Heart of Yoga (Discussion)

This class is taught by:

Laura Spaulding

Laura began practicing yoga in 1967. She has practiced and studied in the Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga systems, but her main practice is Ashtanga Yoga.  She studied with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore in 1999 and 2002-2009. She continues to study with Saraswathi and Sharath Jois. Certifications: Yoga East (1994), AYRI Authorization by K Pattabhi Jois (2004), KPJAYI Level 2 (2009), ERYT500 (2007) and YACEP (2016).
Heart of Yoga is one of our oldest and most popular classes. It began with the tradition started by our teacher K. Pattabhi Jois, who set aside time each afternoon to meet with students and answer questions about yoga. 
The Heart of Yoga group discusses questions that arise in the practice of yoga, ranging from the latest yoga scandal of the day to deep philosophical questions about why we practice this ancient art.  It's not a gossip hour - we explore the paths of yoga, the texts of the yoga tradition, question our ethical standards, and share our experiences along the path so that we can learn, understand and grow in our practice and understanding of yoga.  Along the way we study the different paths of yoga, the traditional texts of the yoga tradition, Sanskrit pronunciation, history and development of yoga, the theory and philosophy of yoga and contemplate how yoga philosophy is relevant for yoga students today.
Heart of Yoga satisfies PLE requirements for 200, 300 and 500 Hour Teacher Training Courses.
No experience is needed, and no fee is charged. As always, donations help support our Chanting, Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy classes.
You will not need a yoga mat. Comfortable street clothing is fine.