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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

The Complete Yoga Experience

Written By: Sujantra Yoga is many things to many people. For some it is a great workout, for others it is a philosophy for life, for some its meditation, or fashion, and for others, like Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King, it is the basis for social change.

Enjoying a Silence Flooded Trance

By Sujantra McKeever Here at our yoga studio in San Diego I hear an endless stream of music designed to create a calm and peaceful environment for yoga and meditation. I listen carefully because when I find the right music for leading a yoga class or meditation class it is an invaluable find. Monk Party […]

How Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Next Yoga Class

Written By: Rachel Krechnyak I rub my hands together and breathe into them deeply as if the soft, fleshy cave that they have formed is a slice of freshly baked pie; although this time the smell isn't of warm cinnamon apples or tart aromatic cherries that usually waft out of a tantalizing baked dessert. The enveloping fragrance is of citrus, remi

The Original Mother’s Day

Written By: Sujantra “She is the giver of form.” –Prasna Upanishad The most ancient of Indian yogic texts are contained in the Upanishads. They are made up of stories many centered around the quest for understanding the mysteries of life. In one of these writings, the Prasna Upanishad, Kapabandi asks his teacher Pippalada how

The Power of Truth

Written By: Sujantra In the ancient yogic texts it is written: “Truth alone triumphs.” We are taught as children to tell the truth and never to lie. Being truthful aligns with our sense of what is right and proper and resonates with our conscience. When we lie we never feel quite right about it. When we speak the truth we feel aligned wit

Core: The Foundation of Asana

Written By: Lauren Mahlberg We use the core to do pretty much everything in our bodies, from sitting up to standing tall, there's a core muscle engaged. So often we refer to training the core as achieving six-pack abs, but that's only the surface!