Abi Lupton Levy
The life-changing moment that began my yogic journey was as a student in a Camden Town bookshop in the '80s. On leafing through a book entitled Raja Yoga, I realised my intuition that life and the world might be far more mysterious, multilayered and astonishing than it had so far been presented to me might actually be correct.
Very soon after that, in 1988, I met my first teacher Shiv Charan Singh and embarked on the path of Kundalini Yoga. This technology and its transformative and empowering effects immediately became a very important part of my life which never let me down. I qualified as a teacher in 2003 and began teaching classes in Calderdale that same year. I have been running classes at Calderdale Yoga Centre in Hebden Bridge since it opened in 2010. My approach could be said to be somewhat more somatic and experiential than is often the case in kundalini yoga teaching.
However, my search for spiritual answers took me beyond Kundalini Yoga, into nondual teachings such as Advaita Vedanta and more especially the tantric yoga of Kashmir Shaivism. For some years now I have worked with wonderful teachers in this field, Ellen Emmet, Billy Doyle and Daniel Odier. This has led to a further deepening and understanding which affects all aspects of my life, including yoga teaching but also in terms of creativity and uncovering a richness in life.
I live in Hebden Bridge with my husband and two children. I am also an artist and an ayurvedic bodywork practitioner, and have undertaken trainings and attunements in various types of energy healing, including reiki and pranic healing. I love dancing and being in nature, especially the magnificent countryside of the Calder Valley.
I am available for one-to-one teaching as well as running regular classes and workshops.