There is an interesting stereotype out there that all yoga teachers are sober vegans whom are extreme control freaks. While this may be true for a lot of serious practitioners out there, a lot of us are still just light-hearted seekers of love and transformation, or BOTH!
The concept behind my most recent event, Balance and Brews, was to introduce people to yoga in a social setting. Yogis can have fun while being conscious too! On the west coast, yoga is the social scene. Co-creation and spirituality are huge proponents of community gatherings there. So I taught. I taught what I know to be the social yoga practice. One that helps us stretch deeper into our own individual awareness, while also creating space for union with the group.
After our practice, I was looking around at the mingled yogis, almost ALL sitting with someone new and I had the thought “Wow, you’ve created this. This is it!” This is the environment that I want to create, a gathering of consciousness and fun. People are challenged and given the space to be, to grow, and to connect through the reflection of connection and community. This type of community attracts those who want to play and work hard. To be internal and be external, feeling all the aliveness of their story while being in a supportive group setting. This creates the way for transformation, transcendence, and those little moments that we hope to get a glimpse of, otherwise known as enlightenment. Enlightenment is not a permanent state of being. Rather, it is a moment of pure awareness or bliss. This wisdom is channeled from outside the human self, a message from the cosmos. On September 20th, 2015 the Cosmos told me, yoga is the social connection of universal consciousness.