Characteristics of a yoga class 2017-05-06T02:59:59+00:00

“I felt welcome, safe, and supported.” D. Swander

 

The teachings offered at all elements yoga are rooted in the Bihar School of Yoga. Classes are similarly taught throughout the world.


Integral

Through an approach that incorporates an awareness of all aspects of being, the Satyananda tradition of yoga promotes the alignment of the delicate balance between body, mind, emotions and spirit.  By awakening awareness and inherent self-healing powers, physical disease and mental stress can be managed and relieved. By steadying the emotions and calming the mind, a sense of perspective can be gained, bringing a feeling of peace, freedom and inner strength.

 

Comprehensive

There is a wide range of practices to cater to the individual. These practices can be modified and adapted to suit varying levels of flexibility and body types.

 

Adaptable

People who practice at all elements yoga are of all ages, body types and levels of fitness. Instructors provide everyone with the tools for health, peace of mind and an inspired vision for their lives.

 

Flowing

Being mindful of the breath is a key factor in developing internal awareness.  Often practices are designed as a sequence with a specific effect in mind. Each component of the class is considered part of the whole. Time is given between practices in which to contemplate the effect of the practice so that the student maintains focus throughout the whole session.

 

Experiential

Teachers facilitate the student experience by guiding awareness during the practices. Apart from the common experience of being in class together and performing the same practices, each student perceives the effect of the practice in their own way.

 

Non-political and non-religious

all elements yoga does not postulate any political or religious beliefs. Respect is paid to the lineage, to Swami Satyananda and Swami Niranjananda in the way the class in conducted.  Practices are often referred to in both Sanskrit and English.