Shreyas gives you a unique insight into Yoga, irrespective of whether you are a beginner or have practiced for many years. At Shreyas, Yoga is non-denominational and open to people of all faiths; we appeal to those who wish to familiarize themselves with this ancient Indian philosophy, without necessarily delving into its religious aspects.
Often misunderstood to be simply a set of physical exercises, Yoga is a practice that allows us to look deep within the Self for answers to questions of existence and being. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word "yuj" meaning, "to join" or "to yoke" and refers to the process of joining the mind with the body and ultimately the individual self (prakriti) with the divine self (purusha). Yoga has an amazing effect on our body and mind energies, restores balance into our lives allowing us to deal with life's ups and downs with a sense of equanimity; it resolves our inner conflicts, enables total excellence and allows us to fulfill our potential to become complete human beings.
Yoga classes at Shreyas are, conducted by our experienced instructors, based on both classical Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa. Our teachers are unique, being steeped in ancient knowledge and also trained in modern teaching methods. All classes are adapted for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Twice daily group classes and one meditation session are included in the stay for all guests. For those who wish to explore different aspects of the yoga practice, there are sessions teaching Pranayama (understanding and regulating our breath), Pratyahara (withdrawal / internalization of sensory inputs), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation).
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We also welcome yoga teachers who choose Shreyas as a venue for their students to deepen their practice in a serene and rejuvenating environment. Yoga teachers can design their own agenda for the retreat and we will provide all the facilities required, and are also glad to facilitate the retreat in a number of ways.
We also offer Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sessions for experienced practitioners. Ashtanga Vinyasa is a set sequence of postures, practiced in a precise flow (vinyasa) linked by the breath.
Hatha Yoga (pronounced as Hut-a Yoga) sees the body as an instrument to master the mind and enable us to attain higher states of consciousness.
At Shreyas, yoga is practiced holistically and focus is placed on other limbs of the practice beyond the physicals asanas