Founded in 1986 by Swami Satyaprakash 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

New season of yoga classes

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.

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.


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.