Yoga … a still point in a turning world
Yoga is for everybody, regardless of age and level of fitness. The yoga practiced at Yoga Mandir focuses on precision, alignment, sequencing, timing and the use of props, and as a regular practitioner, you can expect to improve your overall strength, posture, mobility and wellbeing.
While the practice of yoga is physical, the benefits are not just physical. When life’s pressures build, practicing yoga brings release from tension, steadiness of mind and clarity of heart. Yoga is a place of stillness and refuge. It takes us inwards beyond our thoughts. Ask any sportsperson about the link between the body and mind. The beauty of yoga is that it uses the body, coordinates the breath and frees the mind from its own restlessness.
As BKS Iyengar says: ‘Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life’.
4 week course
If you’re new to Yoga our Yoga Basics course is the place to start. Yoga Basics is a 4 week enrollment that prepares you for participation in our Foundation classes.
Our next Yoga Basics course begins on 16 March 2020 and runs Mondays 5.45-7.15pm
If you’ve done yoga before but are new to Yoga Mandir we offer a one-time Welcome pass for only $95. The welcome pass has 10 classes and can be used in any level. If you’re new to Iyengar Yoga we recommend starting with Foundation Level but a description of our levels can be found here
Things to know
Why Yoga MANDIR?
Located in Canberra, Yoga Mandir is one of Australia’s premier yoga studios. Director Alan Goode is passionately involved with the practice of yoga and its application to daily life for over 40 years. Alan conducts workshops and runs professional support and development programs including training teachers. Through his writing he unravels the themes of the yoga sutras and demonstrates their link to our daily practice. Alan has also developed an extensive resource library and engages in ongoing research work to support teacher development.
The work of Yoga Mandir is represented by the icon of the Ashok chakra, a symbol dating back to Buddhism and used by Gandhi in his quest for freedom for India. It represents the wheel of life: the hub at the centre stands for practice and the 24 spokes depict time. From practice, we learn to understand ourselves ‘at a point in time’ and to let go of definitions based on past memories or thoughts of the future.