and Accomodate -
is to discipline the body, steady the emotions, clarify the mind
and open the heart to God -
Yoga is a light,
When once lit, will never dim.
The better your practice,
the brighter your flame -
WELCOME TO THE YOUNG YOGA INSTITUTE
Accredited by the Yoga Teachers’ Fellowship
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (Left to right) Helen Charlesworth, Doreen Smit, Jeanette Mayhew, Isabel Ferreira & Ingrid Barnsley.
What does the Young Yoga Institute teach?
Adopting the path of Hatha Yoga means to adopt a responsible and compassionate attitude towards life, to yourself and to others.
Secondly to bring the body to it’s full potential through the practice of asanas, and to gain breath control through the various breathing techniques.
Thirdly, to train the heart and mind for contemplation – a state of tranquility and silence, undisturbed by the activity of the senses or the distractions of one’s own wandering thoughts.
What happens in this school of Yoga?
Activities are confined to the teaching of the asanas, the art of relaxation, basic breathing techniques, contemplation and meditation.
Does Hatha Yoga deal only with the body?
Hatha yoga brings body, mind and spirit to a state of equilibrium.
“YOU” are more than just a body ….
“YOU” are a body, mind and spirit.
These three entities make up the human personality. As yoga aims to bring you to your full potential, to make you a “complete” human being, yoga must, of necessity, affect not only your body, but your mind and spirit as well.
Is Yoga a religion?
Yoga is not a religion but because dedicated practice affects the entire person in body, mind and spirit, it may have an effect on the yogi in religious spheres. Any spiritual beliefs held by a yogi are deepened and strengthened.
What are the advantages?
Muscles are toned. Vital organs are rejuvenated, kept in place and enabled to function correctly. The body is brought to a state of good health where it can cope with disease.
A state of tension is transformed into a more relaxed attitude to life. The body reaches it’s full potential because avenues of communication are opened up between the brain and the body.
One achieves a state of awareness, not only confined to the self, but also one that reaches out to embrace everyone and everything that comes within one’s orbit.
Is there a spiritual aim?
Yoga enhances your own spiritually or your personal religious belief.
How does it work?
Disciplines the body; clarifies the mind; steadies emotions; raises awareness from the mundane towards a more spiritual way of being.
Where does Yoga come from?
Yoga originated in the East, many thousands of years ago. It was a means of bringing people to God.
Has this been proven?
Yes. Many thousands of yogis testify to the fact that once they took up yoga, they were brought back to an awareness of the spirit and to a better way of life.
Yoga does not dissuade people from their own beliefs.
Words fail to convey the total value of yoga.;
It has to be experienced.
When I practice, I am a philosopher. When I teach;
I am a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist.
Yoga releases the creative potential in life.
The art of teaching is tolerance.
Humbleness is the art of learning.
When you want something,
the entire universe conspires to help you achieve it.