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, I've been offering 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.

NEWS: On Saturday 9 March 11am-2pm I shall be teaching another short seminar at StudioYoga near Stockbridge, Wiltshire, book here. My Spring Retreat with Liz Murtha, 26-28 April in Salisbury, is now more than half full. Please see my events page.

My book 'Breath For Health' can be ordered online by following the links on my publisher's website collectiveinkbooks. You can now post reviews on all online booksellers. I also post updates on Facebook @breath4health and I now have an author's website breath4health.yoga where you can find more details about my book and read my blogs on breathing matters.

Podcast on which I've been invited: Dr Amy Wheeler (Yoga Therapy Hour) Yoga Therapy Hour ; J. Brown (on the topic of Yoga Therapy) J. Brown; Danielle Sax (on Breathing and Stress) UK Health Radio; Paula Vail (Elevating Your Life) KMET-TV;

Last December I was invited to a talk in London by Leslie Kaminoff yogaanatomy on the respiratory diaphragm. I had a great time picking up ideas from LK and chipping in now and then with points I can remember that were made by our teacher Sri TKV Desikachar.

I also have responsibilites as Chair of the British Council for Yoga Therapy. Yoga Therapy, which helps people improve their own health by practising bespoke daily exercise, has benefits which often complement those available from conventional medicine.

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. 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, private 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: 26 February 2024