Veronica’s experience with yoga began 24 years ago while studying Eastern Philosophy at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and while traveling to India, where she volunteered as a nurse at the Parvatibhai Leprosy hospital, Surat, Gujarat, and where started experiencing how yoga could restore health and hope. Veronica fell deeply in love with yoga and decided to take a 3 year long course in the UK to become a Dru Yoga teacher. Even though she studied Dru Yoga, at first, mainly for her own benefit, as a result of recovering from severe illness, Veronica felt a strong call to share with others the gift of yoga that had transformed her life in such a profound way and had, in fact, brought her back to health.

“My time during my Dru Yoga Teacher Training happened to be rather challenging: ill-health, stress and exhaustion are only a few examples I learnt to overcome; and by doing so I equipped myself with the tools to help other people in similar circumstances.”

“For me a yoga practice should be able to take us inside ourselves, to connect us with our essence (physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritually) and to start a life-long journey of discovery and integrated consciousness where we breathe, receive, accept and radically affirm every part of our experience, what we like and what we don’t . Only when we dive into our bodies as the great gift that they are, can we anchor and create a vision that will make a difference in the world.”

“In my Dru Yoga classes I enjoy sharing traditional postures and sequences with a contemporary twist, combined with breathing and meditative practices, including mantra, sound, storytelling and music to create a fun, profound, transformative and uplifting experience.”

Veronica is also a certified Ayurveda Consultant and Yoga Health Coach, who has studied with Vasant Lad, Cate Stillman, and Sharon Jackson and holds qualifications on Yoga Psychology, Creative Writing and a BSc in Nursing Studies. She is also a roving mentor for Yoga Healer in the Yoga Health Coaching certification course.

With her coaching and 1-2-1 sessions, Veronica helps clients to embrace a Yogic lifestyle with ease, creativity, sense of joy and fulfilment guiding people to go deeper into self-enquiry, adopt a healthier lifestyle and gain clarity on their life purpose.

Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of hatha 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— not only improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability but also concentrating on building a heightened feeling of positivity, through specific affirmations that deeply relax and rejuvenate your whole being. It works with traditional postures and breathing techniques but also uses unique sequences that are designed to unblock energy channels in the body. These sequences can look similar to TaiChi and can be as gentle or as strong as you make them. Dru yoga and is a great example of the principle that you get out of yoga what you put in to it.

In the first randomised control trial into Dru Yoga in 2008, participants reported to be:

More composed – less anxious 120%
More clear-minded – less confused 500%
More elated – less depressed 240%
More energised – less tired 270%
More agreeable – less hostile 100%
More confident – less unsure 210%
Life purpose and satisfaction 330%
Self confidence during stress 650%

The Journal of Occupational Medicine also published a study where is shown how Dru Yoga reduces both stress and back pain.

Yoga classes by Veronica

Dru Yoga Flow:

Monday: 6.30-7.30pm

Friday: 9.30am and 4.30pm

Drop-in, multi-passes and memberships available.

Price list and booking here: https://goteamup.com/p/2183448-akasha-yoga/

More info: www.akashayogacentre.co.uk

Hatha Yoga

Wednesday: 10am

Drop-in, multi-passes and memberships available.

Price list and booking here: https://goteamup.com/p/2183448-akasha-yoga/

It can be said that Hatha Yoga is the most well-known and fundamental style of yoga and is the foundation from which many other modern types of yoga derive. The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit words Ha, meaning sun and Tha, meaning moon and so is often referred to as the yoga that unites opposites. Hatha concentrates on postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama). Asanas were originally meant to aid meditation as the practicing of asanas relaxed the body while breath control can help focus the mind. The combination of these two elements in Hatha strengthens the core, stimulates the energy centres of the body and can activate numerous organs to cleanse the system.

 

Dynamic Flow Yoga 

Friday: 7am (bright and early, perfect before work!)

Drop-in, multi-passes and memberships available.

Price list and booking here: https://goteamup.com/p/2183448-akasha-yoga/

More info: www.akashayogacentre.co.uk

Flow Yoga takes the same elements of Hatha, postures and breath and coordinates them into a continuous movement, a flow from one posture to the next, using the breath as an anchor to synchronise the sequences. The constant movement builds up the internal heat in the muscles and can make Flow Yoga a powerful and strong form of yoga while the timing of the breath focuses the mind to work with the body. Our Flow Yoga at Tranquility is designed to leave you invigorated yet calm and ready for the day (or the weekend) and might surprise you with a blend of styles including vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, Dru and Yoga Shred.

 

Meditation

Monday: 7.45pm

Drop-in, multi-passes and memberships available.

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More info: www.akashayogacentre.co.uk

 In order to be able to meditate we need to learn to relax. Then we can work on welcoming some alertness into our beings while still keeping that sense of deep relaxation and dive into the next step, concentration. In the Meditation classes, we explore a variety of meditation and concentration techniques which may include mindful movement, pranayama (breathing exercises), deep relaxation techniques, visualisation, body scans, sound and mantra meditation. These sessions are great to release stress, centre and ground body and mind and explore the depths of a meditation practice and self enquiry. Beginners welcome.

 

YOGA 121

Private Classes Available by appointment: veronica@akashayogacentre.co.uk or 07921 847932

Initial session: £65. Packages available.

More information: www.akashayogacentre.co.uk

A personal one-on-one session with Veronica can take your yoga experience to a whole new level. If you are completely new to yoga and want to understand the details of the basics, a personal session offers you the chance to build a class around you. Maybe there’s a particular sequence or posture you want to master, a physical or mental health condition that you want to help to manage, maybe you want to establish a home daily practice and you need support or go deeper into your self-enquiry.

A 1-2-1 yoga sessions will build your practice around you and your needs.

Packages available.

Yoga Psychology

121 consultations by appointment. Contact veronica@akashayogacentre.co.uk or 07921847932

More information: www.akashayogacentre.co.uk

Yoga is a psychology. A means of working with the mind, body, emotions and soul.

Go deeper into your yogi journey, take it off the mat and let it spread to the rest of your life.

By looking deeply into ourselves, our thought patterns, our emotional lives, our bodies – we learn about the essence of life.

One of the niyamas (virtuous observances) is “self-study”. Yoga is about recognizing the fabric and curriculum of our own lives as the perfect teacher. Nothing exists outside of ourselves. We enlarge our definition of Self to include others and the whole world. We study our Self to understand the world around us and the nature of life.

The ancient yogic wisdom can offer a multitude of tools, philosophies and models to help us come back home to ourselves and navigate life with awareness and deep love.

 

More information: www.akashayogacentre.co.uk

Contact Veronica on veronica@akashayogacentre.co.uk or 07921 847932.

 

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