What is Living Yoga?


The Living Yoga Method.TM is a system developed and taught by my yoga teacher, Steve Harrison of the Yoga Sanctuary Southampton, UK and is a complete system of Hatha Yoga for the modern Yogini or Yogi who has a deep desire to transform themselves and their life experiences. The Living Yoga Method.TM has evolved over 25 years of rigorous practice and dedicated teaching by founder of the Yoga Sanctuary, Steve Harrison, into what is now a beautifully systematic and progressive approach to this ancient science.

So what is it all about?

Living Yoga practitioners are expected to commit to a daily practice to fulfil one's highest potential. Start with 5 minutes' Ujjayi Pranayama and 20 minutes' practice a day and take it from there.

We also work with some inspiring teachings which form part of our practice.

The Four Principles of Living Yoga

1. Sukha - Find ease and joy in how you meet the world
2. Spanda - Use the pulse of the breath
3. Lila - Play the edge gently and nudge your boundaries
4. Purna - Find satisfaction, fulfilment and perfect completeness

The Six Keys to Living Yoga (taken from the Hatha Yoga Pradapika)

1. Veerya - Find your enthusiasm

2. Titiksha - Keep on going, persevere

3. Viveka - Choose wisely

4. Shraddha - Cultivate unshakeable faith

5. Parakrama - Live courageously

6. Sangha - Keep inspiring company

There are 5 components to the Living Yoga system:

Breath training
Breath training
Posture training
Mindset  training
Cold training

Living Yoga is both on and off the mat

Meditation, movement, harnessing the power of the breath, embodying ancient philosophies: yoga practice and its application to live a more fulfilled, self empowered and healthy life. We work on building strength and flexibility and balancing the body energetically. Transformation of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies - cultivate your own growth through Self-empowerment.

We use movement (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation to help us to free our body, mind and Self. Yoga Philosophy is delicately interwoven into each class tapestry to encourage practitioners to lead a more fulfilling and positive life.

Adult classes are currently taught in English and/or German and Yoga4Kids and Teen Yoga in German with some educational English.


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"Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our garden." - Shakespeare.

It's an invitation to open to a new life full of possibility: LIVING YOGA.


"Living Yoga is a complete system of Yoga for ANYONE who wishes to live a more conscious, self-empowered, healthy and blissful existence."

- Yoga Sanctuary, Southampton, UK

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