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dharma yoga

Dharma is a graceful, yet challenging practice. It is a modern interpretation of classical Eight limbed or Hatha Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart.. The practice includes elements of Vinyasa, inversions and held poses that will help you to discover concentration, meditation and deep healing relaxation.

Dharma yoga was founded by Sri Dharma Mittra who was born in Brazil in 1939. Dharma Mittra studied for over 10 years in the early 1960’s with his guru, Sri Swami Kailashananda a.k.a. Yogi Gupta. He started teaching yoga in 1967 and opened up the Dharma Yoga New York Center (DYNYC) in 1975 in New York, where he also lives.

Practicing this type of yoga produces many benefits at a physical level and helps control thoughts and increase concentration. Dharma is based on the style of Hatha Yoga, so you will find variations of the same asanas in every Dharma class.  This practice is heated so prepare to feel the heat !