About Satyananda Yoga
The word Yoga can be translated as ‘one-ness’.
Through the practice of Yoga we learn to be ‘at one’ with ourselves.
The style of Yoga we teach is called Satyananda Yoga; this is a Classical Yoga system which incorporates a wide range of practices from ancient and traditional sources and makes them relevant for modern living.
Classes include asana (posture work), pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) and Meditation in order to bring a state of balance to the body and mind.
Too often nowadays Yoga is taught as an exercise routine; an over emphasis on posture work has developed and the real power and possibilities of Yoga have been diluted.
The ‘classical’ approach incorporates the whole person. It teaches us to live with awareness, to be present, so that we can fully engage with life and fulfill our potential.
The beauty of this system of Yoga is that it retains a vast wealth and depth of Yoga practices; there really is something for everyone regardless of any physical or mental limitations.
Satyananda Yoga provides practical tools for living which help with every aspect of our lives.
“Yoga is a philosophy of balance. When you expose yourself to Yoga, you learn how to be simple in every aspect of your lifestyle and being. When there is simplicity there is relaxation, where there is complication there is tension. When you expose yourself to the influences of Yoga, the light of spirituality has to shine. When the light of Yoga shines you will be very happy, otherwise there is darkness. In the darkness you have fears, insecurities and misunderstandings. Yoga is a way of life. It doesn’t matter what nationality, religion, social or political creeds a person follows. Yoga is concerned with man’s personal life and how he can improve it.”Swami Satyananda Saraswati