Yoga Synthesis, developed by Raji Thron, is a unique approach to Hatha Yoga, which creatively integrates diverse techniques, including dynamic movement synchronized with breath, static holding of postures emphasizing proper engagement and alignment, and supported poses. Yoga Synthesis draws inspiration from Krishnamacharya’s lineage (B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and T.K.V. Desikachar), classical Hatha Yoga schools (Shivananda Yoga and Integral Yoga), as well as Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Yoga Synthesis applies the principles of body mechanics, alignment, intelligent postural sequencing, Yogic breathing techniques, internal awareness, and focused intention. Classes are Vinyasa based, using flowing sequences of postures synchronized with mindful breathing to progressively warm and open the body.
All Yoga Synthesis teachers are experienced yoga practitioners and Yoga Alliance registered instructors, carefully trained to address the needs and requests of students by offering modifications, props, hands-on adjustments and alternative postures.
Yoga Synthesis honors and respects the different styles and methods of Hatha Yoga acknowledging that each has something important to offer:
Iyengar Yoga is very precise, using alignment principles, props and therapeutic applications. The Vinyasa andViniyoga styles use breath and movement synchronization in flowing sequences, either flowing back and forth between poses or linking longer series of poses.Ashtanga Yoga, sometimes called power yoga, links longer series of poses in a very specific sequence. It is known for being a dynamic and aerobic form of yoga.Kundalini Yoga is known for its fast movement and breath forms.
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