The Yoga Sessions is the result of fifteen years of dedicated practice and over a decade of teaching experience. It was created out of an unwavering desire to provide practitioners with a meaningful and authentic yoga
experience. Each session is a platform for you to launch into yourself and study the alchemy and art of Yoga in it's most raw and pure form; within.
A fundamental truth about yoga is that it's best learned through direct experience. We have to practice in order to receive what yoga has to offer.
And as most of us have seen by now, the practice is far beyond just the physical pursuit of postures. The posture themselves are essential and they have their function in sustaining our vitality, yet they are simply a gateway to experience something more profound within ourselves.
Yoga acts as the mirror through which we can observe ourselves in our entirety. Happy or sad, irritable or joyful, tense or flexible, all of what we come in with is there to be seen and experienced. And as we rub up alongside unseen or unexpressed aspects of our body heart and mind, we begin to come into an honest relationship with all that we are carrying.
This is enough to turn many people away. For me, this is where we are just beginning to tap the essence of Yoga.
This is precisely the place where we build the strength of compassion and kindness. This is where we learn to accept. This is where we fortify our ability to forgive. This is where we chisel and hone our will and cultivate the quality of discernment. And for those already operating at what might be considered a highly functional level, it's where deep refinement takes place.
It is within the process of yoga where we learn to retrieve and nurture the lost parts of ourselves and awaken to all the elements of our being. We connect to an inner power source that naturally by it's function upgrades our operating system.
We come to see we are a composite; body, energy, mind, intellect, awareness and consciousness.
Not philosophically, but experientially.
It's said that at first Yoga tastes like poison, but with practice it becomes like nectar.
Eventually as we access, heal, fortify and re-awaken to our whole selves what begins to emerge out of this connection is an undeniable sense of love. As far fetched as that can seem in the beginning, it is a certainty.
We come to see that there is something more to us than these transient feelings and that we are in fact autonomous from all the different ego characters alive within us. The charge of past traumas dissolves and the energy in the body is transmuted and reallocated. Outdated belief systems fall away. Awareness becomes fundamental to who we are in the world and influences our choices. We refine where we place our attention moment to moment and become more present, more authentic and more real.
Our relationship with ourselves becomes held to a higher standard than it was before. This in turn begins to modify our behavior in every aspect of our lives. It transforms all our relations.
What is ultimately awakened is a connection to all beings. What's experienced is a direct connection with a unified field of consciousness so profound that the only result possible from making contact with it, is a palpable sense of humility.
This is the true-to-life content that the The Yoga Sessions format is built from. It is the fuel that is generating the creative energy inside me as a teacher to produce such a class. And this is just the beginning.
Thank you for your participation.
See you in class.
With respect and love,