• Letting Go of Judgment
  • A Message of Hope from the Robin
  • The Power of Circles and Cycles
  • Being Illuminated
  • Stay
  • What is healthy spiritual energy?
  • Darkness is simply the absence of light
  • Do you steal the space to heal?
  • Letting Go of Judgment

    Letting go or ishvara pranidhana is part of Yoga’s 8 Fold Path for living, which recognizes that we don’t master these concepts, but rather, circle around to them again and again.

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  • A Message of Hope from the Robin

    This morning, amidst a bright sun and blue sky, a single Robin perched high in the oak tree singing a song of wisdom so meaningful to me that I knew exactly what I was to write about.

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  • The Power of Circles and Cycles

    Yoga’s most fundamental and useful teaching is the recognition that life is constantly changing, constantly cycling.

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  • Being Illuminated

    First, the eagle was facing East, toward the rising sun, a position of reverence to the Great Sun or Son of God. The East represents new beginnings, or even just a recommitment to our daily intentions.

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  • Stay "Upside Down"

    The nuthatch, also called the “upside down bird”, greeted me this morning, reminding me again to get out of my head and into my heart. It has been giving me this message since the New Year began.

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  • What is healthy spiritual energy?

    Yoga, as well as many spiritual traditions, recognizes that the body can not be separated from our energy, emotions, mind and spirit.

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  • Darkness is simply the absence of light

    Like most people, I feel uncomfortable with the dark side of humanity, because its seat is within me. It's manifestation occurs in my mind. This has become a central theme in my work with clients and yoga students this year.

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  • Do you steal the space to heal?

    My recent experience of feeling down resulted in a greater appreciation for the potential of darkness. Holding this space for myself was very uncomfortable, unbearable even, but there were a few things that guided me through.

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Our Yoga Philosophy program is on pause for revisions and updates until further notice. To be placed on a waitlist and contacted when the program returns, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Are you . . .

A Yoga Teacher interested in joining a community of learning and support?
Or ready to refresh and inspire your understanding of Yoga Philosophy and the Yoga lifestyle?
Seeking Continuing Education Units through the Yoga Alliance?
Or looking for inspiration for your weekly yoga classes or personal practice?
A Yoga student or a Holistic Health Professional who has completed our Yoga Philosophy 101 course, and seek to continue a more advanced study of Yoga Philosophy?

bhagavad gita 2.40If so, Join us!

Attendance Options:

  • Ongoing Enrollment: You may join this program any month. The curriculum is not linear but covers a year of Yoga Philosophy topics. Each seminar stands on its own, but taking a year of programming will provide a well-rounded exposure to Yoga Philosophy and its practices.
  • Drop-in: $65 per seminar. Make payment via paypal on website prior to attendance, or bring check/cash with you. These are non-refundable and will expire after one year. Because this attendance option is flexible, Julie would appreciate knowing in advance when you plan to attend.
  • 3 pack--Seasonal = $180 for three seminars used any time. These are non-refundable and will expire after one year. You may purchase another pack at any time. Because this attendance option is flexible, Julie would appreciate knowing in advance when you plan to attend.
  • Yearly commitment: $55/seminar, auto-withdrawal through paypal.
Other requirements:
  • After connecting with Julie, she will e-mail Guidelines for Participation, which need to be read prior to attendance.
  • and a Book List, which provides optional reading to support your journey. Some books can be purchased at the yoga studio, and all can be found online.
  • When you attend, you will need to complete a Student Waiver Form.

Course Description:

Yoga Philosophy offers guidelines for living that promote physical health, energetic vitality, emotional balance, personal integrity, optimism, acceptance, wisdom and spiritual fulfillment. The therapeutic benefits of Yoga extend into our relationship with ourselves (positive self image, discipline and self care), our capacity for loving relationships with others (open heart and healthy boundaries), our work in the world (mindfulness in action and right Intention), our capacity to master our mind (witness perspective, choice, manifesting), and to our understanding and experience of our Higher Self (essence, connection, one-ness, experience beyond words). 

Presentation of material will assume a proficiency in the basics of Yoga Philosophy, including Classical texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads, as well as familiarity with the Eight Fold Path of Yoga. Modern texts will also be incorporated as appropriate. (If you are a beginner to Yoga Philosophy, our Yoga Philosophy 101 program may be a better fit).

A personal home practice is highly encouraged and will be supported by this program. Group conversation will focus on deepening our understanding and living of the Yogic wisdom, and provide an opportunity to hone our ability to practice as well as share or teach. Philosophical concepts will be embodied and integrated into various practices, including Relaxation, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Meditation, Mudras, Chakras, Affirmation, Visualization, Mantra, and Chanting.

Currently, our Philosophy courses are being offered virtually through Zoom. Two of our participants expressed, "Julie, I so enjoyed the call and conversation and the richness of the material this month. There is so much wisdom!  I think you led the discussion beautifully and you created lots of space for contemplation and growth."  ~Jen C. and  "There is so much wisdom in your videos.  They provide a way for me to go back, re-watch, and learn new things. Things that I didn’t hear, understand, or now that I’ve grown and changed, have new meanings.  I hope you continue to offer this! "  ~Tom H.

 

Yoga Philosophy 101

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Bring Your Yoga to Life!

This program is for anyone interested in learning more about Yoga philosophy and how to incorporate it into their lives through Self awareness, positive thinking, healthy living, stress management, personal growth and empowerment.

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A treasure trove of yoga philosophy!

Our teachers, as well as our daily practice, serve to provide a "reminder" of what we already know in our hearts and souls to be true. The following writings reflect these reminders that we need practice and more practice, and a community that supports us in our path towards enlightenment.

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