Our style of practice
Yoga posture practice began as an element within Eastern philosophy and religion. Traditional yoga involves an exploration of the nature of consciousness and the self. It offers an ethical framework for living. And guidelines to cultivate a sense of healthy connection - to our native intelligence, to one another and to the world around us.
In its journey from East to West, yoga practice has been informed by multiple international influences - so like any culture, it's evolving over time. In the UK today we have access to many different styles of yoga practice. Some approaches strip yoga right down to posture practice as a form of gym exercise. Others fully embrace the ideas and beliefs of Hindu and Buddhist religion and philosophy.
Honouring the poetic grace of Eastern tradition, Lotus Leaf classes continue to offer an exploration of the nature of consciousness and the self. An ethical framework for living. And the cultivation of a sense of meaning. The difference is that we do this this from a contemporary Western perspective.
You're warmly invited to nest within your posture practice any ideas that are meaningful for you. It's your body, your yoga.
Fran Keeley, Milton Keynes, June 2018