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See the Divine in everything on the path of love and devotion.

See the Divine in everything on the pathway of Love and Devotion.

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BEGIN YOUR YOGA JOURNEY TODAY

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how the practice works.

In order to share this practice with others in a meaningful way, an open container must be created. And then the yoga will do what it does. This is how the practice works. We are reminded every time we step on the mat that the path is sometimes unpleasant and lacks tidiness. This is where we bump up against the discomfort of our one-dimensional attachments and status quo expectations.

 

The practice offers a wide-angle view to more clearly observe the "flash of pleasure" coping mechanisms at play in our lives, and then invites the larger opportunity to sit with the not-havingness, to allow the contradiction, and to embrace - with tenderness and grace - "what is."

A heart filled with grace knows and trusts that a way will be made, empowering us to take that next courageous step again and again. Moving toward trustfulness, kindness, compassion, peace, and wholeness. 

 

All we need to do is keep showing up.

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MIXED LEVELS VINYASA

E N E R G I Z I N G

D Y N A M I C

B R E A T H - C E N T E R E D

“Vinyasa” is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, “in a special way.”  It is a style of yoga that links mindful movement and intentional breath to attain balance in the mind and body and a deep spiritual connection. The flowing, creative, and devotional nature of the practice unfolds with an inherent harmony and intelligence as it takes a step-by-step approach to safely and systematically transitioning from one posture to the next through a series of seated, standing, and floor-based postures.  Because each movement is synchronized with the power of inhalation and exhalation, vinyasa yoga is a dynamic, invigorating, and sometimes challenging practice which has a soothing effect on all the systems of the body.  Our heart-centered teachers are comfortable teaching to multiple levels of practitioners and are experts at offering safe, knowledgeable, and consistent instruction and modifications to both beginners and longtime practitioners. Optional opportunities may also be offered to explore deeper expressions and more challenging variations of the physical postures to build strength and stability, improve balance, and connect to the breath.  

"Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives."

~ Shiva Rea

Bhakti Yoga  Girl with Namaste Hands

BHAKTI FLOW

S O U L F U L

D E V O T I O N A L

D Y N A M I C

The world needs more heart...maybe now more than ever.

 

Bhakti Yoga, the second of the Four Paths of Yoga, is the pathway of yoga often called "Yoga of the Heart" or the "Path of Devotion" as it focuses seeing the Divine (in whatever form we like, or as formless) in all things. 

 

Bhakti Flow is a non-sectarian spiritual practice that focuses on the whole being – the body, mind and heart. A rejuvenating, soulful, devotional, and dynamic physical yoga practice which blends the principles of hatha vinyasa yoga (the union of body, breath, and movement) and the qualities of bhakti yoga (gratitude, open-heartedness, humility, compassion, and devotion).  

 

Variations of pranayama (breathwork), japa meditations, mantra chanting, yoga philosophy and readings, and hasta (hand) mudras will be incorporated to deepen and enrich the outer and inner dimensions of the practice.

 

Beginners and long-time practitioners are welcome!

"True devotion means becoming the hand of the Divine.  

Whatever comes your way, you will know how to transform it into something beautiful."

~ Sadhguru

Yin Yoga Meditation Hand Mudra

YIN YOGA

D E E P   S T R E T C H E S

C O N T E M P L A T I V E

R E L E A S I N G

Yin Yoga is a relaxing, soothing, and healing yoga experience. It is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. The yin aspect of the practice focuses on the stillness, the unmoving and unseen, the less flexible and more taut connective tissues in the body. A passive and contemplative practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes. With a focus on stillness, yin influences the subtle energy in the body and targets mostly the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. Longer holds work to unwind and release the deeper, less flexible, and taut connective tissues surrounding layers of muscle, making it an effective complement to a more dynamic Yang practice.

“You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.  

After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.

~ Bernie Clark

Meditation Yoga Hand Mudra Woman meditating by stream

GOOD MORNING YOGA

R E F R E S H I N G

S L O W E R - P A C E D

M I N D F U L

If you are looking for a way to begin your day feeling refreshed, clear-headed, and energized, Good Morning Yoga is the perfect class for you. Enjoy a spaciously paced and breath-centered practice that calms the mind and creates balance throughout the physical and energy system of the body. Practice pranayama (breathing) and move mindfully through a well-rounded and accessible sequence of reclined, seated, and standing postures aimed at reinforcing both the inner and outer foundations of your practice.  The mindful and intentional nature of this class will leave you feeling lighter and more relaxed as you move forward into the moments of your day.  A perfect class for all practitioners, regardless of prior yoga experience, who are looking to create sustainability and longevity in their practice.

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures. It is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”

~ Amit Ray

Yoga Sound Meditation Sound Bath Tibetan Bowl

YOGA AND SOUND MEDITATION
FRIDAY EVENING

R E V I T A L I Z I N G

B R E A T H - C E N T E R E D

M E D I T A T I V E

This Friday evening yoga practice is a perfect way to unwind the week, reconnect, cultivate gratitude, and feel refreshed and ready for the weekend. Nourish your body with mindful movement consisting of accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures which promote healthy range of motion and cultivate a greater mind-body-breath awareness. Explore your practice at a pace that offers an appropriate amount of time to establish proper alignment, cultivate steadiness and ease in your body, while simultaneously creating a greater mind-body-breath connection. Beginners are welcome!


Your practice will begin with mantra chanting to guide you into the home of your heartspace and conclude with a 15-minute live sound meditation. Experience the Yoga of Sound in a multifaceted sensory journey as the resonant sounds of meditation gongs, Tibetan metal bowls, quartz crystal bowls, chimes, and other vibrational sound healing instruments induce deep states of relaxation. Absorb the benefits of your practice resting in savasana as your body and mind are flooded with soothing streams of sound. The experience is effortless and the results are profound.

“A person does not hear sound only through the ears. 

He hears sound through every pore of the body.  

It permeates the entire being."


- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Metal Singing Bowl Sound Meditation

YOGA AND SOUND MEDITATION
FRIDAY MORNING

R E V I T A L I Z I N G

B R E A T H - C E N T E R E D

M E D I T A T I V E

Invite the rejuvenating energy of a softer approach in this relaxing Friday morning Yoga and Sound Meditation class. Nourish your body with mindful movement consisting of accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures which promote healthy range of motion and cultivate a greater mind-body-breath awareness. Explore your practice at a slower pace with an appropriate amount of time given to establish proper alignment, steadiness, and ease in your body, while simultaneously cultivating a greater mind-body-breath connection. Beginners are welcome!

Your practice will conclude with a 15-minute live sound meditation. Experience a multifaceted sensory journey as the resonant sounds of meditation gongs, Tibetan metal bowls, quartz crystal bowls, chimes, and other vibrational sound healing instruments induce deep states of relaxation. Absorb the benefits of your practice resting in savasana as your body and mind are flooded with soothing streams of sound. The experience is effortless and the results are profound.

"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration."


- Nikola Tesla

Restorative Yoga Yoga Props Yoga for Relaxation

RESTORATIVE YOGA

R E L A X I N G

C A L M I N G

S U P P O R T I V E

Restorative Yoga is a deeply rejuvenating, soothing, and healing yoga experience. This very gentle floor-based practice helps to alleviate the physical and mental effects of everyday stress and brings ease to common ailments such as headaches, backaches, anxiety, and insomnia.  The spacious nature of this practice is ideal for someone who may be experiencing grief, high levels of stress, recovering from illness, or have injuries that need an even higher level of mindfulness and extra gentle movement.

 

Longer-held passive postures (10-15 minutes each) with the body fully supported by blankets, bolsters, straps, sand bags, and foam blocks are key foundational elements in a Restorative Yoga practice. Breath awareness (Pranayama), learning to cultivate an inward turn of the senses (Pratyahara), and exploring the deeper nonphysical layers of the body (Koshas) are some of the more subtle elements of the practice that foster prolonged inner states of Shantih: peace of body, mind, and spirit. 

 

Beginners and longtime practitioners welcome.  All students are encouraged to move at their own pace and modifications are always offered in our studio.

"Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well."

~ Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga and Meditation Singing Bowl Sound Healing

YOGA AND MEDITATION

N U R T U R I N G

P E A C E F U L

R E L A X I N G

Invite the rejuvenating energy of a softer approach in this relaxing Yoga and Meditation class. Nourish your body with mindful movement consisting of accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures which promote healthy range of motion and cultivate a greater mind-body-breath awareness. Explore your practice at a slower pace with an appropriate amount of time given to establish proper alignment, steadiness, and ease in your body, while simultaneously cultivating a greater mind-body-breath connection. This class concludes with a 10-minute guided meditation which will vary from week to week. Meditation practices such as visualization, breath awareness, sound healing, mantra, vipassana (insight), metta (loving-kindness), are widely recognized for their profound benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep and concentration, and increasing overall happiness and well-being.

Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are,

and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have."

~ Pema Chodron

Kirtan Bhakti Yoga Mantra Chanting Community Kirtan

COMMUNITY KIRTAN

J O Y F U L

D E V O T I O N A L

C E L E B R A T I O N   O F   L O V E

KIRTAN IS FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT, A LIFE RAFT OF SONG.

 

In order for us to develop some roots, we need the kind of environment that can help us become rooted. In a society where everyone is rushing, the presence of a sangha is a wonderful opportunity to allow the collective energy of the sangha to penetrate into our body and consciousness.  

 

The ancient yogic practice of Kirtan, call-and-response chanting, is often called the "Yoga of the Heart." It is a language of vibration, a path of love and devotion. Join us for this joyful and blissful celebration of love and connectedness. In this sangha, we will share, chant, and sing together in a heart-centered and nonjudgmental environment. 

 

Sometimes people feel nervous about sharing their voice for fear that it's not "good enough" or they "can't sing." There is nothing more freeing than finding, owning, and then sharing your voice. It is ALWAYS "good enough" because it is an expression of you. It's as simple as that. Please don't let your apprehensions stand in the way of experiencing the powerful collective energy of people sharing their voices as One.

 

There is no charge for attending. We are offering this as an outflow of our Seva practice, selfless service, and to bring healing and love into the hearts of our community. Please check the online schedule before arriving, as there may be some weeks we are unable to gather.

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YOGA SUTRA 1.3
Tada drastuh svarupe avasthanam

As a result of yoga or sustained, focused attention, the Self is firmly established in its own form, and we act from a place from our own true, authentic Self”.

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