Yoga can be translated as "to unite" or "to join one's consciousness with all living things," but Yoga can also mean the achievement of a focused mental state (as in meditation) or “to attain what was previously unattainable” (Desikachar). Yoga includes a set of physical, mental, and spiritual practices designed to heal the body, still the mind and induce promoting actions.
Yoga is widely practiced with offerings for all levels and dispositions; and, offers a supportive environment for developing all aspects of oneself.
Yoga is a balanced practice of mind, body, and spirit with many paths for progression.
Most of our yoga classes are donation-based, meaning you may participate by donating any monetary amount that you can afford and believe to be a fair exchange. Donation proceeds are split equally with the teachers, academy and a variety of charitable causes.
With the help of your generous support, a third of all donations have supported these and other worthy causes:
- O.U.R., a 501c dedicated to fighting child trafficking and slavery
- Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the Nepal earthquake
- Unicef relief efforts for victims of the Nepal earthquake
- Unicef (international relief fund for children in need)
- Semper Fi Fund (wounded veterans)
- Flint (Michigan, U.S.) Water Fund & Flint WaterWorks Fund
- Recon & Sniper Foundation (wounded vets)
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Cancer Unit)
- The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- Dobies and Little Paws Animal Rescue
- Hurricane Harvey Relief
- DirectRelief (Relief Efforts for the 9/8/17 Mexico Earthquake)
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Marine Toys For Tots
- Local members of our community in need
- To be enthusiastically continued!
Check the Gong Meditation section for 2018 dates.
Tue & Thu // 11am-12pm
"Vinyāsa" roughly means "to place in a conscious or intentionally ordered manner." Our Vinyasa class involves flowing through sequenced poses and linking the movements to breath. Students gain strength and flexibility through the practice but the real goal is to turn our focus inwards preparing the mind and body for meditation. We draw on the teachings of the traditional Yogic texts, including The Yoga Sūtras, in which the great sage Patañjali sets forth the eight limbs (practices) of Yoga, The Bhagavad Gītā, The 13 Principle Upanishads, and the influential works of the Hatha Yoga lineage.
This class is suitable for all-levels. We provide options to challenge all skill levels; beginner to the advanced.
Tue & Thu // 915-1030am
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is an ancient practice of yoga, which has a deep scientific base to strengthen the connection between the body, mind and soul. It is a form of yoga that is at least 5,000 years old, which was brought to the West from India by Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga, in 1969.
Kundalini Yoga brings the technology and personal discipline to awaken one’s higher consciousness, bringing greater balance and harmony to one’s life. This awareness and balance is encouraged by the practice of pranayama (breath work), specific kriyas (exercise sets), ancient mantras (sounds) and meditations. Through this practice of kundalini yoga, the soul’s energy, kundalini force, is moved from the base of the spine, where it lays, up the spinal column, feeding the nerves, glands and energy centers (chakras), as it travels up the body.
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