Based on a significantly different paradigm in yoga poses, the practice of this unique style is both physical and more than physical.
In Svaroopa® yoga we specialize in ‘core opening,’ spinal decompression, through releasing the tensions in the layers of muscles wrapped around your spine. Using precise alignments to create an inner opening from tail to top, this style redefines strength, giving you stamina and vitalitythrough releasing deep tensions and recapturing your essential aliveness. This yoga is precise and compassionate at the same time, using props such as blankets and blocks to meet your body where it is.
Svaroopa® yoga is body friendly, yoga that anyone can do regardless of experience or fitness level. It is not exercise. Yoga International describes it this way: “Svaroopa® Yoga is a scientificmaximization of your body’s capacity, dissolving the tensions that inhibit your body’s natural functioning and inherent healing capacity.”
This 5-week course involves four experiential classes and concludes with a screening of the documentary, The Connection, Mind Your Body, showing current scientific research linking health to yoga and meditation. In the first four weeks, you will learn the ‘Magic Four’ poses that open your spine from tail to top, and will give you the basis for a home practice to take with you.
ANNIE ROSS found her passion for Eastern Philosophy while earning a B.A. from the University of Vermont, 1979. Her study since 2008 at Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram in Downingtown, PA has led to several certifications: Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher (CSYT 700), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Embodyment® Yoga Therapist, Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation Teacher and others in philosophy and vichara (the practice of self-inquiry). She is certified in Ayurvedic Marma Treatments. Ayurveda is the Indian science of medicine and sister science to yoga.
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