Practice & Retreat

Breathe. Play. Stay.

Practice & Retreat

Welcome to the Yoga Mandala Sangha!

Many of us come to yoga by way of asana, the postural practice, a way to address our health concerns, to meet our fitness goals, to gain physical strength and flexibility. Maybe we show up because we simply need space to breathe, to release the stresses of life, to find ourselves, to rediscover community.

The place of practice is our very own heart, or bhava, a place of mindful intent. We are a mandala of practitioners and friends who come together to practice and learn from each other. We feel what it’s like to breathe, to appreciate the gift of the physical body and the joy of movement, and to experience moments of stillness and equanimity within ourselves, in community. The door to practice is always open, to anyone and everyone.

My intention, as your guide, is to make each yoga experience an extraordinary one. All I ask is that you bring all your wonderful (perceived) imperfections–and best teachers–to the mat, or cushion, with you, and curiosity to each and every sensate experience and inner narrative. In a world that feels increasingly groundless or uncertain, the tools and techniques, the practices and methodologies of yoga, yoga therapy and meditation are tremendously powerful tools to bring yourself (back) to that place of remembering who you are, what you are, where you are, so that you may then extend yourself with sincerity to others and in the world. This is Mahavritam–the great heart-vow.