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 Yoga

Every Wednesday 7-8pm | Bristol Goddess Temple

My Hatha classes are aimed at helping to strengthen your body and release tension holistically, as well as deeply relax. I also add the classical hatha yoga philosophy, psychology and principles into my classes too. 

Practicing yoga is a personal experience.
You will go deeper into yourselves to become more aware of how your bodies move, what your thoughts are, how you feel and what you need in the present moment.
 
Hatha Yoga is one of the most accessible practices for complete beginners. There is more emphasis on holding a pose for longer, combining gentle postures, breath work, mindfulness and meditation to encourage release and relaxation in the mind and body.
My Hatha classes will help the body to strengthen and to release tension, to stabilize and calm your mind and to work deeply but not fast. Those with injuries can be supported in these classes.
 
These classes are only limited to 8 Spaces to ensure you have the opportunity to have personal attention while getting to know your me.
With less people one of my values is I am able to be aware of each student and give more attention where needed.
I can see when you are doing something that could injure yourself and correct it or give individualized modifications and Its my practice to check how they’re feeling that day and if the you have any injuries or issues to be aware of during certain exercises.
 
This also allows you to bring up questions and concerns about your practice too.
 
I make my classes accessible as possible.
Therefore I teach with a humanist approach and make it fun and enjoyable for all!
 
First class free!
£8 per session or Book a block of 6 for £40

Mats, props and blankets are provided. 

Hatha Yoga - Mens Class

Starts Tuesday 8th October | Lyde Green Community Centre

If you’re a guy, it’s easy to find yoga intimidating. This feeling is understandable. As a gender, there’s a cultural push to make us work out hard, compete, and do sports that tighten us up instead of loosen us up.
I’m going to make your entrance into yoga and your body quick and transformative!

Developing flexibility is exactly the reason you go to yoga. It’s a practice that you build into. You didn’t start bench-pressing 300 pounds the first time you went to the gym, and I’m sure you didn’t start with the excuse, “I’m not strong enough.”

Yoga improves muscle length and endurance of muscle tissue, while increasing joint mobility.
Yoga gives you a chance to unplug and withdraw from the daily grind and endless flurry of texts, emails, phone calls, and obligations.
Yoga allows you a mental and physical detox by employing breathing (pranayama) techniques that are known for their relaxation effects.

Yoga also jumpstarts your metabolism and releases healthy hormones, while balancing out your cortisol levels and in turn helps to burn unwanted fat to be turned into energy. Think of it as being green for your body.

Yoga employs multiple postures that challenge single leg balance, arm balance, bending forward with a split leg stance. Yoga balances muscular connections in the body and allows for increase space and mobility in the body to create less joint compression and increased range of motion.

By utilizing activities such as yoga, we allow ourselves to move more intelligently, think more clearly, and live life to the fullest.

My classes are suited to beginners.

Classes start Tuesday 8th October.
Limited to 10 Spaces only.
£8 per session or buy a block of 6 sessions for £40.

To book please contact me as well with any questions you may have.

Hatha Yoga Lunchtime

STARTS Friday 11th October 2019, 1-2pm | The Old Rectory Clinic

My Hatha classes are aimed at helping to strengthen your body and release tension holistically, as well as deeply relax. I also add the classical hatha yoga philosophy, psychology and principles into my classes too. 

Practicing yoga is a personal experience.
You will go deeper into yourselves to become more aware of how your bodies move, what your thoughts are, how you feel and what you need in the present moment.
 
Hatha Yoga is one of the most accessible practices for complete beginners. There is more emphasis on holding a pose for longer, combining gentle postures, breath work, mindfulness and meditation to encourage release and relaxation in the mind and body.
My Hatha classes will help the body to strengthen and to release tension, to stabilize and calm your mind and to work deeply but not fast. Those with injuries can be supported in these classes.
 
These classes are only limited to 8 Spaces to ensure you have the opportunity to have personal attention while getting to know your me.
With less people one of my values is I am able to be aware of each student and give more attention where needed.
I can see when you are doing something that could injure yourself and correct it or give individualized modifications and Its my practice to check how they’re feeling that day and if the you have any injuries or issues to be aware of during certain exercises.
 
This also allows you to bring up questions and concerns about your practice too.
 
I make my classes accessible as possible.
Therefore I teach with a humanist approach and make it fun and enjoyable for all!
 
First class free!
£8 per session or Book a block of 6 for £44

Mats, props and blankets are provided. 

Chakra Yin Yoga & Meditation

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

The Higher Self - Crown Chakra Meditation Ceremony

Thursday 26th September 7.45pm-9.15pm | The 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 Crown Chakra is the final of the major chakras.

The Crown Chakra is our connection to the Universe.
In fact, the Seventh Chakra disperses the Universal energy or life force into the six other chakras located below it.
Located at the top of the head, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions. The function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal.

Your ticket includes a Crown 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: £16.50 (4 Early Bird Spaces ) Valid up until 17th September.
£18.50 Thereafter

Sound Sleep: Yoga Nidra, Pranayama & Sound Healing

Saturday 2nd November 1-3pm | The Old Rectory Clinic

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps to relieve stress. It has been applied by the US Army to assist soldiers to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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.

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.

Pranayama is a practice relating to the control and regulation of the breath through specific breathing techniques and exercises. Pranayama exercises help us to clear physical and emotional blocks or obstacles in the body so that the breath, and prana, can flow freely.

Pranayama uses the breath to direct and expand the flow of prana through energy channels in our bodies – called the nadis.

Instances of sound healing therapy are limitless.

Healing with sound as well as yoga nidra and pranayama can improve or cure many ailments including:

Autism
Depression
Learning disabilities
Anxiety disorder
Stress
PTSD
Pain

It can also bring about:

Clarity and balance
Relaxation
Improved memory and concentration
Improved sleep
A stronger immune system
Improved creativity
Heightened awareness, both of the self and the environment

Limited to 8 spaces only. Booking is upfront.
£22
 

Monthly Yin Nidra by candlelight

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




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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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,
The Old Rectory Clinic