Les Benney

yoga and sound teacher

Based in
Oxted, Surrey, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Ingledale Oxted RH8 9PE & Andalucia Spain
Les Benney | yoga and sound teacher

Rates: Classes £9, Private lessons £40, Spain £385 4 days

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Les Benney
Ashtanga Yoga and Smile Instructor!
Les was first introduced to Yoga in the 1970’s. At that time, he was a typical high octane guy doing the squash and gym thing and had little head space for Yoga. It was not until the mid 90’s when his wife bought him an Ashtanga video by David Swenson that he got back to the Yoga mat. As he did the first down face dog he thought ‘this is amazing’, followed quickly by ‘I have to teach this’.
Les did a Hatha Yoga teacher training course with the British School of Yoga, followed by Ashtanga teacher training with David Swenson and studies with Lino Miele in India, Dave Williams, John Scott and many others. Les runs Yoga retreats in Spain, has produced a DVD and runs classes in the UK.
Ashtanga Based Corse Strength Yoga: Les uses the basis of free flowing Ashtanga Yoga for his classes. While this is often thought of as a dynamic and stamina based Yoga, Les teaches with gentleness and understanding. Moreover, Les is passionate about switching you and your mind to smiling. A smiling body becomes a happy body, a smiling mind becomes a happy mind.
A student recently commented:-
“I would like to say how brilliant Les's Ashtanga Yoga class is on Monday evenings. His relaxed, positive style is so far removed from all other Yoga instructors I have had and I think he is outstanding. I wish all Yoga was taught in this way. Thank you” Sarah

One-to-one lessons

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4 days 3 nights Yoga Spain from only £385

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It's a: 
La Casa Del Daire
Comares, Andalucia, Spain
Date and time: 
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£385 sharing twin rooom

Yogatone with Les

It's a: 
Ingledale Therapy Centre
Tanhouse Road, Oxted RH8 9PE, Surrey, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday 8.30-9.30pm Tues 6.15-7.15pm & 7.30-8.30pm Wed 7.45-8.45


Yogatone with Les

I started teaching part time in 2001 and became a full time teacher in July 2003.

I have been taught by the foremost Ashtanga teachers - including David Swenson, Dave Williams, John Scott, Lino Miele - and have successfully run classes in the UK and Spain for a number of years. I teach with humour and understanding.

Aug 2001 - Mar 2010


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Last login: 9 years 31 weeks ago

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