A Little Sunshine.
A Big Difference.
In 2006, I looking for "an easy fitness class" to rehab my body from college sports when I took my first yoga class at a local gym. It's now my passion and most joyful work to teach and share that with practice, you can do anything. Lose weight. Drink more water. Run a Marathon. Sleep Better. Wake up early. Be more successful. Stand on your head. Start a business. Speak in public. Change your life.
There are so many ways to define our RICHNESS, but we often choose the most narrow of definitions by using our bank account balance.
It will require your commitment. It will require your patience and discipline. It will require a belief that you are capable of change.
As we are willing to change ourselves for the better, we are able to create positive change around us. May your time on the mat be powerful, positive, and liberating.
1. Why Yellow?
Yellow is the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness. Yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy.
Studies show that the meaning of the color yellow can be warmth, cheerfulness, increased mental activity, increased muscle energy. The color yellow helps activate the memory, encourage communication, enhance vision, build confidence, and stimulate the nervous system. (source: BournCreative.com)
We heart the rich meaning and significance of this sunny hue. We hope it's the color you see behind your closed eyes on a sunny day. And we hope when this pop of color catches your eye from the corner of your room that you are inspired, even for a moment, to pause and breath -- that is an incredible commitment to practice.
2. What kind of Yoga do you teach?
Yellow Mat Yoga, Movement, Meditation, and School of General Life Awesomeness empowers it's teachers to create practices and diverse and authentic as themselves. We offer a variety of asana practice styles you'd find at a typical yoga studio -- think creative flowing power vinyasa sequence, sweet restorative + yin, along with an occasional Kundalini pop-up. But, we consider Yoga + Meditation more of an applied science, than an exercise or wellness activity. Put more simply -- anything can be yoga, so long as we are consciously practicing the principles of yogic philosophy. Have an interesting practice idea? Let us know.
3. How does a pay-it-forward system work?
Every month, our teachers offer a variety of pay-it-forward practices to the local community. We suggest a $10-$20 class contribution from students that helps maintain the studio space, and creates the opportunity for a teacher to provide paid service to a service organization.
4. Why the change?
You can check out this article about the Business of Yoga. We were unhappy and stressed with the barriers and boundaries that were being created by the constant need to "sell" yoga classes. We rely on the generosity of our patrons to sustain our amazing practice space for all.