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International Centered Yoga Association

Yoga is skill in action”

Bhagavadgita, sutra II 50

Dona Holleman and Iyengar

What is Centered Yoga?

 

Centered Yoga is a method developed by Dona Holleman, and is the result of her personal experience, of her encounter with the great 20 th century philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti in the mid fifties and sixties, and with her work with B.K.S.Iyengar in the early sixties. At the same time she studied the shamanic philosophy of Carlos Castaneda. Later, while living in Florence, Italy, she met
Vanda Scaravelli with whom she developed a close friendship.

Out of this mixture she developed the Eight Vital Principles of Practice:

  • The meditative state of mind or the ‘not-doing’ of the mind;
  • Relaxation or the ‘not-doing’ of the physical body;
  • Intent or the ‘not-doing’ of visualisation;
  • Rooting or the use of gravity;
  • Centering or the awareness of hara;
  • Aligning;
  • Breathing;
  • Elongating.

Centered Yoga Schools

 

The Association promotes schools and teachers of Centered Yoga, and the method of Dona Holleman, throughout the world. We are a big family and we are open to new enrollments and partnerships, even from schools following different methods. We aim to be an international point of reference for the practice of yoga.

    Centered Yoga Schools

     

    Centered Yoga is a method developed by Dona Holleman, and is the result of her personal experience, of her encounter with the great 20 th century philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti in the mid fifties and sixties, and with her work with B.K.S.Iyengar in the early sixties. At the same time she studied the shamanic philosophy of Carlos Castaneda. Later, while living in Florence, Italy, she met
    Vanda Scaravelli with whom she developed a close friendship.

      The Association

      Dona Holleman

      Dona Holleman

      Honorary President

      Patrizia Gregori

      Patrizia Gregori

      President

      Francesca Petrilli

      Francesca Petrilli

      Vice-President

      Costanza Pratesi

      Costanza Pratesi

      Secretary

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