ŚraddhāWhere you put your Heart.
Have you done your yoga today?
We seek to experience greater joy in life.
OUR YOGA PHILOSOPHY
Sutra 1:20 from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra begins with the word Śraddhā, this is the foundation of our school. With over decades of practice, we recognize that each day, month, year brings about changes that require us to adjust our practices accordingly.
Śraddhā means faith, but not a blind faith in something outside of ourselves; it is a faith that the practice holds in it tools and techniques that will help us realize our own pure consciousness and assist in the everyday enjoyment of our lives. For us, this idea encourages us to lead with our hearts, and as the rest of the sutra states, pursue our goal of deep absorption into the Self (samadhi), with heartfelt energy (virya), remembering our original intentions (smriti), and choosing wisely (prajna) the correct practices for each day. These may include asana, kriya, pranayama, meditation, or even kirtan.
What does Śhraddhā mean?
Class with a teacher from Śraddhā School of Yoga will always have an inspiration from yogic philosophy, clear alignment instructions, and supportive community. We are inspired by Tantrik philosophy. This, simply put, means that we seek to experience greater joy in life. We take the perspective that life is a gift to be celebrated. We do not necessarily follow a specific school of Tantra but see the world as a non-dual experience, meaning that the most fundamental particles in nature are all vibrating with the same conscious energy. You may hear the terms Siva and Sakti in our classes. These are terms that represent the idea that nature, at its essence is Pure Awareness and has a vibration that is beyond a bliss that words can describe.
This point of view (darshan) should support any faith or background that you bring to the practice and we celebrate our differences as we open ourselves up to learn from each other.