Introduction

Hear the light and see the sound !

Hatha & Sivananda & Vijnana Yoga
at Großgörschen 35 – Berlin

‘You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.’ — Swami Vivekananda

No matter what age and social background – Yoga is there for all.

Yoga and its importance in modern society:

 

Vijnana Yoga – History

Vijnana Yoga is rooted in the Indian yoga tradition as taught by Krishnamacharya, the teacher of Patabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar has taught.

Dona Holleman, a pupil of B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the first to bring this tradition to the West, continued to develop her deep understanding of the body for many years. She also received important impulses from Vanda Scaravelli, who incorporated ideas from music and modern dance into yoga.

Orit Sen Gupta, a close student of Dona Holleman, extended this approach to the two aspects of meditating and studying traditional yoga writing, which gave her yoga style an attentive and reflective dimension.

This development of content finally led to the founding of Vijnana Yoga in 2003.

Moving out of inner silence

Vijnana Yoga is a Hatha Yoga style that combines dynamic, challenging practice with moving out of inner silence, making it powerful and gentle at the same time. The term Vijnana comes from the Sanskrit, describes an understanding from the inside out.

The keyword of Vijnana is integration. Along with practicing physical attitudes (asanas), the breath is observed and attuned to the movement (pranayama), Silent sitting (dhyana) trains the calming of the mind and intensifies the mindfulness and gathering during the practice. By studying the traditional yoga texts (svadhyaya) the connection to our everyday life is created. The result is a round, deep exercise experience that integrates the body, mind, heart and consciousness.

Practicing from inside

In our practice, we develop the form of attitudes from within. Starting from the power of the center, the body aligns itself in space, unfolding and moving as a whole. This gives us joy and abundance.

Vijnana Yoga is a Hatha Yoga style that combines dynamic, challenging practice with moving out of inner silence, making it powerful and gentle at the same time. 

The term Vijnana comes from the Sanskrit, describes an understanding from the inside out. Practising in the Vijnana tradition involves the following seven principles of yoga :

Seven Vital Principles

Relaxing the Body

Quieting the Mind

Focusing through Intent

Rooting

Connecting

Awareness of Breath

Expanding – Elongating and Widening

 

 

 

Yoga for any age and any body !

We envision a world where everyone has access to Yoga nowadays. Youth, young women, seniour women and men will employ tools learned from yoga, mindful breathing and compassionate communication, to grow stronger, heal from past traumas, and create for themselves a life that is inspired, unharmfull and true to one’s true self.