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Institute of Classical Yoga & Therapy (ICYT) is a traditional/classical school of yoga approved by The Yoga Institute, Santacruz,  Mumbai (the oldest Yoga Centre in the world).


ICYT's Mission is building healthier lifestyles through integrating physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual well being. 

Classical yoga is an education for Total Health. Classical yoga is the most significant of all schools of yoga as Maharishi Patanjali ensures success.

Each individual has one’s own development process and pace. 

ICYT provides an opportunity to practice classical yoga and apply its principles in daily life. 

ICYT is committed to helping increase self awareness and achieve Total Health and Wellness. 




The 1st conference of Classical Yoga for Total Health was held at George Brown College, Toronto                              from May 4 – 6, 2012.




What is Classical Yoga?


Hansaji's explanation of Classical Yoga


Classical Yoga is based on the ancient text of yoga - Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. According to Dr. Jayadeva, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India - Classical Yoga lifestyle promotes perfect health: physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual. In Classical Yoga we are interested in understanding something more, something deeper, and something that requires our total well-being. This learning is not of an ordinary nature, it requires a complete transformation of the individual; a change in outlook, attitude, lifestyle. It is the essence of life, hence not an ordinary learning

ICYT educational program includes Hatha yoga and the four Classical Yogas: Raja (the royal path / eight-fold path), Jnana (yoga of wisdom), Karma (yoga of action), Bhakti (yoga of devotion).

 
Classical Yoga is ancient, time tested and was systematized by Maharishi Patanjali about 200 B.C. 
Classical Yoga embodies the eight-fold path: Yama (restraints), Niyama (observances) 
Asana (postures),Pränayamä (breathing techniques), Pratyaharä (control of senses) 
 Dhärna (concentration), Dhyäna (meditation) all leading to Samädhi (trans-conscious state)