This all started a long time ago. tridoshaYogaYYC has evolved from the understanding of the self. For you to celebrate this with me would be my greatest pleasure. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for your support and love and secondly, I invite you to join me at Yoga Passage, November 1 @ 1PM for the Calmunity Class. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such radiant people and hope to see you there.
Here is the full circle that got me to 'here'. It was August of 2009 and summer was full on. The sun was out. My friends were out and it was the most beautful day. Even the rainbow came out to play but sometimes life teaches us lessons and we get to find the hard way to our soul. Atleast this was the case for me.
As the flower told the little prince, "I need to put up with two or three caterpillars if I want to get to know the butterflies."
What seemed to be a beautiful day soon became my darkest and since then my life has transformed into light.
That message of butterflies resonates with me, like the conversation I had at group about yoga. When up is the only way to look... a glimmer of hope was all I could see.
I had rememebered a studio that I walked by everyday on my way to group sessions. The smiling faces walking in and out of the glass door, to the glistening cyclists that glided off their bikes into the upstairs studio. I was immediately in awe of the place.
One day I felt courageous enough to walk in and experience this practice. I really didn't know what to expect and was clueless to the benefits of yoga. I was told it would make me feel better and what's the harm in that? So, I asked them to send me to the most gentle class.
I settled into my newly bought mat, not really sure what to expect from a restorative class. I knew the title seemed fitting. It took a bit of practice; listening. Trying to experience, to the best of my knowledge, what it felt like to relax and breathe. Before I was ready the class was over. There was no psychedelic exeperice or sense of supernatural bliss. I just felt at peace which was the lasting miracle that I took home with me.
Yoga Passage gave me a taste of what it was like to toss the mask I had worn for too long. I discovered self-love. I gravitated to the studio. I started attending as many classes as possible and I fell in love with the practice of yoga. At this point, I had branched out to traditional ashtanga, hatha, and dancing through vinyasa.
Although life continues to carry me on a wave of highs and lows, the practice of movement and meditation stays with me. It became a ritual that cultivates room for love, compassion, creativity and expression.
Eventually, I came to a point where embracing the movement wasn't enough and I had to dig deeper. This soul searching journey led me to India.
India was the place where Shri Kali Ashram nestled itself into my heart. For an invasive four weeks we reached deep into the study of tantra philosophy, psychology and the vedas. Each day practicing approximately five hours of yoga. The study of tantra helped me better understand my dharma, my soul journey.
When my experience came to a close at the ashram, I spent every day either practicing or sharing tridosha tantra and when I got home to Canada, I knew I had to continue.
You know that feeling when you hear about something really great... Usually it's hard to keep to yourself and thats exactly what I felt with teaching yoga. I just couldn't keep that love all to myself!
Now I have a very exciting and unique opportunity.
On Sunday, Novemeber 1st at 1PM, I will be teaching the tridosha series at Yoga Passage. The very place my yogic journey began. This will be the first indoor @tridoshaYogaYYC class. It will begin at the symbolic time of 11-1-1(thank you for your insight, Crystal)
I hope you join me on Sunday to celebrate rebirth, to celebrate taking off the mask of yesterday's (literally), and dedicating the time to love and honour yourself for the beautiful person you are! Cultivating your own true bliss.
@tridoshaYogaYYC hosting Calmunity Class
524 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Class starts at 1PM
Donation Only ($ or Non-Perishable Food Items)
:.:.:.:.:.Hope to see you all there.:.:.:.:.:
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 1943
. Ayla . @missaylanova .