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Rajadhiraja Yoga

June 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
White Hall, Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Pl
Edinburgh EH15 2AJ
£10 (60 min), £12 (75 min)
Lesley Santos

About the teacher

Lesley Santos (also known as HarKirtin Kaur in Kundalini or Lokeshvarii in Rajadhiraja) is a KRI Certified Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher who completed her training with the Sahej Academy and is registered with KYTA UK.  She successfully completed her 200h Yoga teacher qualification in a ‘Hatha style with vinyasa elements’ with Ganga Devi (Himalayan Yoga Institute) certified with Yoga Alliance worldwide. She holds a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Calgary, Canada and a MSc. in Health Psychology from the University of Stirling, UK.  

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Working primarily in the healthcare industry over the last decade, she has always had a thirst for knowledge and passion for health and wellness.  Having experimented with  various yoga styles, Lesley found Kundalini Yoga and Rajadhiraja Yoga the most effective means of spiritual development and would like to share her experience to help you realise your full potential.

 Rajadhiraja Yoga

Rajadhiraja Yoga was systematised by Shiva over 7,000 years ago, reclassified by Patanajali 2,100 years ago into Ashtanga Yoga (8-Limbed yoga – not be confused with ‘Ashtanga vinyasa’ yoga) and revived by Shrii Shrii Anandamukti (1921-1990).  “Raja” means royal, literally “yoga for the King of Kings’, implying that the yogi never allows himself be subjected by anyone.  Rajadhiraja yoga is the most complete system available for the development of the body, mind and spirit with the original 8-Limb system at the heart of the practice along with techniques of the old system and some modern additions.  The full practice includes asanas, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, dance, self-massage, and cleansing techniques.

A Rajadhiraja class lasts 60-75 minutes and will leave you feeling more relaxed and centered. This yoga is not like vigorous exercise, but instead focuses on proper breathing, proper positioning, and a “quiet but persistent flow of movement.”  It begins with a short guided relaxation, grounding breathing exercises, warm-ups (including Surya Namaskar), a series of held asanas, restorative postures, and ends with guided relaxation. You can expect a beginner class to last at at least 4-8 weeks, and then becomes progressively more challenging.  At higher levels, students also practice meditation.
£10 (60 min), £12 (75 min)