Yoga is an ancient science developed over 5,000 years ago in India. Its purpose is to calm the mind so we can abide in our peaceful nature. All the practices performed lead to this end. The practices of Yoga can be done by anyone from any background, and are available to everyone. Integral Yoga, as formulated by Sri Swami Satchidananda, combines the various methods of Yoga so that we may have a healthy body, peaceful mind and useful life.
Integral Yoga Hatha classes are spiritual in nature in that they guide the student to go gently inward and experience the effects of the posture. The classes are never competitive, instead silence, acceptance and awareness are used to relax the body and calm the mind. The Hatha Yoga class can be done by most everyone and are designed to teach the basic Yoga postures to anyone who is relatively healthy. It is not important how stiff or inflexible you are or if you’ve never done Hatha Yoga before.