Doug is a Himalayan Hatha Yoga teacher at the Bristol Yoga centre

Dayananda (Doug Karson)

Yoga Teacher

email: dougkarson@gmail.com
phone: 0757 283 4433
web:  http://www.dougkarson.com/

Yoga is the pursuit of clarity of perspective.

My mother was my first teacher and she has been guiding me from early on in the ways of breath.  I have very old and precious memories of her calming me down with 3 deep breathes into the belly.

In 2012, I met my Guru Yogi Ashokananda.  He taught me how to be compassionate and bequeathed me my yogic name; Dayananda.  It means the bliss of mercy.  Much of my teaching style, tone, and knowledge come directly from his lineage.

With Prana Kriya, Himalayan Hatha, and meditation techniques, I continue the practice of how to be present, past and future.  I have completed 500 specific teacher training hours with Yogi-ji and am a Senior Ashokananda School Teacher.

Yoga is a practice.  Regular and constant.  Like any other practice, the goal is not to become perfect but to have constant improvement.  This sometimes comes in the form of acceptance and recognising our already perfect nature.  My classes are challenging and humorous.  I like to play and laugh and this comes through my teaching.  I hope to see you in the studio and perhaps we can laugh together.


Yoga with Dayananda

These challenging and often dynamic classes have a focus on healing through work in a safe space with alignment and breath.  The evening classes vary in style and pitch depending on the vibration and needs of the students while the morning classes are a strong hatha flow called Himalayan Hatha.

The aim is to experience Yoga.
Yoga is unity.
Unity of breathe, movement, stillness.
past, present, future.
birth, life, death.
phsyical, intellectual, spiritual.

The teachings are passed down from the lineage of my two teachers, my Guru Yogi Ashokananda and my mother, Rinah Karson.

Dayananda is the name bequethed to me by Yogi Ashokananda and means "the bliss of mercy".

I hope you will join me on this journey.