"He whose self is established in yoga, whose vision everywhere is even, sees the Self in all beings and all beings in the Self."
Yoga is a profound system of holistic and spiritual well-being that originated in India over 5000 years ago. In addition to ancient texts, most of the essential practice of yoga was codified in written form in the Yoga Sutras. The author, Patanjali wrote these aphorisms in the language of Sanskrit and they have been translated by many scholars and with many interpretations. Over time, many different forms of yoga emerged. Yoga is defined in the Sutras as having eight limbs or branches. Each limb provides a way of reaching into our own inner truth of Self. It is the third limb, asana, which refers to the postures or yoga poses that most people in the West define as yoga. The postures are only one way of practicing yoga. In using the techniques of Raja yoga (the Royal Path of Yoga), Deanne's teachings present the student with the full complex and eight limbed yoga. The class sessions are enhanced by the many take home printed materials given out in class. Each student then chooses the branches of yoga that resonate most fully and creates the greatest sense of well being and self honoring.