Why “A Year in Yoga”?

“Trauma” is everywhere. It’s the way we interact with the world, signaled by our nervous system and its innate reaction to ensure our survival. Understanding this, and how our bodies register and retain trauma physically and psychologically, holds the key to understanding who we are, why we are, and how we can be our happiest and best selves.

Through a practiced approach to self-reflection – embedded within the very definition and purpose of yoga – we can all move through the world more purposefully, calmly and confidently, and achieve more in our lives than we ever thought possible.

A Year in Yoga promotes the customization of a group or individual’s yoga practice to suit their own unique path and lifestyle, drawing from various tools and practices within the scope of classical and traditional yoga. Acknowledging our own ever-changing nature, and that of the world around us, it becomes clear that the ways in which we can achieve happiness often change and evolve as well.

Practitioners often seek yoga to relieve physical pain, reduce stress, strengthen relationships, confront trauma, develop a healthier lifestyle, and build confidence, among other reasons. Regular yoga and meditation practice is substantiated by both Western & Eastern research studies as highly beneficial to address these concerns, and beyond.

A Year in Yoga strives to provide a structured and nurturing framework to promote individual growth and tangible results in one’s personal practice. This occurs by providing consistent guidance and instruction according to the agreed upon needs of the yoga practitioner, which are expected to evolve over the course of self-study (or svadhyaya, in Sanskrit).

“A Year in Yoga” represents yoga as a journey, and unending process; though this path inevitably expands beyond a single year, consistent and regular practice (sadhana) results in periods of shifting, growth and reflection. Like new chapters in the story of your life, yoga forces us to stare our flaws in the face, to acknowledge them and work through them. On the other side, a new understanding resides that enables us to move forward in life feeling whole, fulfilled and unburdened. In this way, Western yoga (asana), meditation and mindfulness – all encompassed within classical “yoga” tradition – may be singularly applied or combined to instigate a revelatory process of healing and personal transformation.

Not everyone fits in a box. It’s time for a new way to yoga…

It’s your journey. Make it yours!

More information including access to research studies, class quotes and scheduling available upon request at info@ayearinyoga.com