Yoga (Sanskrit yuga, "union"), one of the six classic systems of Hindu philosophy
Yoga is an ancient science and practice, which originated in India over 5000 years ago to address physical, mental and spiritual development.
The word 'Yoga' is a Sanskrit term derived from the root 'Yuj', which means to yoke, join or unite. Yoga is practiced to bring about the understanding and complete mastery of the mind and body, and to facilitate union between the individual consciousness and the Universal or Divine consciousness. The science works to bring the student back in touch with the state of Oneness that exists at the core of every being and is our natural state. Through the training of body, breath and mind, one can gradually attain higher levels of self-knowledge and wisdom, as well as enjoying a healthy body and a calm and clear mind. This type of Yoga is for everyone. It increases energy, develops good posture, enhances physical strength and flexibility, which in turn creates a sense of well-being and helps achieve a quiet mind.

• Improves flexibility
• Improves strength and stamina
• Improves posture
• Excess weight is reduced
• Movement becomes easy and graceful
• Cleanses and regulates body systems (including the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous and digestive system)

A regular and consistent practice of Yoga, accompanied by a healthy diet and regular sleep, leads to harmony of body, breath and mind. Through Yoga one learns to cultivate mindfulness in daily life, reducing distractions and painful attachments. Challenges such as stiffness, physical illness, poor breathing habits, depression, addiction and an inability to concentrate or manage stress, become less obstructive to inner growth. Yoga leads to a spontaneous lightness of body and mind, a sense of natural energy, wholeness, vitality, joy and a sense of wellbeing on all levels.