The First and Original Yoga Therapy & Ayurvedic Clinic on the Central Coast
Stillness in motion
The word Sadhana was chosen specifically for the reason it stands for continuous practice.
I have been very fortunate in the people who I have trained with in my yoga studies so far. What makes my teachers so good at what they do is their constant study and continued learning. I am eternally grateful for all I have learned and continue to learn from them. Yoga training lineage.
A yoga practice is just THAT! We practice the yoga to keep it with us when we leave the yoga room, so that the reason for loss of the calm breath, relaxed skin and clear mind can be known. It is through this knowledge that positive change is realised.
The understanding of knowledge coming through practice and teaching that knowledge is the key principle of Sadhana yoga and Ayurveda.
We specialise in Ayurvedic Health Consultations, therapeutic treatments for healing on all levels of mind, body and spirit. Yoga classes and one-on-one yoga therapy sessions are available. Classes are a limited group environment so that individual needs of the student can be addressed keeping with the tradition of Yoga.
Testimonial from The Glen Centre
“Damo worked with the guys at The Glen (teaching yoga) for a couple of years. We found his teaching style to be very effective and the yoga has played a part on many men journey in recovery. Damo was very reliable, and he was also flexible if it was required”
Joe Coyte – CEO The Glen Centre
20 years ago I had severe spinal and neck injuries from a motorcycle accident, I tried many different forms of exercises including Yoga to get my strength back, but all lead to failure. I was introduced to my teacher, Peter Mullholland, who explained that my physical injuries had indeed healed, but it was my fear of and negativity towards them that was preventing a full range of movement. It was at this point that I realised, as BKS Iyengar once said, “Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim. The better the practice the brighter the flame”.
The path of yoga is a long one and is by no means easy. It is really about finding the divine light that shines in all of us but that light is not easy to find, it involves digging in the hard clay. It is the job of a good teacher, not to deviate from the teaching of Yoga, and remain a dedicated student so that they can pass that knowledge down to others, allowing the seed of knowledge to be sown and the elements to make it blossom be encouraged.
Sadhana Yoga and Ayurveda is not a style of Yoga or a fad. It is Hatha yoga for the attainment of Raja Yoga. The yoga that is taught at Sadhana will set up a good foundation for anyone who wants to take it further.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A CLASS
Always under 9 people in a class, space to move freely.
Relaxation is always first, calm breath creates a clear mind.
From the beginning I was taught the importance of levels (kramas) starting with basic movements, learning to warm up the body, becoming familiar with how the gross joints and limbs operate and allowing blood circulation without running out of breath. To a question on “Should the asana practice be done fast and why not?”, Krishnamacharya replied that "fast movements, and in turn, fast breathing will disturb the flow of prana and will result in imbalances. Slow movements with long inhale and exhale will help with proper prana flow and mental focus. "
Focus on stability, strength and flexibility
As a student progresses and understands what is being asked, the deeper practices will be revealed.
A yoga practice is just, THAT, we practice the yoga to keep it with us when we leave the yoga room, so that the reason for loss of the calm breath, relaxed skin and clear mind can be known. It is through this knowledge that positive change is realised.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Sadhana Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda is held in a purpose built studio in Kincumber with plenty of natural light and peaceful gardens to relax in.
Parking is available in front of the school
The studio contains a toilet and shower facilities.
Payment by credit card or online is available.
Should you be arriving by car, we offer street parking.