Yoga Wisdom for Modern Relationships

young girl dandelionThere is a profound truth in Yoga philosophy that at first seems pessimistic, but once understood, brings freedom and the experience of unconditional love. The teaching is that all things we love, including relationships, will eventually bring us sorrow. For instance, we enjoy spending time with our friend, and then they say something that hurts our feelings. We appreciate our parent and then feel burdened by them. We feel respected by our partner and then feel they are not treating us well. We have fun with our child and then find ourselves bored or exhausted.

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Show up for ourselves.

Many of you have heard me talk about the teachings of Yoga being, in fact, very few. We just describe them in different ways. Every week in class, we discuss a different topic, all of which help us understand the whole of our being. Underlying so many of the yogic teachings is the understanding that we contain all the wisdom we need within us. At this very moment in time, we know everything. But, are we listening?

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Why Yoga?

Prior to my two-week vacation this summer, I asked my Yoga students for feedback about why they do Yoga, what they are learning of particular interest on their Yoga journey, and what they would like to learn more about. Your responses will guide our Yoga philosophy discussions over the next few months.

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Recognition of the Opposites

yin yangHatha Yoga represents the path of Yoga dedicated to balancing the ha (sun) and tha (moon) in our energetic being. It is a recognition of the opposites within us, an acceptance of those energies (positive or negative), and a conscious re-balancing. We will continue to explore these themes in our Yoga classes, as Spring provides an opportune time for cleansing, harmonizing and balancing our being.

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The Beautiful Goodness of People

Prior to my two-week vacation this summer, I asked my Yoga students for feedback about why they do Yoga, what they are learning of particular interest on their Yoga journey, and what they would like to learn more about. Your responses will guide our Yoga philosophy discussions over the next few months.

Although the answers covered a lot of aspects of Yoga, including its effects on the mind, body and spirit, what impressed me most was the common yearning, seeking and appreciation for the experience of Yoga. People want to take better care of their bodies so they can experience life more richly, so they can live longer and be there for their children, and because a deep experience of their bodies gives them a deep experience of what it is to simply be alive.

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Classes

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With our open drop-in policy, you have the opportunity to explore Yoga with the guidance of any of our instructors. Certified and registered through Yoga Alliance, all of our instructors are dedicated to living a Yoga lifestyle. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Workshops

workshops

The YogaLife Institute offers a wide variety of experiential and educational workshops and class series. All workshops and series are open to the public unless specifically stated in the description. Take your practice deeper and register today.
 

Blog

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Our teachers 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.

Graduates

graduates

The advanced training programs through the YogaLife Institute emphasizes the "living of Yoga" and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.

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