New Year vs old habits

Every January many people set “New Year’s Resolutions”, some with much success and others with less. Either way we are all aware of how hard it is to break old habits. In a way, consciously or unconsciously, we are all “victims” of our old conditioning. Many times we have tried to stop doing something, or […]

The paradigm problem of Yôga

After over 50 years working in this field of education, we’ve come to the conclusion that when we use the term “Yôga”, people associate it to many things incorrectly (i.e. relaxation, therapy, spiritualistic or religious things, Buddhism, zen, or just about anything “natural”), meanwhile omitting the genuine characteristics of Yôga. It’s as if when using […]

The DeRose Method

The DeRose Method is a collection of ancestral techniques and concepts that emphasise overall quality of life, good manners, good human relations, good nutrition, good physical conditioning and culture. We teach how to make high performance a lifestyle with techniques training the organic body, breathing, concentration, meditation, relaxation and much more. We teach how to […]

Why is SwáSthya Yôga unique?

1. SwáSthya Yôga is rooted in Sámkhya. Sámkhya is an ancient Indian theoretical philosophy. It is extremely technical, dynamic and adopts a naturalistic perspective of the practice. Mysticism and spiritualism is not compatible with Sámkhya. The line of Sámkhya adopted by SwáSthya Yôga is Niríshwarasámkhya. 2. SwáSthya Yôga is Tantric. Tantra is an ancient Indian […]

Prof. DeRose

DeRose has been an educator and writer for over fifty years, covering subjects such as philosophy, self-knowledge, well-being, etiquette, nutrition, fiction, and more. He has written more than twenty books, been published in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Professor DeRose started teaching at the young age of sixteen and traveled to India annually for 25 years, […]


To breathe; the very first, and the last thing we do in our lifetime. Our breath; the main source of nourishment for our cells, and the mechanism for speech, laughter and the expression of emotions. Respiration is so vital that nature created a automatic and unconscious process and will never let us not breathe. However, […]

The power of your mind. Mentalization and Localization of Consciousness.

Today’s topic is mentalization, visualization and localization of consciousness. This subject often generates resistance in more skeptical people, who have reservations in accepting or using these tools, misunderstanding them as something of the mystical realm. On the other hand, those who keep an open mind about it have improved not only their practices, but their […]

Physical Techniques Practised In An Ancient Way

Everyone loves practising ancient physical positions(ásana) ; they are amazing; they make your body strong, supple and definitely healthier. But why does almost every style of yôga practise ásana in a different way? I can not tell you much about the others methods (modern styles), as I don’t practise them, but I can explain ours […]

Meditation and Visualisation; What’s the difference?

Today, these two techniques are often confused. For some they are even considered to be the same thing, but, according to our philosophy, there are many differences between them and they have very different objectives. So let’s break it down, not with the intention of “splitting hairs” but so you can really maximise the use […]

The body and its limitations

One of the key differences of the DeRose Method is that we hold the physical positions for long periods of time, in order to maximise the benefits of the practice. However, when we start practising we often experience discomfort and this often stops us from getting the most of the techniques. It is easy to […]