Hello, and a warm welcome to Mindfulness Yoga For Everyday Life with Kevin Glaister.  Gently stretch, relax, re-energize and renew, and learn to relieve stress and tension with mindfulness yoga and meditation.

I offer group yoga classes and individual tuition to  men and women of all ages and abilities, including beginners. New students are very welcome.  Classes are adapted to suit the individual needs of students and individual attention is given. I teach in a way which is clear, safe and accessible.

I have taught yoga in Gloucestershire since 2000 after having trained rigorously and extensively and qualifying in the Iyengar system, your guarantee of safety and quality. My mature approach to teaching is informed by many years of personal practice and by other authentic systems of hatha yoga, as well as the practice of mindfulness and insight meditation. I am dedicated to sharing the many benefits of both yoga and mindfulness.  Classes are presently held in Stroud, Stonehouse and Brockworth. I also offer yoga classes to individuals and groups, in the workplace and in schools and colleges.

Mindfulness Yoga differs from many traditional yoga practices in that there is more focus on a compassionate mindful awareness of the body and mind.  I see the practice of yoga as a means to living well, and as a means to develop greater compassion and self-acceptance.

Mindfulness yoga is essentially an awareness practice, rather than merely a series of stretching movements, the aim of which is to still and center the mind, which takes us out of our busy heads and into our bodies. 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 maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.