“One of the fundamental tenets of yoga philosophy,” writes Thomas Fortel, “is that every human being is, at core, an expression of divine light and love. The yogis refer to this as the Supreme Self or Inner Self. We can imagine it as consciousness expressing itself as an individual. Many of us glimpse this from time to time, but the thrust of our journey is to honestly address the physical, mental, and emotional toxicity that covers up our inner luminosity. This is the necessary paradigm shift as we move into a fuller expression of our true nature.
“Yoga practice is a double-edged sword requiring both effort and surrender. Effort is necessary as we purify, refine, and integrate body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Surrender is critical in the face of alchemical transformation; letting go leads us into the restoration and edification of our true nature, divine light. These principles unfold in the yoga room as we place our bodies into postures (asanas), focus our awareness on breath (pranayama), and enter the sanctuary of the heart (meditation or dyana).”
Everyone is welcome. Please have a minimum of three months of recent yoga experience. Please bring a yoga mat.