Yoga is the Sanskrit word for UNION and has been acknowledged by the health industry as helping to enhance overall health and well-being. It is the oldest and most trusted subject on personal development and can be considered the science of life, providing realistic solutions that will assist your journey back to good health. Yoga and its associated practices are being used and/or recommended by Doctors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Sports Scientists and other allied Health Practitioners around the world ... Because it Works!!
Spirit of Yoga School follows the eight-fold path or eight limbs of the ancient Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, written around 1,700 years ago and regarded as the foundation text of classical yoga philosophy. Patanjali was a pioneer of classical yoga and defined yoga as "the cessation of the modification of the mind".
Hatha Yoga incorporates elements of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras with Yoga Asanas (postures) and Breathing Practices to bring body, breath and mind into balance.
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra:
Restorative yoga applies Classical Yoga Asanas that you may experience in a Yoga Class. These are enhanced with the use of specific props to hold the body comfortably in the same way you would hold it during an active class to achieve both a therapeutic outcome and a deep relaxation response, they initiate five fundamental qualities one being safety.
Its original birth was via the Iyengar Yoga method.
Weekly and monthly sessions include both restful practices that work with an intent/theme to encourage a particular result. they include breath and relaxation practices, visualisation and positive affirmation. Sessions are also available on a personal basis.
Restorative Yoga Wisdom Training Our training has an integrated approach to create a wholesome living platform to the practices and offers up alternative Restorative Tools while not on the mat.
Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra are both a Pratyahara and embodied practice that develops the mind-body connection towards balance and health. Approached via the mindfulness model of Non-Judgement – welcoming- invitational- sensory. Drawing upon the science of Body-Brain connection- proprioreceptor and interoceptor models for a complete approach for both physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development.
The full courses intention is to give a broad cover of Restorative Yoga as an Integrative, therapeutic practice where it is both supported and applied to private clients - individually, in groups or personally.
Incorporating Physical set ups – breath ratios- Hand mudra- Body sensing- Guided practices – Embodiment and interoception – Meditation – Visualisation.
The Eight-Fold Path:
Yamas/Nyamas - Moral codes and personal disciplines.
Asana/Postures - Physical Practices.
Pranayama - Breath flow and balance.
Pratyahara - Withdrawal of the senses.
Daharana - Concentration.
Dyhana - Meditation.
Samadhi - Supreme bliss.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self."
- The Bhagavad Gita
“I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one.”