Yoga Academy Wales
The school was established with the aim of immediate community benefit, so along with the classes, trainings, and retreats, which comprise all of what Hatha yoga is- breath work, meditation, asana (postural work), a little bit of mantra chanting, mudra hand gesture, a little philosophy occasionally included during meditation and nidra guided relaxation, most importantly leading to a greater sense of embodiment and unity- its priority purpose is community outreach; providing yoga and meditation freely to people of low income and supporting local environmental objectives. So when you pay for a standard class, training, or retreat, a percentage of your money goes towards funding this positive work.
Tuition blends intuitive and playful approaches, while still retaining a respect for tradition, and is responsively directed towards the needs and abilities of the individual while. Yoga can provide so much; from fun, fitness, flexibility, and friendship, to a deeper experience of what you are beyond just being limbs, a body, a mind, revealing its and your truth through steady and dedicated practice.
Some of the most pleasurable aspects of yoga to be gained are its ability to nurture yet also provide growth and self empowerment to the individual. There is nothing like yoga for aiding you in standing on your own two feet, building self reliance, dealing with trauma, and all historic negativities. In fact it is now the foremost treatment for trauma (van der Kolk, 2015) and as is well known and testified; yoga is a complete system for wellness as well as an ancient spiritual discipline. All classes differ in their own way and complimenting the more responsive classes, a beginner to advanced class is available, completely accessible to all while encouraging students who want to develop their practice.
Our director, Anna Rivett (pictured) has been leading Hatha yoga classes for over five years now, and has recently begun teaching workshops, giving talks on yogic topics, and making yogic food for her classes. She has 23 years experience of personal practice, and is a fully accredited RYT 200 yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, as well as working towards accreditation with British School of Yoga.