Union

Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of God. What we practise on the mat has a direct correlation to the lives we lead off the mat. 

When we seek oneness with Spirit, it colours our whole experience of living. We become more mindful of our thoughts, words and deeds. Yoga is the channel through which we achieve this holy communion.  

 Yoga

As in taught in yoga teacher trainings  and travels  in Vancouver, Bali, Thailand, Toronto, Hawaii, New Zealand, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne. Yoga is more than just techniques and asanas, although those are very important pieces of the larger whole. It also includes meditation, learning how to breathe, how to be still, how to purify our thoughts, words and actions, and ultimately, how to live more authentic lives. 

Yoga is stepping in to our authentic self by stripping away everything that we are not. Yoga is simultaneously destructive and life-giving. By tearing away all that is unnecessary, we are left with the true essence of who we are. From that place of simplicity and truth, we are able to feel closer to God. We are able to bathe in His love and compassion. We feel alive and whole.  

 Ego Gone

Yoga is the destruction of the ego and surrender to the infinite wisdom of life. By attempting to control outcomes, by pinning expectations onto people and situations, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. 

Truth

The truth of the matter is, we cannot control anything outside of ourselves. The only thing we can control is ourselves. This is why it’s of the utmost importance that we learn to tame our minds. 

The mind can be our best friends or our worst enemy. All our experiences, our entire life, is filtered through the lens of the mind. We can have all the riches in the world and still believe ourselves to be a pauper. 

We can have all the love in the world and still believe ourselves to be unlovable. We can have all the attention in the world and still feel unseen. The mind is powerful. The mind is the ultimate master. If we are to master our lives, we must master our minds. And yoga helps us do just that.  

Body

Using the body as a vehicle to tame the mind is no easy task, but it brings with it manifold benefits to anyone who tries to do so. Whether it is a beginner class with basic postures or an advanced class where everyone looks completely at peace while balancing on their heads, yoga helps everyone it touches. 

In Sum

There is something so primal and fulfilling about stretching and twisting and moving our bodies in ways we didn’t think possible. When paired with pure intention and a meditative focus, time spent on the mat can be the best part of anyone’s day. 

It’s when the rest of the world quietens down to a hum, when you are fully present, when you feel the most alive. It’s when you are closest to God, and in turn, it’s when you are closest to your most authentic self. What is yoga, you ask? Yoga is you. Yoga is me. Yoga is pure, unfiltered love.