Uniquely Sakalya Yoga
SVA (pronounced S-WA) is a Sanskrit word that when directly translated means one's own, or of the self.
With the creation of SVA Yoga EAST (Ontario, Halton region & GTA) & SVA Yoga WEST (Alberta, Edmonton and surrounding areas), our intention is to come together in the spirit of community and experience a journey into authentic self. To be nurtured in a calming and safe environment, connecting deeply to the moment and providing support for transformation on and off the mat.
At SVA, the main style of yoga that we teach is Sakalya Yoga (pronounced Sa-ka-lee-ah), a Sanskrit word that when directly translated means holistic.
Sakalya Yoga is an integrated, limitless and powerful practice that invokes a strong presence and an undisturbed, well centred being. It is not solely a physical practice. It is an all-encompassing, elevating experience that dives deep into the unbound wisdom, and limitless capabilities of the student to unite the mind, body and spirit.
A Sakalya Yoga practice will bring you on an exciting inward exploration, using an array of ancient and modern yoga techniques, that include Asana (yoga postures), Meditation (a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness), Mudra (fingers postures), Mantra (a repeated sound, word or phrase that holds energetic and healing powers) and Kriya (a technique or action that leads to liberation). Kriya removes energetic blocks, increases energy and balances the nervous system. It is a powerful practice in itself used to transcend old and repetitive patterns of the mind and body, while Pranayama (breath control, means "life force") helps to implement and ignite vitality, while balancing the energetic fluctuations of the specific individual.
Combining the use of all these practices not only illuminates the spirit but also calms the nervous system, balances the glandular system, stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands, strengthens the immune system, increases flexibility of spine and helps to eliminate stress, anger, frustration and depression, leaving you open to transcend all that doesn't serve your human and spiritual potential.
There is always a strong focus on balance; the presence of Sun and Moon, Masculine and Feminine, the Yin and the Yang, to instill a sense of ease and stable sense of wellbeing throughout the practice while keeping a strong focus on breath control. A Sakalya Yoga practice teaches and encourages alignment while allowing the individual to experience movement and stillness through their own unique expression without sacrificing safety. Students are encouraged to develop self-awareness, to practice individual responsibility and personal practice advice is always readily available in all Sakalya Yoga practices.
Sakalya Yoga is a practice so profound, so incredibly unique that it will seize the moment to create an environment where students can open their hearts and leave inspired and energized. It is an immensely joyous practice without expectation and free of all judgment. Each practice is for all beings, all ages and all levels arriving in full willingness.
Sakalya yoga is an instrument of self-love, healing and a way of life.
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