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Event Series Event Series: Yoga for Mind, Breath & Body

Yoga for Mind, Breath & Body

28th September 2021 @ 18:15 - 19:45


Suitable for all, and especially for those who feel that they are not bendy enough or relaxed enough to practise yoga, this positive, friendly class places emphasis on developing evenness of mind, fullness of breath and ease within the body. Incorporating posture, breathing, meditation, philosophy, visualisation and sound, and tailored to those in attendance, the time of day and the season, this class will help you to improve your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and to cultivate the skills you need to navigate the ups and downs of life.

While any given class may contain some challenging postures, students are always given alternative options so that they can practice safely and wisely.

‘In the words of my teacher’s teacher, TKV Desikachar “We begin where we are and how we are and whatever happens, happens.’

Mandy usually runs classes on a drop in basis but places are limited so please do email mandymeaden@hotmail.com to book.


Mandy’s Profile:

My name is Mandy and I live in Bromley.
Yoga came into my life very early thanks to my Mum, my first teacher, who used to practise yoga listening to cassette tapes when I was a kid.  I can remember joining in from the age of six in her sunny, yellow bedroom. I also have vivid memories of my sister and I ‘doing’ a yoga video that featured Raquel Welch in an extraordinary zebra print leotard (yes, it was the 80’s) demonstrating some very theatrical breathing exercises. These early experiences ignited a fascination for yoga that has ripened into a passion.
“WHAT KIND OF YOGA DO YOU TEACH?” The formal answer to that question is that I teach yoga in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. This profound yet practical approach to yoga places emphasis on the importance of tailoring the practice to the needs of the student. Teachers in this tradition use the various tools of yoga (posture, breath, meditation, philosophy, visualization and sound) and adapt them to meet the needs, abilities and requirements of each individual. The focus is more on the breath and the quality of attention given to the practice rather than the ability to get into advanced postures.

The informal answer, the one I’d give you if you asked me this question at a party, is that I teach no nonsense, practical yoga, the kind you can do in your tracksuit bottoms and an old t-shirt.  It does’t matter what shape you are, how stiff or flexible you are, how old or young you are, all that matters is that you roll out a mat and give it a try.

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can” – Arthur Ashe

I teach the kind of yoga that starts off by getting you stretching and breathing and ends up, if you want it to, teaching you things about yourself you never knew and empowering you to make positive changes you couldn’t have imagined.


28th September 2021
18:15 - 19:45
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The Old Library Studio
Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham, London BR3 1SY United Kingdom
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Mandy Meaden
07796 448088
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