Classes are a calling.. often you find that a class discovers you. I clearly remember how I felt before I found myself on this path of self discovery. That there had to be more – to life, to this, to my existence, what was this all about ?
I was always very fit; cycling, swimming, walking and running but that only took me so far – I looked good therefore I felt good. But I felt a part of me was unfulfilled . Spiritually I felt empty and needed nurturing – I felt spiritually lost, disconnected. I realise now, that back then, I was going through a transition of consciousness..I was becoming aware of what I had not known before.
So I tried yoga… many classes but they were not IT. For me it was not about rocking up to a class and being physical ..it was more than that – I needed something else. I was going to give yoga one more shot with another teacher. I walked into that class, a Kundalini Yoga class and boom..there she was and that was it and I hadn’t even started the class! Whatever she was radiating I wanted it – it was love.
Her face was shining, she looked healthy and spoke to us directly from the naval, dearly from the heart and clearly from her throat – making an impact but also there was compassion and she seemed to deliver the teachings from a non personnel place, what I now know as the personally impersonal. And more …throughout the class she sat still on her sheepskin not moving ,guiding me on the start of my journey home. I was amazed at the quick transformation in myself .
This gave me all that I needed at that time – a teacher to guide me, someone who had walked the path before me, someone who spoke to me honestly but did not pander to my ego. I spent the next 4 years twice a week as a student before she encouraged me to do my teacher training back in 2003. I have never looked back since…
Classes in Devon and Somerset
Moretonhampstead – Greenhill Art Gallery (side entrance)
23 Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8LL
Monday mornings 10.00 – 11.30a.m
Barnstaple – Tarka Clinic
7 Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1EF
Friday mornings 9.30 – 11.00 a.m
Taunton – Naturalife Healthfood Shop (upstairs)
28 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1UB
Wednesday mornings 10.00 – 11.30 am.
All Yoga classes are drop in sessions.
Advisable to bring a yoga mat or sheepskin, blanket and cushion.
Please contact Shivdev for further information on any of the above classes.