We are amidst the culture wars. You may or may not have had much exposure to it, but I have been in the throws of it myself. I can tell you from personal experience that it won’t do what it promises. That it IS a war. People are being recruited and enlisting themselves every day. It’s happening on social media. It’s happening in our institutions. In our businesses. It’s happening in our families… It won’t make the world more safe, or fair, or just. It will only serve to enslave us.
My journey began within this community, nearly 20 years ago, when I took my first yoga class at Yoga Union. I would go away, and return many years later… a more seasoned student and a teacher, with nearly 850 hours of training. My passion and fire had grown, and was fueled by the realization that yoga…
The following is one of many letters we’ve recently received which has touched us deeply and reminded us of the beauty in the collective experience. These words reveal the value of yoga and community. They remind us of the impact we can make by showing up to fill our cups, and by dedicating what overflows to…
As of Tuesday, March 17, the doors of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center will be closed along with those of our collaborating business, Prema Health. This marks the first closing for anything other than holidays since we opened over 20 years ago. Needless to say, our hearts are heavy from having to make this decision. It…
This is to let you know the cautionary steps we are taking in response to recent news regarding COVID-19. Things are unfolding quickly. We are in a different situation than last week when we sent correspondence related to the issue. Please know that your wellness remains the highest priority to us here at Yoga Union. (After…
Take a look at the latest schedule. Begins 10/1/19
The only space we can truly hold is our own. Our own bodies, our own breath, our own thoughts… When we facilitate another person’s process, we can practice being an impeccable host. Hosting space is very different than holding space. Knowing the difference lessens the burden and takes the weight off our shoulders. It’s much less exhausting. But to be a host of space is a great responsibility. To be done well, it must be done actively and consciously. To play the role of host requires the upmost care and consideration…
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…
We humans have a long lineage of ceremonial behaviors designed to enact during this time of year. Traditionally, this is a time to dramatize our essential understandings of life, its origins, and its perpetual recreation, in an act involving the people who matter most to us, at a place that gets us closer to our hearts, their hearts, and the heart of the world.
Fall is a cold wet curtain,
coming down on us all
like a mother at dusk
urging her children indoors
sooner than they’re ready.
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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…
Dear Beloved Community, You are one of our greatest blessings. You sustain our lives. You anchor us in health and hold us the support and good relationship. It is with humble gratitude that have decided to reassign our roles. At this time, we are stepping away from our regular classes. We wish to stand with you,…
I want to be seen for all the really cool shit that I do. I want someone to say “way to go!” and mean it. I wish someone would high five and snuggle me. I need my good deeds affirmed. I want to see someone for all the really cool shit they do. I want to…
Fight until all of you, is freed for your ability, and in spite of your need, for the false relief, of your own righteous justice. This is your fight. May your re-write be attuned, to your fresh heart’s narrative. A battle must be fought within you, with a warrior spirit, else it be laid falsely, from you onto another. Self discovery is eminent.
The tenth annual Yoga Union Yoga Challenge begins April 1st, 2017. We host the yoga challenge every April. We do it primarily for the three reasons:
1. It reminds us of the joy that consistent yoga practice brings into our lives.
2. It motivates us to emerge from winter hibernation into the glory of spring.
3. It builds community through a common goals.
The Yoga Challenge is meant to be empowering. The last thing you want to do is set a goal you can’t attain and then beat yourself up for failing. I’ve been participating in the annual yoga challenge every year running. I haven’t always completed it, but I have received some valuable lessons along the way. I’m happy to share some of what I’ve learned. Below are my essential secrets to ‘success.’
We’re not buying the factory lies anymore. We’re trading black and white, not for ambiguous gray, but for full-spectrum color; which we understand reveals itself to those who honor rather than abhor the unresolved in life.
It’s natural to feel a little frustrated or lost when trying anything new. The same is likely to be true when you’re beginning yoga. Try to meet yourself with compassion wherever you are. Showing up really is the hardest part, so if you if you find yourself on the yoga mat, you’ve already done the major work. From there it’s easy to get hung up thinking about your restrictions. Try to relax from and enjoy what your body is capable of.
We make the primordial appeal together
A collect call to great mystery
will she answer?
Do I listen?
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.