Phone: 07423 057 790
Welcome to Wise Hearts Yoga !
In Yoga the heart centre is known as the centre of transformation, in Buddhist practice it is the source of Metta or loving Kindness which by its very nature is compassionate. My aim in class is to provide an experience of yoga which is essentially kind and compassionate and to encourage my students to connect to or perhaps even discover that compassion within themselves and from there to gently accept what is present moment by moment in their experience of their practice and breath by breath. In this way I believe that Yoga is at its most transformational and true growth can occur for all.
My classes are, gentle, safe and accessible to people of all body shapes and sizes, ages, physical or mental abilities or sexuality. I strive to be anti-racist and welcome students of all BME communities. I am open to listening and learning from all my students. I'm first generation British, born from immigrant Irish and Polish parents.
Classes are light hearted and we laugh often. I currently teach weekly classes in Otley and Ilkley, West Yorkshire and on Retreats in various locations both locally and abroad. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you.
You will see from the next page that ALL my Classes are currently offered via Zoom because of Coronovirus and Lockdown restrictions.
Hi, I’m Chrissy Chelinski, Dru Yoga teacher (qualified 2008 and teaching for 12 years), Chakradance Facilitator, Yin Yoga &Yoga Nidra Teacher, Reiki healer & also trained in Nada Yoga or the Yoga of Sound. I formerly worked as a Social Worker for 20 years in mental health and disability services. I am dedicated to teaching yoga that is ethical, and which respects the Indian roots of Yoga, is actively anti-racist, inclusive and accessible to all, particularly to anyone who feels marginalised in society for any reason. My yoga teaching has evolved to blend elements from Qi gong, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique and my own Buddhist practice with Dru Yoga, often called a yoga of the heart with many of its postures and sequences stimulating the energy pathways around the heart centre so that our bodies and minds are strengthened.
“Here is my secret. It is very simple: it is only with the heart that one can see clearly. The essential is invisible to the eyes”
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery