Satyananda Yoga Centre (Birmingham)

syc-birmingham Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham ( was founded under the guidance of Swami Satyamurti Saraswati and is affiliated with IYFM, with the blessings of Paramahamsa Satyananda. The main focus of the Centre is the provision of a wide range of weekly yoga classes in Birmingham and throughout the surrounding West Midlands area.

Currently there are ten teachers associated with the Centre offering not only Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced yoga classes to the general public, but also classes in specialist institutions or special applications of yoga:

  • ante-natal and post-natal yoga
  • autistic people
  • elderly people
  • mental health rehabilitation groups
  • stress management
  • In addition to weekly yoga classes, normally there is a small programme of:
  • evening courses, eg. meditation courses, yoga therapy courses
  • kirtan and chanting of Mahamrityunjaya mantra
  • shankhaprakshalana & other salt water cleansing practices twice a year
  • day seminars for all levels of students, special interest groups and teachers on a variety of topics
  • occasional weekend seminars, eg Mantra Yoga, Tattwa Shuddhi

‘Ordinary physical exercises develop the superficial muscles of the body only. Asanas are intended for the thorough exercise of the internal organs. Physical exercise draws the prana out. Asanas send the prana in and distribute it evenly throughout the body. Asanas are more than physical exercise. They bestow mental poise, help to control the emotions and confer spiritual benefits’

Swami Sivananda Saraswati