First of all, I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be sending this newsletter to you. As a yoga teacher, the past three months have been extremely frustrating. Not being able to share the teachings of Yoga – Jivamukti Yoga in particular – in times when it felt like the world needed it the most has been devastating. Not being able to see and connect with you guys, my community, has been unbearable.
The most important year of them all
2020 is not a year we’re likely to forget anytime soon. The times we’re living in are currently filled with both chaos and unrest, and life as we know it has been turned upside down. It’s an unsettling time in many ways, but it’s also becoming quite clear that not only does the world need change – it demands change. As I’ve also mentioned before, I truly believe that with these past months, the universe has gifted us a unique opportunity – if we choose to see it this way.
I deeply connect with the above message by Leslie Dwight, and I think it may resonate with you too? 2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather the most important year of them all. What if 2020 really is the year we’ve been waiting for?
United in our practice
Yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite”— to know oneself as one with all that is. Everything each of us does as individuals affects the whole world, and when we begin to understand that everything is connected, we can spur change.
The Jivamukti Yoga method is unique in the sense that it is founded on the principle of activism. Jivamukti yogis actively work, through their practice, to change the world for the better. And that includes political activism.
The word politic refers to the greater body or the community in which one lives. To be politically active is to be conscious of how your actions affect the community and to strive to improve and contribute to the enhancement of that community. Yoga teaches us that we have an individual body and a universal body, and when we perceive and care for both equally—when we try to see ourselves in others—then we are moving toward the enlightened state.
Everything we see in the world around us is nothing more than a projection of what is inside of us, so if we don’t like something that we see happening in the world, as yogis we know that the only way to create lasting change is to root it out in ourselves.
But it takes commitment and it takes community. We need to feel united in a greater cause so our practice becomes more than personal.
We need Sangha.
And so I’m beyond excited to announce, that starting from tonight 8th of June, we’re able to meet and practice together again. Read the details in the sections below. I hope you’re ready to accept this gift we’ve been given and to build an even stronger community.
See you in class.
With love and light,
For the rest of this season (until the end of June), my weekly Monday classes are back.
- Start date: Monday 8th of June
- Time: 19.00-20.30
- Place: Sattva YOGA, Teglgårdstræde 8 b.
- Please SIGN UP IN ADVANCE to book your spot.
NEW SEASON from August: Weekly Jivamukti classes
- Weekly Monday classes
- August 17th – December 14th
- 19.00-20.30 @ Sattva YOGA
- Secure your spot. Buy your season pass now!
I have also added 3 special Summer classes to the event calendar, which is 2 extended classes in July and one full day event in August. So you’re welcome to check that out and see if there’s something that speaks to you.