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Keep up with my travels and the latest events I run

Do we really need a Yoga Teacher?

Our first teachers are our parents. We learn from the people in our lives, our friends and our children (whether our own or those we meet. Whatch a child look upon the world. The pure joy and wonderment of the simplest thing, a butterfly, waves lapping the shore. Each...

Yoga and Art – from Barnaby to Barbican!

I was asked to be part of a project by international artist Bedwyr Williams for last June's Barnaby festival. Bedwyr came to Pure Yoga to film and take pictures of me and the result is a stunning visual art piece that was on show at the Macclesfield Barnaby Festival...

What actually is… Yoga??

This is a question that only seems to have arisen in my mind relatively recently. I have practised yoga it seems for many years without actually questioning what this is all about. Of course I have read the books, partook upon a 4 years teacher training with the...

My marriage to Francesca… a sankalpa of love

  Sankalpa (sanskrit) means a conception or idea or notion formed in the heart or mind. A sole vow or determination to perform, desire, definite intention, volition or will. Love, for me is everywhere. Infinite, unchanging. It is in us all, it surrounds us all....

New Yoga Classes in Macclesfield

Welcome to anther changing season. 🙂 After the excitement of a special Summer, I am delighted to announce new classes coming up for the Autumn at my Yoga studio Pure Yoga Cheshire in Macclesfield: DRU Yoga with Ann on Thursday morning 10 to 11.15 am – From Thursday...

Soon to be married!

Read our love story on this week's issue of Macclesfield Express . I am getting married to my lovely Francesca Giusti on the 22nd of August in Tuscany,...

The benefits of yoga for men.

It occurred to me the other day, whilst searching in a well known newsagents for a yoga magazine, that I automatically went to the section that dealt with hobbies and pursuits for women. I asked myself why this is so. Looking first at the covers of the yoga magazines...

Yoga and overcoming addictions.

I share a blog post by my fiancée Francesca - you can find her on her blog Frankieglobetrotter  Recently, I received an email from somebody who asked me to share a piece on how yoga can benefit when recovering from addictions. It was such a coincidence, as I was asked...

Passion

Passion...a word for me that conjures many thoughts and images. When I was reflecting upon what I to write, it came to my mind what is it I actually do and why is it I do it? I Practice Yoga. Is this a statement? a badge? No. For me it is an experience, a way of life,...

EXCITING NEWS for Macclesfield and surrounding areas!!!

Andrew and Francesca are thrilled to celebrate their 3rd anniversary as the creators of  'Pure Yoga Cheshire' - 29 Charlotte street Macclesfield Sk11 6JB. A purposely renovated two storey building dedicated to Yoga. If you have only tried yoga in gyms or fitness...