About

Who We Are

Our Motto is simple: Relax - Rejuvenate - Re-Energize!

Ananda Sanga Educational Institute (ASEI) is an academic institute in South Africa dedicated to spreading the ancient Art and Science of Yoga to humanity. The Centre was started by Dr Anne & Dr Martin Combrinck in 1991.

Somerset West, which lies at the foot of the Helderberg mountains in the Western Cape.

Ananda Sanga, started in 1991, is inspired by he spiritual teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi". We offer Kriya Yoga courses, based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

South Africa, Ananda Sanga maintains and honours the ancient yoga teachings, while making them relevant and practical in the present day and age, for the integration of "body, mind and soul. "

Our Aims:

  • To promote ethical, integrated yoga principles in a way that is compatible to all traditions, cultures and social groups.
  • We are dedicated to quality holistic yoga education and training, nationally and internationally. This is achieved by imparting the ancient knowledge of Yoga to sincere students for integration of "body, mind and soul."
  • We maintain and honour the ancient yoga teachings, while making them relevant and practical in the present day and age.

Our Yoga Style

Our teaching style is spiritually based with Integral & Vinyasa Hatha Yoga traditions. This yoga teaching is that of classical hatha yoga within a framework of Integral Yoga, based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda (1887 – 1963) and the Vinyasa Krama principles of Sri Krishnamacharya.

Integral Yoga is based on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and is all encompassing: - all religions, castes, creeds. Vinyasa is a flow style of yoga asana building up to a crescendo (most difficult pose in the class time), then calming down to relaxation, pranayama and yoga nidra. It uses synchronisation of breath, movement and mind resulting in a healthier person along with a perceptual shift of life and world.

What is taught to the student is relevant at that specific time, place, season/weather and age (Ayurveda principles). This means anyone can practice our yoga style. It is a practice that develops us from the inside, strengthening our weaknesses, supporting our emotions, and re-connecting us to universal consciousness or spirit.