Vijñâna Yoga is derived from the yogic tradition of northern India, which inspired the teachings of renowned yogis Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar. The practice of Vijñâna Yoga consists of four parts: alignment-based poses, pranayama (breathwork), Meditation, and study of classical yogic texts. By practicing all four of these together, the student reaches an integrated, embodied understanding of the deep wisdom of yoga.
What to expect
During a Vijñâna Yoga class, students can expect to practice extensive breathing exercises, alignment-based poses, and meditation, as well as engage in the study of sacred yoga texts.
Orit Sen-Gupta created Vijñâna Yoga as a culmination of her experience and study of classical yogic practices and yogis texts. The word "Vijñâna" refers to a deep knowing that is revealed through personal experience.