What is Dharma Yoga

Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classical yoga. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners and accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition. As students move through the different series, they are encouraged to go deeper and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way. Sri Dharma’s passion for helping students go deeper in their practice using only the best and most efficient techniques with the ultimate goal of Self-realization (gaining absolute knowledge of the True Self) is reflected in all aspects of the Dharma Yoga system.

Dharma Yoga has roots in all nine forms of yoga, including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Kriya, Bhakti, Japa, Laya and Jnana,  as well as a focus on the Eight Limbs of Yoga (Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga) with great emphasis placed on Yama and Niyama. Sri Dharma was given an extraordinary gift of knowledge in receiving yoga directly from his Guru, Sri Swami Kailashananda a.k.a. Yogi Gupta, for over a decade beginning in the early 1960’s. During this period of intense study, Sri Dharma was exposed to various yoga techniques that he has refined over an almost half century of practice and teaching into the Dharma Yoga he and his certified teachers the world over continue to share with their students each day.

In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-realization.

Want to see what Dharma Yoga is all about? Visit TheDharmaTube on Youtube to see videos of  beginnerintermediate and advanced practices of Dharma Yoga, as well as wonderful videos featuring Sri Dharma Mittra.

Come experience Dharma Yoga by taking class at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. Sri Dharma regularly teaches over ten classes a week! You can also enjoy a variety classes and workshops led by certified Dharma Yoga teachers.

Not able to make it to New York?There are certified Dharma Yoga teachers in over thirty countries worldwide.  Visit our list and see who is teaching in your area.  Classes with Sri Dharma are also available on DVD (add link to shop) and via Yoga Vibes.

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