Satyananda Yoga Meditation Center in Thessaloniki
The Satyananda Yoga Meditation Center of Thessaloniki is located in the heart of the city, Proxenou Koromila 1, very close to Aristotelous Square. It is housed on the first floor of a renovated three-store neoclassical building, in a space of 217 square meters. The space combines functionality with aesthetics of austerity and features warm, bright rooms ideal for practicing yoga.
About Satyananda Yoga Meditation Centers
The Satyananda Yoga Meditation Centers in Athens, Thessaloniki and Paiania were established in 1977, 1981 and 2010 respectively by Swami Sivamurti Saraswati with the vision to providing yoga practitioners with the maximum benefits from their yoga practice and thereafter directed by her, after which the direction of the Centers passed onto Swami Bhajanananda in Thessaloniki in 1981 and then onto Sannyasin Sivakar in 1998 and onto various sannyasins over the years, in Athens and Paiania.
The Satyananda Yoga Meditation Centers have supported and helped thousands of people to discover for themselves the timeless value of yogic practices.
Here, one does not only learn the physical side of Yoga, but also the philosophy and psychology of yoga to enable one to manage the everyday challenges of life with equilibrium.
The Centers offer many different activities from shatkarmas to daily yoga classes for beginners and intermediate classes to specialised yoga courses on a variety of yoga related topics. Various yogic capsules are also taught which can be easily and effectively incorporated into one’s daily life, on a variety of topics: yoga for a flexible spine; stress management; general well – being etc. Yogic sessions for children and teens, seminars, excursions, kirtan evenings, yogic events and a host of other activities.
The centers also organise activities to bring the teachings of the Satyananda System of Yoga to the various stratas of society, with open days, yoga in the park and yoga in nature and satsang evenings (live or on DVD).
Each center is supported by a committee and seva yogis and all teaching is done in the spirit of seva yoga. The centers also play an important role in supporting the activities of Satyananda Math – Amba (the philanthropic arm of Satyanandashram Hellas which purpose is the pursuit of the well-being of others, and the serving of general social interests) and connecting students with the ashram where they deepen their yogic experience, through sadhana and learning how to live a yogic lifestyle.
Satyananda Yoga is a globally recognized scientific form of yoga which sets the foundations for a better quality of life, both physically and mentally. It provides the tools for developing a balanced personality and awakening one’s latent potential. It is both holistic and suitable for everyone, from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. As a traditional form of yoga, its roots connect with a rich tradition yet it is perfectly adapted to today’s needs.