Local Yoga Classes in Ashurstwood, Near Forest Row & East Grinstead

Discover how to de-stress, relax, feel healthier, feel happier, calm your mind, discover your inner peace and have fun with Dru yoga classes near Forest Row with Peter Briant.

Summer 2012 Yoga Classes

Summer 2012 Classes

Thursday evenings 8 – 9:30pm in Ashurstwood, near Forest Row, East Grinstead

Check availability: Call Peter’s office on: 020 8242 6035 or email: hello {at} beyond-alchemy {dot} com

What Is Yoga?

Yoga classes near Forest Row / East Grinstead / East SussexYoga is an ancient system of postures, movements and breathing techniques, designed to create the “union of body and mind”.

In more modern terms, it’s an excellent practice to allow you to:

  • De-stress
  • Relax
  • Get life back into balance
  • Improve your health
  • Be able to stay calmer, even in emotionally-charged situations
  • Improve your fitness
  • Feel happier

Even modern scientists and medical professionals are now agreeing with the ancient wisdom that mind, body and emotions are connected. So gentle, focused movements that rebalance the body have the potential to also impact other areas of your life.
In fact, the latest scientific research has shown that even just a 6 week course of Dru Yoga can significantly impact your stress levels and inner calm!


Dispelling Yoga Myths

Myth: Yoga drop-in classes work
Fact: Yoga isn’t a quick fix

Just as with any form of skill, to see results, a yoga student needs to commit to regular practice. A weekly, local yoga class is the ideal environment for this, because:

  • you can ask the yoga teacher questions;
  • you can get feedback on your posture (so you don’t hurt yourself and you’ll get maximum benefit from the pose);
  • you can learn how to prepare for postures, so you will be able to do them safely at home;
  • you can share the experience with other students and even make new friends;
  • this moral support can help you find ways to fit yoga into your life, to help you feel happier, healthier and less stressed.

Myth: You have to change your religious beliefs, to do yoga
Fact: Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of their personal beliefs

Although the practice of yoga is rooted in ancient philosophy, to enjoy and benefit from yoga doesn’t require you to adopt any particular belief systems and it certainly doesn’t ask its students to have any particular religious background. Yoga techniques can have a profound impact on your life and are accessible to everyone.

Myth: Yoga should feel like a work-out
Fact: Yoga should never cause pain – either during the class or the next day

Over the years, we have experienced a number of yoga teachers who either pushed their students to go too far in postures or didn’t have techniques to help their classes warm up and prepare for yoga postures, so you would wake up the next day with aching muscles – and worse.

Dru yoga should never hurt. The postures are never done “cold” – yoga classes always include “activations” (to get the body moving) and “Energy Block Release” sequences, to help shift any stiffness. Postures that challenge the body are only ever done after suitable preparatory postures have been completed, so your body and mind are ready and can gain maximum benefit from the poses.


What Makes Dru Yoga Different?

Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.

It is designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups.

For example, if you can’t go as far as you would like into a particular posture, a Dru yoga teacher can help you use visualisation techniques, to relax the body and gently ease yourself further into the posture, over time.

Dru yoga is truly accessible.

One of our friends attended her first Dru yoga class in a wheelchair, having had repeated operations on her spine. She is now fit, active and is a wonderful Dru yoga teacher. How did she benefit from the early classes? By being taught how to visualise her body doing the techniques and being incredibly gentle.


Peter Briant, yoga teacherLocal Dru Yoga Classes

Peter Briant, an experienced, formally-qualified Dru Yoga teacher, runs weekly classes Forest Row and East Grinstead, in Sussex (UK).

He specialises in making yoga accessible to all, helping you to gain maximum benefit from your classes, whilst also having fun.


What Is A Dru Yoga Class Like?

A typical class structure would include:

  1. Activations: These are warm-up exercises, to wake you up and warm up each muscle group in turn, in preparation for the yoga postures.
  2. Energy Block Release Sequence: This would be a carefully-constructed sequence of postures and movements, specifically designed to help you release blocks in the body, mind and emotions.
  3. Posture Work: Traditional yoga postures, performed in a more flowing way than you may have come across before. These postures help various areas of our body, mind and emotions. For example:
    • Twisting postures can aid digestion
    • There are postures which ground you, helping you increase your energy and reduce your stress levels
    • There are postures which promote clear thinking
    • Some postures and movements will help you sleep or relax
    • There are postures specifically intended to produce balance

How will I feel afterwards?
Students leave their classes feeling more balanced, less stressed, energised, refreshed and revitalised.

The goal of a course in Dru yoga is to help you access a point of stillness within you, no matter how chaotic life becomes.


Weekly Classes

Peter runs weekly yoga classes on Thursday evenings at 8pm in Ashurstwood, near Forest Row & East Grinstead.

This is a 1 1/2 hour yoga class with deep relaxation techniques, which is a real treat. Combining yoga and deep relaxation can have a huge impact on your body and mind.

When: Thursdays 8pm
Where: Ashurstwood – near Forest Row & East Grinstead
Cost: Suggested donation of £10 per class.

If the suggested donation is too much for you, please contact Peter to find out how to apply for help from our scholarship programme.


Find Out More / Reserve Your Place

To find out more and reserve your place, please call Peter on 020 8242 6035. Or you can fill in the contact form below and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Can’t Make It To A Weekly Class?

Peter runs regular yoga and meditation weekend workshops, with his wife Clare Josa, a formally-trained meditation teacher, NLP Trainer and author. If you’d like to find out when the next course is running, please get in touch!

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