“The goal of Yoga is not to obtain something that is lacking: it is the realization of an already present reality. Yoga practice removes the obstacles that obstruct the experience of “Moksha” true freedom” (Jaganath Carrera, Inside the Yoga Sutras).
Classes this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga – 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
I wish all of you a happy, healthy, joy filled 2014! In keeping with the tradition of studying yogic philosophies in the first part of the year, for the next several weeks, we will be focusing on part of the Yoga Sutras called The Kleshas. The Kleshas are known to be the misperceptions that keep us bound and are often depicted as a tree that at the root of all our suffering is Avidya (spiritual ignorance) or misperception; believing the unreal to be the real or the impermanent to be permanent.
Avidya – Ignorance
Asmita – Ego
Raga – Attachment to Pleasure
Dvesa – Aversion to Pain
Adhinivhesa – Fear of Death
Think about the Kleshas as all the misperceptions you have gathered in the course of your lifetime. Some are born in our childhood, some we have been born into this life with. Some are very subtle and some are very gross. The yoga sutras tell us that if we are aware of these Kleshas at the root, and to not allow them to take hold in our psyches, we can release their power. Together over the next few weeks, we will explore yogic tools that help us to find freedom from our Kleshas.
A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:
Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life
Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools
that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.
Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?
Copies of the book are available here or on Amazon. Cost is $15 for book or $35 for Lecture and Book ($5 Savings)
(Cost for Talk and Meditation is $25 Prepaid or $30 at the door – Please reserve your spot)
Yoga Jam – January 25th at 830-945am
Join us as we shake of the winter doldrums together! This class is open to all levels of students who would like to kick their practice up a notch! Fast paced flows, rockin music and some adventurous holdings sure to build heat, pump up energy and enliven our spirits!! Please sign up as soon as possible.
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Tuesday, February 11th at 730pm
These classes have been filling up so please reserve as soon as possible. Payment of $50 holds your spot