Shadow Yoga Philosophy is based on ancient Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic texts which use shadows as a metaphor for physical, mental and spiritual blocks. The practice of Shadow Yoga consists of a series of movements inspired by yoga, martial arts and dance. This free-flowing, rhythmic practice is designed to release tensions and energetic or emotional obstructions.
What to expect
In a Shadow Yoga class, students engage in standing postures, flowing vinyasa sequences, and rhythmic breathing. Students begin with basic level classes and progress on to more advanced physical and philosophical teachings.
Shadow Yoga was developed by Shandor Remete. The title comes from the 6th chapter on the Tantika Treatise, Yoga of the Shadow Man, and from the Ashtanga Hrdaya of Vagbhata, an Ayurvedic text in which the human body is described as frozen layers of shadows. The practice is intended to liberate one from these "shadows" or physical/mental/spiritual obstructions.