Advanced Yoga Practices International

Welcome to Advanced Yoga Practices International

Meditation  |  Pranayama  |  Samyama  |  Asana  |  Jnana Yoga  |  Karma Yoga  |  Bhakti  |  Tantra

Bringing people around the world together on the path of spiritual awakening 

Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) is a full-scope system of yoga, formulated by Yogani, a long-term yoga practitioner and author. 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…

Stages of Spiritual Awakening - Online Retreat

Four-day Online Advanced Yoga Practices Retreat with Tristan

10th to 13th February 2022

Lessons on building up a daily yoga practice at home, by Yogani.

Various media for learning about the AYP system and building up a daily practice at home. 

Yoga is an often mis-understood word in the West, usually being reduced to a physical practice or fitness training program. So, what is it really? 

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. 

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course including meditation, pranayama and asana. Yoga Alliance registered.

The main techniques of the AYP system

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Mudras and Bandhas
  • Asana
  • Samyama
  • Self-inquiry

“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 peacefullness 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 8-limbs of yoga

Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.


Reviews from past Advanced Yoga Practices retreats and Teacher Training Courses.

“What a great retreat… , it was intensive but very beautiful for the soul. The practitioners were from all walks of life, reminding me that seekers are all around us, if we only open our hearts to ask or smile. The food was exceptional, the place stunning and peaceful . It will remain with me forever and I took many teachings away with me. There is a great fellowship in practicing together with a worthy teacher. I would encourage anybody to attend at whatever point you are at in your path.” (Sujata Mathurs, United Kingdom)
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Sujata Mathur
United Kingdom
“Passed with distinction the yoga teacher training course. The level of individual attention given to us by enlightened teachers is beyond words. We are all grateful and full of joy for such teachers. Even people who are already yoga teachers and did this training say it is like no other. I can highly recommend the Advanced Yoga Practices Teacher Training. It is so much more than a teacher training course, it was also a retreat and a means to connect with colleagues from around the world. And above all to learn from great teachers who know ...and make dear life long friends and begin changing ourselves fundamentally.”
Nathalie Ishizuka
“Advanced Yoga Practices have changed my life. I don't think that just any other yoga teaching would have. It is because this Yoga system focuses on meditation (and other sitting practices) and not only mainly on asanas. Thus it is full-scope and covers the eight limbs of Yoga . It teaches us how to become autonomous in our practice to transmit that in return to our students. This yoga system has been wonderfully designed and nothing has been left over. It deserves to be well-known, and I believe it will be. The teachers have been fantastic. Passionate, kind, open-minded, funny, very knowledgeable and receptive. And the list could go on and on. The atmosphere within the group was incredible. Like a loving family. This AYP TTC has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. So yes, I definitely recommend it! Thank you so much guys... Lots of love.!”
Amandine Perrin

“An effective method of meditation leads us to an experience of profound stillness, an inner silence that defies description” ~ Yogani

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.