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Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. First codified by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras around 400 C.E, the practice was in fact handed down from teacher to student long before this text arose. Traditionally, this was a one-to-one transmission, but since yoga became popular in the West in the 20th century, group classes have become the norm.

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite”. The practice aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, as well as between the individual self and universal consciousness. Such a union tends to neutralize ego-driven thoughts and behaviours, creating a sense of spiritual awakening.

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, and whilst many different interpretations and styles have been developed, most tend to agree that the ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation from suffering. Although each school or tradition of yoga has its own emphasis and practices, most focus on bringing together body, mind and breath as a means of altering energy or shifting consciousness.

Chloe Ashton BSYA CIYT, Founder of Wild Woman Yoga

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It was through the trauma of a serious neck injury three decades ago that led Chloe to the immense healing powers of yoga.
Packing her bags and moving to a remote island in the Gulf of Thailand to convalesce led to a chance meeting with a yoga teacher who offered to show her how to heal through the practice of yoga.
Chloe found solace in yoga , in the simplicity of breath and movement and the natural world around her.
For nearly a decade she travelled extensively throughout South East Asia, India and Australia, seeking adventure and yoga, attending workshops and classes with teachers from round the globe to deepen her knowledge.
Over the last eighteen years she has led her own classes and workshops through the Gloucestershire area. Being involved with government initiatives to bring yoga to the community with free yoga classes to those who faced financial and social barriers.
Chloe now organises retreats and wellness days in her local community and teaches at retreats in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Zanzibar.

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Paul Baxter




Trained in Hridaya hatha yoga and meditation.  500+hrs teacher training. I have gained a lot of retreat experience practicing and teaching. 17, 10 & 3 day silent retreats and 2, 3 & 4 nights in dark rooms and in nature. I offer a combination of physical asana practice, meditation and philosophy - 1on1/group classes and retreats

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