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Music Monday!

Music Monday!

If you didn’t know, our very own Rajiv Nathan–better known as Rajnation–has a knack for downright GOOD BEATS, so who better to join for Candlelight Beats TONIGHT, than Raj, himself?! Check out his Music Monday feature for a sneak peak at the positively powerful dance party about to happen on your mat tonight!

Instinct: Responding Simplistically to Life

Instinct: Responding Simplistically to Life

The struggles we experience towards resolution, in any regard, become complex because we make them that way. As extensions of the Earth, we are undoubtedly capable of maintaining simplicity in our decision making and problem solving: life happens, we respond. Thought is not as necessary within the process as we’ve been led to believe. Taking a page from the book of wisdom written by our greatest, and most ancient life force, Mother Earth, follow your instincts. Feel your way through life and you’ll quickly find yourself growing in purpose, grounded in balance, and glowing in peace.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

There’s deep wonder that’s born when we’re met with the energy of the wise and connected–it humbles us, captivates us, but more than anything, it opens us up to levels of understanding and compassion that we may never have tapped into otherwise. If you’ve had the pleasure of sharing our space with the deeply insightful Julianne, then you can relate to the powerful feeling of soulful knowing and being she guides you towards throughout class. Maybe it’s a matter of getting lost in the music and flow, or maybe our wise woman just has a way with words that lets the nonsense fall away, and the truth of our being shine through. Perhaps it’s a balanced mixed of these elements coming together into just the right experience on our mats. Discover the magic this week: join Julianne on Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30pm!

Replacing Acceptance with Enjoyment

Replacing Acceptance with Enjoyment

When we recognize our suffering and intentionally funnel a sense of enjoyment into the experience, not only do we, by default, accept it, but we travel beyond this into a higher vibrational frequency of noticing the many aspects of our situation that could, will, and hopefully are bringing us joy. Choosing enjoyment means actively allowing ourselves to see beyond the suffering at hand—it is an understanding that reality is malleable and will change or evolve as joyful energy opens our hearts, minds, and souls to the favorable experiences and sensations which await our time, effort, energy, and awareness!

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Our beloved, Erin Gams, is back from her big Hawaiian adventure this week, and her furry, four-legged friends aren’t the only ones excited to see her! Take a listen to her soulfully rhythmic mashup that will, undoubtedly, serve as a soundtrack to the endless inspiring stories she’s bound to share! Join Erin TONIGHT at 4 & 7pm!

The Divine YOU

The Divine YOU

This euphoric state we aim for in which we are free of body, mind, and emotions, merely existing as an infinite, energetic being comes and goes, and most likely won’t be found when actively sought out. It is a gift manifested through a surrender of will, opening of heart, and suppleness of being. Yoga provides us with an incredible build-up of physical exertion that exhausts the body into willful rest, focuses the mind into poignant thought, and regulates the emotions into steady experience. Once arriving at savasana and yielding to rest, these three key states of being present a magical opportunity to place you directly in touch with you…

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Music Monday is brought to you by the endlessly sweet and energetic, Lindsey Bliss, this week! Her eclectic mashup has a little bit of everything you need, taking you on a journey from easygoing, Eastern influenced tunes, to feel-good R&B jams. As you fall into the rhythm and ride of her playlist, can you feel your heart opening up to the possibilities of the week?!
Join Lindsey for 6am Power this Tuesday to discover what else is in store!

Letting Intuition Change the “Rules”

Letting Intuition Change the “Rules”

Just like the cells inside our body, life is in constant evolution. It’s also quite cyclical. So, although feelings, events, or states of being might prove reminiscent of each other, you can always expect a twist beneath the surface—big or small. These nuanced fluctuations are the reason why it is so important to pause, connect, listen, and respond. That pause is a moment of pure magical empowerment. It places you outside of yourself in a way that actually connects you deeper within yourself. It is the space that allows you to recognize your knee-jerk reaction and decide if that aligns with what you truly need or not. This is self-love. This is self-care.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Do you know that feel good, high vibrational trance a day off with close family and friends brings on? Those moments when you pause, look around you, and smile from ear to ear with an overwhelming sense of love and joy in your heart–that’s the kind of mindset one of Maggie’s playlist will put you in. It’s simple: solid beats, uplifting mood, and dance-inducing melodies. Press play and enjoy your holiday, then keep the vibes flowing with Maggie this week at one of her Turn It Up Dog! classes (Fri–6:30am & Sat–7:30am)

Maintaining the ‘Knowing’

Maintaining the ‘Knowing’

Maybe we don’t have to lose the effects of the euphoria or ancient knowing which arise in the moments that make our hearts and spirits sing. Whether it’s as complex as an adventure into the unknown, or as simple as a particularly outstanding practice on our mats, the way in which the elements of ourselves and the world around us combine serve as merely the catalyst in triggering that which was already within us. There is no searching for or discovering the clarity and balance necessary to move forward towards the next chapter in life. The fact is, everything that we are, everything that we have been, and everything we could possibly hope to be already exists within us. These seemingly rare experiences serve as an unveiling of the knowing that was there all along.