Animalia Asana® is a network of yoga teachers throughout the UK and Europe offering not-for-profit workshops on and training in the animal element of yoga. Both online and in-person, we explore the animal postures & mudras, the animal-based mythology & philosophy, and animal-oriented chanting and meditation. Through this, we aim to inspire humanity’s connection with and thus compassion for non-human and human animals. We are an international healing, fundraising and educational initiative with 50% of all funds going to global animal charities.
“The term ‘yoga’ originally means ‘connection’. Connecting to our inner selves includes connecting to the variety of sentient beings around us, not least the non-human animals. Animalia Asana is bringing this essential element of yoga practice to the fore, and I’m sure it will have important benefits for all who participate in it.”
~ Dr Kenneth Valpey
(Krishna Kshetra Swami)
The Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies
“For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not bretheren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the Earth.”
~ Henry Beston, writer & naturalist