A Message From shakti
Classical Hatha Yoga - The Art of the Flow
The style we teach at Prana is based on the flow of life i.e. practicing the asanas (postures) effortlessly, moving beyond the mind, creating endless prana (energy) for the aim of realization.
The main message I am weaving into my teaching is that hatha yoga is not only about the physical body, it is a tool to connect with the higher self through the body, to move beyond concepts and illusions.
Unlike the mind that manifests itself in a constant motion, the higher self is pure stillness. This is why in Prana style we teach the students to move in slow motion from one asana (posture) to the other; and while in the asana, we encourage the students to connect with their inner silence and practice stillness.
There are no interruptions around the postures, as in: walking to the wall and using it for balance, obtaining props etc. The asanas dissolve one into another with grace and natural logic, flowing organically and symbolizing the natural flow of life. This is why in one class students go through a variety of postures. For example: if the students are lying on the floor and the teacher would like them to move to standing positions, it will take place by using a few other asanas (postures) that will slowly bring the students into standing position instead of asking them to stand up.
Prana Yoga has the precision of Iyengar, the style of Sivananda, and the flow of Ashtanga with a focus on safety and alignment.
In other words, you will learn all the principles that will help you to practice in a precise manner and yet without disturbing the natural flow of prana (life force).
With love and peace,