Sun Moon Yoga offers Hatha Yoga Classes for beginners and improvers in the Sheffield areas of Hunters Bar (S11) and Broomhill (S10). I also run Yoga Workshops, Yoga Therapy and 1 to 1 Yoga tuition, as well a regular Yoga Retreats.
Classes are taught with the individual in mind. The practitioner is encouraged to progress at a pace that is suitable for them, gradually becoming more aware of the sensations in the body and breath whilst performing various Asana or physical postures. This level of mindful awareness allows us to remain stable in our postures as we discover our increasing levels of flexibility, and at the same time brings the mind to the present moment allowing the mind to find equanimity and peace. Calmness in the mind thus leads to less tension in the body and greater fulfillment of the soul.
The teacher is the guide for each student to become aware of their own inner teacher. Each week, classes revolve around a central theme although we repeat practices to gain mastery over them.
Sun Moon Yoga follows the path of Hatha Yoga, which begins with the practice of Asana and gradually introduces simple breathing techniques known as Pranayama, along with relaxation techniques and meditation. Practicing this way over time gradually builds strength, flexibility and agility in the body, is purifying and cleansing, and brings clarity, stability and peace to the mind. There are many benefits of Yoga through a mindful regular practice, but the rewards are not the goal, it is the journey itself that gives most rewards.