When Are Classes Offered?
Take class On-Site or Online. Every class welcomes new students while also supporting experienced yogis. Some classes include meditation along with meditation instruction.
Choose a short class, medium or longer session - see Class Length. We also hold Half Day Programs twice monthly. Our Teaching Themes change monthly for variety and for more comprehensive learning.
What Is Svaroopa® Yoga?
Svaroopa® Yoga (swa-roo-pa) means “Bliss Yoga.” It's a profoundly healing approach to yoga. If you have back pain, neck pain, knee pain or a crazy-busy mind, you need this yoga style!
Svaroopa® yoga is a slow yoga, with careful alignments, customized to your body's needs. It is accessible — yet profound. Everything we do is both physical and more than physical.
We specialize in spinal decompression, 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?
Class begins with you reclining on your back, in a yoga pose named Shavasana, your knees and feet resting on soft cushions or a chair. Your teacher guides you through a relaxing full body awareness practice and a slow yogic breathing process.
Each of the poses that follows targets a specific part of your spine, to unravel deep tensions. This creates space between your vertebrae as well as more interior room for your internal organs to do their jobs.
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 and offer you customized propping. In onsite classes, we offer gentle hands-on assistance to open up a whole new capacity for movement, for your breath and for pure aliveness.
Where Does It Come From?
Svaroopa® yoga comes from tantric roots in India, first taught in the USA by Swami Nirmalananda in 1985. Its specialty is spinal decompression, 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 an easy physical process. Our core opening poses provide profound pain relief. They also work deeper. They open you to your own transformational process, providing deep inner experiences of your own Divinity. This is just as described by yoga's ancient sages.
Your body and mind need an upgrade! Svaroopa® yoga does this. First you learn to relax deeply. Next you learn to breathe. Then you unravel core tensions and discover your own essence that awaits you — inside. It’s all part of learning a new way to live!