Santosha Yoga

What is Yoga?

Many people are surprised to hear that in its original form, Yoga has very little to do with how the body looks and the complexity of the poses during class.
Yoga is actually the word describing the union of mind, body and spirit with the divine form residing in each of us. This is sometimes visualised as a bright and still flame symbolising illumination, but everyone has their own personal way of experiencing this divine blissful nature.
Through practice of Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana, there is a merger previously seperate aspects of our being, so we become more true to our Higher Purpose, which is already present in all of us, and waiting to unfold.
Many modern forms of yoga either disregard tradition or have a narrow focus on the physical body and neglects the development of fulfilment in mind, spirit and way of life for ourselves and the wider community.

Santosha Yoga is Different

With deep respect and honour for the balanced approach of the Bihar School of Yoga and the teachings of Swami Satyananda, Niranjananda and Satsangananda, Santosha Yoga continues to promote a wholistic approach to practice and learning which includes:

  • Learning to control the mind, the breath and the connection between these and the body 
  • Discovering and overcoming limiting beliefs and behaviours which hold you back in life.
  • Lifestyle changes which can promote more balance, peace and success in spiritual life.

Santosha Yoga offers tribute to Swami Jayananda Saraswati who brought this approach to life through the Inner Journeys
School of Yoga in Gippsland.

 

What Others Say

“From being in pain almost every day to having pain once or twice a month now. I am definitely more flexible. My breathing has improved and is no longer rapid and shallow. Its slower and deeper. I feel more relaxed physically. My blood pressure has dropped. My resting heart rate has dropped. I have lost weight. I feel like I am in the best Physical shape I have been in for a very long time”

Adam 2019 Student

“Definitely give it a go it’s amazing what it can do for you body and mind”

JUSTIN, Term 1, 2019

“You will be pleasantly surprised how good it feels.
It challenges you in ways you would never expect.”

KERRY, Term 1, 2019

“It surprised me to find that it was something that was easy to follow and how much I learnt about myself and what I can do.”

GAIL, Term 1, 2019

“i had always believed that i couldnt do meditation because my mind kept on wandering / worrying about things and then i would beat myself up because i couldnt do it properly. Yoga has shown me that this is a normal part of meditation and that it just takes practise.“

HELEN, Term 1, 2019

Yoga is more than a new form of fitness. It strengthens the body and the mind, whilst at the same time connecting them so that our efforts become aligned with our intent. Our resolutions and comitments become more easily achievable.
Yoga can be practiced safely by anyone in a variety of settings.
Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow
– Swami Satyananda Saraswati
“Yoga is the heritage of the past and the culture of tomorrow”

– Swami Satyananda Saraswati

“Yoga is the heritage of the past and the culture of tomorrow”

– Swami Satyananda Saraswati

“Yoga is the heritage of the past and the culture of tomorrow”

– Swami Satyananda Saraswati

“Yoga is the heritage of the past and the culture of tomorrow”

– Swami Satyananda Saraswati

“Yoga is the heritage of the past and the culture of tomorrow”

– Swami Satyananda Saraswati

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