About Barry and Lesley Kelly - Yoga Teachers in Brentwood, Essex

We both belong to a non-residential yoga community in Ilford called the Shanti Bhakti Sangha. Our Teacher is Hari Bhakta (Mike Spencer) who has been studying and teaching yoga for over 40 years. Hari has developed his own unique methods of teaching that brings to life the ancient science of yoga.

Yoga in the West is often seen just as a form of physical exercise when, in fact, this is just the tip of the yogic iceberg! We have been taught that yoga should be a force for change in your life and is actually a path of Self-growth and Self-awareness. Of course, the physical aspects such as asana (postures) and pranayama (breath/energy awareness) and relaxation form the basis of what we teach in our classes but we also teach the deeper, more esoteric, aspects of yoga (such as meditation) which can facilitate deeper insights into the Self.

Whilst both of us lead the usual daily lives of working, bringing up children and socialising - everything we do is influenced by the presence of yoga in our lives and we have seen the many benefits ripple out amongst friends and family.

For those students interested in deepening their study of yoga beyond their weekly class, there are monthly Satsanga meetings available through the Shanti Bhakti Sangha as well as meditation classes for beginners at which Barry is a supporting teacher.

There are other classes available in the Seven Kings, Ilford and Romford areas if required.

If you wish to learn more about our classes and what we offer, please contact us.