Advanced Yoga Practices International
A holistic system of integrated yoga techniques
Welcome to Advanced Yoga Practices International
Meditation | Pranayama | Samyama | Asana | Jnana Yoga | Karma Yoga | Bhakti | Tantra
´“An eternal relationship exists between the Divine and humans. But in the play of the Divine, it is sometimes there and sometimes severed, or rather appears to be severed; it is not really so, for the relationship is eternal. Again, seen from another side, there is no such thing as relationship.”
[Sri Anandamayi Ma]
About The School
Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) is a full-scope system of yoga. Integrating hatha yoga practices with raja yoga, kundalini yoga and Tantra, AYP covers all of the eight limbs of yoga. The system includes practices that can be taken on by people who are new to yoga. Practices are then gradually added, until the practitioner has built up an advanced level yoga practice…
5-day Residential Retreat with Tristan
Near Totnes, Devon, England
19th to 23rd October 2022
Various media for learning about the AYP system and building up a daily practice at home.
Online retreats and workshops using Zoom, covering different aspects of the AYP system.
Retreats are a great way to deepen your practice and learn more about the teachings and practices.
The Main Techniques of the AYP System
- Deep Meditation
- Spinal Breathing Pranayama
- Mudras and Bandhas
~ Inner Silence
“Inner silence is something that we start to feel at some point along the way. In reality, it’s always there, it’s just that we’re usually too busy noticing other things, like thoughts or sense objects. But as the mind begins to calm down through spiritual practices, we begin to realize that even when things are present in the mind, such as thoughts, emotions, or sensations, they still exist inside and are surrounded by peacefulness and silence. In fact, the stillness and the silence of the mind are as vast as the ocean, and the mental objects and the objects of the senses simply come and go in this silence. Gradually stillness and silence come more to the foreground of our experience and objects of the senses and mental objects appear more in the background. Inner silence becomes our foundation and our natural way of operating in the world. In yoga, we speak of samadhi, and to experience it is a bliss that deepens into the experience of unconditional love.”
The Eight-Limbs of Yoga
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi
“An effective method of meditation leads us to an experience of profound stillness, an inner silence that defies description”
A Series of Podcasts on Different Aspects of Yoga
A new series of short podcasts on different aspects of yoga by Tristan, available on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
We are currently working to make the AYP teachings more available around the world through live-streaming events and through pre-recorded video courses. To make this possible we are raising money to purchase filming and video editing equipment, and to help with publicity. If you would like to donate towards this project, please click the link below.
At the moment we are filming online video courses in English and German.
Devrim Zahir filming for an AYP asana video course in Thailand