Sylvie Horvath CYT, BA
I began my yoga journey at the age of 16 with the discovery of BKS Iyengar’s book Light on Yoga. Fascinated with the yoga postures, I started practicing on my own, following the book posture by posture. I practiced diligently every day and was loving it. Then after about 5 months into the practice, I noticed that not only did it feel great for my body, but my consciousness, my awareness, and ultimately my relationship to everything was changing in a perceptible way. I was feeling the simple joy of Being, of conscious Presence. This perceptible change awakening in me started me on my inward journey. I began my search to know what is this power of yoga, and who am I, and what is this existence really? So I began to read books on yoga - Light on Yoga and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, to name a few, and to seek out and learn from yogic and spiritual masters in America and India.
I continue my journey today with a knowledge of the power of yoga to transform, to elevate and to heal us - our bodies, our emotions, our relationships, our world. As one of my beloved teachers, Yogi Amrit Desai says, postures (asanas) are not simply physical movements for the health of the body, but each posture approached with openness and full awareness of what is in this moment becomes the “posture of consciousness” – aware and present in all aspects of your being in the here and now. This being “aware and present” in your practice heals and guides you into deeper states of meditative awareness, and loving connection with Source/Self/Spirit. You recognize then that you are moving deeper into your center, the center where you discover the goal of yoga – union in your true, whole and perfect, eternal Presence.
Sylvie is a certified Amrit Yoga Instructor -- a hatha yoga based-kundalini inspired yoga practice created by Sri Yogi Amrit Desai, the founder of the Kripalu and Amrit Yoga methods. The practice develops overall strength, vitality, inner-calm, and overall well-being, through the integrative practice of the Eight-limbs of Yoga:Yama (universal ethics); Niyama (personal observances); Asana (physical postures); Pranayama (breath); Pratyahara (withdrawl of the senses); Dharana (concentration); Dhyana (meditation); Samadhi (tranquility, spiritual illumination, union in one's Divine Source).
Sarah is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, offering group and individual instruction.