Yoga is commonly viewed as nothing more than another
form of physical exercise that has the potential to enhance physical
well being, aid in weight loss or help one to achieve control
over one’s own body by contorting it into various shapes.
In India however, Yoga is more than just a program of physical
exercises. It is regarded as a way of life and provides us with
a philosophy that has the potential to aid us in attaining liberation
from the material world and union of the self with the Supreme
Being. This can be achieved through a course of physical and mental
discipline which will enhance the quality of any practitioner’s
The benefits of yoga are manifold and in short it
can be said that yoga enhances the physical, emotional, mental
and spiritual wellbeing of the practitioner. The are many different
types and styles of yoga and they each are distinguished by their
individual postures, breath, slow and rhythmic movements, philosophy
and a combination of many other factors. Although the basic asanas
and breathing exercises remain the same, how they are done, in
what order, and where attention is focused while doing them constitute
the main differences among the many schools.
Regardless of your age or fitness level, you can
find a style that will appeal to you and be most appropriate for
your particular body or personality type. Yoga aims to expand
the practitioner’s awareness during practice but also throughout
the daily life. Practitioner should always keep this in their
mind and be aware of their actions and the underlying motivations
for their action.
School of Yoga offers 2 daily Drop-In Yoga classes
Tribal Ashtanga Yoga
This class is aimed at students
who want a strong physical workout and is divided into 2 parts.
To offer maximum benefit to the students this class aims to incorporate
traditional knowledge of yoga and therapeutic aspects of yoga.
The first half hour is intended
to help students warm up by using Mysore Style Sun salutations
A and B. The second part of the class consists of a series of
positions to offer a whole workout of the body. This is based
on the Ashtanga Mysore tradition and starts with standing asanas,
followed by sitting asanas, backbends and inversions. It also
incorporates Vinyasa flows in between asanas of sitting to offer
complete development of the chest muscles and stretch the spine.
and advanced students
Mats and Cushions
of Water, Loose and comfortable clothes
Tribal Hatha Yoga
This class is suitable for
beginner through advanced students. It offers maximum traditional
knowledge and integrates therapeutic values. This class consists
of 3 sections. The first segment of the class is considered to
be the yogic warm up and synchronization of breath and movement
to increase stamina. This is achieved by numerous repetitions
of traditional Sun and Moon salutation.
The second segment of the
class aims to increase flexibility through stretching and aid
in muscle toning and development. This is accomplished through
a series of hand and leg raises, movements involving twisting,
chest and shoulder opening movement, pelvic opening stretches
and finally exercises to increase flexibility of the spine.
The third segment of the class
consists of the Sivananda series of positions to achieve maximum
benefit of the yoga asanas.
with previous experience in yoga
Mats, Cushions, Straps and Brick
of Water, Loose and comfortable clothes
Pay in advance to reserve your spot**
Drop in classes will not
run during yoga teacher training programs, but will organize additional
classes on request and advance booking.
(Drop in classes are only for people with normal
health. People with any health issues must take a private yoga
therapy class with the teacher)
Students who are interested
in Yoga philosophy, diet and nutrition according to the yogic
life style, basic and advanced pranayama practices and more advanced
Yoga practices can arrange private classes with the teacher and
director of Kailash School of Yoga in person or via the contact
I also offer courses on techniques
of Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas. These are taught according to
the ancient texts (Hatha Yoga Pradeepika & Gheranda Samhita)
with an ample amount of scientific explanations so that students
can gain an understanding of how these techniques work on the
body and mind. These techniques, however, are always taught separate
to the asana class.
During Teacher Training Programs, only one
class will be available for the public (10 - 12 a.m)