"Atha Yoganusasanam" Yoga Sutras 1.1
"NOW, in this present moment begins the time to set forth on the path of union with the true Self."
About Sadhanaa Yoga
Sadhanaa Yoga is an Iyengar yoga studio located in Rochester, NY. The studio was established in 2000 and was initially called the Iyengar Yoga School of Rochester. In 2009, it was handed down to another Iyengar teacher and called Nirvasana Yoga. Passing on the light of Iyengar yoga to the next generation, Amita Bhagat took it over in 2013 and named it Sadhanaa Yoga, which means the devoted practice. Sadhanaa Yoga is devoted to the practice of yoga asanas, or physical postures, through the use of props to experience the external and internal benefits towards sustained health. Sadhanaa Yoga offers public and private classes focusing external alignment, to build a solid foundation towards exploring internal alignment.
The Devoted Practice
Sadhanaa Yoga is dedicated to assisting those who are ready to take responsibility and empower themselves on the path of health and well being. Sadhanaa, in Sanskrit, refers to the devoted practice. This can mean a spiritual practice or the dedicated practice of any subject. Sadhanaa Yoga is about reconnecting our mind to our body to our soul, reclaiming the Oneness in us all. The term Yoga does not only mean the practice of Asanas or physical postures. Yoga encompasses a lifestyle comprised of self-discipline, devotion, breathing, meditation and the most important- adhering to the Yama and Niyama or social and personal observances. It is through the Sadhanaa of all of these aspects that we will achieve better health. Yoga is a holistic practice that calls us back to tune into not just our physical bodies but our breath, our soul and our spirit.