A reference school
What is Yoga?
Yoga consists of a combination of physical and mental exercises, which develop suppleness and increase force and stamina. Its practice is beneficial, not only for body but also for the mind. It helps reduce mental dispersions and provides a better control over emotions.
Where does Yoga come from?
This very ancient knowledge, which originated in India, has survived and descended through the centuries thanks to oral tradition, which has ensured its faithful transmission.
Does one have to go to India to learn it?
No, not necessarily. The Yogakshemam School offers teaching that is unique in its kind in Europe. Moreover, it ensures the training of yoga teachers whilst respecting Indian tradition, by teaching yoga in its original form, that is, by oral transmission.
What is Yogakshemam?
Yogakshemam was founded in 1982 by Sri T.K. Sribhashyam in order to continue transmitting the traditional teaching in Europe, the knowledge that he had received from his father Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Born in Muchukunte (southern India) in 1888, a direct descendant of Nathamuni, a yogi of the 9th century, Sri T. Krishnamacharya was driven throughout his life by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Sri T. Krishnamacharya was a renowned practitioner of Ayurveda (Indian medical science) and Yoga. He was recognized as one of the great yogis of the 20th century and he received the highest distinctions in all branches of Indian philosophy. In 2001 Sri T.K. Sribhashyam united a highly trained pedagogical team, which consists of a select group of diploma holders from the school. The aim is to ensure the continuity and transmission of his teachings in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
Why choose Yogakshemam?
Only a few Indian Masters living in Europe continue to teach the traditional way while respecting our cultural values. It is indeed a privilege in itself to have access to such a teaching.
What makes Yogakshemam School so different?
Yogakshemam applies a holistic approach to the teaching of Yoga that underlines the importance of Yoga for each of us, and to what extent the benefits accrued by the person who practices regularly go beyond simple relaxation or stress relief.
What will I learn?
The training program of Yogakshemam imparts an in-depth knowledge of Yoga: postures, breathing exercises (asana and prânâyâma) and concentrations (dhârana). It includes a significant branch relating to Indian Philosophy: references to ancient texts and their application in daily life of our modern times. The syllabus also includes courses in physiology, general pathologies and the impact of yoga on the latter. It introduces the fundamentals of Indian medicine (Ayurveda): nutrition and the impact of food and diet on the body. It is completed by important notions of Indian culture and psychology.
For whom is this program intended?
The training program is accessible to anyone wishing to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Yoga. This includes beginners, yoga students and teachers. Many diploma holders of the school later start to teach Yoga, and most of them continue their studies under Sri T.K. Sribhashyam with the goal of further developing their knowledge and improving their own practice and teaching.
What will this training course give me?
The knowledge and the comprehension of Yoga that is necessary to help you improve your own practice. If you are teaching, it will help you to adapt your Yoga courses to the specific personal needs of your students, thus enabling you to respond more effectively to their requirements while improving their physical and mental well-being.