Founded in 1986 and affiliated with IYFM, Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham serves Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Yoga to the general public and specialist institutions throughout the West Midlands area. » More about our Centre

yoga nidra

Yoga Nidra is a systematic process of complete relaxation. We live in a time when stress seems to underlie our every action and even when we consciously relax there are tensions on all levels. Yoga Nidra takes you deeper, it releases tensions but also releases the causes of the tensions.

padma bhushan

We are delighted to announce that, on Wednesday 25 January, the Government of India recognised the contributions of our guru, Swami Niranjanananda, with the Padma Bhushan award.


In these days of cleanses and detox regimes it is refreshing to find someone teaching the traditional Yogic cleanse, a thorough “flushing out”. It is a simple but effective process and I thought I might share my most recent experience for those who have never tried it.

Yoga isn’t exercise. Because in yoga we work slowly and with awareness in postures and we coordinate breathing with movement. Yoga also involves breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation or meditation techniques. Exercise mainly benefits the body; yoga is about mind and body – physical and mental health.

A non-residential centre in Birmingham is offering beginners classes based on a gentle yet powerful form of classical yoga.

The Satyananda Yoga Centre in Kings Heath offers weekly yoga classes and workshops open to anyone new to the tradition regardless of age, fitness, ability or experience.


Thich Nhat Hanh embodies in this poem the essence of what he calls "interbeing," the innerconnectedness of all things.

Swami Satyananda

Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda, founder of the Bihar School of Yoga and Satyananda Yoga worldwide, left the body and attained Maha Samadhi at midnight (India time) Saturday 5th December 2009.