The aim of authentic yoga is to awaken the student into the full consciousness of oneness with Reality or Universal Being. Classical Yoga embraces all aspects of Yoga, including Yogasana, the stretching postures of Yoga. With its physical, mental, and spiritual components, Yoga is the ultimate therapy that includes movement and flexibility but is much, much more.
Traditionally, Yoga is a life work. It brings us to an experience of reality which is not obstructed by the limitations of ideas and opinions. The mind gives us only a model of reality. Freeing ourselves from the illusion that the model is the reality, is the purpose of Yoga.
The Eight Limbs of the Yoga SutrasThese eight limbs are the Sadhana of Yoga. Literally, they are the 'means to gaining' the state of Yoga - which is unitary consciousness, not generated by thoughts. Each of the eight limbs must be seen in the context of how it helps you become free of a thought-conditioned state of awareness - to experience Reality directly instead of through mental ideals.
Yoga is steeped in millenia of tradition. Why? Because it works. Swami Shantananda developed this course to introduce you to the background philosophy of Yoga. It is not a religion, but a doorway to understanding the Self, and you will discover the basic philosophies that have guided Yogis throughout the centuries.
The Australian College of Classical Yoga invites you to come along to Satsang. Satsang is a Sanskrit word meaning "coming together in the company of truth."
Australian College of Classical Yoga offers asana at a level that can be adapted to suit all levels. It embraces all aspects of traditional yoga – it is Yoga for life, not just for exercise. All classes are an hour and a half and include Shavasana, Joint Care, Asana and Stillness meditation.