Svaroopa Yoga® in the Media
Textbook on Global Studies
"Svaroopa® Yoga is described as 'yoga for the rest of us,' meaning that a student does not need to be extremely fit or flexible to practice it... Svaroopa® yoga focuses on opening the core spinal muscles for healing and ilumination." - Eve Stoddard and John Collins, Social and Cultural Foundations in Global Studies
“This style of yoga teaches different ways of doing familiar poses, emphasizing the opening of the spine by beginning at the tailbone and progressing through each spinal area. Every pose integrates the foundational principles of asana, anatomy, and yoga philosophy, and emphasizes the development of transcendent inner experience, which is called svaroopa by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. This is a consciousness-oriented yoga that also promotes healing and transformation.”
“Svaroopa® yoga is not exercise. You don't need exercise. You need a scientific maximization of your body's capacity, dissolving the tensions that inhibit your body's natural functioning and inherent healing capacity. The release of the inner blocks allows you to live in an inner ease, in your body and in your self, that is your birthright.
"When your body is contracted, it shuts down and you lose the ability to feel it. Svaroopa® yoga uses precise alignments in carefully selected poses, along with meticulous placement of props, to open up the deepest tensions of your body. As soon as you experience this physical opening, you realize that something has opened all the way through your whole being.
"The physical changes are profound and reliable, but they become less significant to you as the practice provides an inner transformation that gives you new eyes through which to see. Your life and the whole world begin to look perfect, even though it is the same world that used to drive you to despair. The most profound shift is the inner one."
“[Svaroopa® Yoga is]...one of the few styles that considers the yoga practice itself to be a transformative experience in itself. Beginning level classes focus on deep, supported poses for spinal release. Continuing level as well as advanced classes add to this an exploration of how to use the body and yet still keep the spine open.”
Community Courier, Downingtown/Exton, Sept 20 2017
"Svaroopa® yoga [is] a “contemplative, slow-paced and customized practice.” She adapted traditional yoga poses to be appropriate for people at all levels, but more importantly, to decompress their spines, alleviate aches and pains and open them up to expanded Consciousness. The practice is non-athletic, but amazingly transformational for body and mind."