Tutor: Lesley ISAACSON
Date: 4th February 2023
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
The day is suitable for all teachers and experienced students, particularly those who wish to explore a more holistic, integrated approach to their yoga. Working thematically, with consistent linking to philosophy, pranayama, sound, and meditation, enables the teacher to plan more effectively, across a wider perspective, and the student can more fully engage with the teachings. Thematic teaching also encourages regular class attendance as students want to avoid missing the next step in the development of the theme. Please bring along a copy of Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
Students will take home several mini schemes of work based on themes which they can develop and personalise for use in their classes or home practice.
Lesley’s own personal yoga journey has involved teacher training and foundation courses with the British Wheel of Yoga, extensive work over many years with a senior Iyengar teacher, as well as training, workshops and serious study with teachers trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition, both in the UK and India.
Her unique style is to fuse these disciplines together in an eclectic approach, so that students can work at their own personal border.
Lesley seeks to balance, in any one practice, asana contrasted with stillness both within the asana and in pranayama and meditation. She believes that a focused, disciplined asana practice can be experienced, hand in hand, with mental stillness and subtlety of breath so that the student’s whole being is involved. Each practice aims to explore freedom within asana and freedom from asana. Lesley hopes to share with students the breadth and joy of yoga, through asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and silence, as a tool for personal development and self-transformation. She infuses her lessons with her joie de vivre, enthusiasm, sense of humour and consistent linking of "on the mat” yoga with "off the mat” daily life.
Lesley is a teacher trainer for the British Wheel of Yoga and is proud to have trained over 100 future yogis to keep alive the spirit of this ancient tradition.
Lesley’s spiritual development has been nourished by the practice and teaching of homeopathy for over 20 years as well as Buddhist meditation. A deep-felt understanding of what constitutes true health and the relationship of the individual to the universal forms the bedrock of her yoga practice.
She runs annual yoga retreats throughout Europe and has taught at international yoga events. She plays a reasonable game of tennis, bakes palatable sourdough bread and would rather travel on 2 wheels than 4.
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Lesley has been practising and teaching yoga for over 30 years. She is proud to have trained over 100 BWY teachers to carry the baton of this timeless tradition long into the future. Having trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, she has since deepened her knowledge and experience of yoga by studying with a senior Iyengar teacher, many followers of the Krishnamacharya tradition and more recently she has been exploring the nurturing effects of restorative yoga. All her studies and teaching hope to provide participants with a holistic experience of yoga, to experience yoga as transforming and nourishing. Her sessions are filled with joie de vivre and consistent linking of on the mat yoga with off the mat daily life, drawing inspiration from the poetry of T.S.Eliot, the art of David Hockney as well as the inspirational texts of the Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads and Patanjali Yoga Sutras.