The creation of Sushumna Vinyasa Flow

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After being taught personally by the late Shri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, Guruji. Sonja received his blessing to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  Through many of his disciples and other talented teachers, Sonja learnt how to acknowledge the eight - limbs (asht - anga in Sanskrit) of Yoga.

Through teaching in various workplaces, studios, ytt's, retreats and customized workshops, Sonja developed an integrated practice that totally involves a persons mind, body and spirit.

Guruji always said “Practice and All is coming”, he did not limit this phrase to just ‘asana’, but all the eight limbs.

(Click on the links below for a full explanation)

They are: Yamas, Niyamas, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi

All classes help you to:

* To centre the mind & align the body

* Increases awareness of spirituality and cosmic consciousness.

* Tones and strengthens the body.

* Prepares a person for the ultimate reality, that we are all interconnected.

* Encourages us to take yoga 'off the mat 'and integrate it into our own lives, in order to live better, more fulfilled, happier and healthier lives.

* Gives us goals to work towards in order to be prepared for the inevitability of change in our lives.

* Seeing Yoga as so much more than simple physical exercise that does not take into consideration more than our 5 senses - we all are so much more than just this! 
 

ARTICLES

For more details about our practice, our yoga teaching experience and mindful living thoughts, visit Sonja's blog at sonjaappel.wordpress.com.

Latest published:

The Beauty of Karma Yoga, published on December 10th, 2013

The Bhagavad Gita shows us what Karma Yoga really means. In this article it is not only described but also translated into our everyday lives. Read entire article here...

10 Reasons to Eat Raw During Your Yoga Teacher Training, published on November, 26, 2013

During a teacher training, help is needed from your teachers, fellow students, inner self, mind and body. One of the strongest tools for helping your body to function well, is eating the correct diet. Raw food has the nourishment and components that supply you with all the necessary energy, vitality and optimal cell reproduction. It helps you to keep going. read the entire article here.

What to expect from a Yoga Teacher Training in India, published on October 21, 2013

It is commonly known that yoga originated in India. The origin of yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years to the very foundation of the Indian civilization; however, we have now reached the 21st century and we might ask ourselves if this heritage is still topical...read the entire article here

We are all beyond time published on September 18, 2013

Let’s enjoy the seasons changing, keep an eye on the watch to be punctual, make the best thing out of our time. But always remember: we are all beyond time...read the entire article here.

Have you ever felt the rain? 3 reasons to do it published on September 5, 2013

We rush inside whenever it starts. We get into cars, under roofs; we desperately look for shelters the very first moment it starts. We arm ourselves with long sad raincoats, sharp umbrellas and cover our bodies as much as we can, as if rain will not simply “fall” but it will angrily “attack” us...read the entire article here

Yoga Teacher Training in India. Are you ready or not? published on September 3, 2013

When you decide if you are ready for a yoga teacher training or not, age, nature or social conventions are not criteria at all: not even the “age” of your practice, what the others say about you or if it is a “Yoga season” or not...read the entire article here.

Time to meet Sushumna Yoga Ambassadors published on August 21, 2013

Sushumna’s network of Ambassadors brings together our best teacher training graduates all over the world. They are our spokespersons in the local community and they would be happy to offer you all the details you may need about our teacher training programme but also about travelling and being in Goa. This month, we are happy and honored to welcome Andrea, Jessica, Janet and Cecile as our first Ambassadors...read the entire article

Don't take my breath away published on July 18, 2013

Breath is with us from the very first till the very last moment of our life. We don’t have to do anything to achieve it. It’s just there for us to nourish life in our bodies. Like a fish who takes water as a given, we take breathing for granted. We realize how much we miss our breath only when we are facing moments that take our breath away... read the entire article 

Ishvara Pranidhana published on July 8, 2013

I like to interpret Ishvara Pranidhana" as deep platonic love for the creative, source of pure consciousness that is bigger and more powerful than us. Why should we have a problem with surrendering to our own serene, innate, luminous force that lives inside us? Our true S.E.L.F...read the entire article 

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