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Yoga Story: Jamie

What first brought you to yoga? I was born a spiritual seeker and a bit of a renegade. I first came to yoga in 2004 as a way to unite a disciplined physical practice with a spiritual one. I had also been recently diagnosed with leukemia and wanted to find a way to ease the […]

The Yamas: Satya by Lena Schmidt

The yogic journey, as defined by Patanjali (the ancient sage said to have authored the Yoga Sutras, a foundational text of yoga) is an eight-fold path. The eight limbs act as guidelines for how to live a healthy and meaningful life, tuned into ones own purpose and spiritual nature. The eight limbs are yama, niyama, […]

The Chakras by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the past few weeks I’ve broken […]

The Chakras: Sahasrara (Crown Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. I’ll be breaking down the basics of […]

From the Founder

Aspiration Is nothing but illumination- Alas, we fail to enjoy it. –Sri Chinmoy Illumination, enlightenment, is the moment of knowing our true nature. The veil of ignorance is lifted and we perceive the underlying reality. Aspiration is our longing, our inner cry, our efforts towards illumination. Just as the great redwood tree exists in the

The Chakras: Ajna (Third Eye Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

The Chakras: Vishuddha (Throat Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

The Chakras: Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra)

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

The Chakras: Muladhara (Root Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. There are seven main chakras. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

Yoga Story: Megan Allen

What first brought you to yoga? What first brought me to yoga was curiosity. It seemed to me that the individuals I know that practiced yoga brought qualities on ways of being to life that I desired for myself, like health, ease and peace, happiness and connection. They were loving, positive, supportive and nurturing, and […]