how our yoga has changed over the years
Our yoga has been re-shaped by the plethora of energy we have spent dedicated to critical thought about the hidden assumptions and living arrangements that are normative in this culture. To quote Michael Stone: “I’ve realized that the habits I once thought were personal were actually internalized narratives from the culture we live in. Therefore, I believe that inner transformation and social awakening are one.”
Our practice in some ways has become simpler but it is also much wider. These are urgent times, we must slow down. We need to withdraw from the momentum of the craziness of ecocide, inequality and us versus them thinking.
Yoga is a medium conducive to desperately needed new perspectives. We want to provide a safe place to have dangerous conversations about an uncertain future, to hold the whole spectrum of human experience and emotion in love, to heal individually and collectively and most of all, to find the courage to move into new territory. Yoga with us is a sacred space to be quiet and feel, intuit, work out what is true for you and what nature needs from you. It is about reconnecting to a wilder world, tapping into Indigenous pathways and rooting ourselves in the web of life.
Our intention is a coming together - within yourself and between us all.
Every coming together repairs a stitch in the fabric of life that has been ripped by false notions of separation.
This reweaving asks us to do our inner work and also to work towards a chapter of the world story that is yet unwritten.
This work means re-envisioning our way of inhabiting the world in order to foster loving, mutually respectful relationships between humans, non-humans and the larger ecosystem that sustains us.
Yoga asks the questions that the Sufi poet Rumi asked of himself eight centuries ago, and seeks to answer them:
All day long I think about it, and at night I say it: Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? Who hears with my ear, and speaks with my tongue? And what is the soul?