Teaching Mantra

Chanting this  Mantra before the start of the class is to create healthy energy between teacher and student in the process of learning (practicing yoga) together full of enthusiasm and harmony.

OM Sahana Vavatu: OM, may we all be protected. 
Sahanau Bhunaktu: May we all be nourished. 
Saha Viryam Karavavahai: May we work together with great energy. 
Tejasvi Navaditamastu: May our studies be enlightening. 
Ma Vidishavahai: OM, peace (within), 
OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi: peace (with each other), peace (universal).


OM Sahana Vavatu
Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Viryam Karavavahai
Tejasvi Navaditamastu
Ma Vidishavahai
OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Ashtanga Yoga Opening Mantra

The Opening Prayer is a blessing of gratitude offered to the lineage of teachers and their students who have enabled this ancient practice to survive through thousands of years so that we can experience its benefits today. The recitation of this mantra cleanses the energy of the space we have chosen to practice yoga, as well as preparing the mind, body and emotions for the forthcoming Ashtanga sequence.

Om Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde

Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe

Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane

Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai

Abahu Purushakaram

Shankhacakrsi Dharinam

Sahasra Sirasam Svetam

Pranamami Patanjalim


Translation: om I bow to the lotus feet of the Supreme Guru which awaken insight into the happiness of pure Being, which are the refuge, the jungle physician, which eliminate the delusion caused by the poisonous herb of Samsara (conditioned existence). I prostrate before the sage Patanjali who has thousands of radiant, white heads (as the divine serpent, Ananta) and who has, as far as his arms, assumed the form of a man holding a conch shell (divine sound), a wheel (discus of light or infinite time) and a sword (discrimination). om

Ashtanga Closing Mantra

Brings the practice to peaceful end sealing in the work done ad offering the efforts of our yoga practice to improve the state of the world.

Om Svasthi Praja Bhyaha Pari Pala Yantam

Nya Yena Margena Mahim Mahishaha

Go Brahmanebhyaha Shubamastu Nityam

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Translation May the rulers of the earth keep to the path of virtue For protecting the welfare of all generations. May the religious, and all peoples be forever blessed, May all beings everywhere be happy and free Om peace, peace, perfect peace.