The Sivananda Hatha Yoga practice establishes physiological balance in the body and secures mental poise through its scientifically-designed series of yoga postures (asanas) and yogic breathing techniques (pranayama). Sivananda yoga is one of the slower-paced styles of yoga that focuses on exercises, meditation, breathing, stress relief, self-empowerment, and spirituality. The lessons are gentle, accessible, non-competitive and recommended for older yogis who want to boost vitality and restore or re-energize the body. The Sivananda yogic style is currently one of the biggest schools of yoga and was introduced to the Western audience by Swami Vishnu-Devananda in 1957. Graduates of the Teacher Training Course receive internationally recognized certification that is also accepted by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).
A typical Sivananda Hatha Yoga class starts with every practitioner resting in a relaxation pose. Followed with: breathing exercises, exercising the basic yoga postures and a final relaxation.
The basic postures are much more than just stretching. They open the energy channels, chakras and psychic centers of the body while increasing flexibility of the spine, strengthening the bones and stimulating the circulatory and immune systems. Along with proper breathing, the postures also calm the mind and reduce stress. With regular practice, one can ensure overall physical and mental health and the possible prevention of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. In time, performing the poses slowly and consciously becomes a mental exercise in concentration and meditation. Students feel relaxed, rested, and rejuvenated at the end of each class.
As a teacher I will:
– closely monitor a student’s progress
– assist the student with the postures if desired
– provide materials to understand and improve your yoga practice in class/at home
– add variations and postures as the skill level of the student increases
– answer any questions before/during/after class
If you would like to have more background information about the Teacher’s Training Curriculum I did, here is the link: https://sivananda.org/teachers-training/teachers-training-course/
For more info, please contact me.