No. Sufi Yoga is a discipline that is not limited to any religion, race, colour or creed, but is an invitation to humanity as a whole to unite together in the ideals of peace and wisdom, which belongs to the human race as a whole. A person practicing Sufi Yoga strives for harmony within himself, with others and with the universe. This is independent of religion.

You don't have to be a special person or live a special life to experience the benefits of Sufi Yoga. Sufi Yoga is aimed at every human who has an open mind and heart. It invites all those who would like to experience the forces of energy within and to explore and understand the mystery of the body and mind in relation to the soul. It is for people who want to go beyond mere intellectual knowledge and are looking to unfold the deeper meaning to All that Is. Sufi Yoga is for people from all walks of life, to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, which in turn will bring success at work, handling relationships or attaining a constant state of peace and contentment.

No. Flexibility will come naturally as you practice Sufi Yoga.

No. Previous experience is not required.

No. Previous knowledge is not necessary. You will learn everything you need to know through a course and first-hand experience. All that is needed is an open mind.

It is advisable to wear comfortable, loose clothing. You should bring a Yoga mat as well as a pen and paper to take notes.

Yes. In fact, those with chronic pain or minor injuries can benefit from practicing Sufi Yoga.

It is advisable to go through a Sufi Yoga course before starting to practice on your own. With respect to the breath, it is imperative to practice under the guidance of an experienced teacher. As breath is energy, it can be harmful to the mind and emotional well-being of the person if this energy is not properly regulated and directed. Hence the guidance of a teacher is imperative to move further into these practices.

Once you have understood the basic principles and purpose of Sufi Yoga, you will then have moments and circumstances when you will want to apply these tools practically in daily life. This is encouraged, however, the physical exercises and Sufi practices should be practiced at home only to the level that has been instructed by the teacher.

No. Sufi Yoga is open to anyone who is interested in self development and finding peace of mind. This is independent of age.

Sufi Yoga is best suited to those who already have some understanding of themselves and life. Children generally do not have the life experience to fully understand the purpose, nor do they really have the need for it. Children are already very spontaneous and natural; they need a playground and more children around them.

However, they can indirectly experience the benefits of Sufi Yoga, through their parents. Children have the natural tendency to see their parents as role models. If parents are able to achieve a heightened awareness and understanding of themselves through Sufi Yoga, and are effectively able to create a harmonious atmosphere in daily life, this will be reflected on the wellbeing of the child.

No, however, Sufi Yoga works best as an intensive retreat rather than a regular class.

Participating in a retreat under the guidance of an experienced teacher is a very good way to realize and enhance your physical, mental and spiritual limitations and capabilities, which we seldom give attention to.

In daily life, we are so preoccupied with our everyday activities (i.e. achieving aims and goals, paying bills, making arrangements, etc...) that we do not give attention to bringing the mind, body and spirit into balance. In a retreat, we are isolated from these worldly obligations and are able to listen to our mind, body and soul in complete synchronicity. A retreat is the most effective way to let all aspects of our being communicate and find new insights that we can then work with and learn to apply practically. It is easier to go beyond just the self in an atmosphere that resonates with universal harmony. A positive and supportive environment is created by like-minded people who have come together with a common intent of self-development and attaining peace and harmony. The purpose of a retreat is to gain physical, mental and spiritual well-being as well as to rejuvenate, reconnect, interrelate and integrate attention, awareness and consciousness.

Yes. No prior experience is required.

Once you have done a 5 day introductory retreat, you should continue your practice at home and try to apply what you have learnt wherever possible. Practicing in a group of people with a common intent is definitely more encouraging. It is advisable to try and attend some weekend courses to gain new insights. People with a keen interest have the option of participating in a more advanced retreat. Several retreats are offered to give you a more in depth knowledge and practice of Sufi Yoga. An intensive month-long certified course will also be offered for advanced students. Those interested will then be able to join the Sufi Yoga team in our mission of peace and harmony and can assist in conducting courses.

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