I teach Yoga For Men categorizes in Bristol ., and am often contacted by prospective male yogis enquiring about my categories. Approximately apologetically, they consider themselves to be the most rigid servicemen in the world, with grand aspirations of being able to touch their toes. In my replies, I ever set a virtual appendage around their shoulder and reassure them that they are not alone in conceiving this way.
As YogaDad, I symbol what yoga are meant to every man , not only the lucky few. My philosophy is to break stereotypes on what yoga is, how it should be practiced, by whom and what they should be wearing. I love to reach out to brand-new gatherings, generally the various kinds of people that would have never considered rehearsing yoga before, encouraging them onto the mat and smacking the benefits.
My categorizes are growing in popularity and I love to see brand-new faces starting their yoga journey with me. I allure a mix of young professionals, middle-aged husbands, grandparents, Not exclusively that, but, many of my students keep coming back. I give a loyalty poster, which when ended supports my students with a free 10 th class. As much as the free class is welcome, I known better my students are coming back for so much more. The richness of a regular pattern and the positive impact yoga has on their physical and mental health& wellbeing is more than money can buy.
“I have found a vast increase to my posture and all round flexibility since starting yoga. Any back aching has also recently disappeared! “
Simon- Yoga For Men student
The sense of parish has also organically grown and is incredibly important to my rehearsal. Many of my students was just telling me that they discovered it uncomfortable to attend classes with a primarily female group. Specimen of being singled out for not doing a constitute’ perfectly’ understandably hindered some students from returning to class. More importantly, they became disconnected, turning their back on yoga. So, they were very appreciative for a yoga class designed with them in mind- a safe room for them to practice yoga amongst like-minded men.
“ What I particularly enjoy about the Yoga for Men castes is the sense of “we’re all chaps of a similar age, and we’re all in this together”. There’s no peer-pressure regarding our respective abilities, and there’s not a’ Bendy Wendy’ in sight! “
Andy- Yoga For Men student
Last year, I organised a Yoga For Men day retreat in a beautiful local hamlet in the rolled Somerset countryside. The small-minded group benefitted from a personalised day including energising and restorative yoga categorizes, a musing rule, a’ silent’ country walk to connect with nature and yummy locally sourced food. The smell of togetherness constituted for a very special day.
I am unbelievably proud of all that we have achieved together, and we are only just getting started. My male students in Bristol are well and truly bitten by the yoga bug, keen for me to provide them with’ homework’ between grades. I have exciting a blueprint for my years this year ., reaching out to male yogis in other parts of Bristol. I also have a retreat in the most breath-taking location in the pipeline and am organising a brand-new wellbeing hamlet at Keynsham Music Festival this July. Yoga For Men will be front and centre of its programming.
The men’s yoga movement is growing. Embrace the fallible and become a part of it.
Rob is a yoga practitioner from Bristol, England with over 10 years’ know-how. He is also known as YogaDadwhich reverberates as a Dad of twinned sons. Rob’s philosophy is to inspire those that may not have considered yoga before to give it a try. He seeks to break down stereotypes of typical yoga practitioners- this includes through his popular Yoga for Men class. Rob has a number of media appearings under his region- this includes television and radio interviews with major media corporations- BBC, ITV and Sky TV.
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