimes after a few cups of coffee or a fight we might not feel it, but it is still always there – it is only us who have chosen to disconnect from it.

So, why is it so difficult to be still if Stillness is our natural state of being?

It seems as if everything in the way we choose to live takes us away from ourselves. The constant distractions, being ‘too busy’, noises, stress, emotions, stimulating food and drink, ideals and beliefs, protective mechanisms, anxiety – you name it – and this way of life then becomes our daily lived experience which we perceive as “normal”, when it is not and we allow it to perpetuate. 
But still, the stillness is always there and is so needed, longed for and worth reconnecting to. Our yoga practice helps us to reconnect to this stillness.” 1

 

References

  1. http://www.unimedliving.com/unimedpedia/word-index/unimedpedia-stillness.html [accessed 29.5.18]

Yoga Class 15 May 2018
Class vinyasa 15.5.18

Mindfulness

“Mindfulness has been likened to the relaxing experience of sitting near a stream, watching the water flow by.  As the water wends along, one point of the stream is replaced by the next without arousing or engaging attention.  Similarly, a meditator experiences awareness itself of having stepped away from the automatic stream of mental activity.  Observing that stream without intentionally engaging in it, the mind is directed even more deeply toward its focus.  In this matter, meditation leads to inner stillness and a quiet, joyful remembrance of awareness resting in its own nature.”1

“Meditation is a process of paying attention, and the essence of meditating is developing one-pointed concentration.  Then, freed from the tendency to engage with distractions, the mind becomes profoundly peaceful.”2

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.  It isn’t more complicated than that.  It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.”3

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention.  This is how we cultivate mindfulness.  Mindfulness means being awake.  It means knowing what you are doing.”4

 

References

  1. Sovik, Rolf (2005), Moving Inward, the journey to mediation, Himalayan Institute (page 6)
  2. Sovik, Rolf (2005), Moving Inward, the journey to mediation, Himalayan Institute (page 10)
  3. Boorstein, S. (accessed 15.5.18), https://liveboldandbloom.com/06/mindfulness/mindfulness-quotes number 4.
  4. Kabat-Zinn (accessed 15.5.18), https://liveboldandbloom.com/06/mindfulness/mindfulness-quotes number 5.

Class vinyasa 15.5.18 (1405kb)

Yoga Class 8 May 2018

"The art of concentration involves learning how to handle distracting thoughts, images, and emotions that interupt the focussing process." Sovik

Class vinyasa 8.5.18 (1476kb)

Yoga Class 1 May 2018

"Meditation sometimes begins as a way to bring order to inner ife, a method of disciplining the mind.  it may also arise from a sense of gratitude or from simple curiosiity.  Most of all, it is a response to a spiritual yearning."  Sovic

Class vinyasa 1.5.18 (1366kb)

 

 

Testimonial
The Conference Centre

Today I went to Prema Yoga. I didn’t search for it and no one told me about it, I just found it, a little bit by accident but what a find! Prema Yoga doesn’t have a great Google page rank. It doesn’t appear in the initial listings when you do a search for ‘yoga and Liverpool’, but it should. ‘Many teachers and student teachers attend this class along with people who have been practicing yoga for many years, therefore it includes the practice pranayama, mantra and meditation. The format of the sessions mean there is always something for any level of student from beginner to experienced. It is a mixed class of males and females’.

I found Prema Yoga in my search term ‘Yoga Liverpool’ and I was impressed by Rosemary's experience and qualifications that I read on the website. I was intrigued by her credentials and curious about the type of class that she would deliver as on the website it simply said ‘Yoga’ class. I was looking forward to meeting her and experiencing the class. I called her up in the morning to check that the class was on as there wasn’t a booking facility online. She was friendly and told me it was a drop in class and to definitely come along. So at 6:30 p.m. I called a cab and arrived at the Conference Centre in Hope Park with time to chill on my mat before we began.

I haven’t been back to Hope since I finished Uni and the gardens have really taken off!  Also for anyone who knew Hope before the Liverpool 1 era, the Conference Centre is what used to be the nursery. The yoga class is held in one of the conference rooms. It’s warm and dimly lit with good space for about fifteen to twenty students. The class was full and everyone seemed to know each other and chatted before we began.

Rosemary has a very gentle and reassuring tone of voice and is knowledgeable about the postures. She delivers this knowledge to the class in a manner that is warm and informative. She had set a theme for the class and the postures complemented the theme. The class flowed beautifully. We were often asked how we felt after certain postures and Rosemary also demonstrated modifications of postures that we could choose.

The latter part of the session included pranayamas, (breathing exercises) meditation and an invitation to affirmations. The class closed with a luxurious yoga nidra  (body scan). I thoroughly enjoyed the practice of yoga in this style. The class was not rushed and not arduous. Some of the joint freeing series at the beginning of the class made me feel as though I’d had a great massage!

I understand now why the class was just listed as ‘Yoga’, because it was totally just yoga, in all it’s glory! I have to admit that I was so blissed out at the end of the class I thanked Rosemary and gave her a big hug! It was difficult to believe that I had been there practicing for two whole hours! When I left Hope Park and walked out onto Taggart  Avenue I was feeling super relaxed and incredibly present. An hour later I arrived home. I’d walked all the way … Maybe yoga should come with a health warning; because it really does makes you feel amazingly alright!

Rachele, co-founder of Eco Liverpool (http://mindfulyogaliverpool.com/page/2/)

National Governing Body for Yoga

The BWY is recognised by Sport England and The Sport and Recreation Alliance (formally the CCPR) as the National Governing Body for Yoga in England. As the NGB for Yoga we also accredit other organisation's teacher training programmes.

Yoga Class 29 May 2018
Class vinyasa 29 May 2018

Stillness

“Silence is the preferred sound of the Soul. In the silence, stillness is heard – when this stillness speaks, it is love that you hear.”

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, p 652 1

“When we hear the word “stillness” we immediately think of it as the opposite of movement - but stillness is something quite different altogether. Stillness is an energetic quality of being. It is naturally present in the heart of every human being, equally so. Sometimes after a few cups of coffee or a fight we might not feel it, but it is still always there – it is only us who have chosen to disconnect from it.

So, why is it so difficult to be still if Stillness is our natural state of being?

It seems as if everything in the way we choose to live takes us away from ourselves. The constant distractions, being ‘too busy’, noises, stress, emotions, stimulating food and drink, ideals and beliefs, protective mechanisms, anxiety – you name it – and this way of life then becomes our daily lived experience which we perceive as “normal”, when it is not and we allow it to perpetuate. 
But still, the stillness is always there and is so needed, longed for and worth reconnecting to. Our yoga practice helps us to reconnect to this stillness.” 1

 

References

  1. http://www.unimedliving.com/unimedpedia/word-index/unimedpedia-stillness.html [accessed 29.5.18]

Class vinyasa 29.5.18 (1599kb)




eXTReMe Tracker