What styles of yoga you teach?

We stick to traditional hatha yoga being the path to Raja Yoga based on Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita and works of T. Krishnamacharya and B. K. S. Iyengar.

And, of course, the great Sukshma Vyayama Yoga as taught by the great Dhirendra Brahmacharya. In Himalayan Yoga Academy, the sukshma vyayama system is taught by the 105 years old yogi, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Babaji.

In our school, we put heavy emphasis on the ultimate goal of yoga which is chitta vritti nirodha according to Yoga Sutras. Keeping this goal in mind, one can practice whatever style of yoga he or she is more inclined to. We choose the 'middle way' of yoga practice which is hatha yoga.

Yoga is an ongoing experiment, we believe. Hence, we always incorporate other styles of yoga into our program in order to demonstrate the oneness of all the different practices. In our classes, you can normally find some elements from Iyengar yoga, some of Ashtanga Vinyasa, some of Kundalini yoga, some of Kriya yoga.

By saying 'yoga styles' here, we imply various ways to achieving the same goal which is self-realization, steadiness of mind, merging of the outer with the inner.

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Reviews by graduates

It has been a long five week course from 06:00-19:00 mon-sat, day in and day out with not much sleep in between. We all came here thinking we had an idea of what yoga was and quickly discovered we literally knew nothing. But that seed of nothing has now become an internal blossom slowly working its way to the surface- preparing its beauty for the world outside.

The growth and transformation that has occurred here will continue to shape our lives from this day on. The awareness that has been cultivated inside will continue to shine light on the darkest times and keep afloat the pursuit of happiness.

To the friends I made here, may you all go out into the world with new flames inside, sharing the wealth of knowledge we took from HYA.

A big shout out to Saul my Roomie- for putting up with my idiosyncrasies, for sharing the struggles and stresses of YogaTeacherTraining, for being a brother from another mother It would not have been the same without you brother!

Congratulations to all completing the course!!

We can now return to the lives we left and bring new joy to the people who we share this time with.

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