Winter Schedule 2019

This year’s winter schedule will begin January 1, 2019. It is our fullest schedule yet.   Changes include the addition of a Kundalini class. This style is new to YU. It’s being offered by Greg Allen. You may know him as the viola player who has graced the Unity Flow, Restorative, and other classes over the…

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Here it is! The new and improved edition of your sweet lovin’ yoga schedule.   Some things to notice are: Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ offered in the South Studio Tues 6-7:15pm Wed 9-10:15am Frid 9-10:15am   Vinyasa (All-Levels) in the North Studio Weds & Fridays 9-10:30am   Vinyasa (All-Levels) in the South Studio Wed 6pm   Classes with * have…

What Is The Ideal Yoga Community?

We meet on mutual ground. In a center of beauty and inspiration. We come to inquire within. To seek our own answers. We come because we care. We come to remember who we are and what what life is for. Everyone is allowed to be themselves. They are seen, accepted, approved, and appreciated for their uniqueness. They work to see, accept, approve, and appreciate themselves.

Crossroads to the LBC

After employing a full time LBC coordinator, making substantial investments in non-toxic, sustainable, LBC-approved materials, and heroic efforts on the part of my design & construction team, I found myself at a crossroads. Should I press on to the high peaks of LBC compliance, risking financial ruin and vast timelines, or should I turn toward practicality, building not with the LBC standard but in their likeness instead.

Living Yoga – Living Building

Each time the yogi gets a taste of union with all things, she is rewired with greater sensitivity to the joys and the suffering of the world, and her compassion grows deeper. The effect over time is cumulative. Each experience is a little more real and results in a greater appreciation for the intricacy and preciousness of life, a desire to live it with higher regard, and a passionate lifestyle better aligned with the understanding that all things are connected.

Awakening Heart Intensive – Bhukti/Mukti Engagement

“Bhukti” means enjoyment or worldly fulfillment. “Mukti” means spiritual liberation. Tantra is the bridge between bhukti and mukti. It is a way of reconciling the apparent opposition of spiritual and worldly fulfillment. The message here is that in the tantric practices it is possible to enjoy a “worldly” existence and discover full spiritual liberation in this life.

Rushing to Relax

I recently found myself caught in this contradiction while driving to the Wanderllust Festival for ten days of yoga bliss in Squaw Valley, Northern California. We left a day early in an attempt to reduce potential stressors­– two tweens and an eighteen-month-old baby were sure to provide enough of that. In spite of our efforts, however, a drive that map-quested at 11.5 hours and started out as a conscious act of tranquility ended 38 blood-boiling hours later.