Simon Low (BWY, E-RYT500 and SYT) is the principal of The Yoga Academy, offering foundational and continuing education to yoga teachers and students internationally.
After a career in the music industry, Simon trained as a yoga teacher with Dr Larry Payne at Samata International in California in the approach of viniyoga. Over the last 29 years these foundations have been augmented by Simon’s studies in chi kung, anatomy & physiology, macrobiotics, bodywork, psychology, eastern and Chinese medicine, philosophy, The Course in Miracles, and more recently plant-based raw food and primal movement within fitness.
Following many years of teaching in the UK, Simon co-founded Triyoga in London, where he was Director of Yoga until 2003, since which time he has concentrated on teacher training and leading study immersions, workshops and rejuvenating yoga retreats around the world.
In 2007 Simon released his now very popular DVD, Yin and Yang Yoga and in spring 2015, his Yin Yoga app for iPhone.
An energetic start to your day: after joint and breath preparation, we will begin a constantly flowing led dynamic practice. I like to call the central sequence ‘Crouching Tiger, Flying Dragon’ as it is inspired by yoga and chi kung, and increases awareness of our energy body within practice. As we maintain helpful alignment principles, alongside circular and spiral movement patterns within our dynamic fluid-form, we can cultivate a fine balance in our strength, stability, stamina and flexibility. All followed by a pranayama into stillness. Not suitable for beginners to yoga.Read More
A led restorative yin yoga practice emphasising the breath, support, our immediate experience, and the letting go of ‘cellular congestion’. In deep breath-inspired conscious relaxation we have an opportunity to explore our inner physical and energetic being, the holding patterns and energetic dullness that we might encounter, and ways we might be able to return to space and ease.Read More
In this led, primarily standing practice, workshop we will explore mobility through movement, stability principles, and grounding. This is particularly intended for those of us in our senior years looking for fresh movement patterns, improved balance and posture, new challenges, and greater trust in our feet. All of which will improve mobility and support an active and energetic lifestyle.Read More