For the past 5,000 years, Yoga has been practiced by generations of individuals devoted to the search of internal enlightenment and personal growth. This personal growth within each Yoga practitioner has inevitably lead to the development of Yoga from the traditional form to the more contemporary form we know, learn and practice today.
Within Hathini Yoga Shala we have always endeavoured to attain knowledge about the philosophies of Yoga and the value of the ancient Yoga teachings without losing sight of the current best practices within the Yoga community.
We offer several Yoga disciplines to our patrons which include Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and Hatha Yoga. We understand that, for the novice, the difference between these Yoga disciplines, as well as several other disciplines prominent in the community, may appear confusing. However, while at its most basic level all these the various Yoga disciplines are very similar, the philosophies and practices of the different disciplines in fact do have fundamental, different and far reaching impacts and results for the students.
To further elucidate the above, the Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) is a deeply spiritual voyage for the practitioner in which we heal our bodies and souls at a cellular level by searching, discovering and connecting with the truth of our soul’s Journey. This is a profound healing mechanism which provides the individual with the necessary tools to cope with life’s challenges whilst simultaneously reaching the ultimate goal of self-acceptance and, through this journey, being introduced to one’s authentic self. At Hathini Yoga Shala we apply all the blessings and teachings of Yogi Bhajan in our journey.
In contrast to Kundalini, Hatha Yoga is mainly aimed at the improvement of the physical health and body of the practitioner. We use traditional techniques to enable the students to focus on their bodies and unlock the vast potential of movement and develops the suppleness of muscles which we all desire.
The practice of Yoga at Hathini Yoga Shala is further underpinned by regular discussion sessions which explore the philosophy and delve into Patanjali’s Sutras, the meanings of the symbols and the myths. Students are provided with literature pertaining to all topics of discussion which they can study and internalise at their own leisure. It is surprising how these talks enable students to grasp and understand the bigger spectrum of Yoga, its principles and objectives and, in so doing, realise the enormous value for each individual searching for peace and happiness in life.
In addition to the Yoga, we also offer Reiki treatments, massage treatments and reflexology.
All work and no fun is also not a healthy practice. We therefore also regularly invite students to celebrate the origins of Yoga at Indian dinners and other social events and/or excursions.