‘We are not separate – we are part of the whole & everyone is connected.’
Yoga literally means union and is understood and interpreted on many different levels. The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word Yuj, meaning to yoke or hitch something together.
It is often widely debated just how old yoga is, some scholars say over 5000 yrs with its origins in the East ranging from India to Nepal.
The ultimate goal of Yoga is self-realization, or oneness with God, the true source, or divine energy, through reaching a state of ‘Samadhi.’
Yoga is also a pathway to Healing, Vitality & Longevity.
‘If you thought Yoga had any other purpose – then you were mistaken.’ – JJ Semple
A Yogi is simply one who has dedicated their life to Yoga.
Back in the day, one teacher or a guru traditionally taught Yoga to one student or disciple (Shishya in Sanskrit). Following a strict set of Yogi practices and principles to attain self-realization.
This was how the knowledge and wisdom of Yoga was passed down. The ancient Yogis understood the importance of working with a student on a one to one basis, and in small group settings, giving the student specific individual attention.
All physical styles of yoga today reside under the umbrella name of Hatha Yoga, (a branch or pathway to oneness). It is a practice that connects the body, mind and spirit through different body postures ‘asana’s,’ meditation and controlled breathing ‘pranayama’.
A group or public Yoga class is often a student’s first connection to Yoga.
Classes include a vast array of students attending for many different reasons.
First timers (usually come for the health benefits), to more advanced dedicated students and teachers (the truth seekers).
Group classes are beneficial for learning correct alignment and form, for pose modifications and new sequences, connecting with other people in the community, developing your power-practice, building confidence and developing yourself.
‘Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.’
“Deborah’s Wild Power Vinyasa classes are incredible! Challenging and dynamic, they silence the mind and strengthen and invigorate the body like nothing else! I always leave feeling energised and rid of any stresses and tensions I may have brought to the class.”
“Wild Power Vinyasa is a powerful, strong class that gets the whole body working hard. The effect is the same as an intensive workout at the gym but with all the amazing benefits of yoga. Including clarity of mind, connection of the mind and body, deep energetic awakening and an overwhelming sense of peace. What’s not to like?!”
“Ever left a class thinking that you could have been pushed just that little bit more? Trust me, you won’t feel that way with Debs!
Every lesson I feel as though I have given it my all – as though I have done 10 rounds – but by the time I get home, I feel as though I could do it again.
I do both Wild Power Vinyasa and Rocket yoga, and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”
“Deborah takes my Yoga to a new level.
Having arrived to the UK after practicing Ashtanga Yoga for only one year in the States, I was delighted to find Deb’s Yoga Shak. Deb is a gifted instructor because of both her energetic spirit and the unconditional love she shares with her students.
As a combat veteran with over fifteen years of demanding experiences, I consider Yoga to be a critical component to my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. Deb understands this balance and she molds her instruction to the individual needs of each student. Under her instruction, I feel I have advanced exponentially in both my poses and overall well-being.
I can’t recommend Deborah Curtis enough, especially to my fellow veterans whose years of service are impacting their quality of life – it’s never to late to learn, and you’ll wish you had started sooner!”
“Great Practice with Deborah at the Wild Power Yoga session.
Deborah is highly passionate and knowledgeable and in her crowded studio she delivers a fast – strong – and great fun practice.
It’s never the same and it’s never dull but it’s not for the faint hearted. Relaxed for three days afterwards then – See you there if you dare!”