(by Rodrigo Figueroa)

In the words of B.K.S. IYENGAR (one of the world’s most renowned yoga masters);

  • “Yoga is a timeless pragmatic science evolved over thousands of years dealing with the physical, moral, mental and spiritual well-being of man as a whole” (Iyengar, 1977)

    Usually, when yoga is mentioned what comes to many people’s minds is the series of positions known as Asanas. Of course, such positions form an important part of the practice of yoga and the goal of achieving and maintaining a flexible, strong and healthy body. But, at the same time, yoga is a method of keeping the mind alert and focused, and achieving spiritual calm (through a focus on the body and breathing).

    Yoga is a philosophy that has evolved into a range of techniques:

    -    Kundalini Yoga focuses upon the practice of breathing techniques, known as Pranayama.
    -    Devotional yoga (singing and dancing), is a very popular practice in many parts of Europe.
    -   Karma Yoga uses action as a path to positive psychology.  
    -   Tantra yoga is the yoga of physical love.
    Ashtanga yoga or “yoga of 8 steps” focuses upon moral principles of truth expressed in the following ways: honesty, non-violence, respect, non-accumulation of material wealth, cleanliness, austerity, self-awareness, acceptance of God, breathing control, detachment from the senses, concentration, meditation and contemplation.

    Yoga is now practiced throughout the world, and at Casa Colibrí we have created a space that is set aside for this discipline and available to all our guests. We can also provide a yoga instructor upon request. Those guests who would like to benefit from the teaching of a yoga instructor should let us know in advance, and we will organize their sessions.