NirvanoYoga style

Iyengar Yoga weekly classes






Rio Tavares

Vila Vida

Santa Mônica



* Private classes

It's recommended a minimum of 4 lessons: in this way it is easier to absorb the teachings and to make the changes necessary to receive the benefits of the practice. 

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Om is the universal symbol of the yoga. It doesn't have translation. It connects with Purusha, the Soul of the Universe. It represents the universal sound, the sound of creation. It integrates body, mind and spirit - movements, thoughts and feelings.

Invocation to Patañjali, the codificator of yoga.

yogena cittasya padena vacam
malam sarirarasya ca vaidyakena
yopakarottam pravaram muninam
patañjalim prañjaliranato'smi
abahu purusakaram
sankha cakrasi dharinam
sahasra sirasam svetam
pranamami patañjalim

Let us bow before the noblest of sages Patanjali, who gave yoga for serenity and sanctity of mind, grammar for clarity and purity of speech and medicine for perfection of health. Let us prostrate before Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa, whose upper body has a human form, whose arms hold a conch and a disc, and who is crowned by a thousand-headed cobra.




"The divine in me honour the divine in you". It connects teacher and student, mind and heart, to receive the benefits of the yoga practice with sincerity and openness.

Mr. Iyengar explains:

"A flexible body doesn't stimulate the intelligence to reflect about what is wrong and what is right during the performance of an asana (posture). In the other way, the stiff body has resistance, action and reaction that take the intelligence to study the asana to the right perspective."

"Whatever the asanas that you practice, make sure that the intelligence illuminate every single part of the body."

"Activity and passivity must go together in asanas."

"When the pose is correct, there is a lightness, a freedom. When it is heavy, it is wrong."

Mantras used during the weekly classes

Literally mantra means the instrument of the thought. The sound of the mantra is the best instrument to clean the mind and to disintegrate the conditionings. They are a meditative instrument of transformation of the body and of the mind.  The mantras guide us to the silence and they open us to our inner space. They restructure the subconscious contents and they prepare the mind to meditate.


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