ATHA Yoga takes its name from the very first word in Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtra. The word means “now.” In many ways, this is all that is needed as a student – a continual awareness of now. Through the study and practice of yoga, we can bring our system into balance and cultivate our capacity for steady attention. The word atha becomes both a question and answer.
I am excited to work with you on this lifelong project!
ATHA Yoga is a yoga school registered with the Yoga Alliance. We are currently certified to lead 300-hr yoga teacher trainings and offer continuing education credits.
This winter – two new workshops co-hosted by the Yoga School of Miami!
Towards Balance: How Not To Be Busy, Sunday, January 31st, 12:30 – 3:30 pm ET (2 – 5 pm NT). $49Even with pandemic shutdowns, many of us find ourselves with full schedules, juggling work, child care, family obligations, relationships, and more. Even if all the things filling our day are good, they still can be overwhelming and ultimately cause depletion and burn-out if we have too many of them. But how do we choose which are most important to us and which ones can fall away? This workshop invites you to take a few hours to really look closely at what you do, what you want to do, and why. Using concepts and tools found in yoga, you will be guided towards a better understanding of which activities in your life best deserve your energy and attention. You will come away with greater clarity around what you really want and how to get there. The workshop will be a combination of group discussion, personal and group activities and will include two short yoga practices. Each person will leave with a clearer idea of what to keep in their schedule (and why) along with strategies for sustaining these changes.
Pancamaya – Human Anatomy Beyond Bones and Muscles, Sunday, February 28th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm ET (2 – 5 pm NT). $49
Yoga views the human system holistically with the understanding that, when we do something to affect one aspect of our system, everything else will be affected as well. The pancamaya (pronounced panchamaya) is a way of looking at the human system in five dimensions: physical, energetic, mental, personality, and emotions. The Tattiriya Upanisad describes each dimension using a bird as a metaphor. By maintaining and nourishing each of these dimensions, we have the ability to soar freely. In this workshop, we will explore each of the five dimensions using the bird model as our guide. We also will do a series of meditations using this model to gain insight about our own system and how it is functioning.
This workshop is open to everyone – no yoga experience is required. It also is an excellent addition to any yoga teacher training – the pancamaya offers an extremely useful lens through which to see your students and yourself. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits may be available – please inquire.
Stay tuned for a weekly chanting group and other workshops led by guest teachers!