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Questions which no one had answers to, a quest for spiritual truths, a keen interest in yoga, a desire to help alleviate human suffering led Navvaratri to Bihar School of Yoga, Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Navvaratri teaches Bihar School of Yoga in the local community to kids, teens, adults and seniors; yoga for pre & post natal, corporate yoga, yoga for special needs.

This is taught in schools, universities, hospitals, corporate offices (City of Austin for 7 years and computer companies), wholistic centers, fitness centers, studios, housing developments, temples, as group and private classes, wherever the need may be.


Bihar School of Yoga teaches all aspects of yoga *; All the branches of yoga **;
from all the philosophies that contain yoga***.

None of us are just one and not the other – just the body or just the mind, etc. we are a combination of all – body, mind, emotions, energy, spirit. Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of Bihar School of Yoga, disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswati, systematized **** all the branches of yoga to develop harmony and balance at all levels of our being: body, mind, emotions, higher mind, spirit.

Navvaratri has seen Bihar School of Yoga help many thousands of people, including herself; a practitioner & student of Bihar School of Yoga for over 30 years and in accordance with the guidelines set by Swami Satyananda and Swami Niranjan (his successor) has been teaching Bihar School of Yoga for over 27 years in India, U.K., Botswana, U.S.A.

The higher yoga education program & certification (Satyananda Yoga ™) and various courses attended by Navvaratri over the years goes beyond the 250 & 500 hour requisites of yoga instructor to over 2000 hours & more of yoga teacher training and yoga education.
Navvaratri has a Bachelor in Sociology & Psychology and post graduate in Art; Bihar School of Yoga Teacher Certification; and Satyananda Yoga ™ teacher certification.

Ashram visits and attendance of seminars and courses of Bihar School of Yoga, programs of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Swami Niranjan and Swami Satsangi in India and internationally help Navvaratri stay grounded, centered and true to the teachings of Bihar School of Yoga. (512) 940 1510

* asana (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), shatkarmas (detox, cleansing practices), mudras (gestures for retaining energy), yamas & niyamas (individual & social conduct), bandhas (redirecting energy), pratyahara (yoga nidra) & dharana practices (concentration techniques), meditation (steps & practices).

** Hatha, Raj, Gyana, Karma, Bhakti, Mantra, Kundalini, Nada.
*** Vedas, Samkhya, Tantra, Upanishads.
**** Swami Swatmarama systematized Hatha Yoga, Patanjali systematized Raj Yoga;
Swami Satyananda systematized all the branches of yoga. In deference to this, Bihar School of Yoga is also known as Satyananda Yoga ™.

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Festival Workshop: CHANDRA NAMASKAAR

Chandra = Moon, Namaskaar = Salutation

Taught by Navvaratri, Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga teacher.

Chandra Namaskaar, salutations to the moon will be presented, explained, demonstrated & you will practice this too with the poses, breath, chakras, mantras.

(If you know surya namaskaar it is helpful, but not necessary.)

An advanced beginner/intermediate level practice.


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