Tel/Text enquiries: 07971 434336 OR 01460 432980
How to get to Saddle Street Farm, Thorncombe TA20 4PY:
BY CAR – Thorncombe is just off the B3165 between Lyme Regis and Crewkerne, 40 minutes from the M5 at Taunton. MAP
BY TRAIN – Crewkerne station, on the mainline between Waterloo and Exeter, is about 10 minutes away. Let us know if you need a lift to/from the station.
Any questions? Email Hannah(@)hannahlovegrove.co.uk
This mark signifies that Hannah Lovegrove is an accredited and fully insured Iyengar Yoga Teacher, certified to teach at Intermediate Junior Level 3. This level of qualification covers an Iyengar Yoga Teacher to hold classes for Healthy students with common conditions with minor risks, eg: knees, low back, neck and shoulders, constipation, diarrhoea, headache, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression, diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome. It covers the teaching of Gentle classes, for students needing a slower pace, and more assistance from the teacher and from props. The teaching of classes on a one-to-one basis are covered. From Level 3, teachers may also run specific ante-natal classes for normal pregnancies, with additional insurance policy.
I have been practicing yoga since the 1970′s, and teaching Iyengar Yoga for 16 years. Qualified to Intermediate Level 3, I’m now training for Senior level in the UK, and attending classes with the Iyengar family at RIMYI in Pune, India.
I have run many holidays, taught many groups and classes over the years. It is a great pleasure to me to see how much people gain from their practice. My own yoga practice is the rock upon which my life rests, a place to go to time and again to find pleasure, solace, peace, fun and, perhaps most important, myself.
Yoga is a gift to us all, first described originally by Patanjali, defined and refined today by the world’s best and most esteemed teacher and Guru, the late BKS Iyengar and his family.
Yoga postures change the mental state, the mind-set, in order to reach deeper, into the consciousness. The benefits of regular practice on our bodies quickly becomes apparent. The effect on the mind takes longer to register because yoga is dealing with the causes, not just the symptoms. The restless mind, once taught to draw inward, becomes calmer. The action of the postures on the organs of the body is cleansing, strengthening and healing. The compression and release, the deep inner stretching and opening can be built up during a class and over time, allowing circulation to penetrate deeply into the tissues and cells. Yoga practice refreshes the body and the emotions, and changes the mind and the consciousness.
With regular practice, people find they sleep very well. A person’s capacity to deal with any crisis in life is vastly improved. This can lead to much better performance under pressure, as a calm mind thinks rationally and clearly and even under stress will make better decisions. At a physical level, flexibility in the joints, elasticity in the ligaments and tendons, strength in the muscles – all these build with practice and the benefits are quickly felt. Yoga practice offers protection for people involved in other sports – they report a marked decrease in injury as the elasticity of the connective tissues improves.