MISSION AND VALUES
Strongheart Yoga's mission is to improve the mental, physical and spiritual health of the community by guiding individuals to inner peace through mind-body practices and daily living habits.
I believe in service, and in building interpersonal relationships and community. I believe in the power of love, hope, humor (yes, laughter is so important!) and faith, to deliver peace. And I believe that all are worthy of such blessings.
I believe in living out the yogic principle of Karuna and the Christian principle of agape. Karuna is the sanskrit word for compassion; “it means any action taken to diminish the suffering of one's self and others. It can also be translated to mean ‘compassionate action’.” Similarly, “agape love is unconditional love that is always giving and impossible to take or be a taker. It devotes total commitment to seek your highest best no matter how anyone may respond. This form of love is totally selfless and does not change whether the love given is returned or not.”
So, at the core of my practice is the idea of "yoga-lanthropy." Though I instruct a variety of classes, I prioritize teaching donation-based classes such that all of my neighbors, regardless of experience level or income, can join together to "practice with a purpose."
In today's world, we are constantly overwhelmed by demands for attention; whether it's work, home and family, or our digital devices and social media, unfortunately, most of us find it nearly impossible to turn off. What I have learned, though, is that it is in stillness where the majority of healing happens and where we can be made whole. Whatever your goals might be, I'm confident that together we can help you to "BE STILL" in order to find balance, peace and, ultimately, strength.
Get in touch to learn more about classes, workshops, and making yoga a part of your lifestyle.