Prabhuji Yoga Schedule:
|11 am- 12:30 pm||Hatha Yoga|
|6:00-7:30||Hatha Yoga||Hatha Yoga||Hatha Yoga|
Prabhuji Yoga System
Prabhuji yoga is the method created by Avadhuta Bhaktivedanta Yogacharya Ramakrishnananda Babaji Maharaja, strictly based on the teachings of his gurus (Swami Vishnu Devananda, Bapuji, Madhana Mohan, Swami Jyotirmayananda, Ma Yoga Shakti, Swami Satchidananda, Swami Brahmananda and others.) and the holy scriptures. Prabhuji systematized different traditional yogic techniques that helped him to perfect his practice and teaching, and adapted them to the Western public.
Prabhuji Yoga promotes balance, health, and flexibility through proper diet, cleansing techniques, preparations (āyojanas), sequences (vinyāsas), postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation (śavāsana), meditation (dhyāna), as well as locks (bandhas) and seals (mudras) to direct and empower prana.
This style seeks to increase flexibility through asanas, to awaken the vital energy (prana), and to balance the energy centers (chakras) in order to heal physical and emotional pain. It puts a special emphasis on body alignment: head, spine, hips, and feet are kept aligned to promote the flow of vital energy. The preparations, or āyojanas, are specially designed to facilitate the performance of vinyāsas and asanas. Different levels of sequences (vinyāsas) aim to strengthen muscles, increase awareness of movement, and regenerate the activity of the internal organs. At the same time, it is a style of meditative yoga that encourages self-observation.
More than a type of physical yoga, it is a system that synthesizes the spiritual principles of the yogic tradition and seeks to promote holistic wellbeing on the mental, physical, and emotional level through karma yoga, bhakti yoga, hatha yoga, raja yoga, kundalini yoga, tantra yoga, and jnana yoga. Its fundamental principle is observation, and its aspiration is bliss, spiritual awakening, and the experience of our true nature.
“Hatha yoga is the path that leads us to the realization of our body as the door and the path towards ourselves…” ~ Prabhuji
Our Yoga classes are meditative and contemplative. Students are requested not to talk in the practice hall before during and after the class. While you are in the reception area you are requested to talk quietly and keep the meditative mood.
Please arrive a few minutes before the class, take off your shoes at the entrance and wait in the practice hall for the class to start. We highly recommend to meditate a few minutes before the class.
Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach, so make sure not to eat or drink substantial drinks such as milk or smoothies 2-3 hours before the class.
Medical conditions and health issues
If you are suffering from any medical condition, you must consult your physician before attending the classes.
Communicate with the teacher before the class about any medical problem or change in your health that may influence your practice.
Cleanliness and clarity
- All participants have to be sober when attending our classes. No drugs or alcohol are allowed at the Ashram facility.
- Saucha, or cleanliness is one of the basic principles of Yoga. It is important to arrive clean to the class, preferably after shower.
Clothing and excessories
Wear comfortable, loose clothes.
You can bring your own yoga mat or use the general Yoga mats of the ashram. You can also purchase one at the Ashram store.
Prabhuji Hatha Yoga teachers team:
Yogacharya Swami Ramananda
Prabhuji Hatha Yoga Master. One of the four Prabhuji Hatha Yoga Masters entitled by Prabhuji. Learned directly from Prabhuji in the last 23 years.
Prabhuji Hatha Yoga teacher. Learned directly from Prabhuji in the last 20 years.
Prabhuji Hatha Yoga teacher. Learned directly from Prabhuji in the last 5 years.