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Samadeva Yoga is a wellness and health technique based in particular on the art of movement of the Sufi tradition of the Dervishes. Extremely revitalizing and energetic, it strengthens the body, harmonizes the emotions and clears the mind. The musical element associated with the movements gives a lot of beauty to the practice and provides rhythms and structures that favor the effects of the movements. Considered a true art of meditation in movement, Samadeva Yoga combines the benefits of meditation and yoga, and allows you to cultivate an inner state of serenity, strength and joy!

The Arkanas, the secret of eternal youth

The Arkanas are the essential exercises of Samadeva Yoga. The word "Arkana", of Persian origin, means "transformation process", "secret". Indeed, it is only with practice that these movements reveal their secrets. It is said that the Arkanas are "the secret of eternal youth", extracted from the medicine of the Hakim Dervishes. Its specific chains have an in-depth action on all organic systems as well as on energy circulation.


These specific movements and postures, practiced in music, harmonize the functioning of the muscles, giving them tonicity and freeing them from useless tension, increasing oxygenation and relaxation, also contributing to the proper functioning of the respiratory, digestive and urogenital systems. According to the Sufis, its practice should lead to the development of all dimensions of human nature.


La attention on the move

The fundamental element of the practice and that which will allow beneficial transformation is attention: attention to one's own gestures, postures, breathing; attention to emotions and thoughts that arise. The practice of euphonic movements is, in fact, the privileged opportunity to return to oneself, to enter a place of calm with oneself, a place that is no longer disturbed by its sensations, its emotions and its thoughts, a place of connection with your own vital energy that gives joy and enthusiasm.


The whirling dance of the Dervishes, the eighth Arkana of the 99 Arkanas of Samadeva Yoga, is the best-known practice of these movements that they used as medicine to heal the body, emotions, and mind, also facilitating their spiritual search.

"For those who practice, yoga provides energy, balance, well-being... that you can introduce into your inner life, in your relationships, in your social and professional activities."
Idris Lahore
"Samadeva Yoga is the search, through conscious movement, for what is deepest in oneself, one's own essence, to access a real harmony between body and spirit."
Tess Griffith
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The origins

Samadeva Yoga in its present form has been spread by Idris Lahore and Ennea Tess Griffith, mainly in France, Russia and China in the last thirty years. Idris Lahore learned directly from certain brotherhoods of the Hakim Dervishes where these ancient movements were practiced.


A Dervish is a member of a Sufi brotherhood, the mystical tradition of Islam. Sufis, who are not exclusively Muslim, could be compared to the yogis of the Hindu tradition. The Hakim Sufi brotherhood is
linked to the medical tradition.


The dervish origin is the closest, but the root of this traditional knowledge comes from previous civilizations, such as the Samara civilization (from the Samara Valley, in present-day Russia) which has been the cradle of many psycho-corporal knowledge and techniques. In homage to these origins, Samadeva Yoga has also been called Samara Yoga.

Samadeva Yoga and other types of Yoga

There are numerous forms of yoga. The best known of the yogas is Hindu yoga. But during the last fifty years, many forms of yoga have been rediscovered, such as Tibetan and Aztec, Chinese and Egyptian, Hebrew and Dervish yogas.


The Yoga of Samara is a modern and traditional form of Raja Yoga – a current of yoga that is located in the quintessence of the four main currents of yoga that focus their action on a physical, emotional, intellectual level or at the level of action. (respectively Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Karma Yoga).

Samadeva Yoga is a gentle yoga method, which avoids all forms of contortions. It can be practiced at any age. Apart from its action on the spine, joints and muscles, it helps to harmonize all the organs and systems of the body.

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