Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde
Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development, based on the eight limbs of Yoga. It is a living tradition rooting back to Patanjali, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Ashtanga yoga wakes up the internal fire and life energy. Vinyasa is the breath-synchronized movement. By practicing the correct order of the asanas(postures), it creates a continuous flow of energy that heats up the body. As concentration increases, the breath, mind, body, and soul come into union.
Traditionally, students are practicing every day except Saturdays and moon days.
Pranayama- Life force expansion
Pratyahara- Withdrawal of the senses
Samadhi- Perfected concentration
Bandha- internal lock
Drishti- vision point
The heart of Ashtanga Yoga is in Mysore, South India, therefore the traditional method to practice Ashtanga Yoga is called Mysore style. It gives you the space to focus and follow your own breath. Everyone practice independently at their own pace while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of the others in the room. You have time to explore the postures and go with your own breath. I adjust students individually through the sequence and help them to deepen their practice.
On the led classes, we concentrate on deep ujjayi breathing and the correct order of asanas (postures). We all move and breathe together. After a few classes, you will be able to memorize the sequence, develop in the postures and enjoy the bliss of yoga.
2 St Johns Lane, Bristol, BS3 5AA
Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga
Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga- Led Primary series
20 Upper Maudlin St, Bristol, BS2 8DJ
Beginners Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga- Led Primary series
5 class card (60 min)- £30 (valid for 6 weeks)
5 class card (90 min)- £40 (valid for 6 weeks)
Drop- in (60 min)- £8
Drop- in (90 min)- £10
Private sessions are a powerful way to connect with yourself and to focus on your specific needs and expectations.
Available 1-to-1 or 1-to-2/ Small group.
Thai Massage is an ancient healing therapy (dating back more than 2500 years). It combines yoga, reflexology, acupressure, and Ayurveda.
Working on the acupressure points along the energy lines (SEN), the massage stimulates the body’s energy level and promotes the natural healing system.
Thai Massage is done on a mat/futon on the floor, the recipient is dressed in comfortable clothes.
In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is deep relaxation, rejuvenation, physical and mental wellbeing.
Removes energy blocks in the body
Improves blood circulation
Increases flexibility and concentration
Stretches the muscles, tones the inner organs
Reduces emotional and nervous tension
Helps with sore tendons, pinched nerves, and numbness
Helps to align the body
The name Toksen combines the knocking sound of the mallet on the wedge and the word for energy lines Sen.
Traditionally it was used by farmers’ wives on their husbands after a hard day’s work in the fields, in Northern Thailand, 3000 BC.
The wood was originally made from the remains of a lightning-struck tree, thought to remove the negative energy. Today the Toksen tools are made from tamarind wood, rosewood, or teak, which have been found efficient for this healing practice.
The gentle tapping triggers vibrations at the muscles and nerve endings that pass through the entire body. This resonance helps to dislodge long-held and stubborn tension by helping to release and relax the body, unblocking the energy lines and easing the flow along the Sen.
During the treatment, you will find yourself following the tapping sound which will lead you into a meditative state. This will help to loosen your physical body, making the massage even more effective.
80 Stokes Croft,
Bristol, BS1 3QY
Please come in comfortable clothes (long, loose trouser and T-shirt)
Allow 10-15 minutes for consultation prior the massage.
This is a weekly clinic that runs from 12 to 8 pm with different practitioners every week. We aim to keep our prices lower to make our service more accessible.
Wellbeing Centre at Hamilton House
If you’re looking for long- lasting physical and emotional benefits.
It is a great option for regular clients or intensive treatment plans, as the overall cost of treatment is greatly reduced.
The Perfect Gift of Precious ‘Me-Time’!
Choice of 60, 90 or 120-minute massage session.
Advance booking required.
Prices as listed above.
Once purchased, valid for 6 months.
I love Ashtanga yoga, it works cardio and flexibility. I also love the teacher, she’s amazing!
Judit is an excellent teacher, her classes are led with great knowledge and understanding, she takes care to ensure all students practice safely, encouraging us to listen to our own bodies. Inspiring, challenging, fun and definitely a must in my week.
Enjoyed experiencing my first yoga class today at Urban Gym Bristol….feeling accomplished to have got through it, i can only improve!!! my yoga journey has begun…thank you Judit Halász 😉
I’m lucky enough to live locally to Judit’s amazing Ashtanga classes at the Urban Gym! Its such an energising and invigorating class. Judit is really attentive and supportive in her guidance and her incredible passion and great knowledge for Ashtanga really shines through in her classes.
Judit is an amazing teacher, knowledgeable, inspiring and friendly. Once u start her classes there’s no going back
My daughter bought me this as a gift. My therapist knew exactly where my pressure points were and how much pressure to apply. I always find massages are too light, but this was exactly right! I cannot praise it enough. You will feel supple, energized and rejuvenated for sure
Can’t recommend enough, I saw judit last week and came away feeling amazing. She worked into every joint and muscle. As a pilates teacher I can often feel over worked body wise as ioften dont have time to practice what I preach but Judit ‘s massage set me up for the week and I’m still feeling energised and de stressed, having been able to enjoy my practice more 😉
A remarkable massage technique that I strongly recommend. The work on the Nadis (acupuncture points) is profound and is well felt during the session. After my first session, I was feeling very relaxed, my body was energised and open.
Amazing Thai yoga massage thanks to the wonderful Judit Halász @Brishtanga. Feel like I’m walking taller, back’s straighter and chi flowing really well
I was also lucky enough to just receive a Thai Massage from her at Hamilton House which I would highly recommend! I left feeling revived, relaxed and my shoulders (where much of my tension lies) feel more open and less tense.
Where the name Brishtanga came from? It’s an acronym from BRIStol and asHTANGA.
I started to practice yoga with my mother at the age of 17. During university, I constantly practiced Hatha Yoga to reduce stress, maintain flexibility and find balance inside out. Wherever I travelled and lived, I kept practicing and it became part of my life.
I met Ashtanga Yoga in London and it felt amazing after practicing martial arts for 5 years.
As I moved to Bristol I found a great teacher, Brigid Swanson who inspired and motivated me to deepen my practice and to assist her. Also, I regularly practice with Caroline Simpson at her shala.
I decided to go to India in March, 2015 and experience real Ashtanga Yoga from the source, in Mysore and been teaching since then. I have returned seeking knowledge and deepen my practice every year.
All in all, I’ve been practising yoga for more than thirteen years and I would like to share my knowledge and experience with everyone, who is interested in yoga and would like to be flexible, balanced, healthy and happy.
I am a qualified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and registered with Yoga Alliance
Also, I feel very fortunate to had the opportunity to practice with Sharath Jois (KPJAYI, Mysore), Vijay Kumar (Mysore), Harmony Slater (Canada), Hamish Hendry (AYL, London) and Melanie Cooper (London), respectfully.
For many years, I have been practicing Tai-chi, Chi-kung, Shaolin Kung- fu, Yoga, and meditation. I naturally started to be interested in holistic therapies, Chinese medicine, and energy healing.
My favourite massage is Thai Massage, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to complete traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Boran) training in April 2015, certified by the Ministry of Education of Thailand. Last year, I completed further trainings, including Tok Sen techniques and therapeutic Thai Massage.
I am a certified and insured Thai Massage therapist, and member of the Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI)