Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic form of Hatha yoga, where practice is based around a prescribed set of postures. Literally meaning “eight-limbed yoga”, it stems from an ancient Hindu system that combines the sequencing of postures (asana), alignment, breathing, bandhas (body locks), and dristi (gaze point).
Non-commercial in their approach, Simhanada’s classes have a strong emphasis on raising levels of consciousness through asana and working with the breath from core awareness and one’s intention. In each of these sessions, yoga is taught as a long-term, sustainable practice and as a discipline geared towards the self-development of the individual. They also highlight the importance of the student-teacher relationship; this complex yet crucial dynamic takes time to develop and is integral to any spiritual practice.
Eoin’s teaching style focuses on understanding and discovering the self: to become aware of one’s own thought and behavior patterns, facing fears and overcoming doubts and limitations. Increased levels of attention leads to awareness, which in turn cultivates higher levels of intuition, which then develops into wisdom and ultimately, increased levels of consciousness.