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Akhanda Yoga

Akhanda Yoga ~ A Holistic Teaching Approach

In Sanskrit, Yoga means to yoke, union of the mind, body and spirit. Akhanda Yoga means whole, indivisible, unified. The hallmark of this approach is balance, harmony and self understanding. We think of the yoga system as being a vast, whole tradition that evolved into many different streams, like Vedanta, Tantra, and Samkhya; different paths, like Bhakti, Karma and Jnana; and aspects of practice like asana, pranayama and mantra. In a holistic class we use themes to weave various aspect of yoga theory and practice together into a tapestry that offers students a powerful experience and an experiential toolkit for their journey.

Akhanda Yoga ~ Developed by Himilayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD) offers a holistic toolkit to being forward ancient wisdom for a modern age. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.

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The Akhanda Yoga approach emphasises a balanced class including a full repertoire of yoga techniques. All Akhanda Yoga classes are structured systematically yet artfully to align the physical, energetic, mental/emotional and intuitive self through the five elements of practice and the five energetic principles.

Akhanda Yoga has a variety of class styles for different times of day, inclinations and purposes: Akhanda for Beginners, Intermediate and Dynamic, Five Koshas, Inner Reprogramming, Hatha-Raja and Classical Kundalini.

Akhanda Yoga balances a commitment to body mechanics with guidelines for inner inquiry.

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Five Akhanda Elements of Practice

  • Movement (Annamaya Kosha)

  • Breathing (Pranayamaya Kosha)

  • Sound-work (Manomaya Kosha)

  • Meditation (Vijanamaya Kosha)

  • Yogic Wisdom (Anandamaya Kosha)

Five Akhanda Energetic Principles

  • Grounding (Apana Prana)

  • Uplifting (Pran Prana)

  • Centering (Samana Prana)

  • Expansion (Vyana Prana)

  • Connection to the Whole (Udana & Cosmic Pran)

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