Wouldn't it be great to live your life immune from the enveloping stress of modern times? Installing a regular yoga practice based on weekly classes with one of our SYC teachers is a great way to get there.
Satyananda Yoga really is accessible to all! It is ideal for complete beginners – regardless of age, fitness, ability or experience. A safe, sure, non-competitive way for anyone to improve their physical – and emotional – fitness.
Gentle yet powerful stretching and breathing practices bring many immediate benefits. And, over time, a deepening awareness of body and breath – and their relationship with mind and emotions. You release more and more deeply rooted tension, gain a sense of spaciousness and an understanding of what it is to truly relax. Students often report finding this style of yoga particularly valuable in aiding more restful sleep.
If you have been unwell or injured, it's a great way to kickstart your recovery. It is also a good choice if you are not used to physical exercise. Or at a time in your life when you want to slow down while still taking care of your body.
Ideal for beginners
The teaching is slow and systematic. It starts very gently, while emphasising awareness of the breath from the very start. Students feel the benefits of relaxation immediately and the physical benefits develop as the postures gradually get stronger.
This form of yoga integrates intellect, emotion and action – the head, heart and hands. Truly holistic and suitable for everyone, with the emphasis on deepening awareness. Students are encouraged to become acquainted with all aspects of their personality, with the process of change occurring naturally as a consequence of regular yoga practice.
Satyananda Yoga uses practices of asanas (postures) to balance the body and mind through the physical body, pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energetic body, and meditation to calm and focus the mind.