Ashtanga vinYoga / Yoga in Coventry

vinYoga is a composite name, for an intelligent, non-dogmatic approach to learning yoga.

Yoga info you will find here:

– basic introduction
– info on Ashtanga and other dynamic styles
– guidance on how to get started
– our classes in Coventry
– workshops, teacher training, and more.

Books For Sale

Dr Norman Sjoman’s books are available at a discounted price of £25! Please order through our Contact page. See Norman’s art website here – http://normansjoman.ca/ He does not have an active website for yoga at this stage.

Our Studio

ICE
Parkside
Coventry
CV1 2NE
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(In collaboration with the Performing Arts Department of
Coventry University)

vinYoga general approach – very effective, dynamic, energetic yoga practice

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Yoga in the modern world is continuously expanding and evolving. There are many different schools, styles, ideologies. Many of these don’t even resemble ‘classical’ practices. What sets vinYoga methodology apart, is the approach and method of delivery. It recognises that we don’t live in India. We have a different ‘ambiance’, different environment, different social, mental and physical conditioning. The posture and movement work therefore is explored, developed and shared in different formats. It is important to suit our own needs, abilities and aspirations. At the core is the Ashtanga Vinyasa method that originated in Mysore, South India. The vinYoga methodology is also informed by strong influences of correct alignment and body opening work from other styles and disciplines.

For those who are interested in looking beyond the physical practice and want to use yoga to unfold to their full potential, deeper learning is available. Our practice is backed up by a philosophy that essentially the practice is about integrity. The vinYoga approach takes a pragmatic look at concepts from the ‘eight fold path’ described in scriptures such as the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. It looks at their applicability in current western society. These sources, as well as our observations of modern living show clearly the need for sensible moral and ethical foundations, without which the practice is rather shallow.

The vinYoga method is not a mainstream, money-led, commercial operation, nor is it offering any ‘spiritual enlightenment’. The primary purpose here is to learn, improve and share, through intelligent practice, for the benefit of all those who come to us.