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The Niyamas: Sauca 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, […]

From the Founder

Celebration “We must celebrate the satisfaction-ecstasy of the oneness-heart.” –Sri Chinmoy On April 15th I had the good fortune to help produce a free concert in New York honoring the 50th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s coming to the West. The concert featured students of Sri Chinmoy performing his music and renowned performers Krishna D

The Yamas: Brahmacharya 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 Yamas: Aparigraha 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 Yamas: Satya 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, […]

From the Founder

Doing is the Answer “The shortest answer is doing.” –George Herbert We have so many questions in our lives. The deepest questions often revolve around the purpose of our lives and the nature of our deepest Self. Our lives are, in many respects, the search for answers. We all seek abiding happiness and satisfaction. Yet, […]

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 […]