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About Swami Maitreyi

 Swami Maitreyi is a teacher and a sannyasi in SATYANANDA YOGA®/BIHAR YOGA® tradition. It is a tradition and a yogasystem founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati which has its roots in the ancient yogatraditions in India and in the classical branches of yoga. It consists of a combination of asana, physical practices and postures; pranayama, breathing practices; deep relaxation, Satyananda Yoga Nidra®; and koncentration and meditation techniques. Satyananda Yoga®/Bihar Yoga® focuses not only on the physical yoga and the physical practices but how to make yoga an integral part of daily life; on how to live yoga and not only practice yoga. In addition to the practices from Hatha yoga and Raja yoga, it also includes practical tools from the yoga branches, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga and Jñana yoga.

Swami Maitreyi has lived and worked at Bihar School of Yoga, India for 15 years and at the Satyananda Yoga Academy in South-America for 10 years. She now lives in Sweden. She gives yoga classes online and private classes. She also gives yoga classes , workshops, seminars and yoga retreats for the different Satyananda yoga schools and for different institutions in society where there is need for yoga. The language is either swedish, english or spanish.


“Yoga is a philosophy of balance. When you expose yourself to yoga, you learn how to be simple in aspect of your lifestyle and being. When there is simplicity there is relaxation, where there is complication there is tension. Yoga is a way of life. It doesn’t matter what nationality, religion, social or political creeds a person follows. Yoga is concerned with man’s personal life and how he can improve it.” – Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The word yoga comes from the sanskrit root yuj which means to join or unite. In order to be well and happy we need to take care of and unite all the different parts of our personality; the physical body, the emotions and thoughts, the actions and reactions, the behavior, our psyche and our soul. We need to join the inner with the outer; ourselves as individuals with other people and the environment in order to create a wholeness. Yoga is the science and the path to unite the different parts and aspects of life in order to live harmoniously and balanced. The science of yoga includes; practices, philosophical concepts, psychological theories and spiritual wisdom; which together provides the tools to integrate yoga in daily life and the ability to live yoga.

One instrument does not make an orchestra. It requires many instruments and all of them tuned together in order to create beautiful music.


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