Sutradhar Institute of 
Dance & Related Arts 

Yoga - Fridays at 10am

Breathing Yoga Through Stories of Joy

This class in yoga leads through a reutine of asanas "body postures" and breathing exercises. We also discuss certian philosohphical underpinnings of this science. Yoga with its roots in India is widely known and practiced today the world over. The word 'Yoga' in sanskrit comes from the root word 'Yuj' (to join) which is to indicate, to unite or restore the body mind integration.  

Yoga is a psycho-physical science that yields physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual well being. That is why at the Sutradhar Institute yoga is offered as a seperate course as well as integrated into all our dance classes.       

It helps to know a little about Yoga itself to get a sense of what teachers at SIDRA offer.  The roots of Yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years ago.  Early writings are found in the Bhagavad Gita, Vedas and the Yoga Sutras as a not only a path to health but to peace of mind.  Yoga today is practiced all over the globe and is a series of physical exercises done through identifying with the breath – resulting in a combined body-mind strength.  Yoga is now widely taught for adults and children because the benefits are remarkable; the asanas of yoga have lasting results for the neurology, muscles and mind-body connection. 

This quote from the Bhagavad Gita  captures the essence of yoga. 

"Having mastered the body through the Yogic teachings so that it becomes a fit habitation for the soul; having the senses, emotions and mind under control, the wise person discards the worn out sheets of desire, fear and confusion and passes into the state of enlightenment and freedom."