About Yoga Shivaya
"I bow to the goodness within myself, known as Lord Shiva,
who is the true teacher"
Yoga means union. Shivaya denotes our truest Self; the divine spirit that dwells in every heart. At Yoga Shivaya, the point of yoga practice is to experience this union of body, mind, spirit and heart. When this union is realized, you bring an integrated, authentic way of being to your life. Yoga is the journey to your true Self.
Of course, the strength and flexibility that come from the physical practice enhance our health and sense of well-being. At Yoga Shivaya, we emphasize stretching from where you are -- that is, moving with loving attentiveness to your body as it is, with all of its strengths and limitations. With compassion, mindfulness and effort -- that is, with practice -- we can stretch beyond our perceived limits. And what we practice on the mat becomes a powerful metaphor for embracing life more fully off the mat.