Sattva Yoga from the Himalayas (as developed by Anand), is a fresh, fun, and powerful approach to practicing yoga. It is an opportunity to experience a holistic system that originated in the Himalayan wisdom tradition of Rishikesh, India, long considered to be the birthplace of yoga, as well as home to master teachers and mystics spanning multiple centuries.
Sattva Yoga is the Unity of Paths rooted the ancient Indian tradition. Yoga translates to union or yoke, and is more than a reference to a series of physical exercises. Yoga is inclusive, a vast toolbox that offers a full life practice, it is the union of breath and body, mind and spirit, the human and the infinite. Yoga is Love, allowing fresh possibilities to open for those who sincerely practice.
“Sattva Yoga is beyond words, it must be experienced.”
~ Denise Dolan
Every Sattva Yoga Journey (class) is unique and includes at least three of the following seven waves: meditation, pranayama (breathwork), hatha asana (postures), laya (flow), kriya (intensive "electric" movement), partner work, and free dance, to penetrate the energy layers of the body to generate an experience of radical aliveness.
This practice is aimed to invoke freedom, transformation, and access to your deepest essence for a more authentic experience of life. Develop a strong spine and a soft heart with sincerity and humor.
This is not typical American-style yoga and you do not have to be a yogi or yogini to participate. We only ask that you come with a sense of adventure, a desire to move, and openness to experience something new. Arrive as you are and listen to the needs of your body as we enjoy practicing together in stillness and in movement. Sattva Yoga is transformative and transcendent. Simply bring your enthusiastic presence (and a bottle of water to stay hydrated)!
PRIVATE & GROUP SESSIONS ARRANGED BY APPOINTMENT
Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water.
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Denise Dolan, Relationship Coach, Meditation & Mindful Living Teacher
Denise lived and studied at the Sattva Yoga Academy, Rishikesh, India (long known as the birthplace of yoga) for four months in 2015, under Founder and Master Teacher, Anand Mehrotra.
While in India, Denise deepened understanding of a holistic system of fresh and ancient wisdom teachings rooted in Indian tradition. For seven weeks, she studied as part of a group of students in contrast to a nine week immersion of a deep solo personal journey (which significantly challenged her to the core) that included yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices under personal direction of Master Teacher Anand.
And prior to India Denise was no wimp about making significant life changes. In 2001, she stunned family, friends and colleagues when she resigned as the co-founder of a lucrative and successful multi-national consulting firm to follow her heart. She studied with master teachers from diverse wisdom traditions around the world and committed to sharing tools, insights and practices to promote health and wellness in relationships among individuals, communities, organizations, and businesses.
In 2006, Denise moved from her native state of New Jersey to reside in Richmond, Virginia where she experienced an unexpected and life altering experience that left her traumatized, yet she never turned back. She started a new life with a new vision, 58 cents, and faith. She is now experiencing a joyous life and is thankful to her teachers and to her wonderful partner, Paul.
In Denise’s Words…
Through the Sattva Yoga tradition, I cleared out the clutter of lingering emotional stress and trauma, as well as accumulated toxic energy from spending long hours on the computer and other electronic devices that have become a necessity in our high tech culture.
Sattva Yoga revitalized me in ways that seated meditation and therapy could not reach, and this practice opened my heart and allowed me to experience “reasonless joy and freedom.” While challenging at times, my journey turned out to be an utterly profound and life changing experience. I am brimming with delight to share this inspiring and transformative practice of Sattva Yoga with you and I am committed to sharing these practices in the west. I also look forward to leading you and others on a personal journey to Rishikesh to provide you with a powerful experience of your own.
Denise taught meditation at the Sattva Yoga Studio, Laxman Jhula, India, and taught young children and teens at the Khushi Project about Mindfulness practices, including the art of Mandala Making. .
Denise became certified as a Sattva Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance in 2015.
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