Yoga at St. John’s
February Series: Yoga For All
Thursdays February 2nd, 16th, 23rd from 6-7pm
Fridays February 3rd, 17th, 24th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Has the start of the year made you set resolutions, commit to a healthy lifestyle and shake your bad habits? If so, then why not make Yoga a part of your commitment to take care of yourself in 2017.
For the month of February, Yoga For All will be a 3-week series taught at St. Johns on Thursday and Friday evenings. We will practice the first level of the system Yoga in Daily Life called ‘Sarva Hitta Asanas’, which means “good for everyone.” For a yoga student, ‘health’ means the development of your physical, mental, social and spiritual being. Yoga repairs the body, emotions and intellect. All we need to bring to our practice is a sense of curiosity and an open mind to learn.
Lenten Series: Yoga, Ancient Wisdom for a Healthy Lifestyle
Thursdays 6pm – 7pm from March 2nd – April 13th
Lent is an important time of spiritual remembrance of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. Lent is an old English word meaning ‘lengthen.’ Lent is observed in Spring when the days begin to get longer (thank you the BBC website!). Lent falls as Mother Nature begins to waken, and show her full foliage and beauty. We can follow her lead, and have a Yoga practice through Lent to support and build on inner reflection, self-discipline and forgiveness during this special time. In this series we will focus on gradually and systematically practicing asanas (yoga postures) from Yoga in Daily Life© that relax and strengthen the back muscles, help improve poor posture and flexibility of the spine, and strengthen the abdominal muscles.
Yoga for Inner Peace and for World Peace
Sundays March 5th – April 16th 11:30am – 12:30pm
‘Look inside yourself and find the source of light that radiates from you. Open yourself and allow your inner light to radiate out strongly, continuing to expand outward. Give the best that you have to give – your love, your beautiful and good qualities, your whole being.’ (Vishwaguruji, Founder of Yoga in Daily Life) Let these words inspire you during this special time of Lent to come together as a community following Sunday service and practice Yoga. We will practice asanas (yoga postures) to relax and strengthen the body, and explore developing a meditation practice that lets you open your eyes on the inside and connect to the light that lies in each of us.
These practices are suitable for everyone, for the first-time practitioner or the long-term student. Come and experience an authentic Yoga practice.
Please bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and a shawl or small blanket. This will be a donation-based class. All funds raised will be split, with half given to St. John’s and the other half to supporting social and humanitarian programs operated by Yoga in Daily Life.
Yoga in Daily Life © – The Master System
Yoga in Daily Life© is a holistic system of health, encompassing the science of body, mind, consciousness and soul. It remains true to the authentic Indian traditions of classical yoga, but is adjusted to meet the needs of the practitioner living in the 21st Century. The system aims to establish physical, mental, spiritual and social health. It is a truly comprehensive system offering a practical path of practice to all who search for peace of mind, harmony and fulfilment in life. The System is suitable for everybody regardless of age, state of health or cultural backgrounds.
For more information on Yoga in Daily Life:
Website for Yoga in Daily Life, Bay Area: www.yogaindailylife-bayarea.org