Russell Smithers

United Kingdom

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I teach yoga classes and workshops primarily in Nantwich and Crewe. Previously workshops; "Path to Freedom" for the British Wheel of Yoga Northwest, Christmas Toolbox workshop, and I teach "Breathing for Daily Balance" sessions at the Nantwich Mind Body Spirit show. I trained at the Mandala Yoga Ashram and has been teaching since 2010. As part of his personal exploration of yoga he studies the; Sutras, Gita and Upanishads, and applies these to his life. As a result it enables him share the various layers of yoga as he teachers a variety of subjects. Inspiration to teach and live flows from his daily practice of mantra, asana, pranayama and meditation. My website is Please contact me via phone on 07712 610 120, or, using the contact form on the website to send me an email.

I have been exploring various paths of yoga over the years, such as; Hatha, Karma, Mantra, Raja (meditation etc) and various yogic texts. My Hatha yoga experiences include the cleansing techniques and various styles, such as; Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyenger, Yin among others. It is through sustained personal and regular daily yoga practice that I refine and build the foundation from which I teach and explore yoga with students.

My teachings explore both physical and non-physical aspects. I relate yoga to the individual not the false view of making a posture outwardly look a certain way. The underlying principle is to use the posture to go beyond, and to connect with the inner self using the posture as a vehicle and not a destination. It’s the state of being which must be addressed. We explore this through postures and other means. I teach regular classes and one to one.

I received my yoga teacher training at Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales, where I gained my accredited Yoga Teaching Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. I have been teaching since April 2010, having been a yoga practitioner since 2004 when I also started my daily yoga practice.


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