YOGA CLASSES IN VARKALA KERALA
It often happens in life that some great opportunities are missed due to lack of time or space. We aspire and think of a time when we would create a goal for us and devote a timeline into its learning and practice. However, with catering to daily tantrums and projections of life, some of these aspirations never reach the ripening stage. The akin occurs when it comes to undertaking the study of an ingrained science of yoga and spirituality. Lack of time and space sometimes fall in the way of taking the month long program. However, it does not have to be the only route to study the art form. There are a few alternatives to it.
Apart from the widely acclaimed Yoga Teacher Training courses, Rishikul Yogshala also offers daily yoga classes in Kerala. These classes are specifically designed for those who are unable to pursue the majestic science due to lack of time. With these classes, the yogis can enroll for yoga practice on a daily basis or a weekly basis and undergo the reformative curriculum that is the heart of yoga. These classes are also ideal for those who understand the art and wish to continue their practice in a well-defined group setting under the esteemed guidance of respected yoga teachers at the Yogshala.
Students who are interested in target based individual classes may opt for the Mysore yoga classes which continue from traditional style of Ashtanga teachings as directed by the Shri. Pattabhi Jois. During these classes, the instructors focus on each student even though in a group setting otherwise.
The classes are conducted under the honored guidance of Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers and revered yoga gurus at the Rishikul Yogshala. The quality of these classes is kept constantly in level with the full-time certification courses. These classes are offered in authentic traditional styles of yoga namely, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. Those who wish to explore the theoretical aspects of the great science can avail daily sessions on subjects like Yoga Philosophy, Mantra Chanting, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, etc. Apart from these subjects, Rishikul Yogshala also offers specialized classes in healing science of Ayurveda, managing specific physical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, joint pain, lethargy, sleep related ailments and several other issues.
ASHTANGA YOGA IN KERALA
A style that originated nearly 3000 years ago is a source of inspiration for several types of emergent yoga forms in the modern era. The study of Ashtanga Yoga happens through a series of stages that involve the flow of breath with the practice of various asanas in an unobstructed, harmonious rhythm. The practice and study demonstrates a flow like the sea waves travelling towards the shore and gently moving away on a calm sunny day. The water that is the soul of these waves represents Ujjayi or the breath that supports the movement and essence of these waves. With each inhalation and exhalation an asana is performed in a melodious sequence.
Ashtanga Yoga practice is much more intense than Hatha Yoga as its exercises the gaze (focus), bandhas (locks), prana (breath) and movement of a body and mind in a single continuous motion. Ashtanga Yoga also takes an alternative name as the eight limbs of yoga (as described in the book of Sage Patanjali) and, is extensively helpful in managing weight, stress hormones and concentration inability.
Through the use of props and other innovative methods, the students also study various adjustment and alignment techniques to extract maximum benefit of each asana, while the alignment techniques are also extremely crucial preventative measures undertaken to avoid injuries during rigorous yoga practice.
Timings: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Price: USD 5 per class
HATHA YOGA IN KERALA
With the divine purpose to balance the solar and the lunar energies in a human body, Hatha Yoga style originated thousands of years ago with the birth of yoga itself. A style that is the most ancient and traditional is a scientific amalgamation of two qualities that define the foundation of human existence –Ha (the Sun) and Tha (the Moon).
Yoga does not fulfill its purpose from performing a physical posture alone, it accomplishes from a joint amalgamation of three major elements – yoga postures (asanas), breath work (Pranayama) and mindfulness techniques (samyama). During the Hatha Yoga classes, you shall study and practice how to form a binding link between these stages in order to connect with your inner being.
Hatha Yoga teaches us how to utilize the force of body and mind to remain still in a certain asana and a firm state of mind. This helps us realize the presence of two opposing elements in our body -- the hot and cold, the sun and moon, the male and female, the power and the creation. During these classes, you shall learn how to join the body, mind and soul into a single element.
The class shall concentrate on the following practices that form the core of Hatha Yoga in the most authentic form:
Pranayama (expansion of prana)
Mudras and Bandhas (gesture and locks)
Shat Kriya(six cleansing processes)
Nadausandhana ( Meditation on sound)
Yoga, a science that encompasses an ocean of elements within its embrace is not just an art form; it is a way of life. The study of yoga accomplishes itself when it is studied in both verbal and practical forms. A yogic lifestyle is defined by a lifestyle and a perspective that takes an entity on an eternal route of mental and spiritual rejuvenation. The science is about inner liberation from the materialistic externalities that hinder the growth as an evolved human being. During the Yoga Philosophy classes, you are introduced to the various Yamas and Niyamas, yogic teachings and its literature that unearth the true mystics of the majestic art form. The purpose of these yoga philosophy classes is to help the curious yogis decipher the meaning of yoga beyond its physical parameters. During these classes they learn about yoga as the sole revered means to mental and spiritual awakening. Timings: 11 am to 12:30 pm Price: USD 5 per class
Yoga, a science that encompasses an ocean of elements within its embrace is not just an art form; it is a way of life. The study of yoga accomplishes itself when it is studied in both verbal and practical forms. A yogic lifestyle is defined by a lifestyle and a perspective that takes an entity on an eternal route of mental and spiritual rejuvenation.
The science is about inner liberation from the materialistic externalities that hinder the growth as an evolved human being. During the Yoga Philosophy classes, you are introduced to the various Yamas and Niyamas, yogic teachings and its literature that unearth the true mystics of the majestic art form.
The purpose of these yoga philosophy classes is to help the curious yogis decipher the meaning of yoga beyond its physical parameters. During these classes they learn about yoga as the sole revered means to mental and spiritual awakening.
Timings: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Price: USD 5 per class
MEDITATION IN KERALA
An ancient practice of creating mental oneness within the body and spirit, Meditation is a much renowned and widely practiced science in the globe. With the purpose of intensifying the implications of yoga practice, further lead to spiritual awakening, the art evolved much beyond its deciphered norms which are still being discovered. While there are several categories of Meditation practices that utilize the concept of disassociation and association from the objects, the style of practice is taken up according to individual frame of mind. The science acknowledges not all human beings are same or think and feel alike.
Our daily meditation classes range from Yog Nidra, Chakra Cleansing, Osho meditations, Trataka, Visualization, etc. The practitioners find solace and experience internal bliss and contentment during these classes.
Timings: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Price: USD 5 per class
OTHER CLASSES in Kerala
Exclusive of the above mentioned classes, we also conduct special classes that target specific goals and subjects. You can look on our website for exclusive classes on Indian cooking, Ayurvedic cooking, Shatkriyas or yogic purification practices, Chair Yoga, Laughter therapy sessions, etc.
The schedule of these classes is announced on our social media portals as and when these are programmed. However, if you are looking for one of these classes for yourself then we do take group requests with a minimum capacity of five members. For more information, kindly call or drop by at the front desk.
Timing: Arranged on special request
Price: USD 5 per class