R.Y.E. was founded by teachers for teachers.
R.Y.E. was born of the union between thousand-year old
Yoga and National Education, and seems promised an
exceptionally bright future. Why ? Because it is the
response to a collective need. Into a
hyperintellectualised teaching system, it brings
techniques for well-being that take into account the
close interdependence of body and mind.
Yoga means union. Its aim is a balanced harmony of the
student's emotions, physical needs and deepest desires.
The first object, of course, is the well-being of both
learner and teacher, but the quality of the
apprenticeship is not neglected. We do not think that
fatigue and boredom are inevitable at school. On the
contrary, we believe that a happy learning experience can
release important energies and, conversely, the
harmonisation of energies (to which Yoga invites us) can
restore enthusiasm and motivation.
Teachers have to complete ever fuller schedules while
nothing is done to develop memory. Children are told :
" Pay attention, now ! ", but we do not teach
them to concentrate. This is something they need badly in
a world where they are beset on every side with multiple
In order to ease attention and concentration, teachers
who knows RYE's techniques can introduce in their
classroom some short sessions of yoga adapted to learning
environment, with the students sitting or standing
between their table and their chair.
Westerners know Yoga without being consciously aware of
it. A number of techniques already in current use such as
natural childbirth, training for sports, psychotherapy
and advanced pedagogical techniques include easily,
recognisable yoga exercises, even if this origin is not
Yoga is the answer to a deep need of the collective
consciousness in its struggle to adapt to the
stress-filled life we have made for ourselves.