|Date:||15th Feb 2017
|Class type:||Vinyasa Gentle|
|Class description:||A dynamic practice focused on moving the body along with the breath. The experience in this class is one of fluidity and motion. Poses are generally held for short periods of time and emphasis on the rhythm of the breath is encouraged with the purpose of aligning and focusing the mind. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
Suitable for anyone looking to stretch their bodies with moderate physical effort. The focus of the class is more on stretching and awareness of body-breath synchronicity.|
|Class level:|| Gentle|
|Since he was a child, Dale has gravitated towards helping others. He was the kid at school who got on with everyone and found humour to be another gift and weapon in the world of growing up. At 18 he took up Thai boxing to keep him safe in England's northern cities and he balanced that with Thai massage. He later practised kung fu and Chinese massage, also learning Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan where he lived for 7 years.|
After an impulsive trip to an ashram and Vipassana retreat in 2005, Dale found his inner pull towards helping others become a driving force in his yoga studies and practice. With many styles and methods practised, he has been able to see yoga teachings and its applications from different viewpoints. He has taken many inspiring teacher trainings including classes with Yogaworks' James Brown, Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Richard Freeman, Paul Dallaghan, and various advanced pranayama trainings. He practises meditation, and has his own pranayama and daily posture practice. He believes that we need to be open and sensitive enough to balance traditional teachings, teachings from present well-studied teachers, and our own real and valid experience.
He gives his students time to feel through their own experience in the hope that they are rewarded through personal investigation of sensations, perceptions, feelings and thought patterns. Practising being the witness of one's experience is a constant reminder for his students. Dale is passionate and committed to his own personal practice, and he feels it important to teach with compassion, humour and using metaphors to add a little depth to the whole experience.
He is also inspired by Richard Freeman, Paul Dallaghan and Adnan Tarovich. Dale is currently loving works by Tich Naht Hahn, Rupert Spira, and as always, Ram Dass.
|QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS|
|• 500 hours James Brown YogaWorks and AYC|
• 300 hours Pranayama with Paul Dallaghan
• 200 hours Yoga India First Point Yoga
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