Prema Vinyasa Yoga is a school of yoga that teaches a path of self development using ancient and modern transformational tools.
The path involves the following principles, that the teachers embody in their lives and convey in their classes.
Prema: Unconditional love. We foster love towards ourselves, every sentient being, and to life itself, by adhering to the guiding principles of: Acceptance, Forgiveness, Letting go.
Bhakti: Yoga teaches us that the divine can be found in every aspect of life, and hence this path cherishes the aspect of “Bhakti Yoga”, union with universal consciousness by love and devotion. This is expressed through chanting, pooja, altar care, other rituals and a yearly community pilgrimage to Mother India.
Svadhyaya: Self-study and study of the scriptures. We encourage self-reflection on all aspects of our experience. Yoga was developed to answer the problem of the suffering inherent in life (duhkha). In this path we study how the ancient seers solved this problem in different and unique ways.
However, we are aware that we practice yoga in a society that is utterly different from the one that developed it. If we keep the tradition as it was, it is bound to lose its efficacy.
We consider ourselves life-long students, on a journey open to the teachings of all yoga schools, of different spiritual and self-developmental traditions while keeping an eye on modern science and medicine. We accept that knowledge is evolving and hence that our beliefs can change.
DaDaDa: As teachers of Prema Vinyasa Yoga, we are guided by the teachings of the Bhradaranyaka Upanishad: Dāmyata Datta Dayadhvam (DaDaDa): “Be Self controlled, Give, Be compassionate”.
A Prema Vinyasa Yoga class is an alchemical space of transformation that offers the following elements:
The student is always empowered and encouraged to develop bravery and courage from feeling uncomfortable, challenged and vulnerable. Hence the teacher is a guide to a territory that for every student needs to be explored in their own way. Kramas are offered for all the challenging poses and transitions.
A Prema Yin Yoga class is a lunar nourishing space for svadhyaya and community that offers the following elements:
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