ABOUT BESS & YOGA
Bess’s teachings are embedded in the rich soil of Yoga and Tantra. These are known as sadhana shastra - practice orientated scripture. This is an embodied and all encompassing approach to vibrant connected living. We could say Tantra is the science of seeing, feeling and knowing the infinite through the finite. The purpose is to give each individual consciousness ( jivatman) spiritual illumination and knowledge of universal consciousness ( paramatman) by any means that is suitable and available. In a yoga class this is done systematically through asanas, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation. When we invite the fullness of every experience to be lead by the heart- Tantra- to infuse our yoga practice we open to the flow of the universe, trust our instinct and inner intelligence, embrace ritual and bow to the mystic love that moves us, creating the ground (aum) for alchemical transformation.
Let’s take a few steps together on the path of this life. Let us move, breathe, sense, feel and then let go. A bold move towards truth.
My journey is offered to you, as part of our greater cycles. It is one of exploration, inquiry and love. It is one of learning, uncertainty, discovery and release. Where are we going? Towards a liberation of many levels- from a deep sigh out into samadhi. Through listening, curiosity and creativity we become deeply connected to our inner constant and elevate gracefully into the present moment.
Each physical practice is a moving meditation, which provides the opportunity for personal transformation and the open space for you to be fully you.
Creative flows that honour lineage and tradition thoughtfully weave asana and movement with pranayama (breath expansion), mudra (physical and psychic gestures), bandha (energy locks). Every flowing session gently builds a cleansing heat that brings clarity and freedom for a more focused and serene meditation or full yogic relaxation.
Through yoga tension and stress are dropped and we experience a greater sense calm and ease in all we do. There is more clarity in our minds and balance in the physical and subtle systems of the body. The breath is the key to our contentment, happiness and the foundation of every class offering. We offer this breath up to something greater than ourselves, so we can be more grounded and open to all that is.
we can explore *movement*stillness*balance*pranayama*nidra*meditation
FOREVER A STUDENT …
37.5 hours Lunar Prana Vinyasa and Prana Flow Massage- Shiva Rea October 2018
60 hours Soma Prana Vinyasa and Danda Yoga- Shiva Rea and Demetri Velisarius June 2018
30 hours Embodying Shakti - Lunar Prana Vinyasa Allesandra, Delamay and Maria 2018
40 hours Kalari Prana Vinyasa , Shiva Rea 2018
21 Hours Circular Power Prana Mandala Vinyasa, Shiva Rea 2017
16 Hours Movement Meditation, Shiva Rea 2017
30 Hours RYT Geranda Samhita, Rod Stryker 2016
32 Hour RYT Bhakti Prana Vinyasa, Shiva Rea 2016
100 Hour RYT Mandala Vinyasa Flow, The Yoga People 2016
200 Hour RYT ,Strala Yoga NYC 2016
Strala Intensive 2014
200 Hour RYT, Sivananda 2010
Bess also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (MA) in Drawing from the Royal Drawing School and a degree in Fine Art.