Open and they will come. Happy Birthday Yoga Shala! Eight years we have been here, but can happen in the blink of an eye. In reflection of the past eight years, so much beauty has come forth, so many positive things, but this ‘blink of an eye’ was a process, where we became wiser, healthier … Continue reading Eight Years – Eight Limbs
For the month of March and first week of April we are so pleased to have Andrew with us to lead Mysore Independent Classes Monday-Friday and Saturday’s Led Primary. About Andrew in his own words: When I was about 12, my first experiences with yoga were free form experiments with mediation that my older sister … Continue reading Welcome Andrew Bresnen!
Spend any length of time in an Ashtanga studio and you’re bound to start speaking another language without even realizing it. Our practices are conducted in Sanskrit and we talk daily of chakrasanas and suryanamaskar A & B. Then take it a step further, spend 6 months in a teacher training and your brain is … Continue reading About Parampara
We started this year’s teacher training with a diversified group of girls. Some of whom have been regular Ashtanga practitioners and others who were very new to the practice. It’s always an honor when students come to me, whom I do not know, wanting to take this teacher training from me. Before, beginning I take … Continue reading Reflections on Our 2015 Teacher Training
The series in Ashtanga have specific benefits and affect different parts of the body as you deepen your practice. The goal is to be always reaching towards Samadhi (the Eighth Limb and last stage of meditation when the person is completely out of consciousness). Tim Miller describes the Primary Series as Yoga Chikitsa (man’s first … Continue reading Reflections on Encinitas
Patanjali: The Father of Modern Yoga By: Kaitlin Chapman Legend tells of how Shiva reached his full point of enlightenment and began to do ecstatic dance in the Himalayas. His enlightenment has two phases it was either sporadic dance or he would reach a moment of complete stillness. People saw that this was unlike anything … Continue reading Teacher Training: Patanjali, the Father of Modern Yoga
The 5 Kleshas By: Ashley Ellis In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras, the Sadhana Pada, Patanjali outlines “the means to liberation.” Within these key principles we find the five kleshas, or obstacles: ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion and clinging to life. Sutra 2.2 introduces the subject very clearly: “The goal of Yoga is not … Continue reading Teacher Training: The 5 Kleshas