New to Yoga?
At Tranquility Yoga, we want your first experience to be one that will keep you coming back for more, as you begin to see all the benefits that Yoga has to offer including:
- Greater flexiblity in your spine and your whole body (you don't have to be flexible to begin Yoga)
- Less aches and pains
- Stress reduction
- A quieter mind
Yoga promises all this and more! However, there are many different styles of Yoga, and different people are drawn to different types of classes. We have developed a short questionnaire that you can submit which will allow us to better serve you as a new student. Once you have submitted this, someone from the studio will contact you and answer any questions you may have.
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Satsang is a Sanskrit word that means "in community with seekers of the truth." It is a gathering of people who are seeking support for their private meditation practices, and are curious about the yogic teachings and practices and where they come from. We will be holding monthly Satsangs on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Our next one is scheduled for:
Sunday, February 15: 10 - 11:30 am.
Come chant and meditate with us!
Read the latest issue of TADAA, Master Yoga's monthly news magazine.
One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to blog more regularly. So far, I have written one blog this year, and then... nothing. This morning, as I was meditating, my busy mind kept telling me that I needed to blog. At the same time, I thought "I have nothing to write about." The truth is, I have a lot to write about (we all do) but we just don't take the time to cultivate it. So, how do you cultivate that? How do you discover the things in life that you are truly passionate about?
Meditation is one way to help you connect with those things that are really important in your life. By just sitting with yourself for a while each day, you begin to uncover layers that you never knew were there. You may not feel like anything is happening in the moment while you are meditating, but over time, if you sit with your Self things will begin to unfold in ways that you cannot even imagine. When you allow space for things to show up, life can change dramatically.
As I sat in meditation this morning, I realized that if I'm going to blog, I need to find topics that I care about. Why would I want to write about something that I couldn't care less about? I actually came up with a short list, and then found that my mind wanted to censor it! My mind would say things like "Oh... you don't really care about that!" or "you can't change that, so why care?" It's so interesting to watch how the mind works! At any rate, here is my list:
What I care about
I'm sure there are many other topics that I care about, but this seems like a good starting point. For the next few weeks, my intention is to take a stab at blogging about each of these topics. Given the way my mind reacted this morning, I think I will have plenty to say about each of these!
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Becky, I enjoyed the class. Definitely a different form, more relaxing. I felt like I could breath better, and I went in with a throbbing sacrum and walked out with release of that area! I enjoyed the benefit of the 'quieting' of the mind, the rest of my day was at ease, I felt more in the present rather than scattered all over with a million thoughts running through my head.
BTW, I really love the classes! It's promoting so much peace and awareness. I actually experience stillness like I have never before. It's the best gift really. SR
I am very grateful for the space you have created and the wonderful blessings of Svaroopa Yoga!
...meant to tell you that the individual attention you gave on Friday was very helpful. I am often not sure how the poses are supposed to feel, and if a particular tension is a sign of stretching or moving in a good way, or a sign of being out of alignment, etc. A lot is still unknown. So the checking is helpful – also the neck alignment you did was very good.
Thank you! Svaroopa Yoga is such a beautiful part of my life. Little did I ever dream accepting your 'openhouse' invitation 5 years ago would give me such appreciation of flexibility and grace of the body. If I should have pain I know how to release it! I am ever so thankful our paths crossed! G.N.
I got a lot of the class. During the final Shavasana, I explored the edge between conscious and unconsciousness. I felt like I was exploring. But exploring what? I finally settled on time. I was drifting back and forth through time! Feeling the timelessness of my Self. Pretty Amazing stuff, this yoga!
I adored your yoga studio and the class that I took last Thursday morning. I hope to attend again and become a regular student; it seemed incredibly restorative and relaxing which is what I was looking for in a yoga class! Thank you for adding me to your email list and I hope to be back to Tranquility Yoga this week. Happy holidays, K.V.
I am excited to be doing yoga! I am amazed at how good I felt after just one class..... Looking forward to the next class. B.O.
I really enjoyed Monday's class. It was very relaxing - which is something that I needed. I am hoping to get more lasting benefits as the weeks go on. One very positive note, I injured my shoulder on Saturday at the gym and was having trouble gripping with my right hand. After the Yoga class, it was no longer bothering me. I think I must have had a pinched nerve that went away with that first pose :)
I just had to write to tell you how wonderful last week's class was! They are all always great, but for me, this one was exceptional... At the end of class, I felt as if someone (you) had lifted the bricks from my shoulders! Then, as I backed my car out of the parking lot, my
neck moved farther to the right and left than it has in a very long time. Even better, the residual relief lasted well into the week! Thanks so much, Gail
Just wanted to let you know that the beginner's yoga class was excellent last night. Because I have a bad back and am usually running from one task to the next, I don't ever feel like sitting for longer than a minute. After we did our stretching last night we sat for a bit and I've never been so relaxed and comfortable just sitting.
"I don't know where I was, but it was lovely"...B.N.
"Attending yoga classes at Tranquility is helping my body to heal from so much trauma - and I am so-o incredibly grateful to have found it. I am especially grateful for the Karma Fund and to all of you who have generously contributed to it - without the assistance of the fund, I would not be able to attend regularly. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I trust that the day will come when I can give back what I have been so generously given!!"
How did it go? Well, let's see what words I've been using when describing my experience to family and friends: Wonderful, Amazing, Great, You must try it, Relaxing, Incredible, and Just what I needed. DH
Thought I would check in to say that my neck and shoulder feel SO much better. If there is a shadow of anything left I believe that it is my mind telling me to be careful. Thank you so much for your time after class – I really appreciate your thoughts and your marvelous adjustment. SP
I slept last night! First time in ages! I loved my first class! MB
I have seen a remarkable change in me since last year. I did a lot of shovelling several days ago. I actually like shovelling but generally have some backache the next day. This week for the first time I had no backache at all even after working with some pretty wet and heavy snow. Thank you Tranquility Yoga. DC