How do things manifest exactly? Is it Divine order or does one push for something they believe in? Is it a combination of the two? Have we been set on our path long before it becomes obvious? Somehow I think it might be all of these things.
In the summer of 2003 the path I was walking became illuminated through the deepening of my practice and by my teachers, and through the willingness to witness how all is truly connected. As I listened, I was guided to find an expression of this confirmation by creating a “space” for exploration and inspiration. TheYogaScape was the result of that desire in form.
The word “YogaScape” finally took shape after I exhausted the many potentials I feel yoga has to offer. Since “yoga” can be translated as “union”, and “scape” as “expanse”, a word that translated to mean expansive union or the “Union of Everything” rang true in my heart. As a western practitioner of yoga, at the onset the practice was just about the poses and the body for me. As I explored the practice of yoga, I discovered that it was about union and moreover the union and connected-ness of everything. I have slowly discovered that yoga exists everywhere—that in fact, it is impossible that everything is not connected! TheYogaScape is a place that puts no boundaries or limitations to where or how yoga can exist. Above all I wish not to change yoga yet again into something new but to allow it to serve us as a brilliant vehicle to guide us back to our truly individual joyful Selves. I wish for this to be a place for you—one that guides you to find more joy, fullness, contentment, expression, creativity, truth, balance, and inspiration in your life. No matter what style or lineage of yoga you choose to practice, I hope it brings you back to your Self and your joys. TheYogascape offers instruction of yoga in forms that include asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, traditional yoga philosophy, guided imagery and group discussion (satsang). Perhaps a bit less traditional however authentic—you may join a class or group that is exploring music, art, theatre, movement, spirituality, work, relationships, Ayurveda and nutrition or Tantric living.
My true passion for teaching stems from the extreme joy and insight I receive from those I teach and therefore have the wonderful opportunity to connect with and learn from. It is this exchange that truly fulfills me like nothing else. As humans we are so unique, and so must the practice of yoga for each individual be as well. To respect these ideals, I also recommend an individual approach to one’s practice, which we offer as private or Semi-private sessions. In addition, small-group classes, special needs, or even age-specific classes can be developed for you and others in-home or out-of-home; who are interested in exploring similar areas of yoga.
Remember: if yoga is limitless and without boundary, anything and everything can be explored!
I alongside our faculty of teachers and healers look forward to guiding your practice.