Welcome to Yoga with Bijam

A warm welcome to Yoga with Bijam, dedicated with gratitude to my  tutors in Yoga Scotland with whom I did my first yoga teacher training and to the many other teachers, especially from the Bihar (Satyananda Yoga) tradition, who have helped, and continue to help me along the path.  I hope you’ll enjoy exploring this website. 

What is yoga?

It’s hard to describe yoga briefly!  The word Yoga can be translated literally as union, a coming together of body, mind and spirit. English words such as “yoke” are derived from the same root word.  When we are “doing” Yoga we are actually practising some form of technique to bring us to this state of union, often described as bringing inner stillness, peace, harmony and inner radiance.  Most people in our modern society  experience  imbalances and stress factors such as too much to do, too little time to do it, competing demands, exhaustion.  Many find that yoga practice can help them to become more at ease, calmer and at peace with themselves and better able to cope, not to mention usually sleeping better.    What it doesn't mean, in my classes anyway, is tying your body in knots.

Weekly classes

My regular group classes in Edinburgh and West Lothian are in the table below.  For more information on these, as well as individual tuition and occasional courses, see Classes and Courses.

Weekly Classes
Mondays: 16.30-18.15 General yoga suitable for all at Sighthill Community Centre within Gate 55, Sighthill Road EH11 4PB   Classes will take a break for August so the last class is on Monday July 31st. Contact Bijam for details.

Tuesdays:  Community Education class for experienced students. No class during the school holiday.  Next term starts on Tuesday September 26th. Bookings are via the website www.joininedinburgh.org/currie    Bookings open on August 9th.

Wednesdays: West Lothian: all enquiries directly to me.   Currently on summer break; recommences September 6th.

  •  13.15-14.30 Chair-based yoga at The Ability Centre, Carmondean,  Livingston  EH54 8PT  Suitable for people who are wheelchair users or simply need to sit down for parts of the class.
  • 16.45 - 18.15 Therapeutic yoga (seated adaptations available) at St. Mary's Church Hall, 22 Livery Street, Bathgate EH48 4QE  
  • 18.45 - 20.15 General  yoga (suitable for all levels) at Choose YOU Yoga Studio Carmondean, Livingston (NEW VENUE FROM SEPT 6th).  
  •  18.45 - 21.00 Yoga class as above followed by Satsang and Meditation group, same venue.