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.
My regular group classes are resuming in the next week. Unfortunately because my driving licence has been suspended until at least May 2020 I'm unable to continue the Wednesday evening class at Choose You Yoga and Wellness Centre in Livingston. The Chair Yoga class has been relocated to the Carmondean Community Centre and had tomove to Tuesdays in order to secure the booking. For more information on these, as well as individual tuition and occasional courses, see Classes and Courses.
|Mondays: 16.30-18.15 General hatha yoga suitable for all at Sighthill Community Centre within Gate 55, Sighthill Road EH11 4PB Places available. Class resumes 2 September 2019. Contact Bijam for details.|
13.00 - 14.15 Gentle hatha yoga suitable for people with limited mobility due to longer-term physical and/or mental health issues who are wheelchair users or simply need to sit down for parts of the class. Carmondean Community Centre Fells Rigg Livingston EH 54 8AX . This day and venue is for the next 9 months while the Ability Centre is being refurbished.
19.30 - 21.00 - General hatha yoga at Currie Community Centre, 280 Lanark Road West, EH14 5RU. Class resumes 27th August. Suitable for all. The room is small and barely takes 8 people. Contact Bijam for further information.