Viniyoga, or Yoga of Madras, corresponding to Shri T. Krishnamacharya yoga, encoded by his son T.K.V. Desikacharhas started to be known under this name in the 80’s. It is based on the idea that yoga should be adapted to the individual, taking his wishes, his capacities, his health state, his environment, his life style and his available time into consideration. This soft, progressive yoga is at the origin of the comeback of Hatha-Yoga.


How is a typical class?

The teacher defines a direction (« bhâvana ») and a goal posture for his class. Movements and postures of the first part of the practice prepare the goal posture like a kind of warming up. Postures and counter postures, breathing techniques and mindfulness should be part of such a practice. High performance and flexibility are not the goal of this practice, but it is more about observing and feeling the effects of the practice inside the individual. 

What are the benefits?

Soft and progressive, this yoga is very powerful because it is fully adapted to the student, his needs and not the needs of somebody else. This yoga is rooted in real life and aims at increasing the ability of peaceful acceptance of reality it bring a feeling of harmony and well being.