Welcome to Yoga and Breath for Health

Yoga with Michael Hutchinson

Two Birds Yoga is the banner under which I teach breath-based yoga to group classes, individuals, day or weekend seminars and Vedic chanting and offer mentoring to other teachers. For the last 35 years, what I've been offering is a thoughtful approach, centred on breathwork and something called Bhavana. This means using close attention with a little imagination to become gradually more sensitive to how your body and breath are working, moving and feeling.

My students have reported how this approach has helped them with issues ranging from asthma or depression to smoking or back pain from weightlifting.

NEWS: I have recently been elected Chair of the British Council for Yoga Therapy succeeding my friend and colleague Andrew Curtis-Payne in this important post. My book ' Breath For Health' will be published in December by John Hunt (JHP) . This followed endorsement of my manuscript by several senior figures in Yoga and review by JHP's in-house readers. A fifth batch of pre-release signed copies is now available to order by post or pick up at my classes. You can order here twobirdsyogasumupstore for delivery in a few days. Updates are also posted on Facebook @breath4health and I now have an author's website breath4health.yoga where you can find more details about my book.

Please browse through my webpages which cover all the aspects of Yoga which I'm currently teaching - Yoga is many-faceted so I hope you find something for you. If you are hesitant, please be assured that Yoga is for everyone alive today. Yoga is no longer the preserve of either the skinny, male ascetic or the equally slim, bendy female - though you both are still welcome! For most of us Yoga works initially through a combination of bodywork, breathwork and attention - i.e., mindfulness. Yoga builds gradually from simple, accessible beginnings, establishing secure and beneficial proficiency before moving on.

I also offer group classes, chanting lessons and events such as day and weekend seminars and retreats - please see relevant pages.

I also come under the banner of the Society of Yoga Practitioners; we all offer individual teaching and therapy and some of my colleagues in TSYP offer foundation courses to take your interest in Yoga further and possibly lead to the training necessary to become a Yoga Teacher or registered Yoga Therapist.

Yoga is DIY Mind Control

The term 'rat-race' was coined long before we had smartphones and social media, but has even more meaning today when we're at risk of becoming rats in a worldwide laboratory, monitored and manipulated by the IT giants. So learn to control your own mind rather than let others do it for you. Join a yoga class, put your phone on silent and make friends with your breath.

Contact: michael@twobirdsyoga.com

Last Updated: 18 May 2023