Empower offers Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Healing and Holistic Therapies as non residential Sessions or as Homestay Holidays/Retreats.
These are all tailormade to the individual by Emma (Sw Yogshwarananda) who has been a disciple of Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati for 28 yrs and has had many years of training and experience in Yoga, Healing and Holistic Therapies.
The experience of Yoga and Meditation offered at the Centre is different from most because of the depth and length of training and experience of the teacher. Emma has been guided and trained by an Enlightened Spiritual Master for over 28 years. She has learnt to become a clear channel to bring a deeply transformational energy and quality into her sessions/classes. Coming from a traditional lineage you will experience Yoga at its most authentic and original, with its focus on developing self-awareness, leading to self-transformation and self-realisation. Hatha Yoga is a complete system of health care. Its actual aim through all the practices is to heal and create physical, mental and emotional health in the body and mind, to prepare for and support Meditation. Each practice has a specific effect on the body, mind, emotions and subtle energies. Specific practices are beneficial for certain types of physical, mental and emotional conditions and health. For Yoga or Yoga Therapy to be its most beneficial it is important to have a practice (sadhana) specific to your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. For this purpose Emma offers spiritual guidance and uses her experience to suggest very specific yoga and or meditation practices for you, to create a practice or sadhana for you to do peacefully, in your own space, and on a regular basis. This enables you to truly experience, understand and gain the benefits of Yoga, and helps you heal, develop and transform on all levels according to your need. She therefore focuses on personal instruction/training sessions or small private groups.
The style of Yoga taught is from the Satyananda/Bihar Yoga tradition, which is a system of Yoga developed by her Guru Paramahansa Satyananda Saraswati and his lineage, one of the most recognised and respected in India, his Guru was Swami Sivananda.
The Satyananda approach and its practices are derived from ancient and traditional sources adjusted and developed to the needs of modern man.
An understanding and experience, of the more esoteric practices of Yoga such as Meditation, Mantra, Chakra Awareness, Kriya Yoga and Karma Yoga is encouraged to deepen your understanding of the true potential of Yoga of which Hatha Yoga is a very small part.
The centre offers a high standard of accomodation and facilities and is peacefully located on the edge of Assagao/Anjuna with wonderful walks and views and the beach close by.