On April 8 and 9th, our celebration of togetherness continues with an extraordinary yoga festival marking the official opening of Down Under Cambridge. Our faculty of all different lineages come together in celebration of community and action. The weekend will showcase all methodologies, mingling classes, discussions, fundraisers, demonstrations, visiting guests, senior faculty, old faces and new.
On Saturday, our School of Baptiste showcases the Journey Into Power methodology. Whether you are new to Baptiste Yoga or a seasoned practitioner from the glory days of Baptiste's Boston roots, join the community in exploring the foundations of this powerful practice.
On Sunday, doors open to a world of yoga, returned friends, and yogis uniting for good. Meditations From The Mat author Rolf Gates returns to Cambridge to lead a Master Class and meditation open to festival participants. A full lineup of our Senior Teachers and faculty join together for a jam-packed day of yoga and union.
A gentle fall
The underlying message is that no one is right and no one is wrong. We’re all on the same path, though the journey will take on different forms.
In this conversation, Billy Smith and Julia Hanlon, Baptiste Yoga teachers, discuss why they practice Baptiste yoga and why they have devoted their lives to teaching it.
In Ashtanga Yoga, the practice itself is the teacher, but having a human guide is essential to help the student attain his or her highest self.
The intimacy that comes with letting your teacher see you week after week nourishes the development of a special relationship: the teacher will assess where you are coming from, see where you are, and challenge you to take the next step as you gradually become ready.
The breath is always at the forefront, and distractions are at a minimum. Each student has signed up for this specific way of learning yoga, there is no one-time drop-in, no wandering in unaware.
Finding something new - in my practice, my teaching, my life - and staying on the path of growth requires clearing out the clutter and finding space first. Only then can something new and amazing emerge.
More than anything I am interested in helping my students to be sophisticated in their practice starting from the “simplest” of poses. I want to help them find a physical practice that is mindful, skillful, and specific.