We seek to integrate all 8 limbs (Ashtanga) of yoga the way it was originally taught, more than 3000 years ago in India. Yoga asanas, or postures, are just one of these limbs. The other limbs are equally important, including meditation, pranayama breath control, and the personal and social code of ethics, the yamas and niyamas.
The practice of yoga is intended to be joyful and to lighten the heart and mind by calming and energising. We encourage students at all levels to build flexibility, strength and stamina of body, mind and spirit.Yoga philosophies, such as ahimsa (non violence), are threaded throughout our classes. This helps bring about a deeper understanding of the key yogic values including diet and lifestyle aspirations. Many Byron Yoga Centre teacher trainees discover, as a consequence, that yoga becomes for them a way of life.
At Byron Yoga Centre we live and work by the values of the 5 yamas and 5 niyamas.
- Ahimsa – non violence
- Satya – truthfulness
- Asteya – Non-stealing
- Brahmacharya – moderation
- Aparigraha – simplicity
- Saucha – cleanliness
- Santosa – contentment
- Tapas – a burning effort to achieve a goal
- Svadhyaya – education
- Isvara Pranidhana – acknowledge the divine in all
Byron Yoga Retreat Centre is a centre of excellence in delivering yoga teacher training. Byron Yoga Centre teachers inspire a spiritual lifestyle in others, are role models in sattvic living and are authentically motivated to improve peoples lives through Yoga.
At Byron Yoga Centre we value the ability to balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness of our students and employees. We seek to provide an environment in which we can all prosper and reach our own inner harmony and contentment.
Byron Yoga Centre’s vision is to promote peace by spreading yoga to every city and country in the world.