Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Week-Days – Yoga Class Schedule & Fees  

Day & Time 6am – 7am 7.30am – 8.30am 9.30am – 10.30am 10.30am to 11.30am 6pm – 7pm 7pm – 8pm
Monday Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Therapy Pranayama & Yoga Nidra Yin Yoga Yoga Therapy
Tuesday Vinyasa Yoga Satyananda – Dynamic Yoga Hip Opening Class Backward Bending Class Balancing Yoga Core Yoga
Wednesday Yoga Therapy Meditation Ashtanga Yoga Ajapa Japa M.S.R.T. Cylic Meditation
Thursday Pranayama & Yoga Nidra Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Hatha Yoga Core Yoga Yoga Therapy
Friday Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Therapy Vinyasa Yoga Satyananda – Dynamic Yoga Hatha Yoga
  • Fees: INR 2, 500(Monthly)
  • Drop in Class: INR 250(1)
  • Fees inclusive of all taxes
  • Online classes are available for the above mentioned timings as well.
  • No Cancellation for Pre booking or No Refunds Classes.
  • Venue: Online Mode

Week-End – Yoga Class Schedule & Fees                 

Day & Time 6am – 7am 7.30am – 8.30am 9.30am – 10.30am 10.30am to 11.30am 6pm – 7pm 7pm – 8pm
Saturday Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Therapy Pranayama & Yoga Nidra Yin Yoga Yoga Therapy
Sunday Vinyasa Yoga Satyananda – Dynamic Yoga Hip Opening Class Backward Bending class Balanincg Yoga Core Yoga
  • Fees: INR 1, 500(Monthly)
  • Drop in Class: INR 250(1)
  • Fees inclusive of all taxes
  • Online classes are available for the above mentioned timings as well.
  • No Cancellation for Pre booking or No Refunds Classes.
  • Venue: Online Mode

How to apply?                     

To apply and know the charges for Group yoga lessons please mail to us with the following information:

    • The number of people joining the Group Yoga Class?

    • Please mention your preferred timing for the Group Yoga Class.

    • Once we receive your query, we shall get back to you as early as possible.

    • Qualification and experience of Sri Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Yoga Teachers

    • Sri Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Yoga Teachers are well-qualified, experienced Yoga professionals dedicated for the cause of yoga.

    • For booking and more details, please write to: karunaayoga@gmail.com or WhatsApp on +91 96865 49129. You can register online also.

Guidelines for Yoga Classes

    • Turn off your phones

    • Keep Chatter to a Minimum

    • Bring a Towel

    • Know Your Limits

    • Don’t leave before Savasana

    • Wear appropriate clothing

    • Practice barefoot

    • Commit to the practice

    • Arrive before the time at a yoga class

    • Buy a good yoga mat

    • Don’t learn yoga through videos

    • Asanas should be practiced on an empty stomach. Consume small amount of honey in lukewarm water if you feel weak or Juice, Tea, Coffee.

    • Bladder and bowels should be empty before starting Yogic practices.

    • Stay hydrated before going into yoga practice

    • Do not hold the breath unless it is specially mentioned to do so during the practice.

    • Breathing should be always through the nostrils unless instructed otherwise.

    • Do not hold the body tight or give undue jerks to the body.

    • Perform the practices according to one’s capacity. It takes some time to get good results, so persistent and regular practice is very essential.

    • There are contra-indications/ limitations for each Yoga practice and such contra-indications should always be kept in mind.

    • Yoga should not be performed in a state of exhaustion, illness, in a hurry or in an acute stress conditions.

    • Women should refrain from regular yoga practice especially asanas during their menses. Relaxation techniques and pranayama can be done instead.

    • Don’t perform yoga immediately after meals. Wait until 30 min to 50 minutes food.

    • Don’t shower or drink water or eat food for 20 minutes after doing yoga.

    • During illness, surgeries, or any sprains or fractures, one should refrain from Yoga Practice. They can resume yoga after consulting experts.

    • Consult health experts if you have any health condition or you are pregnant before doing yoga practice.

Yoga Common Contraindications

1. Cervical Issues: Students with issues in the cervical spine must practice this with proper understanding and in the presence of an experienced teacher. Should avoid head standing and inversion asanas.

2. Vertigo: It is common for students to feel dizzy during the practice of Standing Deep Breathing Pose, especially in the beginning. But students with a vertigo must stop the practice at the slightest indication of discomfort, like backward bending asanas.

3. Pregnancy: Pregnant women should not practice rigorous asanas. Advanced core-strengthening exercises, inversions, asanas in supine positions, intensive backbends, poses that compress the abdomen, or extreme twisting postures are generally contraindicated during pregnancy. That said, expectant moms need not stop doing yoga altogether. There are different types of asanas for each trimester, which can be safely practiced.

4. Knee Pain: Knee pain is a common condition, especially among the elderly. It can be easily managed by yoga done with the help of props and some modifications. However, poses like Vajrasana, Veerasana or Padmasana are contraindicated for those suffering from knee pain. These exert unwanted pressure on the knee or push the knee beyond its range of motion. Avoid all poses on hands and knees. On the other hand, practicing Yoga Therapy will increase your knee mobility.

5. Hernia and Ulcers: Restorative and slow-paced forms of yoga are helpful for those suffering from peptic ulcers or hernias. However, practicing rigorous core-strengthening asanas will worsen your condition. Core strengthening is a major aspect of yoga, but it is best to avoid it when you are suffering from a hernia or ulcer. Do not practice poses that involve abdominal compression and intensive twists.

6. Hypertension: If you are suffering from hypertension, practice asanas that allow you to consciously relax. Avoid inversion poses, which put additional pressure on the heart such as Downward Dog, Sarvangasana, Handstand, or Sirsasana. Meditation and yogic practices are said to reduce stress-induced hypertension and have several therapeutic benefits. Diaphragmatic Breathing and Yoga Therapy will be very beneficial.

7. Frozen shoulder or injury: In case of shoulder joint dislocation or exacerbation, it is advisable to avoid poses that stretch the shoulder area and put weight on the joint. Shoulder openers such as Puppy Pose, Gomukhasana, or Downward Dog should not be practiced. Focus on strength building instead, and work towards stabilizing the rotator cuff imbalance.

8. Lower back pain: Depending on your condition, try to avoid advanced forward or backward bending positions as it may lead to overextension of vertebral joints and acute inflammation. Though most of the pain in the lower back is a result of poor posture, weak back muscles and spinal immobility, it is imperative to understand your own limitations. Yoga Therapy class will be beneficial.

9. Surgery: Anyone who has undergone surgery or met with an accident should avoid yoga for at least three months. Before beginning or resuming practice, it is advisable to consult your doctor to understand how it can affect the surgical procedure or the injury.

10. Hip, wrist and ankle injury/ pain: In case of severe pain in anybody joint, avoid asanas that can add strain, stretch, or flex that joint aggressively. You may want to even lay off for a while till the pain is relieved. Rest is pertinent in such conditions.

Now that you know of the common contraindications of yoga, if you are suffering from any of the above conditions, consult your doctor before starting on yoga. Also, suspend practice in case of stress or tension in any part of your body and consult a yoga professional if the problem persists. Remember, respecting your body’s limitations is key.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS): Compression of the median nerves traveling through the wrist at the carpal tunnel can cause neurological issues such as tingling, numbness, or radiating pain. Weight bearing in deep flexion such as plank, handstand, wheel, or even down dog can be contraindicated.

11. Glaucoma: Inversions increase pressure in eyes and should be avoided.

12. Hypertension: Calming practices that soothe the heart rate are helpful whereas fiery, stress inducing practices that can elevate it are contraindicated for folks with high blood pressure. Most yang styles of yoga (ashtanga, power and vinyasa) are contraindicated. Inverted poses such as downward facing dog, bridge, or shoulder stand are not recommended.

13. Imbalanced Ear Fluid: Imbalanced ear fluid can create instability, falls, and loss of consciousness. Seated postures are recommended over standing ones.

14. Sciatica: Compression of the sciatic nerve and/or piriformis can cause neurological pain. Poses that can exacerbate this pressure such as some forward folds and extreme backbends are contraindicated. Focus on gentle stretches of the hamstrings and glutes instead.

Yoga Classes Available

1. What is Hatha Yoga?

This is a generic term for any type of yoga that teaches physical poses. Hatha classes usually serve as a gentle introduction to the basic poses of yoga.

Who can join?

For beginners it’s recommended, student should not have any health disorders.

2. What is Vinyasa Yoga?

Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. From the Sanskrit “to place in a special way,” vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow. Inhalation is usually connected to upward, open movements, while exhalation is often tied to downward movements or twists.

Who can join?

If you experience chronic pain in your knees, shoulders, neck, or back, do not practice Vinyasa yoga.

3. What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga places its focus on holding passive poses for long periods of time. This style of yoga targets deep tissues, ligaments, joints, bones, and fascia.

Who can join?

Anyone can practice, except who having:

    • Injuries at the joints

    • Surgery

    • Pregnancy

    • Epilepsy

    • Diabetes

    • Cardiovascular diseases

4. What is Prenatal Yoga?

Prenatal yoga uses poses that practitioners have created with pregnant people in mind. This yoga style can help people get back into shape after giving birth, and support health during pregnancy.

5. What is Restorative Yoga?

This is a relaxing method of yoga. A person spends a restorative yoga class in four or five simple poses, using props such as blankets and bolsters to sink into deep relaxation without exerting any effort when holding the pose.

Who can join?

All are welcome.

6. What is Ashtanga Yoga?

This type of yoga practice uses ancient yoga teachings. However, it became popular during the 1970s. Ashtanga applies the same poses and sequences that rapidly link every movement to breath.

Who can join?

Those who having high fitness level, without any health ailments. Who wants to become super strong.

7. What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is a mind-body practice that focuses on your physical, emotional and mental health. The practice uses movement, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation and breathing exercises to help you relax, relieve stress and manage underlying conditions or symptoms in addition to treatment by a healthcare provider.

Who can join?

Anyone can join, its highly recommended to those who having any health disorder.

8. What is Sivananda Yoga?

This system uses a five point philosophy as its foundation. This philosophy maintains that proper breathing, relaxation, diet, exercise, and positive thinking work together to create a healthy yogic lifestyle. People practicing Sivananda use 12 basic asanas, which they precede with Sun Salutations and follow with Savasana.

Who can join?

For beginners it’s recommended, student should not have any health disorders.

9. Core Yoga

Core strengthening yoga poses are a type of yoga posture that strengthens the abdominals and the muscles that support your low back and pelvis. These are important asanas to include in your yoga practice, as the core muscles maintain stability and balance throughout our bodies.

Who can join?

Anyone can join, student should not have any health disorders.

10. What is Pranayama?

Prana means ‘life force’ and Ayama is ‘the extension of life force’. When breathing the inhalation and exhalation of breath cleanses and purifies an individual, energizes an overexcited body, and yet calms the agitated mind. The mind, consisting of thoughts and emotions, is closely related to the breath. Breathing is smooth and slow when the mind is calm and relaxed.

If you are stressed breathing is fast & shallow but mostly through the chest. When one gets angry, the breathing becomes fast and forceful. In depressed states sighing. When in pain, gasping. In anxiety, shallow and rapid. In this way, the mental and emotional states affect breathing.

Who can join?

All are welcome, follow the precaution measure while during the practice.

11. What is Gentle Yoga?

Gentle yoga classes can include movements done at a slow pace and breathing exercises. It may also include longer holds and even have rest in between poses. Students often find that classes meditative style of yoga practice.

Gentle yoga classes can be an excellent option for seniors and beginners to explore the physical body. Gentle yoga can strengthen muscles and joints and improve flexibility.

Who can join?

All are welcome.

12. What is meditation?

Meditation is a powerful tool to calm your mind, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being, yet it can be mystifying and challenging to get started. But fear not, with the proper guidance and some patience, you can embark on a transformative meditation journey that will enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Our beginner’s guide will provide you with the essential information you need to get started with this ancient practice.

What is yoga meditation?

Meditation is a focusing of the mind on a single object with the goal of creating the cessation of all thought. As thoughts dissipate, the mind becomes quiet, and we are able to be fully in the present moment. The techniques of meditation are simple and easy to learn, but the ability to keep the mind focused takes time, patience and practice.

Who can join?

All are welcome.

13. What is Mind Sound Resonance Technique (MSRT)?

MSRT is one of the advanced yoga-based mindful relaxation techniques that involves experiencing with closed eyes the internal vibrations and resonance developed while chanting the syllables A, U, M, Om and Mahamrityunjaya mantra sounds. The details of MSRT practice including the steps involved are described elsewhere.

Who can join?

All are welcome.

14. What is Cyclic Meditation?

Cyclic meditation is the practice of awareness and mindfulness. The principle of Cyclic Meditation is based on the Karika of Mandukya Upanishad. It is one of the oldest ancient texts. The practice combines different postures in standing and sitting practised with awareness and 3D consciousness. The Asana posture helps to stretch and improve blood circulation in our body. The combined practice of mantra chanting and relaxation in Cyclic Meditation further helps to resonating our body and mind.

15. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha Class

Yoga has become synonymous with term Asana; however the entire practice of Yoga is based on practices of consciousness. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas are the three most important techniques that lead to the state of higher level of meditation. When these four techniques are done with awareness, knowledge and preparation, Yoga becomes possible. In this journey to self-discovery, pranayama leads to the purification of senses, prana and mind. With a consolidated state of mind one attains Mudra and maintains bandhas in order to maintain one pointed awareness. Learn these four important practices in Yoga and let your practice be to attain the state of Yoga itself.

16. Mantra Chanting Class

This Certificate course is ideal for any individual or classes who teach Yoga and want to introduce Mantra chanting in their curriculum along with regular Yoga practice.  The Mantra chanting generates vibration within us the power to attain our goal and lift ourselves from the human consciousness to the higher level of divine consciousness. During chanting the frequency of sound vibrates all along the axis of the body from the perineum mooladhara chakra up through the head saharasa chakra, giving access to subtle and deep sensation and feeling which naturally suspends the normal state of the anxiety and depressed mind.

Chanting helps you develop the energy of faith to do and achieve anything which is positive for you in your life. This energy generates the belief, confidence and determination in your own self. A beneficial method to develop this is energy is by chanting mantras knowing their meanings. It will give the most advantageous benefits if one chants mantra with their meanings in mind.

17. Suksma Vyayama Class

Dhirendra Bhramachari formulated this system and wrote books to clearly formulate the ancient yogic science. This practice simple yet powerful series of specific exercises that improve health and enhance the strength of different organs and systems in the body, from top of head to toes.

Suksma means subtle prana, mind, and intellect: Vyayama means exercise. Suksma Vyayama is meant for the Subtle Body (Suksma Sarira), it is not meant for the Sthula Sarira (Gross Physical Body).

18. What Is Jyothi Trataka?

Trataka is a meditation technique that uses the sense of sight to still the mind. Although you can practice Trataka by looking at a dot on the wall, the tip of your nose, or a star in the sky, it is traditionally—and most effectively, in our opinion—achieved by gazing at a candle flame.

Trataka means “gaze” in Sanskrit and while the practice may appear passive, it’s alchemical, enhancing one’s ability to dissolve distractions and cultivate clarity over time. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika defines the ritual as “looking intently with an unwavering gaze at a small point until tears are shed.”

19. Pranic Energization Technique (PET)

PET is an acronym for Pranic Energization Technique. This is a technique of Yoga in which we use our Prana Shakthi to energies our entire body. Each and every organ and systems of body can be revitalized by this process. Of particular importance will be its utility for strengthening the immune defense so that modern dreaded KILLER diseases can be effectively healed.

These techniques cleanses the respiratory tract, normalizing the functions of respiratory systems purifying the subtle channels of PRANA, bringing the balance in PRANAMAYA KOSHA and gaining deeper and subtler insights for the control of Prana. Thus all ORGANS and SYSTEMS gets revitalized and energized and brings harmony in the body and mind. All ailments can be eliminated from body and the root cause from mind is also eliminated.

20. What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation also known as “yogic sleep” or “effortless relaxation”. It’s usually practiced lying down with a teacher guiding the session. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we learn to surf between the states of wakefulness and sleep, where our body finds its natural state of equilibrium (homeostasis) – the breath balances and becomes quiet, unconscious and conscious aspects of the mind reveal themselves, and we fall into an innate state of deep, blissful awareness.

As we rest here, we can turn our attention easily and effortlessly to the very nature of awareness and consciousness. We start to experience the ‘deeper’ features of yogic teachings that previously we perhaps considered intangible, such as feeling our interconnected wholeness and becoming aware of our true, unified nature – expansive, inclusive, and deeply restful.

21. What is Ajapa Japa?

Ajapa is the name given to a meditation technique that focuses on the natural sound of the breath. The meditation practice of ajapa is regarded by many to be a type of yoga in and of itself: Ajapa yoga.

Ajapa comes from a, meaning “not,” and japa, meaning “repeated.” Thus, ajapa literally means “not repeated.” In this context, japa refers to the effortful repetition of a sound, so ajapa means an effortless repeated sound, such as that created by the natural breath.

With practice, controlling the sound of the breath through Ajapa yoga is believed to induce feelings of compassion, peace and kindness. It is also said to help the yogi find a greater self-awareness and understanding of the universe.

22. Hip Opening Class

A hip opening pose is a yoga posture that stretches the muscles around the hip joint and pelvis, including the buttocks, hamstrings, inner thighs, groin, and abdomen. These muscles are often tight from sitting at a desk all day, which can lead to lower back pain and other issues. By stretching and strengthening these muscles, you will be able to move more freely and comfortably through your poses, as well as have more mobility and range of motion in daily life.

23. Backward Bending Class

Yoga backbends improve mobility and strengthen the supporting muscles around the spine. For most people, the lower back, or Lumbar spine, has the most mobility so we tend to initiate our back-bending from there. However, there’s a lot of value in working on accessing more movement in the Thoracic, or upper, spine as well. The neck, or Cervical Spine, is kept neutral in most yoga backbends for beginners but may move into extension in more advanced postures.

24. Sun Salutation Series

The term Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation comes from Surya which means Sun and Namaskar which means to bow down. The Sun is the primary source of energy for planet Earth and when one is in tune with its cycles, it is believed that we are in good physical health, filled with energy and vitality, and can fully enjoy overall well-being. These are the main reasons why this traditional sequence of postures called Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is practiced so widely.

These postures are performed with synchronized breathing, each posture counteracting the preceding one and maintaining a balance between flexion and extension.  Sun Salutation is considered a base pose as sun salutation variations can be derived from this pose. Sun Salutation helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.

25. Moon Salutations Series

A Lunar Flow honours the feminine energy within the body, as opposed to the masculine nature of a Sun Salutation. Both men and women can perform Moon Salutations and Sun Salutations, of course. They help shift the energy within the body, providing balance and calm to the mind and body. They can help uncover inner qualities – such as wisdom, creativity, and intelligence. Chandra Namaskar can open the path toward inner calm and balance the mind and body. The purpose of Moon Salutations is to bring the practitioner’s attention inward to the ebbs and flows of the breath and the moon’s phases. The movement and breath work together to help ground the body and calm the mind.

Moon Salutation is considered a base pose as moon salutation variations can be derived from this pose. Moon Salutation helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.