Yoga is an extraordinary path to Self realization, to awakening the dormant infinite energy that is contained within each of us, and it is an honest, simple and practical science and art that anyone can learn and do that will lead you through the invisible door of your heart into your Soul’s home. Yoga is not a religion yet it does bring us closer to a spiritual experience within ourselves. The physical practice of asana (postures) and pranayama (control of the breath) are usually where most begin. The gradual understanding of the breath and its relationship to the mind reveal the subtle and intricate connections to the heart and soul, and create a deep and penetrating unbreakable bond with our Selves. Over time, with devotion and the gradual shifts in awareness, a yogi usually begins to take better care of their body, mind and Soul/heart and may begin to live a life of purpose, love and service.
Vinyasa Hatha Yoga
is a divine fusion of the classical asanas sequenced for maximum benefit with breath awareness and the teaching of “sithera sukkha”, meaning “emphasis on ease in the effort. Each class begins with a thematic approach to direct your attention and encourage you to stay present to the changes in the body/mind connection. Music and an upbeat, encouraging atmosphere make the entire experience one of learning while going deep into the physical and mental bodies. Asana (posture) work prepares you for the exploration of the patterns, beliefs and ideas that block our natural radiance, thus, relaxation is an integral part of each class, whereby you naturally relax and refresh the mind to allow for alternate perspectives. This is not a power yoga but a yoga that brings you your natural connection to the divine power that is within you already.
is an inclusive and spiritual form, called the “Yoga of Awareness” and can release your most creative levels of consciousness bringing you increased energy, vitality, health and well-being. An ancient, sacred science, Kundalini Yoga is incomparable to other forms and works directly to stimulate and revitalize your immune, nervous, and glandular systems while helping to rid the body of toxins and negative emotions. It is a safe, effective and powerful technology taught in the tradition brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan. All levels are welcome in all classes, you work towards your potential, which grows with each moment. Exquisite music, movements ranging from gentle to vibrant, the strengthening of muscles and lengthening of the tissues, meditations that impact and promote svadyaya, self study, and most of all, the deeply healing and relaxing vibrations of the 28″ brass Gong, combine to help melt any lingering tensions in the mind and body, thus releasing a loving connection to heart and Soul.
As David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti say:
“When we relinquish selfishness as our motivating principle, the potential for true happiness opens up. From compassion toward others you realize happiness for yourself. Through service to all beings you will experience the bliss of the end of suffering for yourself.”
• Increase physical vitality and emotional stability
• Decrease stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia
• Alleviate PMS, pre and post menapausal symptoms
• Balance your glandular system and increase metabolilc activity for weight loss and control
• Quiet your mind and connect to yourself on a deeper level
“The value that yoga brings to body, mind & spirit is becoming increasingly obvious to a critical mass of people in North America and around the world”.
~Deepak Chopra, MD, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga