The primary reason I have Maitri Yoga Centers is to create a loving, supportive community of like-minded individuals that can practice, grow, heal and to have fun together. Yoga is our tool to create connection. In our world of electronic connections, it is vital to have real life connections that can truly support us and the greater sense of our community.
I’ll be honest with you, yoga can be practiced anywhere, and it can even be cheaper online or at other places than Maitri Yoga. We know that we offer something more than just yoga. The culture of community is so important, and it is hard to find it these days. It is different practicing in a room full of other yogis than at home in your living room. Our studios are sacred spaces that induce calm and peace just by walking through the doors. You get way more out of the practice when you are in the presence of a live teacher. They will push you further than you will go on your own. Even I, the owner of the studio, don’t push my body as hard in my home practice than I do when I come take a class. My abs are sore from the class I took with Andrea yesterday – that doesn’t happen on my own. We get variety, courage to try something new, alignment adjustments and supportive energy from the teachers and students.
This month our focus is on manifesting – and I want more for our community. What we offer is so much more than just yoga poses. We encourage you to feel challenged and nurtured at the same time. Connected inwardly as well as connected to each other. More and more people need to find better health and well-being and we can offer them both. A peaceful mind and heart are possible, not to mention a stronger more flexible body.
We are working on our studio from within this month and you’ll see the shifts starting to happen in the next couple weeks. We are cleaning up our class names to make them more clear and succinct. A few teachers will be moving around the schedule. Basically, we want to be as potent as we can for you and your experience with us. If you aren’t sure about change, I ask you to take a deep breath and let go of the worry. Nothing drastic is happening, we are just getting better at what we love to do – which is helping you find better health, reduce stress, find strength and flexibility and connect to a community that loves you!
Part of manifesting is speaking out loud to let the universe know what you want to manifest. (Try this in your own manifesting this month.) Here’s what I want:
I want to see our community grow and thrive! I want more people to benefit from the amazing work that we do together and partake in the growth and connection we facilitate.
I ask that you take part in manifesting a greater Maitri community by inviting your friends to a class. Welcome back friends who haven’t been in for a while. If you haven’t been in for a while, we would love to see you! We love what we do and are so blessed to share it with you. And, we want to share it with even more of our neighbors! Let’s grow our amazing community together!!
As a part of this manifesting I’d like to offer a couple free audio Yoga Nidra practices to anyone who feels they can use it. These are recorded live in my classes (I’d love to have you join me in person!). Yoga Nidra is a simple, lying down, guided form of meditation that you can’t do wrong! It helps you feel like the best you possible and all you have to do is listen. We have several of these classes throughout the week. Again, all of us who teach Yoga Nidra would be honored to have you in our classes. But, for now, try it out with the audio recordings and enjoy a little peace on me. Feel free to share with your friends.
With love and gratitude,
Maitri Yoga Founder