Hilary Cartwright

A flowing, Taoist approach to achieving

aesthetically pleasing line and form,

through breath and anatomical correctness

Yoga Narada™, formerly known as Hilary Cartwright’s Yoga for Dancers, (HCYFD) although still maintaining many of its original principles, seeks to embrace and support people from all walks of life.

Yoga is a coming together of body, mind and spirit.  Too often though, the mind gets in the way, and the body becomes confused, stiff and unresponsive.

This class offers each student the chance to relax a little from the pressures and tensions of everyday work-life.

Applying multiple Hatha and Kundalini yoga principles, working from the inside out, it moves from a sensory awareness of the physical body, to progress through specific breath work, which activates and stimulates the nervous system.

Flowing naturally with breath-inspired movements, the body deepens and expands in an organised progression of seated, lying and standing sequences.  The focus is on inspired imagery and rhythmical structure, distracting the mind from a false intensity.

Yoga Narada™ provides a way to achieve flexibility in the body, while maintaining a coordinated control to pass smoothly from one shape to another. 

By allowing the mind to relax, rhythm and breath take over. At the same time, the class addresses elements of technique that apply directly to ballet placement, line and control, which are suitable for everyone.

Unlike a traditional Hatha Yoga class, positions are not held but repeated in a fluid undulation that gently unravels the knots both mental and physical, giving the body a sense of comfort in its movement.  Each day is taken for its own individual merits, so no two classes are identical.  There is a common thread.  But, as in nature, there are many paths to the same end.

Concluding with a guided meditation, or stimulating transition, each person is brought back to the reality of their external surroundings and their own individual, yet connected space.

Retreats, workshops and classes are held regularly. 

Who is NARADA?

A wise, yet humorous Vedic sage who believed that through music, movement and dance, one can open the doors to wisdom and enlightenment, with clarity and grace.

His foremost teaching is:
To treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

Introduction to Yoga Narada™ Video