Authentic yoga from the himalayas…
In Sanskrit, 'sattva' means lucidity, lightness, happiness, tranquility, and non-attachment. Sattva Yoga is a holistic, integrative, and transformative practice that incorporates all the technologies that ancient yogis developed over the millennia to help people heal and integrate mind, body, and spirit, in order to realize the Self, expand consciousness, and experience abiding bliss. The Sattva Yoga practice is a dynamic blend of hatha yoga, meditation, prānāyāma (yogic breathing), kriyā, Himalayan kundalini practices, mantra, freedom movement, and transcendental wisdom. More specifically, it incorporates the five main threads of yoga:
- Raja: asana (physical yoga poses), meditation
- Tantra: pranayama, kriya, naad (yoga of sound), Himalayan kundalini, Laya movements
- Jñāna: satsang (Q&A), wisdom talks, study of ancient yoga texts
- Bhakti: sacred rituals, kirtan, sangha (community), partner work
- Karma: seva (selfless service); ayurveda; and conscious eating, consumption, conversation, and parenting
The practice is designed for personal growth and transformation, to help you transcend old patterns and realize that the magic of creation is flowing within you. It opens the mind and the heart, fostering fearlessness as well as vulnerability. Sattva Yoga helps you remember that you exist in time but belong to eternity. You are then free to express the entirety of your authentic being as you live your life.
Anand Mehrotra brought these teachings down from the Himalaya Mountains years ago as part of an ancient lineage that extends through the Tantra yoga of a thousand years ago to the ancient Vedic teachings. Sattva Yoga practices are ancient, but also adapted to modern life. We practice what’s most effective for increasing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and for supporting the evolution of the individual and all of humanity.
Sattva Yoga is perfect for both experienced asana practitioners and those who are new to yoga.