Raja Yoga

Discipline: 
Yoga
Other names: 
Royal Yoga
Meditation Yoga
Mind Yoga
Patanjali Yoga
Spiritual Yoga
Non-physical Yoga
Key features: 
Practice to control fluctuations of mind
Includes: (1) pratyahara or withdrawal of senses, (2) dharana or concentration, (3) dhyana or meditation, (4) samadhi or absorbtion, or realization.
Raja yoga is practiced after having achieved excellence in hatha yoga
Patanjali was first to codify methods of Raja Yoga being heavily influenced by Buddhism and samkhya philosophy
Popular practitioners: 
Swami Vivekananda
Swami Sivananda
Maharshi Mahesh of Arunachal
Krishna
Patanjali
Madamme E. P. Blavatskaya
Georgii Gurdjieff
Osho
Swami Yogananda

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Reviews by graduates

I was here in March 2016 and I'm so happy about my choice.

I was actually at another school before I met Stevie from Himalayan YA. He took time to answer all my questions and explained to me in depth about what HYA had to offer. I was looking for traditional yoga with Western teachings. Himalayan gave me just that, the best of both worlds which was really important to me as I was returning to the West to teach.

I had enjoyed yoga for many years but I had the knowledge lacking from my practice. I now can say that my eyes are more open to yoga than I ever imagined plus there are many bonuses to this course.

Many courses don't give much teaching time but HYA gives an extra 40 hours to concentrate on just that. Classes such as vocal training to lean how to fill the room with a calm but assertive voice which is forgotten about on other courses. I felt confident to lead a class because of this practice. I have met many other students who had completed their YTT who didn't have the confidence to teach months after graduating. I am truly grateful for this. Be warned this course is intensive but you have a good support system around you plus fun trips to help you relax and enjoy it for what it is :)

Loved the team and grateful for all that I have taken away with me :)

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