Classes & Workshops

I have been studying and attending my own yoga classes for years and I have just recently started teaching since I graduated with my 200 hour Yoga and Spiritual development teacher training in the study of classical Yoga Philosophy and traditional Hatha Yoga Practice certification this year 2019. I trained in Bristol and Italy with the Shanti Centre Training School taught by my main teacher Stephanie Shanti Bosanko. My training and experience is from an in depth study of traditional Sivananda yoga which is a more slower -paced style, really focusing on meditation, breathwork and spirituality. The style is based on the five branches of yoga philosophy ; Proper breath, proper relaxation/ meditation, proper diet, positive thinking and proper exercise. My training and experience also incorporates kundalini, restorative, integral and vinyasa yoga. I am currently also working towards my Yin Yoga Teacher Certificate. I love all that yoga has to offer us. Particularly the Yoga Philosophy and Spirituality elements that really are a key fundamental part of learning true yoga. I love to theme and weave the philosophy and teachings into my sessions, making it accessible yoga, using blocks, straps and props to enhance your experience in the moment.
I teach with a very humanist, open, warming and emphatic approach, allowing my intuition to guide me and read my students and their needs throughout the classes. My knowledge, experience and wisdom flows into my sessions and I like my students to allow themselves to self explore what feels right for them in the present moment, not forcing, not pushing but tuning in and listening to your body, this is a really important part of my teaching approach and that students can feel comfortable and at ease and able to be themselves.
My message of yoga is of union, connection and sharing the importance of self care. It is important that we take time to nourish our mind and body with mindfulness and conscious awareness and if there is any aim, its aim of alignment with living your best self.
Throughout my sessions we will explore yoga on and off the mat and what that means to you. My classes are a path of self discovery, self realization, journeying through you to find your inner purpose and true self, to bring mind and body balance.
Yoga gives the gift of a calm mind and peace, even in the midst of chaos, by teaching you to let go and bring awareness to every moment.
Mind-body integration means establishing a healthy dialogue between your thoughts and your cells. Yoga is a powerful practice that enhances your mind-body integration. Through conscious breathing, movement, and attention to the physical postures, you cultivate a state of body-centered restful awareness, bringing harmony to the physical, mental and emotional body.

Take a look at what classes and workshops are on offer below..

WEEKLY CLASSES

Hatha/ Yin Yoga for Men and Women

Every Wednesday 7-8pm | Bristol Goddess Temple

My classes are a path of self discovery and self realization, journeying through you to find your inner purpose and true self, to bring mind and body balance, inner peace and even bliss.
 
Yoga gives the gift of a calm mind, even in the midst of chaos, by teaching you to let go and bring awareness to every moment.
Mind-body integration means establishing a healthy dialogue between your thoughts and your cells. Yoga is a powerful practice that enhances your mind-body integration.
 
Through conscious breathing, movement, and attention to the physical postures, you cultivate a state of body-centered restful awareness, bringing harmony to the physical, mental and emotional body.
I teach yoga with various styles of physical Asana (postures) practice and yoga philosophy to support the structure of the class:
 
This class is Hatha and Yin Yoga structured.
 
It is an classical system that includes the practice of Asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
 
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise with Asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes
Yin increases your flexibility.
Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas.
 
You can book for a block of 6 for £40 or drop in is £8. Booking is upfront.
 

Hatha/ Yin Yoga for Men and Women

Every Friday 1-2pm | The Old Rectory Clinic

My classes are a path of self discovery and self realization, journeying through you to find your inner purpose and true self, to bring mind and body balance, inner peace and even bliss.
 
Yoga gives the gift of a calm mind, even in the midst of chaos, by teaching you to let go and bring awareness to every moment.
Mind-body integration means establishing a healthy dialogue between your thoughts and your cells. Yoga is a powerful practice that enhances your mind-body integration.
 
Through conscious breathing, movement, and attention to the physical postures, you cultivate a state of body-centered restful awareness, bringing harmony to the physical, mental and emotional body.
I teach yoga with various styles of physical Asana (postures) practice and yoga philosophy to support the structure of the class:
 
This class is Hatha and Yin Yoga structured.
It is an classical system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
 
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes
Yin increases your flexibility.
Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas.
 
You can book for a block of 6 for £44 or drop in is £8.
Booking upfront is essential.
 

Mindful Movement for Men and Women

Every Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm | The Old Rectory Clinic

A mixture of Qi gong (Tai chi) and accessible yoga combined with breath and meditation to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. The class is inclusive to anyone and can either be done stood up or sat down, I work to your needs throughout the session. 

For the busy person that doesn’t get time to breathe. This class can help to reduce stress, improve mood and energy as well as flexibility and reduce mind chatter. 
It also helps to increase resilience, focus and clarity. 


FREE Taster Session for First Class

To book, a block of 6 is £44 or £8 per class.

The benefits of this practice focus on external and internal well-being of our body.

  • Providing healing effects and help in calming the mind and nurturing the spirit.
  •  Breathing is an integral part of this practice without which the practice remains incomplete. I will teach varied slow, low impact and precise movements of the body which are restorative to mind, body and soul.

These ancient practices increases the longevity and is beneficial for older people too.

  • It is a low impact, low risk exercise.
  • It reduces stress levels, depression and tension.
  • People experience less anxiety and stress.
  • It improves breath control and meditation power. It also enhances cognitive functions of the brain.
    improves strength, balance, coordination and flexibility to a great extent.
  • Regular practice of proves beneficial for complete mind body rejuvenation.
  • It also enhances the immunity power of the body and helps in regulating the sleeping patterns and disorders.

Please bring a mat and a blanket. Booking is upfront.

To book, a block of 6 is £44 or £8 per class.

Mindful Movement for Men and women

Every Tuesday 7:15pm – 8:15pm | Lyde Green Community Centre

A mixture of Qi gong (Tai chi) and accessible yoga combined with breath and meditation to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. The class is inclusive to anyone and can either be done stood up or sat down, I work to your needs throughout the session. 

For the busy person that doesn’t get time to breathe. This class can help to reduce stress, improve mood and energy as well as flexibility and reduce mind chatter. 
It also helps to increase resilience, focus and clarity. 


FREE Taster Session for First Class

To book, a block of 6 is £40 or £8 per class.

The benefits of this practice focus on external and internal well-being of our body.

  • Providing healing effects and help in calming the mind and nurturing the spirit.
  •  Breathing is an integral part of this practice without which the practice remains incomplete. I will teach varied slow, low impact and precise movements of the body which are restorative to mind, body and soul.

These ancient practices increases the longevity and is beneficial for older people too.

  • It is a low impact, low risk exercise.
  • It reduces stress levels, depression and tension.
  • People experience less anxiety and stress.
  • It improves breath control and meditation power. It also enhances cognitive functions of the brain.
    improves strength, balance, coordination and flexibility to a great extent.
  • Regular practice of proves beneficial for complete mind body rejuvenation.
  • It also enhances the immunity power of the body and helps in regulating the sleeping patterns and disorders.

Book a block of 6 for £40 or drop in is £8. Booking is upfront.

Please bring a mat and a blanket.

Chakra Yin Yoga & Meditation

Starts Monday 16th September 6.00pm – 7.30pm | The Flamingo Centre

There are thousands of chakras on your body and in your energy field, but most people are familiar with the 7 main chakras that stem from your sacrum to the top of your head.

The 7 Chakras are:

Root chakra (Muladhara)
Navel chakra (Swadhisthana)
Solar plexus chakra (Manipura)
Heart chakra (Anahata)
Throat chakra (Vishuddha)
Third eye chakra (Ajna)
Crown chakra (Sahasrara)

Each chakra is like a spinning wheel of energy that represents a different element of life and being. When all 7 chakras are in balance, you will feel vital, safe, inspired, and tuned in to your natural potential. If your chakras are out of balance, it can manifest in various ways depending on which energy center needs attention. Balancing and aligning your chakras should be a daily practice, as each day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth.

Working with the chakras can be very fun and relaxing, and it can bring a new sense of purpose to your goals, emotionally healing, relationships, visions, and dreams. One of the best ways to work with the chakras is through gentle yin yoga, meditation, and pranayama.
These classes are a longer 90 minute session to really nurture your mind body and soul with the bliss of yin yoga sequences tailored to help balance and align your chakras followed my meditation.

Drop in classes are £12 per session.
Or you can book a block of 6 (to use within 2 months) for £65

Pre-booking is a must as the space is limited to 10 spaces.

To book please send payment by:
Bank transfer:

Donna Bull
Ac No: 45134049
Sort Code: 600727

If you pay for a block of classes in advance this will be for 6 classes to be used over a back to back 6 week period. If for any reason you cannot make a class I ask you to please inform me in advance with more than 24 hours notice if possible so you don’t get charged a credit as I also need to know numbers for structuring my class etc.

I also offer one to one sessions of which are great for helping with injury rehab, general mobilization, fitness, strengthening, mental focus, sleep, again specific to your needs. If you think you would benefit from a one to one session the please do enquire.

Please do spread the word to help my classes become more popular. Yoga is powerful and it can help us all so much, so why not give someone else the gift of yoga in their life too.  

WORKSHOPS

Third Eye Chakra Meditation Evening

Thursday 29th August | Bean Tree Cafe

Take some time for you to retreat into inner serenity and stillness.
Leave your busy day behind and finish it with the ultimate way to fully let go and relax. Practicing positive thinking and find your inner peace. If the ocean can calm then you can.

Escape your mind, get into your body and say goodbye to stress.
In this session I will guide you with holistic approaches for a full meditative experience and we will end the space with reflection and leave with a positive outlook.
I will guide you to harnessing your thoughts and emotions and recharging your energy through various techniques.

Meditation can benefit anyone!

Arrival for 7.45pm for a social introduction.
The Third eye chakra is the sixth chakra.
Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight. The function of the third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination.
Once the third eye chakra is in harmony with the rest of the chakras, it is said that a doorway towards spiritual enlightenment is opened.
When our third eye chakra is clean and balanced, we see life with clarity and possess strong intuition, insight, self-awareness, and emotional balance.

Your ticket includes a Third Eye Chakra Tea and treat to stimulate the energy centre.

Please bring a mat to lay down, a blanket please and any other cosies you wish.

COST: £12.50 

Please send by paypal to : (Send to family and friends so theres no extra fee):
https://www.paypal.me/ThisYogicLife

or Bank transfer:

Donna Bull
Ac No: 45134049
Sort Code: 600727

The Spiritual Stretch- A Yoga for Spirituality Workshop

Saturday 31st August 10.30-12.30pm | The Old Rectory Clinic

✨✨If you enjoy yoga for the health benefits then you will certainly feel better with regular sessions. But without the spiritual side, yoga is simply a stretch class, a gym session, or a space for relaxation. You will go deeper and you’ll find so out so much more in this workshop.

✨✨Your spirit is the higher consciousness; the higher self, a driving force, a motivation, a reason behind everything we think and everything we do. Being aware of this energy is something spiritual.

✨✨Therefore, awareness is critical to yoga as a spiritual When you turn up to the mat you bring yourself – only yourself and all of yourself.

✨✨If you practice yoga with an awareness of yourself you come to learn about the different ways you act, how you react, and what you are like – in creating awareness of yourself you can transform your mind, which in turn affects how you live your life and how you interact with others.

✨✨I will educate you in The 7 Spiritual Principles of Yoga and the chakra system and how you can incorporate this into your life for more fulfilment, joy and peace.
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga promote both physical health and emotional well being.

 

✨✨The deeper meaning and gift of yoga is the path it offers into the timeless world of spirit. Yoga gives the gift of a calm mind, even in the midst of chaos, by teaching you to let go and bring awareness to every moment. In this expanded state of consciousness, you experience freedom from suffering. You remember your essential spiritual nature, and life becomes more joyful, meaningful, and carefree.

✨8 Spaces Available:

Cost: £22

✨Payment by PayPal (Please send to family and friends to avoid extra fee)
https://www.paypal.me/thisyogiclife

Relaxation and Meditation Cacao Ceremony- Heart Chakra

Friday 6th September | Bristol Goddess Temple

Take some time for you to retreat into inner serenity and stillness.

Leave your busy day behind and finish it with the ultimate way to fully let go and relax. Practicing positive thinking and find your inner peace. If the ocean can calm then you can.

Escape your mind, get into your body and say goodbye to stress.In this session I will guide you with holistic approaches for a full meditative experience and we will end the space with reflection and leave with a positive outlook.

I will guide you to harnessing your thoughts and emotions and recharging your energy.

Meditation can benefit anyone!

Please bring a mat to lay down, a blanket please and any other cosies you wish.

This week we will be doing a Heart chakra theme.

The heart chakra, or Anahata in its original Sanskrit name, colors our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration.
The main associations with the Heart Chakra are:

Love for oneself and others
Relating, relationships
Compassion, empathy
Forgiveness, acceptance
Transformation, change
Ability to grieve and reach peace
Compassionate discernment
Center of awareness, integration of insights


When the heart chakra is open, you may feel being deeply connected, the harmonious exchange of energy with all that is around you, and the appreciation of beauty.
However, when there’s a blockage in the heart chakra, you may experience difficulties in your relating with others, such as excessive jealousy, codependency, or being closed down, withdrawn, unworthy, undeserving and unfulfilled.

My favourite of all the chakras, i think it is the most powerful chakra to bring the most transformation.

We will be having a Special Cacao Ceremony to open the ceremony.
Cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate, is a plant medicine of the heart.
Benefits of ceremonial cacao: Opens the heart space (heart chakra & heart medicine)
Access to higher energies – love, joy, connection. Its a very powerful tool.

Only 2 spaces left. This will sell out so purchase your tickets fast.

Cost: £16.50 

Booking upfront to avoid disappointment, payment by paypal : paypal.me/ThisYogicLife/14.50

A dreamy yoga nidra meditation workshop

Saturday 7th September | The Old Rectory Clinic

When we pay attention to our breath, we are learning how to return to and remain in the present moment, to anchor ourselves in the here and now on purpose without judgement.
Yoga Nidra, offers a safe space to explore what you need in the moment as well as an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions. Yoga Nidra is one of the best ways to remove deep-seated tensions and to improve your capacity to sleep peacefully. It reduces excess vata and in fact is a tridoshic energy balancing technique when practiced properly.

As you practice Yoga Nidra you are guided deeper and deeper through the layers of your being, gradually releasing the more deep-seated tensions that prevent you going into deep states of recuperative sleep. As a result Yoga Nidra takes you into a conscious sleep-like state where you can gain all the benefits of sleep, including deep rest and better health.

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain.

While the practitioner rests comfortably in Savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness.

Donna will be holding the space for you and guide you into simple techniques leaving you feeling more at peace within.

Sleep and stress sufferers! – Yoga Nidra Relaxation technique improves the quality of sleep!

Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation meditation technique performed in the lying position. It is one of the most beloved of all the relaxation-meditation techniques in the world today. This is because the technique is practical and easy to do and creates the deep rest and relaxation required for good health, mental peace and higher awareness.


Getting deep rest is especially important in today’s busy world. The problem is that many of us carry our day-to-day tensions into sleep. Also constant stimulation by the technology that is supposed to make our lives better and to be more connected can easily over stimulate our nervous system, increase vata dosha (vata dosha is the energy pattern that drives our bodily movements and communications) and erode our ability to relax and rest. Constant engagement and stimulation results in excessive vata in the body and mind, which leads to disturbed sleeping patterns. Disturbed sleep detriments all aspects of life and can create a negative spiral of increasing stress, tension, exhaustion and ill health.

The event is inside the beautiful surroundings of The Old Rectory Clinic. Parking available.
Refreshments are included in the price of the ticket.

5 Spaces Available

COST: £22.00

Monthly Yin Nidra by candlelight

3 Dates: Friday 13th September, Friday 11th October, Friday 8th November |

The Flamingo Centre

My new Yin Nidra monthly sessions.
The session begins with 60 minutes of Yin Yoga postures and then leads into 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra.

Yin yoga’s aim is to stretch the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine and access deeper layers of fascia.
Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, where our body is relaxed and our mind is awake. It’s a type of guided meditation designed to help us access our theta and delta brainwaves (which help with creativity and problem-solving) while keeping us in our beta state (everyday consciousness state), perfect to the end of a long week to recharge and reset for the weekend. Taught by myself, Donna.

Limited to 10 spaces.

Limited to 10 spaces.

£18 Booking upfront is essential. First come first serve.

To book your space please send payment to:

Bank transfer:

Donna Bull
Ac No: 45134049
Sort Code: 600727

or Paypal (Please send to family and friends) :
https://www.paypal.me/ThisYogicLife/18

Arise and Awaken, One Day Yoga Retreat with Donna, 10-4pm

Saturday 14th September | The Old Rectory Clinic

Rewire, Restore, Reconnect.
Flow and Flourish.

Connect to body and mind, the world and universe with my one day yoga retreat.

Theme : Find your inner connection and purpose

Enjoy a full day of yoga inspired by the beautiful surrounding’s of The Old Rectory.

What will you be doing?

-A 7 Chakra Yoga session to balance the chakras
-Pranayama Breathing Techniques for purifying and cleansing mind and body
-Yin Yoga and Sound Bath- To heal, release and recharge
-Meditation (Possibly outside in nature with bare foot to ground us and connect to nature- Weather permitting)
-Yoga Philosophy and Psychology – Learn the importance of yoga of the mat, use this as a life changing tool for self development
-Yoga Nidra – Transformative yogic sleep, a deep meditative experience, time for you to release trapped emotions that hold you back in life
-A Silent hour to reflect at the end- A very powerful hour, I recommend you bring a journal.

Vegan and Vegeterian Buffet- Please let me know your dietary requirements (gluten free/ dairy free)
Cold and hot drinks are provided free of charge.
Mats and Props Provided.
Please bring a blanket and pillow for cosyness

This retreat is located inside the beautiful surroundings of the Old Rectory, a quiet space that will provide grounding energy, to completely relax, unwind and recharge.

This retreat is only limited to 8 spaces, so book your space as soon as as this will sell out.

COST:  £149 Only 4 Spaces Left!

To Book, please send payment to :
(Please contact me prior to booking. Thankyou)

This Yogic Life
Ac No: 45134049
Sort Code: 600727




Terms and Conditions:


By booking a class, private session or event with Donna Bull, This Yogic Life, you are entering into a contract which has the following conditions:

Donna Bull, This Yogic Life,  is not liable for any costs incurred due to cancellation or changes caused by unforeseen events (weather, loss of venue or facilities, or any other event beyond our control).

It is expected that adequate insurance is taken out by the client to cover them for any losses they may incur. If Donna, chooses to cancel an event then any monies paid will be returned.

Students are responsible to ensure that they disclose any medical conditions or injuries, (including mental health conditions) to Donna Bull, This Yogic Life.

Donna Bull, This Yogic Life takes no responsibility for any injuries sustained by participation in yoga and related activities.

Block booked classes: By booking a block of classes you are receiving a discounted price for a confirmed place in that class. The blocks are to be used within 2 months. 

Private sessions: Payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellation period is 24 hours given in notice by text message or (email to thisyogiclife19@gmail.com). If less than 24 hour notice is given the session is charged.

Workshops and Day Events: For events that are a full day or less, then full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. No refunds are given. You may be able to send a substitute in your place, but only if this is first agreed by Donna, This Yogic Life.


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Wednesday Evening Yoga with Donna,
7-8pm, Bristol Goddess Temple

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Accessible Yoya

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Tuesday Early evening Mindful Movement with Donna, 5.30-6.30pm. Old Rectory Clinic

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Tuesday Evening Mindful Movement with Donna, 7.15-8.15pm, Lyde Green Community Centre

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Tuesday Mindful Movement with Donna, 5.30-6.30pm,
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