WELCOME TO SATYANANDA YOGA ACADEMY EUROPE
SYAE was formed in 2004 under the direction of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Its aim is to ensure the source of origin and high quality of teachings of Satyananda Yoga in Europe and therefore maintaining the integrity of the original teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
In 2013 Swami Niranjanananda introduced the 2nd chapter of yoga during the World Yoga Convention. The current programs of SYAE are run under the directives of BSY and integrate the teachings of the 2nd chapter of yoga. All of its teachers (most of whom are acharyas) undergo regular training in the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, India.
The courses held by Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe combine residential stays with several months of guided study and home practice. During residentials, students immerse themselves in a yogic routine; at home, they integrate practices into daily life.
Our courses are modelled on those taught at Bihar Yoga Bharati,
Institute for Advanced Studies in Yogic Sciences, the first of its kind in the world wholly devoted to the subject of yoga. They are rooted in traditional teachings, but they also include contemporary scientific theory. They reflect Swami Satyananda’s belief that yoga is a practical science that helps people manage the demands of a modern lifestyle.
Our courses help students to:
- Explore a range of yogic practices
- Become more self-aware
- Identify techniques they can use for their own self-development
- Develop self-discipline and establish a daily practice
WHO OUR COURSES ARE FOR
Our yogic studies courses are for committed students who want to develop their experience of yoga and establish it as part of their daily life.
Our teacher training courses are for experienced students who want to transmit Swami Satyananda’s and Swami Niranjan’s teachings faithfully.
Open to both beginners and longer-term practitioners, this course explores the key elements of the Satyananda Yoga tradition and it provides an understanding of yogic concepts and practices that can be applied in daily life.
This course outlines the philosophical systems of yoga – Tantra, Samkhya and Vedanta – and how these are applied in the Satyananda system of Yoga. It includes studying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Chakra System in theory and practice.
SATYANANDA YOGA® is a broad system that combines techniques from all branches of classical yoga. While it includes well-known classroom practices (such as asana, pranayama and meditation), it also integrates lesser-known practices, such as karma yoga and bhakti yoga. There is a strong emphasis on yogic lifestyle. The aim of Satyananda Yoga is not to master physical postures: it is to use the wide range of tools available to come to know ourselves better, to live a more harmonious life, and to fulfil our full potential.