Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.

In honour of the ancient tradition of Yoga I offer two experiences:
Yin; and
Yang.

See below for a description of each.

Email info@gregoryangell.com or phone 07772 281 902

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Yoga Classes

St Marks Hall

Guildford Road East, North Camp, Hampshire, GU14 6PX

Normal Timetable

Tuesday 1000 – 1200
Friday 1830 – 2030

*If unable to attend the full session please feel free to depart at a time that suits you.

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Memorial Hall

Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Hampshire. GU52 8LA

Normal Timetable

Tuesday 1730 – 1930

*If unable to attend the full session please feel free to depart at a time that suits you.

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Badgemore Park

Badgemore, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4NR

Please note: Sessions at Badgemore Park are not included in my payment options. Classes are to be booked direct through badgemorepark.com

Normal Timetable

Thursday 1830 – 2000
Saturday 0900 – 1030

*If unable to attend the full session please feel free to depart at a time that suits you.

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Pulse 8

Mole Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5DJ

Please note: Sessions at Pulse 8 are not included in my payment options. Classes are to be booked direct through pulse8gym.co.uk

Normal Timetable

Thursday 0930 – 1130
Sunday 0830 – 1000

*If unable to attend the full session please feel free to depart at a time that suits you.

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Yoga Styles

Yang Yoga

The Yang Flow classes are dynamic and synchronise movement and breath in a continuous flow of poses, usually beginning with Sun Salutations. They are energetic, creative and lots of fun! Yang classes are suitable for all levels, with variations and modifications offered throughout the class to support beginner students.

Detailed description:

Yang 陽 or 阳 male principle in nature.

The Yang practice will focus on strengthening and lengthening of the muscles in a more vigorous asana practice. A total workout.

Yang – Intense, vibrant, focussed, efficient, effective.

It is a mobile, active and dynamic approach that builds to an apex before calming down. It maintains core strength and requires appropriate effort. It’s a practice that maintains the body’s functionality and mobilises our life force (energy) to refresh the body’s vibrancy and maintain health.

Integrating various branches of Yoga, Gregory Angell has developed a series of 105 postures designed to systematically exercise all the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, internal organs and glands. The sequence of postures encourages the release of toxins and brings efficiency and harmony to all bodily systems. Through regular practice the body can be totally transformed. This practice will secure a fine physique which is strong and elastic without being muscle bound. The sequence culminates with a blissful final relaxation to assimilate the benefits and rejuvenate the body.

For thousands of years the Yogis have been practising a form of exercise that addresses each and every aspect of our being. Yang Yoga differs both physically and philosophically from the vast majority of other forms of exercise, particularly in the West. Yang Yoga operates on a total approach to health and fitness, and a broader understanding of strength, beyond just physical power. Yang Yoga is not just a momentary result; it’s an intelligent and gentle, calm yet challenging, and gradual process by which we arrive at ‘lasting’ health and well being.

Through the practise of Yang Yoga everyone, regardless of age, sex, or the stiffness of body, can become supple as a child.

The class gives equal thought and attention to all the systems of the human body. On a physical level we pay attention to the whole muscular and skeletal system. We also stimulate the digestive, cardio- vascular, endocrine, nervous, reproductive, lymphatic and immune systems. We do this by working both physically and energetically. Eastern forms of exercise, including Yoga, recognise 72,000 energy points (nadis) within the human body. These energy points are closely connected to the nervous system and influence each and every aspect of our being. Our health, emotionally, energetically and physically is dependent on the free flow of energy. In these sessions we target these energy points, releasing blockages, creating a free flow of energy – life-force! This is what contributes to that feeling of bliss after a Yang Yoga session. It’s a complete health check!

Yin Yoga

The Yin Yoga classes are a slow-paced and calming style of Yoga. Poses are held for longer periods of time with a focus on floor-based postures. Yin Yoga targets the joints and connective tissues (ligaments, tendons and fascia) to help improve flexibility and create the feeling of space and freedom in your body. You will leave feeling amazing! These classes are suitable for all levels of students, and are a perfect compliment to the Yang and Slow Flow classes.

Detailed description:

Yin 陰 or 阴 female principle in nature.

The Yin practice is a very effective way to open tight hips and hamstrings.

Yin Yoga serves as a unique and powerful tool for maintaining the greatest possible range of movement.

Yin – Restorative, slow, soft, yielding, calm, deep.

As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility, something that many don’t seem to be too concerned about until they notice it is gone.

Yin Yoga allows for settling into stillness and surrendering into our body, working into the connective tissues.

It is a meditative approach to Yoga with a physical focus that extends much deeper than the muscular system. Here the practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissue such as the tendons, ligaments, tissues, fascia, and joints. Many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine).

Yin yoga is not meant to be comfortable; it will take you well outside of your comfort zone. Much of the benefit of the practice will come from staying in this zone of discomfort, despite the mind’s urgent pleas to leave.

When we are born as humans we have a great deal of mobility and flexibility and little strength and stability. Increasingly as we move through various stages of life our stability and strength increase and our flexibility lessens.

By the time we reach our early thirties we generally have a beautiful balance between mobility and stability but, if we do not continue to move our joints through their full range of motion, we become increasingly stiff, tight, taught, restricted within ourselves. Yin Yoga counters this contracture or shrink wrapping of the joints.

In order for the body to be able to use muscular strength, the joints and the connective must also have adequate strength and extensibility. These parts of the body are often neglected but are absolutely essential to work with the muscles for smooth efficient motion. Yin is an exceptionally beneficial practice particularly for athletes that tend to peak in their late 20s as it can prolong athletic performance. Often times people’s athletic careers are ended prematurely due to injury that are often joint related rather than muscular. In placing an appropriate degree of stress on the joints, gently teasing the bones apart Yin Yoga stimulates the production of synovial fluid, lubricating the joints allowing for smooth free effective movement. It can enable us to more fully express our strength and power as the joints can move through a fuller range of motion.

Yin can enable us to come home to our physical body, to deeply inhabit regions of ourselves that may have been untouched for a long period of time. We can come back to the initial concept of what does it feel like for me to be in this body, in this shape, in this space, in this moment of time? Habitually we can be so busy ‘doing’ we lose a sense of ‘being’, being with ourselves, being with our bodies, with our minds, within our own energy. Our bodies can become objectified rather than embodied and embraced. We learn to feel the body from the inside, to deeply listen and respectively respond. In Yin Yoga we foster and nurture an on-going dialogue with the body to determine whether it is appropriate to deepen, remain or back away from the intensity of the posture.

As the tissues soften the body naturally invites you to move into the posture more deeply. We feel a soft tugging sensation, akin to a dull achiness deep within the tissues as we wait without moving. Assuming no pain is experienced you remain still. If your body asks you to leave, you gently move away from the edge, lessening the intensity without judgement or striving. Use the postures to get into the body. Do not use your body to get into the postures. This practice is a beautiful way, for those of us who have disconnected from their bodies, to reintroduce efficient movement.

Gregory is always available to answer any questions you may have and assist you with your yoga practice…