Yoga. From gross to subtle
Expect from us a yoga practice that is gentle, respects your body and is based on authentic tradition. We do it with concentration and attention to the forces working on different levels - physical, vital, mental and psychic.
Most of the techniques, kriyas and asanas are simple enough and are easy to follow for an average normal person but are designed to have a profound effect on one's body and mind.
Join us to make your body healthy and energised and your mind clear and balanced. Or use our classes as a tool to purify yourself and become more receptive to the higher practices of Integral Yoga.

Learn more about our yoga styles, timetable or book and individual Yoga session to satisfy your needs.
Please note: We are on a summer break till August 2018.
No regular yoga classes are available.

Traditional Hatha Yoga classes are available by request. English or French, mornings or evenings, from Monday to Saturday, book at least 24 hours in advance.
Contact our teacher Laure:
+91 8300 94 1041 or huyslaure@gmail.com

Our Regular Yoga Classes

Classes will resume in August 2018

All instructions are in English unless otherwise specified

Feel free to drop in into any regular class
Please arrive 5 min before the class
Try to avoid heavy food 3 hours before the class
Our Yoga space is comfortable in all weather conditions
with Bebe
with Max
with Max / Laure
with Laure
with Egle / Max
Winter 2018 Events Details
Wednesday
31.01.2018
19.00
Prof. Sehdev Kumar, author of "The Vision of Kabir" will present songs and poems of the great 15th century poet-sage.
All welcome!
Sunday
04.02.2018
9.30 - 17.30
One-day practicum to learn the secrets of ancient Mantra Yoga science. Get the feel how and why mantras work and how to invoke them, with Max.
Advanced registration is required.

Friday
09.02.2018
19.00
An internationally renowned Indo-Canadian Kathak & Sufi dancer, Deepti Gupta, presents several pieces in both styles invoking the Divine. As well, Deepti shares the insight into this form of inner practice and her artistic journey in dance both in India and Canada
Sunday
11.02.2018
10.00 - 18.30
Do you know what ancient Tamil legend says about Auroville? Siddha Yoga, legends, temples, pujas and more! Bus included, one-day "talk & walk" experience - theory, practice, history, sightseeing with Bala & Max.
Advanced registration is required.

Wednesday
14.02.2018
9.00 - 17.00
Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage - St. Valentine's Special!
One-day Intensive: Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage - immersion into theory and practice. Learn what Thai Yoga Massage is about, how to work with energy meridians, what is the power of touch and how to apply it, with Bebe.
Advanced registration is required.

Sunday
18.02.2018
9.00 - 17.00
one-day intensive to understand and feel the subtle body while discovering
and working with marma points, with Nadia.
Advanced registration is required.
Friday
02.03.2018
19.30
UNDERCOVER INDIAN
One-woman show by Ankita Kumar-Ratta
A young woman's search for Identity & Meaning - solo performance by an Indo-Canadian Playwright, after successful presentations in Toronto & Mumbai
All welcome!
Sunday
28.01.2018, 04.03.2018
9.00 - 17.30
Theory and practice with Egle, one-day intensive.
Advanced registration is required.
Hatha Yoga
Being quiet physical in nature Hatha Yoga was never meant to be just about muscle work. It is primarily about releasing deep inner tensions and working with the energies inside our body. Ha-tha is a combination of two sanskrit syllables Ha and Tha. Ha represents the sun, prana, the life force, and Tha represents the moon, the mind, the mental energy. Through special exercise, asana (steady posture), pranayama (breathing techniques) and concentration we create yogic heat that melts the blockages inside our body and purifies it. Through undoing tension and letting go of old patterns of holding, we balance and channelize the energies flow. Thus we prepare ourselves for more subtle practices of Raja Yoga.
In the words of Sri Aurobindo: "The body, thus liberated from itself, purified from many of its disorders and irregularities, becomes, partly by Asana, completely by combined Asana and Pranayama, a perfected instrument. ..... The gross body begins to acquire something of the nature of the subtle body and to possess something of its relations with the life-energy."

Kriya Yoga and its benefits
Kriya Yoga is a highly practical and effective ( and secret in the past ) system developed in ancient times for a rapid transformation and progress. A word "kriya" can be translated as "action with awareness". The method consists of different kriyas or exercises done in a sequence directing prana and consciousness in the body and aimed at harmonising and synchronising of natural forces and energies being present in every human. It brings a balanced and harmonious body, mind and spirit and unfolds a highest human potential.
Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga is about both body and mind but the emphasis is on mental and spiritual development. It can be defined as the royal path to unity, the meditative path. As such it is considered to be the supreme form of yoga. In fact, its practices which are dealing with the mind, work best when integrated with the other paths of yoga.
As Sri Aurobindo describes: "Asana is used by the Rajayoga only in its easiest and most natural position, that naturally taken by the body when seated and gathered together, but with the back and head strictly erect and in a straight line, so that there may be no deflection of the spinal cord. The object of the latter rule is obviously connected with the theory of the six chakras and the circulation of the vital energy between the muladhara and the brahmarandhra. ..... It opens entirely the six centres of the psycho-physical system and brings into the waking consciousness the power of the awakened Shakti and the light of the unveiled Purusha on each of the ascending planes. Coupled with the use of the mantra it brings the divine energy into the body and prepares for and facilitates that concentration in Samadhi which is the crown of the Rajayogic method."

नमः शिवाय
Meditation - relaxing, concentrating, getting absorbed
Meditation is a key inner practice of many traditions.
In our approach to meditation we follow a classical yogic method which is truly scientific and effective. It involves gradual steps of correct sitting posture, centering, relaxation, breath awareness and concentration. The technique involves a type of inner attention that is quiet, concentrated and at the same time relaxed. It is therapeutic from the beginning. We ask our mind to cool and slow down. As a result we achieve a state of tranquility, awareness and enjoyment.

In the words of Sri Aurobindo: "The calm, the detachment, a peaceful strength and joy must be brought down into the vital and physical as well as into the mind". He points to: "The vastness, the overwhelming calm and silence in which you feel merged is what is called the Atman or the silent Brahman. It is the whole aim of many Yogas to get this realization of Atman or silent Brahman and live in it. In our Yoga it is only the first stage of the realization of the Divine."
Yoga Nidra - relax and listen to your Self
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep, is a meditative conscious practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is done while being in Shavasana ( corpse pose ) with instructions coming from a teacher, who takes your attention to specific places through a series of steps—including guided imagery and body scanning—to aid relaxation. Unlike a quick Shavasana at the end of asana practice, Yoga Nidra allows enough time for practitioners to physiologically and psychologically sink into deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The technique is practical and easily accessible, while being so restorative for health and mental peace.

Tao Yoga - working with your Yin and Yang
Tao masters are famous for inventing methods of prolonging life span and their ability to accumulate inside the body large reserves of vital energy, needed for brewing a "pill of immortality". While not pursuing this sort of ambition, we use main principles and techniques set by them in Tao Yoga. This is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and slow flowing movement, rhythmic breathing and calm meditative state of mind. The goal is to cultivate and balance Qi (Chi) or life energy (prana in Indian philosophy), to build strength, develop breath and mind control, and increase vitality. Though the main principles Tao Yoga is based on, use the same key laws of nature as Indian systems, the approach rather differs in techniques, stands, movements and breathing patterns. Tao Yoga has more similarities with inner martial arts systems such as Tai Chi, Qi gong and others. It is accessible to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Let the force be with you! ;-)

Individual yoga sessions

An individual lesson begins with a conversation. First we clarify what you expect from yoga and how you can accommodate it to your everyday life. This conversation determines the direction in which we go.
Than we try some simple movements, asanas, kriyas, breath observations. From this, we develop a series of exercises, in which we focus on a goal relevant to you. We also consider your dosha / body type and give individual recommendations and adjust the practice accordingly. At the end of the session the teacher draws the practice in simple recognisable figures. So you develop your very own practice which suits you well and you can follow it now wherever you are.
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See Special Offers for Auromode Apartments guests, SAVI volunteers, AV Newcomers, Aurovillians. Please show your SAVI / Newcomer / Aurovillian ID card to apply for discount. Thank you!