Come and experience the joy and peace of classical hatha yoga in Sivananda tradition. Why Sivananda Yoga?
Among the ever-increasing yoga styles, Sivananda Yoga tradition stands out as the traditional practice of yoga. It was one of the first yoga styles to become popular in the west. Swami Sivananda, who was originally a medical doctor that later became a Hindu monk, and his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda founded a school of yoga that doesn’t require any prior knowledge of Hindu philosophy or extraordinary flexibility to step on the path of Yoga.
A typical class includes a sequence of 12 basic asanas that consistently increase strength and flexibility of the body as well as stimulate and ultimately awaken our energy centres – chakras. Every class allows full exploration of each pose and brief relaxation between the asanas. Pranayama breathing exercises and several rounds of warm-up surya namaskar (sun salutations) are always an integral part of every session. Each class finishes off with deep relaxation followed by Vipassana meditation (if time or setting allows) to release stress and blocked energy. All level students – including beginners and advanced – can equally benefit from every class at Yoga Treat.
Sivananda Yoga is not designed to be a purely physical discipline – ultimate benefits are spiritual. By healing and balancing the physical body we help bring clarity and focus to the mind as well. At Yoga Treat we always put your physical, mental and spiritual well-being as our priority.