The Advaya Initiative
 

Yoga & Yoga Therapy

Yoga is about beginning to study who we are, where we are, and how we can make changes to our inner and outer Self, becoming more in tune with how we feel and how our actions affect ourselves, each other and the environment around us.
 

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Upcoming Retreats


Upcoming Classes

 
 
“The purpose of yoga is to reduce disturbances and return an individual to his or her inherent peace and power”
— TKV DESIKACHAR
 
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Classes with Ruby or Christabel

Ruby and Christabel are passionate about teaching and are happy to come to your home or at their studio, a beautiful new community for healing and self-development. Please email us for class schedule and address. Contact details for 1-2-1s and small groups are below. Sliding scale pricing available.

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Christabel Reed

www.christabelreed.yoga

Employing the practice therapeutically and according to the individuals in front of her, Christabel focuses on breath development and the cultivation of a calmer mind, whist guiding students through dynamic movement.

Initially drawn to Yoga through its ability to release her from quite severe anxiety that she had been suffering with for years, Christabel likes to nurture within her students the practice of non-judgemental observation, becoming aware of, and accepting, where we are and how we are.

By working at this level we can gradually bring about positive changes to our actions, thoughts and behaviours, as when we are aware of our actions we are no longer prisoners to our habits. Classes generally include asana, pranayama, relaxation, chanting and meditation.
 
Christabel has been teaching for 3 years and is currently finishing off her Masters at SOAS in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation. Although completing two Teacher Trainings in her early 20s Christabel is now in the second year of her third TTC, taught by Colin Dunsmuir. This deep and progressive four-year course in Ayurveda and the Tradition of Krishnamacharya has already been transformational to both her practice and her teaching and she looks forward to ever-expanding her knowledge.

Contact for a chat and discuss what you’re looking for! 

07545988979 / christabel@advayainitiative.com

 

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Ruby Reed

www.rubyreedyoga.com

Ruby teaches an alignment based vinyasa yoga. Her teaching style engages a subtle and embodied approach that uses the breath to guide a slow, strong and creative practice. She brings an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology to a passion for the authentic teachings of yoga philosophy, blending these in an informed and full approach to the study of Yoga. 

Ruby first practiced yoga in India in her teens, starting a passion for a practice that would change her life. Later, Ruby developed a high energy, daily practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa under the guidance of Brett Porzio and then Ursula Scott, which over 4 years led her from dark early mornings in the Soho shala to India, to practice with the Jois family at KPJAYI in Mysore. Her formal training began on the rigorous BWY and YA accredited two-year training at Triyoga, London in 2014 with Susannah Hoffman and Jeff Fenix, during which time she had the opportunity to take a deep dive into authentic meditative practices, from pre-classical yoga to the creative exploration of Tantra, under the guidance of Carlos Pomeda. Now under the watchful eye of her teacher Colin Dunsmuir and mentor Miranda Taylor, she takes part in another transformational four-year training in Vinyasa Krama, the tradition of Krishnamacharya.

Ruby remains in awe of the powerful practice of yoga to unstick and shift negative patterns, opening the doorway for change. She is an advocate of an embodied approach to life, where the breath comes first as we remain present in every moment.

07557193119 / ruby@advayainitiative.com