Zen Yoga – Establish a movement practice

Zen Yoga

Zen Yoga combines the awakening practice of coming to know your true nature with work to boost your vitality, health and wellbeing.

Rather than set, fixed sequences, we explore creative responses to the needs of the moment.
We work with three intertwined areas:

Physical alignment

The flow of energy in the body
Awareness (or mindfulness)

Daizan recalls, “In the Zen temples where I practiced, the movement practice wasn’t always called ‘yoga’. My teacher liked the term do-zen which literally means ‘moving Zen’ (in contrast to the stillness of zazen or sitting Zen).”

What is Zen Yoga?

Each pose or move in a Zen yoga class is designed to bring new parts of the body into focus so that we can become aware of any tightnesses or restrictions. As we bring our awareness to these areas of tension, like shining the warmth of sunlight, they immediately start to unfreeze, shift and release. Zen yoga practice melts away the tightnesses and resistances that prevent us from enjoying the flow of life.

Zenways Meditation practice at the dojo

Weekly Class Schedule

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Click on the day/time you wish to join, register your details and you’ll receive a joining link.

With Daizan:

Tuesdays 9-10am (UK time)
With Daizan:

Thursdays 8-9pm (UK time)
With Samantha:

Saturdays 9-10am (UK time)
With Daizan:

Sundays 5-5:45pm (UK time)

Fixed price classes

With Mark:

Thursdays 10-11am (UK time)
With Penny:

Tuesdays 6-7:15pm ​(UK time)
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm (UK time)

Zen Yoga Shugyo course

Join senior Zenways teacher Mark Westmoquette for a year-long, immersive journey into the practice of Zen Yoga

Designed for those who:

  • want to deepen their yoga practice by studying Zen Yoga movement and theory with an experienced teacher.
  • connect and work with like-minded others.
  • have at least 1 year of yoga experience (in any tradition).
  • One full-day workshop per season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Late Summer & Autumn/Fall.
  • Shorter workshops every month to cover the whole year.

Practice with us

Mini-yoga sequences

Zen Yoga for Spring

Zen Yoga for Summer

Zen Yoga for late Summer

Zen Yoga for Autumn

Zen Yoga for Winter

Practical Zen Yoga book

This book is a helpful introduction for those new to Zen yoga, and a valuable and comprehensive manual for any practitioner of yoga, Zen or other kind of mind-body work.