Upa Yoga

What is Upa Yoga?

Upa Yoga is a simple yet powerful form of yoga that is designed to be accessible to all individuals, regardless of age, fitness level, or prior yoga experience. "Upa" means "sub" or "preliminary," indicating that Upa Yoga is a preparatory practice that lays the foundation for further yogic practices.

Upa Yoga consists of a series of physical postures, breathing exercises, and simple meditation techniques. It focuses on activating the joints, muscles, and energy system of the body, thereby creating a conducive environment for physical and mental well-being.

Upa Yoga can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels. The practice is taught with simple, guided instructions provided by an accredited Isha™ Hatha Yoga teacher, and can be practiced thereafter at home. Regular practise sessions are also offered at the studio.

Benefits of Upa Yoga

  • Physical Flexibility: Upa Yoga improves flexibility and mobility in the muscles and joints, making the body more supple and agile.
  • Strength and Stamina: Regular practice of Upa Yoga enhances muscular strength, endurance, and overall physical fitness.
  • Stress Relief: Upa Yoga incorporates relaxation techniques and breath awareness, which help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of calmness.
  • Increased Energy Levels: Upa Yoga activates the energy system of the body, boosting vitality, and leaving you feeling more energized and rejuvenated.
  • Improved Posture: Upa Yoga emphasizes proper alignment and body awareness, which helps improve posture and prevent postural imbalances.
  • Mental Clarity: The practice of Upa Yoga enhances mental clarity, focus, and concentration, leading to improved cognitive function and productivity.
  • Emotional Well-being: Upa Yoga helps balance emotions, promoting a sense of inner peace, stability, and emotional well-being.
  • Digestive Health: Certain Upa Yoga practices stimulate the digestive system, improve metabolism, and support healthy digestion.
  • Better Breathing: Upa Yoga incorporates specific breathing exercises that enhance lung capacity, improve respiratory function, and increase oxygen intake.
  • Overall Well-being: Upa Yoga offers a holistic approach to physical and mental well-being, promoting a harmonious balance between the body, mind, and emotions.

Practice Requirements

  • Suitable for ages 6+
  • Low-level intensity
  • No prior knowledge or background in yoga is required


  • Upa Yoga Workshop: € ​95
  • 40 day post-workshop practice support included
  • 1 free correction session included

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    Frequently asked questions

    What is Bhuta Shuddhi?

    Bhuta Shuddhi is a practice that focuses on purifying and balancing the elemental energies within the body for improved well-being and harmony.

    How does Bhuta Shuddhi benefit me?

    Bhuta Shuddhi offers various benefits, such as increased physical vitality, mental clarity, emotional stability, stress reduction, and a sense of inner balance and well-being.

    Can anyone practice Bhuta Shuddhi?

    Yes, Bhuta Shuddhi can be practiced by anyone interested in experiencing its benefits. It is suitable for individuals of different ages, fitness levels, and backgrounds.

    Do I need prior yoga experience to practice Bhuta Shuddhi?

    No, prior yoga experience is not necessary. Bhuta Shuddhi can be learned and practiced by beginners without any previous knowledge or background in yoga.

    How often should I practice Bhuta Shuddhi?

    Regular practice is recommended to experience the benefits of Bhuta Shuddhi. Starting with a few sessions per week and gradually increasing the frequency is a good approach.

    How long does a Bhuta Shuddhi practice session take?

    The duration of a Bhuta Shuddhi practice session can vary. It typically ranges from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on personal preference and available time.

    Can Bhuta Shuddhi help with stress and anxiety?

    Yes, Bhuta Shuddhi can be beneficial for managing stress and anxiety. The practice helps bring about a state of calmness, mental clarity, and emotional stability.

    Can Bhuta Shuddhi be practiced during pregnancy?

    It is advisable to consult with a prenatal yoga instructor or healthcare provider before practicing Bhuta Shuddhi during pregnancy. They can provide guidance and suggest modifications suitable for this stage.

    Can I practice Bhuta Shuddhi on my own, or do I need a teacher?

    While it is possible to practice Bhuta Shuddhi on your own, it is recommended to learn from a qualified yoga instructor initially. They can provide proper guidance, ensure correct technique, and address any questions or concerns.

    Is Bhuta Shuddhi a religious practice?

    Bhuta Shuddhi is not specifically tied to any religious belief. It is a yogic practice focused on purifying and balancing elemental energies, which can be approached from a secular or spiritual perspective.