I studied for my 500 hour teaching certificate with the Vajrasati Yoga School, which was founded in 2000 by Brighton based yoga teacher, Jim Tarran, who originally trained in Iyengar Yoga. Graduates from the training become part of a supportive community of yoga teachers. Vajrasati yoga adapts to suit the individual and uses props such as blocks and blankets to make yoga as accessible as possible to the widest range of people.
Vajrasati is a form of modern postural yoga which combines the precision of Iyengar yoga with a sense of playful exploration and Buddhist philosophy. Students are encouraged to follow the principles of yoga by listening to their bodies and finding ways to release tension without being forceful or grasping. Working with the breath and learning to use the breath to calm the nervous system and still the mind is central to this practice. The class structure begins with relaxation, then gradually builds towards more dynamic postures to get energy moving round the body so you can feel prana (lifeforce) flowing. This is followed by rejuvenating postures so students leave feeling energised, calm and blissful. Vajrasati yoga encourages exploration, creativity and continued learning from self-study (svadhyaya) and a sharing of that learning with the Vajrasati community and the wider world. www.vajrasatiyoga.co.uk