OUR TEACHING STYLE
All of our instructors teach yoga from the foundation of the 8-limbed path as set down in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Our asana practice comes from the study of the methods of Pattabhi Jois and Iyengar. We honor all authentic asana systems and encourage our students to find the yoga system that suits their needs best.
We embrace a slow, patient, methodical approach to the mastery of asana. We do not insult, injure or physically abuse our students, and do not believe in an aggressive approach. We feel that growth can not occur through ambition, competition, straining, or pushing oneself or one’s students into postures they are not meant to be in and/or are not ready for. Beryl Bender Birch states: 'Patanjali feels that asana should be a balance between soft and hard, noninjurious, and an aid to meditation.' We feel the same and that is why all of our instructors are knowledgeable and well-practiced in hands-on assists.
We are all students of yoga and of life. We learn from one another. Together we can create a great space, a fantastic community, and a loving and healing environment.
We look forward to meeting you!
"You are forever creating your reality through what you are thinking."
We believe that each and everyone of us should honor ourselves and others no matter what place in life we are at. We should be gracious in the positive and negative gifts that life has to offer. With every pitfall comes a Divine pruning that enables us to grow and bloom into stronger more compassionate human beings.
We believe the discipline of yoga takes a lifetime commitment in order to develop the consistency to achieve the still, calm, and peaceful mind that is alert each and every day. We believe that our thoughts predestine our actions and through our yoga practice, we can learn a lot about ourselves and our thought patterns. We embrace the fact that our mats are our mirrors that reflect who and what we really, truly, authentically are.
The Bible says:
"according to your belief be it done unto you" Mathew 9:29
and "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" Proverbs 23:7
Dale Carnegie said:
"Our thoughts make us what we are".
"We are what we think, with our thoughts we make the world."