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Yoga Philosophy

A wise woman, who was traveling in the mountains, found a precious stone in a stream. She reverently placed the gem in her bag. The next day, she met another traveler, who was hungry. The wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone in her bag, admired it, and asked the wise woman to give it to him. The wise woman did so without hesitation.

The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the jewel was worth enough to give him security for the rest of his life. But a few days later he came back, searching for the wise woman. When he found her, he returned the stone and said:

“I have been thinking. I know how valuable the stone is, but I would like to exchange it in the hope that you can give me something much more precious. If you can, teach me the secrets about the power you have within you, the power that enabled you to, without hesitation, give me this precious stone.”  -The Secret Power of Yoga

 

At Yogaleena, we view asana and pranayama (yoga poses and breath-work) as access points to a deeper understanding of the self, and the practice of yoga as a journey towards connecting with your own divinity. Flexibility, strength, and balance are all positive side-effects of a consistent practice, but they are not the goal. You’ll find that our teaching style is relaxed, playful, and for all levels, from brand newbies to advanced yogis. Our focus is on intention, mindfulness, and present-moment awareness- the tools you need to boldly occupy your life with purpose, ease, and joy.