Yoga and Ceremony
There is so much more to yoga than the physical postures or asanas. Yoga can mean to unite, to join or to associate and it is here we find connection with ceremony. Ceremony is created to unite people, bring together communities and to celebrate. These natural partners are both ancient practices which aim to bring about harmony, summon strength and offer support. The evolution and modernisation of these practices should not detract from their meaning and in modern day yoga and ceremony, practiced with respect, inclusivity and knowledge of the original intentions, there is something for everyone.
Opening Ceremony at Lane Yoga, Edinburgh
Images courtesy of Kat Gollock
I first practiced yoga in Edinburgh in the 1990’s. My yoga practice has been a constant thread in my life since then and has supported me through lots of life’s transitions. I practiced Iyengar yoga until 2011 when I began to explore other styles and schools of yoga. Since then there has been increasing yogic influences in my life which over time, have been conjured from human connection, collaboration and community, woven together with inspiration, creativity and intuition. In 2019 I completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mudra Yoga here in Edinburgh and in early 2020 completed an 85 hour Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga Training with Flow Yoga Glasgow.
In my current roles I am acutely aware of life’s journey and I have found again and again, in the ebb and flow of that journey, relationships matter.
I aim to respect and respond to this insight in my yoga teaching by facilitating a safe space where people can embrace the practice of yoga as a tool to nurture and explore the relationship they have with themselves, their breath and their body.
I feel a meaningful relationship with self fosters acceptance, self awareness and self determination, allowing relationships with others and the wider community to flourish. Therefore, developing a stable connection with your yoga and yourself offers a foundation to feel joy, stand in your strength and be buoyant in the exchanges you will encounter in your journey through life, with yourself and with others.
Practising yoga outdoors with all the elements and challenges it brings is a wonderful reminder that yoga isn’t about perfecting ourselves, our bodies or even the poses. It amplifies the fundamentals of yoga that include taking the time and space to be present with ourselves, connect with our breath, the elements and the natural world then in turn our community and the wider world.
(with optional Sea Swim after class)
6 week block starts Friday 10th September 7am
Class fees below
New Moon Pop Up Yoga, Swim and BYOB (bring your own breakfast)
Sunday 5th September 2021
By donation, reach out if interested
Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. No drop in. Covid safe practices continue.
Standard per class £8.00 (2 classes £15 /4 classes £30 / 6 classes £42.00)
Unemployed/financial stress per class £6 (2 classes £11 /4 classes £22 / 6 classes £30)
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If you are looking for a yoga class that effortlessly aligns body, mind and spirit, you will not be disappointed. Andrea’s subtle, humorous guidance through practices at sunrise, on the beach, in the Beach House and on zoom are a genuine pleasure. I am not a yoga natural and my body struggles but I feel totally at ease doing as much as I can do, with Andrea adjusting the physical practice to allow for different levels of yoga intensity. But most of all I love the sense of refreshment, community and welllbeing that Andrea’s classes inspire. Not so much a class as a practice of self kindness.Joanna