Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.
This introduction to yoga is designed specifically for teenagers. Class will explore many yoga poses which build strength and flexibility but will go beyond the physical practice of yoga to cover to the basic tenants of yogic mindfulness. Students will be exposed to the concepts of non-violence, truthfulness, gratitude, moderation, and the cultivation of compassion and joy.
In Sakthi Yoga classes we focus on awakening, developing and refining our feminine essence. By immersing yourself in the flow of your ‘Shakti’, a new range of aliveness will open up in your body. The results bring deep rest, self-acceptance, sensuous embodiment, a balanced mind, open heart and much more. This is a 100% female only class.
Intended to be a daily practice ; this powerful, healing practice is a specific sequence of postures (asanas) linking breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa.) Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice. The class is only available for Advanced practitioners and it requires immense amount of discipline. The class will be conducted by Master SK Durai.
Yoga for Men is an open level class taught from a man's point of view and designed to introduce men to the benefits of yoga. Explore physical poses for balance and core strength, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to help you cope with the daily stresses and demands of your life. The physical practice aims to open areas of the body that men find most challenging- it’s okay if you can’t touch your toes! Bring your sense of humor! Beginners welcome.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
SK Durai is registered under Yoga Alliance International, Indian High Commission and Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI) as a Certified Yoga Instructor. He had been teaching yoga from 2011 and had been a yoga addict and practitioner since 2008. He is the founder of Sakthi School of Yoga™,Malaysia.
He trained for Hatha Yoga under Master Manisekaran and completed Kriya Kundalini Yoga (Self Mastery) under his tutelage. He was initiated subsequently into the BNS Iyengar Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition and continued studying Mudras and Pranayama under the legendary Guruji BNS Iyengar, the last living lineage holder of Asthanga Vinyasa system and direct diciple of the Master of Masters, Thirumalai Krishnamarcharya in Mysore, India.
Durai’s classes are inspired from various Yoga disciplines including the alignment of Iyengar yoga with the flow of Ashtanga Vinyasa and an awareness of moving beyond the Asana. His philosophical approach based on Yoga Sastras such as Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are the key factor that drives his students into exploring yoga to a greater depth.
Durai has studied and written many commentaries for ancient Yoga Sastras including Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Combining an integrated method of Body Weight Training, Gravity Poses,Hatha Yoga ,Asthanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga; Durai had trained many in the past the shortcuts to gain focus, balance, strength and most importantly flexibility in the shortest time possible. Precision and alignment would be one of the most important factors in his classes, and besides that he is also trained to teach Pranayama(Yogic Breathing Techniques), Shatkarma(Yogi Detox), Dhyana (Meditation), and Mudras (Energy Gestures). He teaches various classes including Hatha Yoga, Asthanga Yoga, Yoga Teachers Training Course, Advanced Asana Workshops, Yoga Sutras Courses etc. To date, he had trained 1000’s of students and over 120 certified teachers in Malaysia.
He is easy to approach, cheerful and believes that Yoga is a gift to all and if practiced diligently, it sparks a new beginning for the practitioners in terms of mind-body balance.
Anuradha has been practising Yoga as a self-practitioner since 2010. She received her formal Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga lessons from Master SK Durai. She found the transformative effect of the practice on her emotional and physical well-being such that she was inspired to train as a teacher. She is registered under Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI) and Malaysian Yoga Society (MYS) as a Certified Yoga Instructor. She had been teaching yoga from early 2016. She also trained for Hatha Yoga under Master Manisekaran and also completed Kriya Kundalini Yoga (Self Mastery) under his tutelage.
Her approach to yoga is to use the practice as an anchor of awareness in an ever more fragmented world, to help students stay connected to their true selves, through their body, mind and soul. She is a firm believer that the opportunity to teach and learn Yoga is the biggest blessing from the Universe and makes sure that her students receives the best in each class by exploring all eight limbs of yoga simultaneously, on the mat .By combining asana, meditation and pranayama in her classes, her lessons provides opportunity for students to explore the Spiritual through the Physical.
Anuradha is a very approachable and down to earth teacher. She believes that a true seeker will receive all that he/she is seeking for and even more.
PRE/POST NATAL INSTRUCTOR
Mahaletchumy is registered under Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI),Sakthi School of Yoga(SSOY), and Yoga Alliance International as a Certified Pre-Natal/Post-Natal Yoga Instructor and 200 Hrs Certified Yoga Instructor. She had been a yoga practitioner since 2012.
She trained for Hatha Yoga/Acro Yoga/Asthanga Yoga under Master SK Durai and continued her certification for Pre-Natal/Post Natal under Master Sumathi and had been regularly teaching and conducting individually tailored classes for moms-to-be and post-natal moms. Mahaletchumy understands the needs of a women throughout their pregnancy, what yoga can do to help them; and this comes from her very own experience; having had twins (a handsome boy and a beautiful girl) in her first pregnancy itself.
She believes that compassion, kindness and utmost love and support is needed for all those who are planning to get pregnant, is pregnant or have gone through pregnancy. It sometimes can be one of the most depressing moments in their life, and Mahaletchumy decided to be trained specifically in this field to help all future moms in their quest for a healthy body, mind and soul not only for them, but also for their babies.
She is soft-spoken yet firm women, who is currently multitasking in between her own home business, taking care of her twins, managing household chores, and at the same time teaching yoga. She believes regular practice of yoga will bring happiness and harmony into the mind of every individual.
Sakthi School of Yoga(TM) is registered under Yoga Alliance International and was founded by SK Durai, Anuradha and Mahaletchumy. It was established in 2016 by long term practitioners SK Durai and Anuradha to share the art of yoga to all those who come seeking for this ancient art of well-being.
The school currently have 6 main branches :
Sakthi School of Yoga, Kajang
11-2, Jalan Seksyen 3/9,
Taman Kajang Utama
(Above Siti Tomyam)
(Opposite to Pasaraya Millenium)
Contact : Anuradha ( +60164212030)
Sakthi Yoga Ayurveda & Research Institute , Klang
23A, Lorong Sanggul 1a, Bandar Puteri,
41000 Klang, Selangor
Contact : Durai (+6016-6912456)
Sakthi School of Yoga, Semenyih
3-2, Jalan Kiara 1, Kawasan Perniagaan Kiara,
Contact : Yamuna ( +6016-3453193)
Sakthi Yoga Krishnamacharya Shala(Puchong)
No.8B, Jalan KS 3A, Sek 3,
Taman Kinrara 3,
47190 Puchong, Selangor
Contact : Durai (+6016-6912456)
SSOY CERTIFIED TEACHER'S
This is a list of SSOY™ certified instructor's who had undergone 6 months of 200 hr Teachers Training Course trained by SK Durai. They're available for personal and group classes. Only the names listed here are officially associated with Sakthi School of Yoga™ and it's affiliate studios.
Shashi Rehka Supramaniam
Pachimah Sunthari Satiaraj
Sree Umaa Gayathree Subramaniam
Nalina Nancy Raja
Nesa Wathi Subramaniam
Jaya Gawrry Batumalai
Thilages A/p Kandasamy
Thulasi Wattu Malee
Yamani Nair Thamutharam
Maya Vinothini A/p Pannirselvam
Sughan Kumar Paramaeswaran
Sangitha Daaranii A/p Raman
Anusia A/p Radakrishnan
Uthaya Darshini D/o Gunaseelan
Renu Anand Ananthan
Rita Mary A/p Peter John
Niesha Mariamal Munisamy
Malinisham A/p Subramaniam
Kausalya A/p Mohan
Thava Selvi A/p Palaniveloo
Umah Barathy Manickamm
Sathia A/p Chandra Seagiar
Perarasi D/o Muteryen
Sumathi A/p Murugan
Sri Madhi A/p Maniammaran
Sharon Sharmini Leo
Yugneswary A/p Govindasamy
Mahalaximani A/p Subramaniam
Rekha A/p Krishnan
Mageswary A/p Mani
Vani Sree Rama Reddy
Kanimoli A/p Kumaran
Vasumathy A/p Sukumaran
Loheswari A/p Seagaran
Thana Sheria A/p Bangaraiyah
Vinodh Kumar A/l Jothi
Geethanjali A/p N.sukumaran
Naantini A/p Silvarajoo
Durka Devi A/p Gunasegaran
Kalaiisehilvie A/p R. Saravana
Vijaya A/p Ehambaram