Yoga's origins can be traced to the ancient Indian scriptures called the Vedas which date as far back as 4,000 B.C. Given its scope as originally conceived, yoga is the world's oldest self-improvement practice. Only one of the eight limbs of yoga concentrates on the physical practice known as asana. The other seven focus on personal development. We bring the wider application of yoga to both our teacher Trainings and the actual methodology used in classes. The objective is to make yoga more practical and more accessible in both a teacher's and the student's daily lives.
Yoga involves disciplined introspection with the aim of freeing oneself from identification with the ego. There are many forms of yoga including: Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion; Jnana Yoga, the yoga of knowledge; Karma Yoga, the yoga of action; and Hatha Yoga, the yoga of effort or 'physical' yoga.