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Yoga Classes

What is Svaroopa® Yoga?
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Svaroopa® yoga (swa-roo-pa) means “Bliss Yoga.”  If you have back pain, neck pain, knee pain or a crazy-busy mind, you need this style of yoga.

Based on a significantly different paradigm in yoga poses, our practice is both physical and more than physical. We specialize in the inner opening, called "core opening," releasing the tensions in the deepest layers of your body – the layers of muscles wrapped around your spine.  

"I experienced openings far deeper and larger than I have with any other style of yoga in the last ten years.” – Malaya K.

What is a Class Like?
Your class begins with you reclining in a pose, your knees and feet resting on soft cushions, while your teacher guides you through a relaxation and a slow yogic breathing process.  Each of the poses in your class targets a specific part of your spine, to unravel your core tensions and create space between your vertebrae and for your internal organs.  You end with another guided relaxation.  From your first class, you can tell that this stuff works. 

Svaroopa® yoga is a customized yoga.  Class sizes are limited so your teacher can watch your body’s angles, to be able to offer you a customized angle, a blanket or other prop, or gentle hands-on assistance which opens up a whole new capacity for movement, breath and aliveness.  

Where Does it Come From?
Svaroopa® yoga comes from its tantric roots in India, brought to the USA by Swami Nirmalananda in 1985.  Its specialty is called Core Opening, the targeted release of the deepest layers of tensions in your body.  You gain strength as well as vitality and clarity of mind, all from a seemingly easy practice.

Core opening provides profound pain relief, while opening you to your own transformational process as well as deep inner experiences of your own Divinity, as described by yoga's ancient sages.

“Definitely a deeper understanding of the philosophy behind the physical practice. That is very important to me.” – Julia S.

“I know my spine is saying, ‘Thank you!!’” – Dana C.  
How Our Classes Are Structured

A Yoga Curriculum    
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Our classes are taught on a series basis to maximize your benefits through a coordinated curriculum of study.

You get the most benefit when you begin in Intro or Yoga 101, progressing through Yoga 102, 103 & higher.  You get a complete grounding in your yoga practice, along with theory, anatomy and adaptations for your personal needs. 

Each series includes a private yoga therapy session. 

Or Begin Anywhere...

When your calendar doesn't match ours, you can begin in any of these levels:  Intro, Yoga 101, 102, 103 or higher levels.  If you will need extra help, you will want our Gentle Yoga Class or private yoga therapy sessions.

Free Newcomer's Classes
We offer free classes frequently so that you can try out Svaroopa® yoga. Check out our
calendar or email us so we can let you know when the next ones will be.

Downingtown Yoga and Meditation Center
114 E. Lancaster, Downingtown PA , free parking easily available
Conveniently located on Route 30 at Route 322 (Brandywine Ave.)


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