• Do you love yoga, but find yourself making excuses for staying off the mat?

  • Have you heard yoga teachers say, "set an intention for your practice," but really don't get the point?

  • Do you want to take your practice and your life deeper, but aren't sure how?

THIS 6 WEEK YOGA AND MEDITATION PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO DO JUST THAT:

  • to bring back the joy and excitement of your yoga practice

  • to inspire you to get on your mat and your meditation cushion more often

  • to help you dig into the deeper "whys" of what keeps you off in the first place

You will learn how finding and setting Intentions is the key to not only building a strong, consistent yoga practice, but the key to taking the lessons you learn on the mat into your full life.

Can setting an Intention really make you a better yogi? A better mother? Friend? Boss? A better person?

YES.

But if you get on your mat, close your eyes, set any old intention, then sit around and wait for transformation, you may be waiting for quite a while.

When you practice being intentionally intentional, however, transformation can happen quickly, and even easily.

If you're curious about how you can create this kind of yoga practice, and more importantly this kind of life, then join us for the next 6 week session of Intentional Practice.

WHY ARE STEPPING ON YOUR YOGA MAT?

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WHY ARE YOU NOT?

Although it might seem as if those 2 questions require different answers, they in fact, have the same answer:

INTENTION.

At some point in the past, you have probably been asked by a yoga teacher to set an intention for your practice that day.

“An intention is bringing your attention and awareness to a quality or virtue you wish to cultivate for your practice both on and off of your mat. Some examples of qualities or virtues you might use as your intention include: patience, gratitude, grace, being present in the moment, awareness of breath, love, forgiveness, letting go, releasing negativity, being open to receive, inner strength, or peacefulness.
By setting an intention you are building a bridge between what you work through on your mat, and what you continue to focus your mind on when you step off of your mat. This intention is a powerfully energetic tool to take your practice into the world.”
- Ahlia Hoffman (you can read the entire article HERE)

Merriam-Webster defines Intention as:

  1. a determination to act in a certain way Resolve
  2. a what one intends to do or bring about

    b the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered

But it's the synonyms that really catch my attention:

  • purpose
  • design
  • aim
  • objective
  • goal

Those are not airy fairy hard to convey clearly ideas. So, let's substitute them for intention:

  • What is the purpose of my yoga practice?
  • What is the objective of my meditation practice?
  • What is the goal of my yoga practice?
  • What is the meaning and design in my life and in my yoga practice?

When there is an aim, when there are clear objectives and stated goals; when there is deep purpose, when there is INTENTION behind your practice of yoga, and your practice of life, getting on your mat becomes easy. There are compelling reasons to not stay away!

Are you practicing with Intention or are you waiting for inspiration, or worse, convenience to get on your mat?

You can flip this script. You can make a habit of daily or weekly practice. Without gritting your teeth. Without doubling down on willpower.

It's about finding your aim, your why, your Intention.

Fall is the perfect time of year to embark on the journey of Intention.

Our modern lives don't much reflect the changing of the seasons. It might effect the clothes we wear, which sport we carpool the kids to, or what tv shows are on weekly, but our daily lives keep the same basic pace all year long.

We eat the same foods. We wake up at the same time. We exercise the same way. 

But should we?

The ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda offer insight into how the seasons affect us and how we can work alongside the natural changes going on in the world outside of us and inside of us to be our best selves.

We are moving from the relaxed carefree summer energy into the more serious and introspective energy of the fall season. This is a time for taking stock, for creating routines, for letting go of the old to make room for the new.

Fall is the time to set limits, protect boundaries; it's the time for releasing the negative "stuff" - things and people that feel overwhelming and outside of our control. It's the time for awareness and grounding.

It's the time to find Intention.

6 weeks of Intention

Using ancient seasonal wisdom, modern day tools, and a bit of soul searching, you will spend 6 weeks of Intention setting, quiet meditation, and good old fashioned asana practice.

What you get:

  • 2 full length yoga practices each week - 12 in all!  No need to pay studio fees. No rushing to make it to class on time. No disappointment at never having a class that fits your schedule. Your mat. Your time.

  • 1-2 shorter versions of that week’s yoga practices and/or a stand alone functional movement practice for those busy days when you don't have time to commit 45 minutes to 1 hour, but you can give 20!

  • 1 10-minute guided meditation each week (all meditations will be audio files you can easily download and take with you.) so you don't have to struggle with meditation! It's practically done for you. All you have to do is sit and press play. 

  • Group Intentions. You won't be expected to invent the wheel right out of the gate! We will all share intentions throughout the 6 weeks and these intentions will help to guide your practice - of yoga, of meditation, of work, of home life, of intention setting itself.

  • Your own personal Intention which you will develop through a series of exercises. This Intention will serve to give you a deeper look into your practice and into your life and help you to rise above the challenges that keep you off your mat, keep you from advancing your practice, and keep you feeling stuck - on the mat and in your life.

  • All the time in the world. There is no need to hurry through this program. Although it is set up as a 6 week program, you have access to the material until next fall. Follow the 6 week suggestions, go through it faster, slower, multiple times, repeat just your favorite parts, it’s your choice! (Access to the program will end September 2019)

Are you ready?