Self-study is at the heart of Yoga. It’s a reference to reflecting upon who we are beyond our roles in life: Beyond how others view us or how we present ourselves outwardly.
All the meditative disciplines involve looking at oneself and what rises, whether it be thoughts, emotions or memories. It’s a reflective practice. The mind is made steady in practice so that we can observe these inner movements.
At Yoga Mandir a reflective practice is conducted through the practice of asana. Having learned and studied asanas individually, along with adjustments, modifications and their links between one another we string the asanas together in sequences which demand attention and application yet deliver a steady reflective mind. Its meditation in action.
We offer the following practice focused programs
LED Practice group
Attend our Led practice group where a practice Leader is rostered to lead the group (onstage) without instruction, calling the asana names for reference. Participants work to their own ability adjusting asanas as needed. A cool, meditative environment that delivers a quiet steady mind. Led practice group runs Monday 6.45-8.00am, Wednesday and Friday 6.30-8.00am (Levels apply) and is open to students with a minimum of one 10-class pass attendance.
Each morning Monday to Thursday the school is open from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM for individual practice. Students of the school with a minimum of one 10-class pass attendance can attend using an Individual practice pass to do their own practice during this time. You might want to work on a stiff area or learn how to use a specific prop or support or simply knock out a short sharp practice on your way to work or a meeting. Its up to you.
A teacher is allocated to each session to supervise so seek input or you may get some correction or adjustment.