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April Yoga Story: Julie Kendig

I am grateful for Pilgrimage of the Heart. I began coming to this studio six years ago when I moved to North Park after going through a difficult life change. I was delighted that the most affordable studio in town--a key factor since I work in the non-profit arts sector--was also the most caring, egoless studio I found.

March Yoga Story: Sandra Needham

I try too hard. My parents were more casual about saying, “Just do your best” when I was young than I was about hearing it. ‘Doing my best’ has always involved tension. Earnest effort needs to show! My girlfriend in Brazil was trying to straighten her posture. Her personal trainer told her: “Pretend you are holding a pencil tightly betwe

November Yoga Story: Liz Pappas

I love the Pilgrimage community and substantive, meaningful connections with my friends who are like sisters to me. I love how yoga helps me build mindfulness, nurture compassion, create health and balance physically, emotionally and mentally.

Climbing the Stairway of Emotion

“Emotion,” to quote Sri Chinmoy, “tells us that the ever-increasing life energy is constantly flowing through us.” We all know the power of emotion. It colors our view of the world and ourselves. When it comes down to my thoughts versus my feelings, I find, emotions prevail 99% of the time. Gratitude, on the scale of emotions, ranks towards

An Interconnected World

Our lives are dependent upon our environment. Awareness and actions based on an understanding of this interconnectedness, this web of life of which we are a part, will bring personal happiness and help solve the challenges that society faces.

Our New North Park Studio

Written by Sujantra We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new studio in North Park! After having been at our current North Park location for 6 years we have decided to move to a location that will offer parking, bigger yoga rooms, bike racks and a covered courtyard. The new location is 2.5 blocks north on 30th Street next to Ritual T

A New Year Opportunity

By: Sujantra McKeever "And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." --Rainer Maria Rilke

From the Founder: Finding Happiness

“When the heart center is open you will feel boundless joy, boundless love, and boundless purity.” –Sri Chinmoy

From the Founder: New Year, New You

“The New Year has all newness: new promise, new success, new progress.” –Sri Chinmoy Life is constant change. Yoga teaches us that we can direct the changes that occur through our conscious effort. Each time we practice yoga we have an opportunity to focus on our heartfelt intentions and visualize our lives moving in a […]

From the Founder: Peace

Peace in heaven, Peace on earth, Peace in every human life —Sri ChinmoyEvery few weeks the studio Kirtan band performs this song by Sri Chinmoy at the Thursday night musical meditation. Peace can either be mere dictionary word to which we give lip service, or it can be a feelings, thoughts and actions which we […]