At IndeaYoga we believe in an educative approach;where students understand the technical aspects and philosophy of yoga, rather than depend on the physical push to advance their practice..
Yogacharya Bharath Shetty has designed a multiple series and sequences for his students, based on traditional texts, his learning from his gurus and in large part his own extensive personal study and experience of over two decades.
IndeaYoga provides sequences for beginners, intermediate as well as advanced practitioners.
Ideal for those who are new to yoga asana practice, people with health issues, those recovering from an injury and senior citizens who have led a sedentary lifestyle.
This set of asanas strengthens the elementary postures and is suitable for everyone. It creates physical awareness and reduces rigidity of the joints and muscles, as well as develops awareness of our breathing pattern.
The Beginner Series prepares the practitioner for the IndeaYoga Preparatory Series.
IndeaYoga Preparatory Series is developed by Yogacharya. to open up the body and train practitioners to advance comfortably towards the Founda-tion Sequence (for Hatha practice) and Primary Series (for Ashtanga Vinyasa).
The Preparatory Series improves the overall flexibility of the hip, shoulder and the spine, develops all-round freedom of movement and relaxes the breath.
Once the student is comfortable with the Preparatory Series, he or she progresses into the next level of asana practice.
THE HATHA YOGA FOUNDATION SEQUENCE
The IndeaYoga Hatha Yoga Foundation Sequence is a slow, mindful and a stable practice that improves strength, balance and overall flexibility.
The series includes the famous and ancient Vinyasa practiced by several schools of yoga, the classical Surya Namaskara or the “Sun Salutations”.
THE ASTANGA VINYASA PRIMARY SERIES
A dynamic, intense, free flowing set of asanas that instils strength and balance.
The term Vinyasa means to arrange in a special way. The Asanas in this series are arranged in an appropriate sequence and the practitioner transitions through each posture with synchronised breathing.
MYSORE STYLE CLASSES
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga, which originated here in the southern Indian city of Mysore. The following characteristics are unique to Mysore Style practice:
- The class is not “led”as a group, rather instruction is given on a one-to-one basis;each student has an individualized programme.
- Students practice their own sequence of asanas at their own pace.
- The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments and verbal instruction.
At IndeaYoga, students learn the fixed order of asanas using a specific movement-breathing technique called Ujjayi breath. Each student is given a yoga routine according to one’s ability. Newer and beginner students tend to have fewer asanas, and we encourage them to repeat each asana a number of times in a practice until we believe the student is strong and comfortable in that asana and ready to move to the next one.
As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional asanas are given to the student. In general, the next asana in the sequence should be added/taught/learned only after obtaining stability in one’s last asana. The sense of the word “given”in this context comes from how the practice is taught in India, where a yoga practice is something that a teacher gives to a student as a spiritual practice (abhyasa). In the West, people are accustomed to learning a lot of asanas all at once –such as in a typical modern “led”yoga class. Asanas are given, one by one in a sequential order.
Our teachers are trained to keep track of what every student is doing with a quick glance. However, if students attempt something out of sequence, the teacher is less able to help in the appropriate way. If a student has difficulty with a particular asana, the teacher can offer a modification that is consistent with the intention of the practice. We believe every student is an important asset to us.
TEACHER TRAINING COURSES
The Teacher Training Courses at IndeaYoga are for serious practitioners who intend to teach yoga or for those who simply are seeking to deepen their knowledge. The courses engage the students 6-8 hours per day and require complete dedication on the their part. The intensity of the course significantly alters how one perceives yoga. It encompasses asana practice, teaching methodologies, technique classes, teaching practice, philosophy, anatomy, meditation and pranayama, and chanting sessions. The courses are offered in two variants: Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga.
It is the practice of a set of physical exercises (known as Asanas or postures), and sequences of Asanas. Hatha Yoga helps understand the mechanics of the body and drive one’s energy in specific directions. Designed to open the many channels of the body, it eases the process of human growth. Hatha practices are known to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation. Most forms of yoga asana practices including Iyengar style, Ashtanga Vinyasa, power yoga, Sivananda Yoga etc. are enclosed under the umbrella of Hatha Yoga.
At IndeaYoga, the Yogacharya has dedicated years of personal research and study to develop different sequences of Hatha practices. These sequences improve alignment of the body, enhance balance and strength, and develop harmony within your system. IndeaYoga Hatha practices and sequences not only focus on the physical body but also build balance in the pranic system.
Vinyasa yoga is a series of yoga poses that are interconnected in an intelligent manner and that bring maximum benefits to the practitioner. It increases flexibility in the body and renders the muscles supple. Vinyasa adds rhythm to our practice that reflects on our breathing pattern in a positive way. It is a dynamic manifestation of yoga that is vigorous on the body and yet can have soothing effects on the mind. Vinyasa is known to lift the mood of the practitioner and hence is excellent for depression and other mental conditions.
Yogacharya Bharath Shetty has diligently prepared the Vinyasa series and sequences at IndeaYoga. Being associated with yoga for decades, his profound knowledge becomes evident in all of his teachings and dealings with the students.