Yoga from Sanskrit means “unity” or “oneness”. It works on all aspects of your life: physical, emotional, mental, psychic, and spiritual, bringing you to harmony and balance.
The yoga tradition came from India more than ten thousand years ago according to archaeological excavations. They revealed many statues of Lord Shiva and Shakti performing various asanas and meditation. The first written information about yoga was mentioned in the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). Later, Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras described yoga in more detail. This is often called the eight-fold path, which is comprised of Yama – self-restraints, Niyama – self-observances, Asana – yoga postures, Pranayama – breath control, Pratyahara – dissociation of consciousness from outside environment, Dharana – concentration, Dhyana – meditation, and Samadhi – identification with pure consciousness.
Today, interest in yoga is constantly growing. While yoga’s central theme is based on spirituality, yogic practices give direct and tangible benefits to everyone regardless of their spiritual aims.
In our school we teach classical yoga from the tradition of Swami Satyananda with a focus on your health. This is beneficial both for those seeking to maintain a good health and for those who want to improve their quality of life during times of disease.
We also provide private lessons so that we can tailor a program specifically to meet your needs!
1. Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha. (1969) Bihar, India
2. Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Four Chapters on Freedom (commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali). (1976) Bihar, India
3. Swami Shankardevananda. Yogic Management of Asthma and Diabetes (1977) Bihar, India
4. Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati. The edge of Infinity (1990) Mandala Yoga Ashram, Wales, UK
5. Serrander E. Gravidyoga (2005)
6. Frawley D. Summerfield S. Yoga for your type (an ayurvedic approach to your asana practice). (2009) USA