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Yoga & Meditation

Wellbeing
Self-knowledge
Spirituality
Strength
Flexibility
Mobility

There are many reasons to practise yoga and meditation. For at least 2,500 years, people from several spiritual traditions have turned to these practices as a way of finding meaning in life and transcending their existence and social circumstances. Also, scientific research has attempted to demonstrate, sometimes successfully, the social, physical and psychological benefits of many of such practices. Nevertheless, our knowledge of yoga and meditation is still in its infancy. Thus, some teachers aim at achieving integration between ancient and modern practices as well as a balance between traditional and scientific knowledge to provide meaningful experiences and more reliable positive outcomes for their students. That’s what you’ll find in the classes at Yogin.

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Class Features

Secular classes

Evidence-based and non-dogmatic approach to Yoga and Meditation.

Knowledge

Become more confident about your yoga learning and practice.

Body, Breath, and Mind

An integrated and consistent approach to your being.

Socialise

Share your experience and meet other yoga people.

Live sessions

Real-time experience through high-quality videoconference.

Web System

Online control of your account, classes and payments.

Easy access

Join the class from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Mixed-levels

People of all levels practising together at their own pace.

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Teacher's Bio

Diego Lourenco
(dhirnath)

Diego has been practising yoga and meditation since 1998, teaching since 2000. In English, he has logged over 6,000 hours of teaching both yoga and meditation which is considered a ‘Senior Yoga Teacher’ by British yoga organisations. Overall, his teachings are informed by academic and scientific research as well as by tantric and hatha yoga traditions (Nath, Kaula and Trika). Below, is an overview of the main influences on his teachings.

  • Trained by Gnose Brasil on Indian and Tibetan practices (1998-2000) with emphasis on relaxation, breathing and other meditative practices.
  • Studied Psychology at UNESC, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Brazil (2001-2003).
  • Trained by UNI-Yoga on contemporary hatha and tantric yoga (2003-2014) with emphasis on breathing and postural practices.
  • Trained on the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (2005-2013).
  • Trained on the Iyengar method by various teachers in India and the West (2012-2015, intermittently).
  • Trained on the Ashtanga Vinyasa method by various teachers in India and the West (2013-2015, intermittently).
  • Trained on mobility and biomechanics by Ido Portal (2015).
  • Trained on strength, flexibility and kinesiology by Paul Zaichic (2014-2017)
  • Studied Sanskrit at SOAS Language Centre and SOAS University of London (2016-2019, intermittently).
  • Studied BA History at the Open University (2016-2019, first-class) with emphasis on British history and Indian religions.
  • Studied MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS, University of London (2018-2019, distinction).
  • Studying MSc Psychology at Arden University (2019-present).
  • PhD candidate at the Humboldt University of Berlin researching the ‘Historiography and social dimensions of contemporary yoga’ (2020-present).
  • Of great influence on his yoga learning and teaching are the works of scholars such as Tara Michael, Marc Dyczkowski and Georg Feuerstein as well as the knowledge he received from traditional yogis in India, Nepal and the West, especially Sw Veda Bharati and Guru Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj. 
  • Besides his yoga journey, Diego successfully founded and managed two digital marketing businesses in Brazil and Mexico (2003-2015), and wrote two plays in Portuguese on mental health and sexuality. His last play, Gotas de Codeína (2015), was nominated among the five best LGBT plays in Brazil and continues to be staged in Sao Paulo every year. 
  • Diego is a fellow member of the Royal Asiatic Society and of the British Psychological Society.
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Online yoga classes

Live online yoga classes are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6pm (60 min, all levels).

Online classes are charged according to individual financial circumstances. The standard charge is £8 per class. A reduced charge of £6 per class is available to students and anyone with a low income. A supporter charge of £10 per class is also available. Please select the appropriate charge when booking your class.

To book a class, please download the Glofox mobile app (Click here for Android or here for iPhone) or via this website by using the button below: