With our home base in the great city of Los Angeles, CA, we are a dedicated team of yogis on a mission of spreading ancient Indian yoga traditions to our community. Yoga is a path, a technique, a form of exercise to free one`s mind.
According to Patañjali`s Yoga Sūtras, there are eight limbs of Rāja yoga: yama, niyama, āsana, prāṇāyāma, pratyāhāra, dhāraṇā, dhyāna, samādhi to be practiced daily.
Patañjali Yoga Sūtras is a compilation of wisdom gathered from older Vedic traditions. It`s written in Sanskrit. Patañjali divided Yoga Sūtras into four chapters of books, containing in all of 196 aphorisms. On the market, nowadays you can find Yoga Sūtras with commentary from different Swamis.
This is the most important of all the sūtras:
yogaś citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ (YS I:2)
yogaś =Yoga, citta=of the mind stuff, vṛtti=modifications, nirodhaḥ=restraint
The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga.
Yoga is a stilling of the fluctuations in (one’s) consciousness.
For a keen student, this sūtra would be enough because the rest of them only explain this one. Our thoughts can agitate us, give us pleasure, or even torture us, but they cannot lead us to a state of yoga. To achieve yoga we have to become uninvolved from the stream of thoughts, to go beyond it, to a higher state of consciousness. If the restraint of mental modifications is achieved, one reached the goal of yoga. To reach yoga is to free your mind.
Eights limbs of Aṣṭaṅga Yoga of Patañjali are the steps. This means that one step leads to another. One has to be very skillful in order to skip the steps and go directly from āsana to dhyāna, for example.
Yoga is a beautiful path towards liberation. Challenging as it may be, the beauty is generated through self dedication and discipline. The churning discomfort generated during physical practice is not only because we are exploring the limitations of our bodies, but also because we are bringing up all the emotions up to the surface in order to transform and to heal. Yoga teaches patience, gives us tools to develop a calm and restful mind, as well as strength and flexibility. With regular practice we gift ourselves with an alluring glow and a symmetrical shapeliness.
We offer 60 min and 75 min classes which include chanting, āsana, prāṇāyāma (breathing) and dhyāna (meditation) practices. Physical part of the class is vinyasa based which means one moves smoothly from one pose to another assisted and transitioned by breath. Class starts with OM and results in few minutes of meditation.
We would be more than delightful if you decide to be a part of the incredible yoga journey with us.
Oṃ śānti śānti śānti ❤🙏🏻❤
Agnieszka Pieterwas is the founder of Vrkira Yoga, a certified yoga teacher, certified Ayurveda therapist, healer, psychologist, and a life coach.
Naho Kume is a certified yoga teacher and have been practicing yoga for 6 years.
Britt Blackwell is a Los Angeles native and wellness professional. Her yoga journey began as a way of guidance and purpose on her path.
Crystal Smith is 200 RYT yoga instructor with love and passion for Vinyasa flow.
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