Yoga can be practiced by anybody, regardless of age, gender or level of fitness. It is a question of your personal commitment and discipline. We practice Yoga in different ways but all aspects. We so source our teachings from our teachers and Gurus from the Sivananda and Krishnamachara lineage, our own practice and focussed self-study and study of self.
Yoga is the suspension of the modification of the mind
Asana classes at our Studio
We offer several level Hatha Yoga classes practicing Asanas (poses) in a step-by-step sequential, static way, holding the poses and working on alignment. We also offer more dynamic Vinyasa classes with more rapid transitions and more gynmnastical moves. For lightness and added flexibility in postures we offer Aerial Yoga, and for good alignment and opening we offer Iyengar/chair yoga. Breathing, relaxation and chanting is an essential aspect of all of our classes.
Aerial Yoga is practiced in silk like hammocks, suspended from the air. You will practice Yoga with an added sense of weightlessness, improving your flexibility with deeper stretches due to the support of the hammock, Inversions are practiced without any stress on our spine or the neck. And you open your heart for nice and deep backbends supported by the hammock. Relaxation is pure bliss as you float softly in the soft tissue. We practice in T-shirts covering arm pits and with socks for hygiene. You can practice once you are confirmer ‘flyer’ - having participated on one Aerial First class for security. A wonderful complement to your practice or simply a different Yoga class to enjoy, building strength, confidence and overcoming fear.
For those with injury, health issues, or limited flexibility
Yoga Level II
For practitioners with a minimum of 2 years everyday intense practice, practicing some more intermediate poses. Yoga Teachers welcome, Santidas Teacher training trainees need to take these regularly. They are taught by a Yoga Master/Acharya. Great for those who are serious in their Asana practice.
This class is open for all those who have a regular yoga practice. Its open as we also introduce a few more challenging options to Asanas, and we practice also inversions. Its a great class to allow you to progress in their Asana practice.
In this class we offer basic Asanas, suitable for beginners as well as the regular practitioner.
Classes for students who are beginning Yoga or those who enjoy a deepening of practice of the basic asanas. We perform the basic postures in order to prepare for open and level I classes. Breathing chanting and deep relaxation included.
Meditation is at the core of the practice of Yoga. It is to attain the knowledge of your Self. It is through its practice that can liberate yourself from your mental attachments, travelling to your divine core, to attain a blissful state of peace.
Meditation cannot be taught, but we provide several guided meditations in our Centre, to assist beginners, and to create joint energy within the group, which can be a wonderful experience.
A class where we sit and provide a guided or unguided meditation.
Is a class where you learn to let go, come into the present and manage your stress.
Pranayama (Extension of Breath)
We control our mind through our energy that comes from our breathing. Through the practice of pranayama we intend to clean our lungs & create focus, balance and energy between body and mind.
Pranayama Relaxation Meditation
A wonderful class to come back to yourself, become focused, relaxed and to rebalance your energy levels
Satsang (the company of the highest truth)
We regularly meet as truth seekers and convene to mediate, discuss and explore together truth. This involves reading from the scriptures and questions and answers of how to integrate the lessons into your daily life.
Several times a year we offer special Yoga retreats in selected locations. Every year we travel to India, go Yoga sailing to Greece, practice intensively in Mallorca, or retreat for our TTC in Italy twice a year, amongst other. The purpose of these journeys is to allow the individual to reconnect, find his/her sources, and through the practice of Yoga find enjoyment and harmony. Please check our event page or news page for further info and upcoming retreat.
For those who would like to take their practice of Yoga further, we offer a special teacher training course of 260 hours dedicated to focussed study of Yoga for teaching, including anatomy classes, the philosophy of Yoga, Sanskrit, Chanting, and teaching methods. We are beginning a new course in September 2017. Check out the page on Teacher training.
We try to practice our Yoga as serving in all of our daily actions. All of our students are encouraged to give without expecting fruit for their action. You are welcome to ask whether you want to perform karma yoga in our studio, in exchange for reduction or free classes.