홍익요가연구원

Introduction

Our programs are founded on "Hatha - Five-Elements Yoga", an integrated approach that combines the authentic yoga and the Korean Yin-Yang - Five-Elements theory in a way that fits modern people. It is presented during the workshops held in US, Canada and Poland as both unique and professional system, and has been adopted by foreign instructors.

The research efforts of our institute have brought the first specialized yoga books in Korea (Easy Yoga and Pregnancy Comfort, Caroline's Stroke Prevention Yoga) and continue developing and propagating specifically oriented programs such as yoga for pregnant women, yoga for the elderly, yoga to ease scoliosis, yoga for people with disability.

1) Integrated Basic Program
An integrated course that covers the three stages of Exercises - Breathing - Mediation of the authentic yoga
Hongik Standard
Basics of yoga practice
Understanding the principles for safe and accurate exercise
Basic asanas and breathing practice
Hatha Yoga
Spine/vertebral column and principal joints health enhancement
The five viscera and the six entrails - internal organs improvement
Healthy diet through breathing the right way
Flexibility and power and muscular strength workout program
Raja Yoga
Stress reducing breathing
Meditation for rest
Relaxing exercises to get recharged
Mantra Yoga
Meditation to enhance concentration
Meditation to control emotional highs and lows
Meditation to improve cardiopulmonary function
2) Special Theme-Oriented Programs
Power Yoga
Special program to reduce body fat avoiding yo-yo effect
Detoxification through authentic yoga asanas and breathing
Programs for specific parts: abdomen, underbody, upper body
Advanced Curriculum
Intensive asana for advanced practitioners
Intensifying course of breathing and meditation
3) PT (Personal Training) Program (1:1)
Improve body type problems such as scoliosis (PT class for adolescents)
Special program for people with difficulty in practicing in group
1:1 health improvement program
4) Programs for groups
Weekend classes for students; Holidays classes for students
Injury prevention and performance improvement programs for professional sport players
School and corporate staff training
5) Pregnant Women Academy Programs
Special lecture on MBC TV <Pregnancy Yoga for Natural Delivery>
Special lecture circuit for MBC TV <Pregnancy and Parenting Class>
(1) Prenatal program
Exercises by considering pregnancy cycle and months
Natural food diet and healthy know-how for the mother and the fetus
Antenatal training through meditation
Individual breathing check and training for painless delivery
(2) Delivery preparation class with spouse
Meaning of childbirth and tips to deal with presymptoms
Proper exercises and breathing techniques for contractions
Helpful exercises, breathing and meditation during labour
Postnatal care and recovery
Exercises and health care for breast-feeding
(3) Postnatal program
Postnatal recovery program by considering stage and symptom
Helpful exercises for postnatal diet
Breathing practice and meditation to prevent postnatal depression
Proper food diet for postnatal recovery
Program for breast-feeding
(4) Program for couples with difficulty conceiving
Breathing and meditation that help to cope with stress
Exercises and food diet to strengthen immunity and fitness
Exercises for healthy ovulation
Exercises and food diet to get healthier ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes
Exercises and food diet to improve sperm health
(5) 1:1 Tailored Programs
Women who have been in danger of early miscarriage or have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss
Partial or complete placenta previa
Breech presentation of fetus
Toxemia of pregnancy such as pregnancy diabetes or hypertension
Abnormal body weight of the mother or the fetus
Delivery in old age
Cases when VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section) is wanted
6) Weekend Program
Saturday Meditation Class
Integrated practice covering principal asanas, breathing and meditation
Breathing and meditation intensifying course
Weekend Class for Students
Exercises for fitness and body type improvement
Breathing and meditation for better concentration and performance
Saturday Family Yoga
Intensive weekend program for the whole family: busy students, workers
Integrated practice covering principal asanas, breathing and meditation
7) Academic Course
The academic course is designed for those who wish to take better care of themselves and their family. It covers both theory and practice of the fundamentals of yoga and natural health
Curriculum
Philosophy, theory and practice of yoga (exercises, breathing, meditation)
Fundamentals of Oriental philosophy and medicine
Hatha Five-Elements yoga
Fundamentals of anatomy and Occidental medicine
Natural healthcare and natural food diet