Sushumna Yoga School and Studio
Conscious, Spiritual, Wellbeing
The Sushumna Yoga Studios and Yoga School in Goa, on the west coast of India, a short walk away from the spectacular Arabian Sea.
Rejuvenate the Mind, Body and Soul, energize your senses doing Sushumna Vinyasa Flow, Led Mysore self-practice, Restorative Yoga, Hatha, Pranayama, Meditation in the tranquil surroundings of a beautiful garden encircled by an abundance of fields, palm trees and hills.
Sushumna offers a healing environment that is extraordinary for the holistic treatment of the mind, body and soul. Using nature's own remedies, our aims are to advise and inform you towards your utmost health potential.
We believe that it is your right to be healthy and strong in your mind and body! All of our Retreats and Courses teach you how to be versatile and productive in your choice of life. Sushumna is committed to aiding everyone to live a healthier, cleaner and more rewarding life. We suggest it through Yoga in all it's forms and holistic health and gear. All of which can be affordable and easy to reach.
SUSHUMNA, means the Central Nadi, associated with the River Saraswati. This is the Central Energy Channel, running up the body from just below the coccyx bone, up the spine, to the crown of the head, 'the waking of cosmic consciousness'. When this is activated, the kundalini shakti and the chakras, or energy centres, move up the spine, this represents our evolution from self-absorption, towards realization of our own innate unlimited potential. We rise beyond the ordinary realm of birth and death to the level of divinity.
Many do not understand the concept of yoga. Some think it is just physical exercise for health, some think it is a religion, and some think it is a psychological system. All this is based on a misunderstanding of yoga. Yoga is simply a relationship. The word yoga originated from the root word in Sanskrit yuj, and also comes from the biblical word, yoke. Both mean joining together or to unite. Yoga is the union of an individual consciousness with Infinite Consciousness. A yogi or yogini is a person who leans completely on the Supreme Consciousness, God, or Universal Energy, until they have merged their individual self with the Infinite Self.
Yoga is a technology that expands one's awareness. It begins with the reality that every human mind has both Infinite and Creative potential. However, this unlimited potential can be limited according to one's level of awareness. Awareness varies and gives one a variety of choices. To break the unconscious limits one needs a technology.
That technology must expand the calibre and capacity of the mind to establish equilibrium, to control the physical structure and experience the Infinite Self. The techniques of Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, with its various off-shoots i.e. Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, create an owner's manual for Human Consciousness. It explores your dimensions, depth, nature, and potential as a human. This is all that yoga means.
According to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the classical text on yoga, 'the purpose of yoga is to lead to a silence of the mind' (1.2). This silence is the prerequisite for the mind to be able to accurately reflect objective reality without its own subjective distortions. Yoga does not create this reality, which is above the mind, but only prepares the mind to apprehend it, by assisting in the transformation of the mind, full of noise(like an army of frenzied and drunken monkeys,) to a still, serene mind.
Sushumna Studios was started by Sonja Appel in Delhi for three years, then she moved to Goa and set up there,now in its 5th season, with her partner Gita Sahni. Sonja has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and has twelve intensive years of experience studying and teaching Yoga and twenty five years experience of teaching Pilates in London, India and Nepal. She is certified by the British School of Yoga, is a certified Vibrant Living Teacher and also registered with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, with Yoga Alliance for 200 hours of Teacher Training.) "I believe in a holistic approach to the study of yoga, giving my students a well-rounded yoga education. I combine alignment techniques of the body, with breath techniques for calming and balancing the mind. Focus and visualization, to balance body and brain. Chanting and music for inspiration and concentration and also Meditation, (the ultimate reason for the practice of asana). I also believe that it is not progression through the 6 series' of Ashtanga that defines Wholeness, but rather a wider focus on all the limbs."
Her Teachers are from all over the world and have greatly helped and influenced her, they are: Shri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji), Sharat Rangaswamy, Saraswati Rangaswamy, Shri Sheshadri, Cathy Louise Broda, Leela Miller, John Scott, Michael Gannon, Edward Clarke, David Swenson, Claire Best, Anna Ashby, Daniel Aaron, Simon Borg Olivier, Rolf & Marci Naujokat, Emil Wendel (yoga philosophy), Yat Malmgren (movement psychology), Mercia Hetherington ( Pilates & Ballet) and Imogen Claire (Ballet). She has a B.A. in Classical Theatre and Acting and an M.A. in Contemporary Dance. She comes from a professional performing arts background and has found these two disciplines to be invaluable in balancing and maintaining calmness in her life. She also conducts workshops in Ashtanga, Restorative Yoga, Mysore self-practice, Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, Yogalates and Pilates, Free-style Dance & Method Acting Techniques nationwide and abroad. Gita successfully takes care of the business side and sales and marketing.
SUSHUMNA YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION (RYT 200)
Our training also surpasses the requirements for you to register with Yoga Alliance, and therefore become internationally recognized as an accomplished RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher). We arm you with the tools to substantially go within and discover the path of self-transformation. But more importantly, remembering that we all originally come from enlightenment.
Teaching is the absolute best way to continue this lifelong discovery at an extensive level of death.
Therefore, teaching will be a natural and likely consequence of this training. In this way, sincere students learn yoga for the right reasons — and become great teachers for the right reasons.
We are offering yoga retreats in Goa and abroad. For more information please visit our website: http://www.sushumna.in/ or send us an e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information by yoga.in:
Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga created by B.K.S. Iyengar. Sushumna Yoga Studios and Yoga School has not been recognized by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) to teach Iyengar Yoga. It might be possible that Iyengar certified teachers are invited to teach here.
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