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Lisa Wooley

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My name is Lisa Woolley, and I was around 40 when I began to practise yoga.  This was at a point in my life when I was unfit, overweight, totally inflexible and completely burnt out.  Yoga really helped to make a big difference in my general well-being, so much so, that I decided to become a teacher.  I was very lucky to train at Integral Yoga, ( IYI ) which is an ashram in the middle of Manhattan.  IYI was founded by Swami Satchidananda in 1966 and it’s yoga lineage flows from the teachings of Swami Sivananda.

The overall teachings of IYI are to facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life.

After teacher training, I taught Integral yoga classes basic for several years and also led frequent workshops for complete beginners.  I loved helping people develop the confidence to attend regular yoga classes and seeing the difference that it made.  Also in New York I qualified with Karma Kids to teach children’s yoga, which is why you will sometimes hear me do an accidental “moo” in “Cat/Cow”.

The Yoga name given to me by IYI, is Lila, which means divine play – a reference I believe to always bringing a sense of humour to a situation.

I’m really excited to be teaching at In The Moment.  The Centre has a really special atmosphere and the space is wonderful.

Please join me on Tuesday evenings for some Yoga respite from the city and leave your day to day stress aside.

The class starts at 6pm and finishes at 7.30pm.  The cost is £7.

Based on the format of a traditional Integral Yoga class, this will be a comprehensive, balanced class with a steady flow, relaxation between asanas, and guided instruction throughout.  Each week will follow the same outline, even though some asanas may vary.  The class will include Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations), in addition to holding certain poses longer in order to deepen them.  The class will include Pranayma (breathing exercises) Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and Netra Vyayamam (eye movements) as well as a little meditation and chanting.

Anyone can practice Yoga – you don’t need specialist equipment or clothes, just a desire for a healthier, more fulfilled life.  You are never too young.  You are never too old.  You are not the wrong shape.

Please contact me directly with any questions.