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What is Ahimsa Yoga

Ahimsa Yoga is a unique practice created to help you realize your highest, truest, most beautiful expression of self. It’s progressive, adaptive system has been developed to meet you exactly as you are in this moment, whatever your individual challenges and aspirations might be. Ahimsa’s central purpose is to empower you to move forward, one step at a time, one day at a time, one breath at a time, towards a greater experience of health, happiness and wholeness.

What does “Ahimsa” mean?

Ahimsa means non-harming or non-violence in Sanskrit. Ahimsa Yoga is founded on the principle that yoga should be safe, accessible, inclusive, and engaging for all students — regardless of physical condition, level of experience, or reasons for being interested in yoga. Whether you are new to yoga, a seasoned yogi looking to challenge yourself, or somewhere in between, Ahimsa Yoga can support you in achieving your individual goals safely and intelligently.

How does it work?

Ahimsa Yoga is built on a foundation of three pillars: the Ahimsa Active practice, the Ahimsa Restorative practice, and the Ahimsa Philosophy. Combined, these three key elements create a comprehensive, intelligent, effective method of yoga practice that can address the needs of any person interested in using yoga to improve their quality of life.

The Ahimsa Active practice…

The Ahimsa Active practice consists of an innovative arrangement of postures that are physically and energetically balanced, and that engage the body in the way that it is designed to work. It includes milder variations for students requiring a gentler approach and offers increasingly challenging options for students as their experiences and comfort levels grow. This method empowers you to use the appropriate degree of ease or intensity that will best serve your unique needs as your practice evolves.

The Ahimsa Restorative practice…

The Ahimsa Restorative practice is a gentle but powerful approach to cultivating Sukha, the Sanskrit term for ease. An essential ingredient in any healthy and balanced yoga practice, Sukha allows the practitioner to benefit from the full potential that yoga has to offer. Ahimsa restorative practice includes simple movement exercises, meditation, breathing exercises, restorative postures, and rest. It is aimed at deepening your experience of yoga through connection, introspection, relaxation and focus of the mind’s energy.

The Ahimsa Philosophy…

The Ahimsa Philosophy is rooted in the timeless wisdom of the ancient yoga tradition and delivered in a modern, non-dogmatic, and inclusive setting. The practice of yoga provides a path for the realization of your highest expression of self, whether you regard your journey as deeply spiritual or entirely secular. Learn to practice in a mentally and physically healthy, non-harming, and non-competitive way. Learn to honour and celebrate your unique needs, strengths, challenges, and aspirations.

Be amazed at what happens when you apply what you’ve learned to your life and how you relate to the world around you!