Pace Fusion is an alignment based yoga practice that also incorporates breath awareness and spiritual inquiry. This class will explore how to achieve length and mobility in the spine, shoulders, and neck. suggested donation- 200 Kc
This class will focus on unwinding back and neck tension with twists. Twists are important in bringing more flexibility to the entire body
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL LEVELS- LAST CHANCE with PATTI this FRIDAY
** iSOHA is a registered Non- Profit organization based in both Czech Republic and the USA. This activity is non-profit based. Activity hosts and group consuls are not getting a commission or any other financial benefits for organizing this event. Participants may make a suggested donation of 200 Kc if they would like to support the cause of Holistic Healing at iSOHA.
Patricia is has been practicing yoga for 45 years studying directly with Swami Satchidananda, who coined the popular expression -“One Truth many Paths”. This a great and RARE opportunity to experience Yoga from an authentic lineage practitioner/Instructor. Her years of experience will help participants to both improve their health and feel /embody the essence of yoga.
Patricia is visiting Czech for a brief period (2 weeks) and asked to share her Yoga with the Czech community. I highly recommend this impromptu opportunity. IF you do sign up-PLEASE notify me immediately in case you cannot come so we give your reserved space to another
The Integral Yoga Yantra, which includes symbols for many of the world’s major faiths.
Integral Yoga is a system of Yoga that synthesizes six branches of classical Yoga philosophy and practice: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, and Japa Yoga. It was brought to the West from India by Sri Swami Satchidananda Saraswati. Its aim is to integrate body, mind, and spirit by combining physical practices and philosophical approaches to life in order to develop the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of individuals.The system includes the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation as a way to develop physical and mental stillness in order to access inner peace and joy, which Swami Satchidananda believed was a person’s true nature. It also encourages practitioners to live service-oriented lives.
Integral Yoga is also based on interfaith understanding. Swami Satchidananda taught that all religions share essential universal principles and encouraged Integral Yogis to respect and honor the unity in diversity, summarized by his motto, “Truth is one, paths are many.”  It is not a religion, but a combination of teachings that form the foundation of spiritual practice. Its branches are not hierarchical in nature; practitioners can find a combination of practices that suit their individual needs.
The Goal of Integral Yoga, According to Swami Satchidananda:
- “The goal of Integral Yoga, and the birthright of every individual, is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversities in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. This goal is achieved by maintaining our natural condition of a body of optimum health and strength, senses under total control, a mind well-disciplined, clear and calm, an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will as strong and pliable as steel, a heart full of unconditional love and compassion, an ego as pure as a crystal, and a life filled with Supreme Peace and Joy.”
The teachings of Integral Yoga are rooted in the system of Yoga formalized by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Foundational teachings include moral and ethical precepts (yama and niyama), which include non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, moderation, non-greed, purity, contentment, self-discipline, spiritual study, and leading a dedicated or selfless life. Integral Yoga synthesizes the following six branches of classical Yoga.
The Six Branches of Integral Yoga
- Hatha Yoga, which combines physical postures (or asanas) with breath work (pranayama), and deep relaxation. A vegetarian diet and abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, and/or other stimulants that disrupt the body’s natural state are part of this physical component. Swami Satchidananda emphasized that the Yoga asanas should be “steady and comfortable.” Therefore, Integral Yoga practitioners are encouraged to avoid over-exertion and to take periods of rest and relaxation during their practice, allowing for a more meditative flow.
A swami leads an Integral Yoga hatha course at the Satchidananda Ashram in Yogaville.
- Raja Yoga is the path of meditation and self-discipline, based on ethical principles. Practicing the eight limbs of Yoga described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali helps to strengthen and harmonize all aspects of the individual, culminating in Self-realization. The Yoga Sutras offer detailed guidance on how to practice. In the Integral Yoga tradition, these teachings are not just for philosophical contemplation, but are seen as tools for transformation. Swami Satchidananda encouraged his students to implement them in daily life, explaining that, “The teachings of Raja Yoga are a golden key to unlock all health, happiness, peace, and joy.” 
- Bhakti Yoga, the practice that focuses on cultivating love and devotion toward God, is another pillar of Integral Yoga. Swami Satchidananda’s teachings draw references for Bhakti Yoga from the Bhagavad Gitaand the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which assert that total love and surrender to God would aid the practitioner on the path to enlightenment. In the Integral Yoga tradition, Bhakti Yoga is practiced in many ways. Common practices include kirtan (a form of call-and-response chanting), prayer, puja (worship), and “constant remembrance of the divine”. The Integral Yogi finds these devotional practices to be external expressions of an internal attitude of surrender, or releasing the ego’s selfish wanting.
- Karma Yoga Swami Satchidananda defined Karma Yoga as the act of selfless service. The Integral Yoga tradition views Karma Yoga as a form of meditation in action. It is the Yoga of selfless serving—giving without expecting anything in return; thinking of the actions themselves as an offering to the divine or to all of humanity. In the Integral Yoga tradition, Karma Yoga is a central practice. Swami Satchidananda taught that the key to happiness is being of service to others. His motto was “The dedicated ever enjoy supreme peace and joy. Therefore, live only to serve.”Prague-Fusion-Yoga-Patricia-Pace
- Jnana Yoga is also called the path of wisdom in the Integral Yoga tradition. Through study, analysis, and the cultivation of greater awareness, practitioners strive to cease to identify with their bodies and minds and realize the unchanging “witness” within. Swami Satchidananda stated that this understanding is the essence of Jnana yoga. To attain this awareness, Integral Yogis practice reflection and self-inquiry, (the main practices of Jnana Yoga), both of which can be forms of meditation. Reflection means that a part of the mind stands back and observes; this part of the mind is referred to as the witness. Self-inquiry in Jnana Yoga is a more direct questioning of “Who am I?”—a practice aimed at aiding a practitioner in experiencing his or her true identity.
- Japa Yoga Swami Satchidananda advised his students that Japa Yoga (or mantra repetition) is one of the easiest and most effective direct approaches to developing a successful meditation practice. When one utilizes a mantra, that mantra represents and invokes in one’s system a particular aspect of the “cosmic vibration.” Swami Satchidananda explained that mantras don’t have to have personal meaning—anything that calms and uplifts the mind when repeated could be considered mantra. However, he also suggested that selected mantras, given through an initiation, could be beneficial, “like a prescription signed by a doctor.”