Satyananda Yoga is a system of yoga developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati that is firmly grounded in tradition and adapted to suit the needs of contemporary living. It includes Hatha, Raja, Karma, Jnana, Mantra and Bhakti Yogas as well as other branches and presents them in a unified package that is flexible enough to be applied according to individual needs. Satyananda Yoga is a systematic, step-by-step approach to yoga, that aims to integrate of all aspects of our being.
People who practise Satyananda Yoga are of all ages and levels of fitness and come from many walks of life. Satyananda Yoga provides everyone, regardless of social background, with the tools for health, peace of mind and an inspired vision for their lives.
"The primary purpose of the practice of yoga should be to integrate the different planes of one’s personality and at the same time to evolve the consciousness to gain greater knowledge of oneself. In this way any person anywhere in the world can fulfill his/her long cherished wish."
Swami Satyananda is considered to be one of the major forces in bringing yoga to Australia and indeed the West. He travelled the world tirelessly for over twenty years sharing the inspiration of yoga. During this time he wrote over 80 books on Yoga, Tantra and Spirituality. Swami Satyananda attained Mahasamadhi at midnight December 5th 2009.
Through an approach that incorporates an awareness of all aspects of being, Satyananda Yoga promotes the alignment of the delicate balance between body, mind, emotions and spirit. Through awakening the individual's awareness and inherent self-healing powers, physical disease and mental stress can be managed and relieved. By steadying the emotions and calming the mind, a sense of perspective can be gained, bringing a feeling of peace, freedom and inner strength.