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It’s a Yoga Life by Keshav Rupakheti

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My Story

by Keshav Rupakheti

When I was 17, a poster for Yoga caught my eye.

It was advertising a talk by a great Swami who owned a Yoga Ashram in Kathmandu.

I felt a strong urge in my heart to go along and I just knew that I had to meet him.

I can’t remember what Swami said, and it did not matter.

I had found what I was looking for.

I joined the Ashram and lived there for 2 years living the Yogic life.

Practicing our daily Asanas (yoga Posutres), Pranayama, Yoga Therapy, chanting, meditating, singing, and really enjoying our special time together.

We were self sufficient and grew all our own vegetables and grains.

We used Yoga cleansing to purify our bodies when needed and used Ayurveda herbs and preparations if we were sick.

I look back on those 2 years with such joy and utter amazement.

How different my life is now, living in Belfast.

And yet, in many ways, my life is not so different.

I am honoured to be able to teach yoga to many hundreds of beautiful students each and every week and I am so lucky to have a job that I love so much.

I have been teaching regular Yoga classes ever since I left the Ashram, over 20 years ago now.

We don’t get to do much singing in our regular classes at the Yoga centre, I just leave that for my home life with my dear wife Jennifer and our young son and daughter.

When I was living the Yoga life at our Ashram in the Himalayan countryside, Yoga was just Yoga, A way of life.

We loved our Swami as a brother and we were honoured to share our time together.

When people ask me what style of yoga I teach.

I say that I just teach Yoga.


Keshav Rupakheti

Leap By Emma Docherty



By Emma Docherty

Every month, I lift 3 cards from my Angel Oracle deck; two cards acknowledge my present self and a third card acts as my challenge for the month ahead. This month’s challenge card was L​eap of Faith,​ and it got me thinking a​lot a​bout how often we cultivate faith in ourselves.

So I asked around. I talked to friends, family and even looked inwards. Pretty quickly I realised just how little self­ faith we have! It’s as though we have developed a default setting to doubt our capabilities. Take our yoga practice for example; how often do you find yourself doubting that you can achieve a complex a​sana or even touch your toes? How many times have you heard people claim “I could never go to yoga, I’m not flexible at all.” when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth! And of course it isn’t just on the yoga mat, we doubt ourselves in all other areas of our lives. But why?

Patanjali explains to us in the Y​oga Sutra t​hat unless we work on having faith in ourselves, we will be unable to transform. If we can focus on practicing and cultivating self­love, self­respect, and self­faith, we can experience love and happiness in abundance. Looking closely at the words used; w​ork, transform, practice, cultivate, we are reminded that our lives are a journey towards a destination and that we should e​xperience t​hat journey to the fullest. Faith leads to courage and courage leads to love.

I fully encourage you to pay attention to how many times you doubt yourself in the next few weeks and focus on replacing that doubt with a positive message to yourself. Y​ou are enough, just as you are! T​ake a leap of faith as often as you can; attempt that pose you’ve been avoiding, hold it for just a few seconds longer than you think you can, push yourself that inch further, and most importantly, congratulate yourself when you do. I hope you will find it as liberating as I did.

I recently read a wonderful Japanese saying. It goes;

Fish live in streams

Birds nest in trees

Human beings dwell

In warm hearts.

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4 Day Yoga Detox Wellness Program with Jennifer Greenlees

4 Day Yoga Detox Wellness Program

Wednesdays 8-9pm

10th, 17th, 24th April 1st May

Cost £48

Toxins come in many shapes and forms…

Too much screen time,

Too much of the wrong foods

Too much alcohol

Sitting around too much

Not enough exercise

Not enough time with our friends and family

Not enough fruit and veg

Not enough water

Not enough time outdoors

For more info and to sign up click on the link below….

This link takes you straight to the booking system….


During this 4 day program Jennifer will be sharing lots of different techniques including kundalini yoga, meditation, bodyrolling  to help you detox physically and mentally. She will also be sharing healthy detox drinks and recipes to try to promote a healthier diet. 

Often it is because we haven’t got the balance right.  So we need to continually detox, physically and mentally. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. When that flow is continuous and clear, we are steady and flexible. The trouble is that we accumulate more than we process. We become weighed down under the ash of metabolism and the remnants of old emotions. 

Detoxification, from a yogic perspective, is a process of cleansing and purifying the body, mind, and energy systems. It involves removing accumulated toxins and impurities that hinder the free flow of vital energy, known as prana. The practice of detoxing, combined with a healthy vegetarian diet, offers several benefits in the context of yoga.

Physically, detoxing helps to eliminate toxins and waste materials from the body, improving overall health and vitality. It supports the proper functioning of organs, enhances the immune system, and boosts metabolism. By eliminating toxins, the body becomes lighter, more energised, and better prepared for the practice of yoga asanas. Detoxing also promotes healthy digestion, absorption, and assimilation of nutrients, which are essential for optimal physical well-being.

From a mental perspective, detoxing facilitates the purification of the mind. Through the removal of physical toxins, mental clarity and focus are enhanced, allowing for deeper concentration during meditation and yogic practices. Detoxing also helps to reduce mental and emotional blockages, freeing the mind from negative thought patterns and promoting a sense of calmness and inner peace. As the mind becomes clearer and more balanced, practitioners can experience heightened self-awareness and a deeper connection with their true selves.

In yogic terms, a healthy vegetarian diet plays a vital role in detoxification. A  diet, rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and plant-based proteins, provides essential nutrients while being light and easily digestible. It supports the body’s natural detoxification processes by supplying fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that aid in the elimination of toxins. Additionally, a vegetarian diet aligns with the yogic principle of ahimsa (non-violence) by promoting compassion towards all living beings.

Detoxing and maintaining a healthy vegetarian diet are integral aspects of yogic practice. They support the purification of the body, mind, and energy systems, promoting optimal physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. By embracing these practices, individuals can embark on a transformative journey towards holistic well-being and self-realisation.

During this 4 day program Jennifer will be sharing lots of different techniques including kundalini yoga, meditation, bodyrolling  to help you detox physically and mentally. She will also be sharing healthy detox drinks and recipes to try to promote a healthier diet. 

Helping you kickstart healthy living so that you feel revitalised and rejuvenated as you enjoy explore new wellness experiences during this 4 week program.

Suitable for beginners.

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