Yoga is practice. A lifestyle rather than a fad. Who you are determines your method of practice, and in time, your practice has the power to determine who you can be. While the physical practice of Yoga asana is just the tip of the iceberg, for most people it is the most accessible way to prepare the body and mind for the other, deeper aspects of Yoga.
This course contains 60 hour long yoga classes guiding the student forward and encouraging a safe, regular practice. As we advance further into the course, some of the classes also include an additional 15 minutes of Pranayama (Yogic breathing). Classes which include Pranayama run for about 75 minutes.
Students are encouraged to repeat each class twice before proceeding to the next. While the suggested frequency of practice is 4 times a week for maximum benefit, a minimum of two classes a week is recommended.
However, the intensity of practice is entirely dependent upon the the practitioner. The asana are healing for body and mind only if the principle of non-violence towards one’s self is adhered to. Never force the body to stretch to the point of strain, keep the breath calm and come out of a posture if tired. Use props such as the wall, yoga blocks and belts .
All classes are devoid of any background music helping to create a silent focus on the breath and the postures.