Welcome to Mindfulness Yoga for everyday life with Kevin Glaister
I offer group hatha yoga classes and individual tuition to men and women of all ages and abilities, in and around the Stroud Valleys and throughout Gloucestershire. I teach in a way which is clear, safe and accessible. Beyond the physiological benefits of yoga, I see the practice of yoga as a means to developing greater compassion and and self-acceptance.
I practice hatha yoga within a context of mindfulness rather than Hindu texts and philosophy. My practice is continually informed by mindfulness meditation practice. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is essentially an awareness practice, rather than a series of stretching movements, the aim of which is to still and centre the mind, which takes us out of our heads and into our bodies in preparation for the practice of meditation.
With regular practice we learn to listen and explore the body-mind, which can lead us to develop a more harmonious relationship to ourselves and the surrounding world. A strong healthy body, and a calm, clear and compassionate mind enable us to live and enjoy life to it's full potential.
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally".
Jon Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, Full Catastrophe Living).