What is Yoga?
The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj that is derived from the same root as the Latin ‘to yoke’. English interpretations for yuj include ‘to harness’, ‘to unite’, or ‘to come together’.
On a physical level, Yoga joins breath with movement, effort with effortlessness, the body with the mind and the soul, creating balance.
On a mental level, Yoga harnesses our attention to the present moment suspending the fluctuations of the mind. It is said to tie the strands of the mind together (Desikachar, TKV).
Ashtanga Yoga literally means ‘eight-limbed yoga’ as outlined by the Sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra around 200BC. According to Patanjali, the path of internal purification in order to reveal the Universal or true Self and find deep and lasting peace, consists of 8 spiritual practices including asana (yoga posture).
The Ashtanga Yoga system we practice today was created as a method to incorporate the teachings of the Sage Patanjali’s original yoga in a way that could be practiced daily by householders, or those with worldly responsibilities.
Located near the corner of Harris and Miller St at the top of Union Square, the studio is centrally located within Pyrmont and easily accessible from, Darling Harbour, Ultimo, Glebe, the city and Inner West suburbs by bus and light rail. Metered street parking is usually available on surrounding streets.
In addition to maintaining a dedicated daily practice, all teachers at Pyrmont Yoga have completed a 800hr+ teacher training or have the equivalent in teacher training and practical real-world teaching experience combined.
All teachers are members of Yoga Australia and are committed to on-going professional development including regularly attending workshops with Internationally Certified teachers.