What we're about

‘The tree that bends doesn't break.'

Are you curious about how yoga could benefit you?

Flexibility, strength, power, calmness, clarity and peace can all be found in a yoga practice. If you're looking to try it out, or return to something you used to enjoy, come along to a busy class in central London and make connections... to yourself and to other men.
All levels are welcome as options and modifications will be given.

And if you’re interested in some focussed, one on one attention, private sessions are a terrific way of mastering the basics or going deeper in an established practice. I also offer to incorporate shiatsu and massage into your session if you like.

In a 1:1 session, I can help you

- work towards specific goals such as upper body or core strength, balance or flexibility

- more fully integrate your spirituality and sexuality through tantric yoga

- learn tools for depression, anxiety, fatigue or stress.

Yoga, meditation and massage are such valuable resources to draw upon and ones that can serve you your whole life.

Group classes and private sessions happen at Buddha on a Bicycle, Endell Street, Covent Garden.

£15 per group class or £72 for a block of 6.

Private sessions are £65/£85 for 60/90 minutes.

More details at www.andybutterfield.com

Upcoming events (5)

LOVING MEN Feel Good Fridays (with Tom)

The Bridge

£15.00

Loving Men - Yoga For Men Feel Good Fridays Are Here! With Tom Cowan Community - regular drop in class for gay, bi & queer men of all ages to come together and feel part of a growing community. Acceptance - space to share with other men which is free of judgement, shaming and blaming. Embodied - simple, easy to follow movements that help the body move, easing pain and restrictions leaving the body feeling lighter and freer. Digital detox - An opportunity to switch off the phone, leave work behind and meet friendly, open men in the room who are here for the same reasons as you. Meditation - techniques and micro practices that you can take home and use to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. Supportive - learn the basics of yoga in a supportive environment where there is no way to get anything wrong. Do it your way! Playful - Join a fun & playful group of men who want to connect with each other. Accessible - Each class is taught to the men in the room so beginners are welcome. The yoga will offer different stages where you can find the place that best suits you. Understanding - A teacher with many years experience of working with male anatomy, who understands it can take time for the body to change and so there is no pressure to be anything other than as your are! Connection - Opportunities to meet other men in partner postures, coming into contact in a way that is comfortable for you. It's your body so you decide how to meet others in the practice. Respect - A respect from everyone in the class of your boundaries. All classes are clothed and consent is always paramount when we come into closer contact. Safety - A safe and held space with Tom who has many years experience teaching yoga, offering bodywork and facilitating groups for gay, bi and queer men. We welcome gay and bi men, and gender non-binary people, from all walks of life who want to develop their capacity to connect with other men. We particularly encourage participation from black and ethnic minority men, HIV positive and negative men, young and older men, trans men and disabled men (who are able to sit, kneel and stand). Mats & blocks provided. Wear comfy, stretchy clothes. Bring a blanket if you like a cosy relaxation to finish. Book in advance to guarantee your place! https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2851/loving-men-yoga-for-men-tickets £15

Into The Heart - A Countryside Retreat for Gay, Bi and Queer Men

Gayles Retreat

£299.00

Yoga, meditation, massage, mindfulness, games, swimming pools, stargazing, fireside gatherings, walks on the cliffs, laughter, sharing, community. This is the fourth retreat we have run from this venue, Gayles Retreat as we all love it so much and keep coming back! It's nestled deep in the Sussex countryside, a haven of peace, calm and a much needed breathing space. Conveniently close to London/Brighton with excellent rail/bus links and plenty of parking should you wish to drive the 90 minutes from London to the Sea. The weekend will be hosted by two experienced teachers, Andy Butterfield and Tom Cowan, who have been leading workshops and retreats offering Vajrasati & Hatha Flow Yoga, Shiatsu, Tantra*, Meditation and Nature Connection Practices. They regularly support events for Yoganu*, Loving Men, Tantra for Gay Men* and the Radical Faeries. This event is for you if you want to explore: * daily yoga and meditation * authentic connection within ourselves and with each other * morning nature walks * therapeutic touch workshop with Shiatsu massage * free time to relax and unwind * being in the company of friendly gay, bi & queer men Large Dorm (11 beds, most bunks, 2 showers, two toilets) - £285 Small Dorm (6 beds, no bunks, one toilet and one shower) - £299 Attic Double Bedroom Hideaway with En-Suite (only one available - for two people who will share a double bed) - £599 Quiet Single Room (only one available) - £365 *Practices this weekend will not be naked Tickets available here: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/3959/into-the-heart-autumn-retreat-for-gay-bi-and-queer-men-tickets

LOVING MEN Feel Good Fridays (with Tom)

The Bridge

£15.00

Loving Men - Yoga For Men Feel Good Fridays Are Here! With Tom Cowan Community - regular drop in class for gay, bi & queer men of all ages to come together and feel part of a growing community. Acceptance - space to share with other men which is free of judgement, shaming and blaming. Embodied - simple, easy to follow movements that help the body move, easing pain and restrictions leaving the body feeling lighter and freer. Digital detox - An opportunity to switch off the phone, leave work behind and meet friendly, open men in the room who are here for the same reasons as you. Meditation - techniques and micro practices that you can take home and use to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. Supportive - learn the basics of yoga in a supportive environment where there is no way to get anything wrong. Do it your way! Playful - Join a fun & playful group of men who want to connect with each other. Accessible - Each class is taught to the men in the room so beginners are welcome. The yoga will offer different stages where you can find the place that best suits you. Understanding - A teacher with many years experience of working with male anatomy, who understands it can take time for the body to change and so there is no pressure to be anything other than as your are! Connection - Opportunities to meet other men in partner postures, coming into contact in a way that is comfortable for you. It's your body so you decide how to meet others in the practice. Respect - A respect from everyone in the class of your boundaries. All classes are clothed and consent is always paramount when we come into closer contact. Safety - A safe and held space with Tom who has many years experience teaching yoga, offering bodywork and facilitating groups for gay, bi and queer men. We welcome gay and bi men, and gender non-binary people, from all walks of life who want to develop their capacity to connect with other men. We particularly encourage participation from black and ethnic minority men, HIV positive and negative men, young and older men, trans men and disabled men (who are able to sit, kneel and stand). Mats & blocks provided. Wear comfy, stretchy clothes. Bring a blanket if you like a cosy relaxation to finish. Book in advance to guarantee your place! https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2851/loving-men-yoga-for-men-tickets £15

LOVING MEN YOGA Feel Good Fridays (with Tom)

The Bridge

£15.00

Loving Men - Yoga For Men Feel Good Fridays Are Here! With Tom Cowan Community - regular drop in class for gay, bi & queer men of all ages to come together and feel part of a growing community. Acceptance - space to share with other men which is free of judgement, shaming and blaming. Embodied - simple, easy to follow movements that help the body move, easing pain and restrictions leaving the body feeling lighter and freer. Digital detox - An opportunity to switch off the phone, leave work behind and meet friendly, open men in the room who are here for the same reasons as you. Meditation - techniques and micro practices that you can take home and use to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. Supportive - learn the basics of yoga in a supportive environment where there is no way to get anything wrong. Do it your way! Playful - Join a fun & playful group of men who want to connect with each other. Accessible - Each class is taught to the men in the room so beginners are welcome. The yoga will offer different stages where you can find the place that best suits you. Understanding - A teacher with many years experience of working with male anatomy, who understands it can take time for the body to change and so there is no pressure to be anything other than as your are! Connection - Opportunities to meet other men in partner postures, coming into contact in a way that is comfortable for you. It's your body so you decide how to meet others in the practice. Respect - A respect from everyone in the class of your boundaries. All classes are clothed and consent is always paramount when we come into closer contact. Safety - A safe and held space with Tom who has many years experience teaching yoga, offering bodywork and facilitating groups for gay, bi and queer men. We welcome gay and bi men, and gender non-binary people, from all walks of life who want to develop their capacity to connect with other men. We particularly encourage participation from black and ethnic minority men, HIV positive and negative men, young and older men, trans men and disabled men (who are able to sit, kneel and stand). Mats & blocks provided. Wear comfy, stretchy clothes. Bring a blanket if you like a cosy relaxation to finish. Book in advance to guarantee your place! https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2851/loving-men-yoga-for-men-tickets £15

Past events (96)

Loving Men Connections Festival Online

Online event

£95.00

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