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The Yamas: Ahimsa by Lena Schmidt

The yogic journey, as defined by Patanjali (the ancient sage said to have authored the Yoga Sutras, a foundational text of yoga), is an eight-fold path. The eight limbs act as guidelines for how to live a healthy and meaningful life, tuned into ones own purpose and spiritual nature. The eight limbs are yama, niyama, […]

The Chakras by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the past few weeks I’ve broken […]

Yoga Story: Thai

What first brought you to yoga? I went surfing on a big day with three of my friends about seven years ago. The waves were about double overhead that entire morning. I had so much fun that morning until my accident happened. I did a sharp cutback maneuver with my surfboard & my back foot […]

The Chakras: The Aura by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

The Chakras: Sahasrara (Crown Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. I’ll be breaking down the basics of […]

From the Founder

Aspiration Is nothing but illumination- Alas, we fail to enjoy it. –Sri Chinmoy Illumination, enlightenment, is the moment of knowing our true nature. The veil of ignorance is lifted and we perceive the underlying reality. Aspiration is our longing, our inner cry, our efforts towards illumination. Just as the great redwood tree exists in the

The Chakras: Ajna (Third Eye Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

The Chakras: Vishuddha (Throat Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

Yoga Story: Stefanie Johnson

What first brought you to yoga? During my freshman year of college at Cal Poly Pomona, my roommate, Jaqui, got me to sign up for a Pilates class at our school, so it was actually Pilates that got me started on my path to yoga. At that time, even though I was only 18 years […]

From the Founder

Mindfulness “Peace begins when expectation ends.” —Sri Chinmoy There are many varieties and traditions of meditation. I do not think that any particular concentration or meditation technique is any more valid than another. What is important is that each individual finds a practice that works for them. Regardless of the outer form of our s