We are excited to introduce you to Liladhar, our body worker at the studio for the next coming weeks! Liladhar was a monk for 15 years and lived in India, South Korea and Moscow serving in the temple. He studied the Vedas daily but also learned techniques from elder monks about healing the body. He offers holistic deep tissue massage as well as Ayurvedic massages. . Reserve your spot in the studio!
Meet Kayla: a graduate of our October 2017 200HR YTT. Kayla is living in Central Illinois, about to make a move to the Denver, Colorado area. She is working as a RN at the hospital alongside teaching yoga. She is currently teaching yoga classes at her home studio, ‘Amara Yoga and Arts’ and at her bouldering gym ‘Urbana Boulders’. . . The YTT at Island Yoga taught Kayla that once we allow ourselves to truly sit with any emotion, to feel the emotion in it’s entirety and to let it take up space, we can heal. The space we give to an emotion can create an opening for new growth and expansion. This was a foreign idea to her prior to the training and she now strives to convey this in her classes. . Kayle her father is recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease so she have been working towards developing simple yoga flows to help him regain mobility and decrease muscle pain. She hopes to be able to expand this idea someday in order to help others who are also struggling with the same disease as her father. In her own practice she has dived into rocket yoga, acro yoga and rock climbing. . Kayla is searching for any connections in the Denver area since she is planning to move in a couple of months! Until then you can practice with her at both her businesses. Go check @amarayogaarts to see her yoga studio and schedule, or hew own journey at @kaylahaggart. We are really proud of you!
Let’s rock this day with gratitude! What is something that you are grateful for today? . . 📸 @lauravan.leeuwen
Friendship is everything 💗
Asana means ‘seat’ or ‘posture’ and are the poses we are doing in our yoga practice. Asana is only one limb of the eight which are explained in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is an early text about yoga philosophy which explains the eight limbs to guide you to enlightenment. Modern yoga often highlights only one of these limbs, the asana (physical) practice. The next coming weeks we will explain more about the eight limbs of yoga so you can integrate this in your practice and into your life. Do you know the eight limbs? . . The Eight Limbs of Yoga 1: Yamas (restraints). 2: Niyamas (observances). 3: Asana (posture). 4: Pranayama (breath control). 5: Pratyahara (sense withdrawal). 6: Dharana (concentration). 7: Dhyana (meditation). 8: Samadhi (absorption).
We had so much fun today at our studio during the workshop from @beachyogagirl. Thank you for those who joined us, and thank you Kerri for teaching an amazing workshop! 💗
SUP Yoga is always a good idea 💕 Do you want to join tomorrow’s class? Sign up online! See link in bio . . Photo @jenb_yogi #islandyogacommunity
Say yes to adventures. Say yes to living your best life 💗
Kick off your weekend by moving your body. We wish you an amazing weekend filled with joy! . . Photo @shanyan_wild