Deep within lies a real and everlasting joy. A human being is born to dive deep into the stream of life, find hidden treasure and attain eternal fulfillment.
~ Srimad Bhagavatam
Integrative Yoga is best described as ‘meditation in movement’: the fluidity, softness and natural yielding it encourages leads to lightness of body and stillness of mind.
Based on the revolutionary spine centered practice inspired by Vanda Scaraveli*, it will teach you how to free the spine and find ease, fluidity and depth in your movement. Your flexibility and back-bending ability will grow as you awaken the fullest potential of your spine. You will learn how to strengthen your core and work with the energetic body through the breath.
A “Philosophy in Form”, it harmonises the body, breath, mind, emotions and intellect through its integration with Yin Yoga, Breathing practices, Yogic Kriyas**, Mindfulness, Meditation, Deep Relaxation and Philosophy.
At its core are the wisdom teachings of some of the foremost masters of Yoga and Meditation such as the:
– Himalayan tradition of Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati
– Zen Mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh
– Philosophy of Non-Dualism of Taoism and Advaita Vedanta
We are passionate about helping you find your inherent power and uncover your dormant potential. The core principle of Integrative Yoga is that of cultivating awareness in everyday life. We believe that meditation is not separate from the physical asana practice or from life itself. Our practices will instil in you clarity of mind, peace and contentment. It will enhance the quality of whatever you do and imbue it with renewed freshness.
We approach Yoga holistically through our classes and workshops which are designed for you to appreciate all facets of health and well-being- physical alignment in postures, diet, sleep, breathing, deep relaxation, cleansing practices, mindfulness and meditation.
*Vanda Scaravelli: author of the book-“Awakening the Spine”
** Kriyas are special internal cleansing practices
“Coming to your classes really changed my life and it was while studying with you that I felt the true power of yoga to transform and the urge to teach it as well. I realised however, that I had a lot of work to do on myself first. The journey has led me to giving up alcohol which I realised was the main problem holding me back. I finally managed to quit smoking too, for which I remember asking for your advice! Now that I’m clear of those substances, I have started my teacher training knowing I’m ready. Whenever I practice I almost and always think of you at some point! Your voice and words of wisdom have stayed with me. I wanted you to know this because I am very grateful. I can’t imagine a life without yoga now. Thank you so much.”