Hi Everyone, Ashley here. :) I suspect that this might be my last official post in the YogaWasi blog as the owner of YogaWasi, but I need to tell you that I am so excited about who will be posting here in the future. YogaWasi has a new owner! And she's amazing! That means that we are staying open and; therefore, still providing lots of love filled Yoga classes for you :)
I'll tell you more about that soon, but first, I'd like to update you on what is going on here at YogaWasi. Keep reading to learn about the following:
As you can see, the schedule has been cut back a bit. It is temporary and soon we will offer more classes once again.
Why is the schedule so different? Keep reading and I'll explain it to you.
What's going on with the teachers at YogaWasi? We are meditating :)
But don't worry, we have new teachers coming to take over while our other beloved teachers educate themselves in the world of mediation and karma yoga. In fact, there's a new teacher trying out this Thursday and Friday night. Come check him out and try Integral Yoga. :)
Meet the New Owner of YogaWasi
Hablando de mi experiencia con el yoga
Mi primer contacto con el YOGA fue en el 2000 cuando fui a Berkeley, California, USA. Tras tener las clases de yoga como parte de mi vida diaria, al regresar a Perú en el 2008 comencé a practicarlo por mi cuenta y mientras lo hacía en una esquina del gimnasio, algunas personas me preguntaban si podían hacer conmigo eso que estaba haciendo (por ese tiempo no se conocían aquí los asanas/posturas, así que solía hablar de sus beneficios).
Dado que el yoga no viene solo, también he hecho otros cursos, 3 años en el Instituto Psíquico de Berkeley, California, USA para estudios de meditación, sanación y lectura de aura, clarividencia, intuición de mujer, y en Perú masaje tailandés y Reiki 1.
Elvira Perez Pacheco - Propietaria
It has been such a pleasure...
Thank you so much for letting me experience this past year with you. Please, please, please keep in touch with me. I'm happy to offer classes via Skype or simply talk and catch up. :)
Love to you all,
YogaWasi Students - You're Amazing
What is the AYNI CENTER?
What this means is that not only are you able to come to the AYNI CENTER to practice Yoga at YogaWasi or learn dance at the Estudio de Danza de Paola Carrillo, but you also now have a place to relax and work - in a safe, quiet, and comfortable environment that is specifically designed to support you with your activities.
The best parts are that you:
1) Get to take a break from your work in order to practice Yoga at YogaWasi AND at a discount once you are a member of the AYNI CENTER, but you also...
2) Receive a discount at the AYNI CENTER Co-Working Space because you are a member of YogaWasi.
Come by and take a look around. For more information, here is a little bit about the services offered by the AYNI CENTER. Ask Ashley or Elvira for more information! Or contact the AYNI CENTER directly :) --> firstname.lastname@example.org --> +51 969758069
Accept kindness into your life. Allow others to compliment you, to help you and be there for you. You are worthy of receiving goodness in your life, too, so be kind to yourself and receive when others offer you what you need.
Accept What Is
YogaWasi has new classes in San Blas!
Santa Monica Schedule
These Yogis are so Wonderful
Uno de los desafíos más grandes es comprometerse completamente a algo. Sin embargo, la satisfacción que sentirás una vez que hayas seguido con tu compromiso vale la pena. Sin importar a qué te comprometas- ya sea una consistente práctica de yoga, una meditación diaria, una dieta más sana, más tiempo con tus amigos- te sentirás bien sabiendo que eres firme.
One life’s biggest challenges is to commit fully to something. However, the satisfaction you’ll feel once you do follow through with your commitment is well worth it.
No matter what you commit to—a consistent yoga practice, a daily meditation, a healthier diet, more time with friends—you’ll feel good knowing you’re steadfast.
A Fond Farewell from Bre
To all of my students, I write to remind you that in this life we must practice many things. The most important practice; however, is the work we do within ourselves.
It is my hope that over the past eight months I have ignited within you a passion to be yourselves. A passion to follow your instincts, to do the work, even when this is hard. This work I must do now for myself.
The decision to part from YogaWasi and all of you was not by any means easy. I hold many memories of us with a smile.
For now, I will take a trip to the US, a place I have not been back to for four years. I am not certain where the yoga path will take me and my teaching, but I sincerely hope you stay in touch. My Instagram is @namastebre, my email is email@example.com.
I’ll be with you in spirit on the mat.
A Letter from Ashley about Changes
However, as you may have read or noticed in the above schedule, YogaWasi is going through some changes of its own. For example, we are no longer able to offer classes at 7 am with Bre due to a lack of attendance. However, for those of you that were disciplined enough to attend a 7 am class, Mariana is still offering her beautiful and inspiring Kundalini Yoga class every Monday and Wednesday at 7am. I hope that you will give it a try. Kundalini is empowering and very energetic. It's perfect for starting your mornings out strong and centered.
Also, as you have probably read, our lovely Forrest Yoga teacher, Bre is no longer able to offer classes at YogaWasi, as she has an adventure of her own that she needs to explore. I understand that change can be a bit scary. We get used to a certain class or person, and as a result, sometimes our reaction to change is negative. I'd like to talk to you now about that, about our plans at YogaWasi, and about my hopes for you and this studio in the future.
For years, I was reluctant to teach yoga, always feeling I didn’t know enough. Even though those feelings are still present, after continual urging of students and yoga teachers, I finally began offering classes of my own in 2005. And now as of 2017, I offer to you and beautiful Cusco, YogaWasi… an organic unfoldment of my own practices, insights and reflections. As a normal woman and yoga teacher, I have found that the fullest expression of yoga is not just within a pose but within every aspect of life. Yoga exists within each action and every spoken word, and it is expressed through every thought. I suppose that many of you began to learn this while in classes with Bre, if you were lucky enough to take her class. It is our hope that you will continue your yoga journey in and out of the studio and that you will continue to allow us to guide you.
Over the years, I have come to believe that a yoga teacher’s inner experiences, combined with an understanding of the deeper significance of yoga, creates a vibrational frequency that attracts students of a similar resonance… not to mention teachers. And here you are before me. And to me, you are all a blessing because without you I couldn’t manifest and create YogaWasi. We met for a reason. Me and You. Bre and You. You and the other teachers. I believe that reason is to continue to inspire each other in all ways.
Among yoga’s other blessings: We learn balance within the polarities of opposites. As we learn the art of bilateral integration within the body, we also learn the same in life. We do not seek approval or cower under disapproval, real or imagined. As teachers and as students, we learn to stay centered in the midst of attachments and aversions, praise or blame, criticism or compliment. Through asana, we learn to give up goal orientation, to give our all to the present moment, and then to release it, as we learn to release in Savasana. We learn to let go of the past and come into the present moment within our classes and within our lives. So, regardless of these changes at YogaWasi, it is my hope that you will let go of any desire that things would not change, but instead, will be open to exploring new styles of yoga and new teachers that come and go through YogaWasi.
As a teacher, I found that if I took on many classes and responsibilities and did not have time to deepen my own practice, it was possible to become dry inside and weary in body, mind, and spirit. I was feeling that weariness many years ago, until I was reminded by Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar: “Practice twice as much as you teach”. As I began to implement his advice, I discovered a wellspring of love and a true desire to serve. These words arose out of the depth of my soul: “To love is to go on teaching forever without growing weary.” You probably noticed that Bre had a very strong personal practice of her own. It showed in the way she taught and in her very being. On and off the mat. And now, she needs to leave to continue her own practice even further. She has expressed that she hopes you will continue yours as well.
This is why I beseech you all to take advantage of all the other classes offered at YogaWasi, as well as the teacher workshops that I have arranged and intend to continue to offer weekly or bi-weekly. We are all in the flux of change; nothing is solid. And I ask you for your feedback and comments. Let me know what is working and what is not. Let the teachers know what they are doing well, or where they can improve. This is your studio, too!
Through the practice of yoga, we can let our hearts convey our love of all humanity and the Divine essence of all creation. We do this when we caress our feet upon the earth in standing poses, when our toes and heels reach for the center of the sun in inverted poses. We can let our love for the Divine reflect in the ceremonious offering of our upper to lower body in forward bends. Asanas reflect the art and beauty of the communion of Self with the Universal. They help us release the impediments that shroud the light that is always shining. We are not “becoming One with” but realizing the Oneness that already is. This is the Union of Yoga.
Blessing and pranams to you always,
We Love Our YogaWasi Students
Una Carte de Rosario
Me siento muy agradecida y honrada te tomar el asiento de Bre!! Desde mañana lunes 16 de abril compartiré mis clases con todos ustedes a las 9 am.
Soy estudiante de Anusara Yoga y mis clases se basan en una filosofía tántrica, que afirma que todos tenemos una bondad innata y que no tenemos nada que buscar fuera; todo está dentro de nosotros y nuestra práctica será una expresión de dentro hacia afuera.
Anusara Yoga no tiene una secuencia o secuencias fijas, los profesores estamos entrenados para elaborar secuencias por objetivos por lo que cada clase resulta una experiencia nueva. Los tipos de secuencias pueden ser por: Postura pico (toda la secuencia se diseña para lograr la máxima expresión de una postura específica), temática (toda la clase podría tratarse por ejemplo, de posturas de aves o animales en general), zona del cuerpo (la clase podría diseñarse para enfocarnos en abrir o fortalecer una parte específica del cuerpo), por Principio de Alineación (la clase podría diseñarse para enseñarle a los alumnos a entender un principio biomecánico específico de Anusara).
Tenemos mucho por aprender, así que si tienes algún tema en específico, postura que te interesa, pídemela!!! Lo trabajamos!!!
Te espero con el corazón abierto!!
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We are excited to let you all know that we will be opening our doors as soon as possible. The goal is JULY 1st! But first, we have to refinish the wood floors, acquire high-quality yoga mats and supplies, and then let the rest of this beautiful city know that we are coming. In the meantime, please keep practicing, smiling and being the wonderful person that you are. We can't wait to spend time with you.
Love and Light,
Ashley & The YogaWasi Family
P.S. If you sign up for our weekly schedule to be delivered to your email box, then you will be the first person to know about our grand opening date! Love to you.
El amor es la esencia de nuestra vida. He escrito este blog con amor, y te lo ofrezco, querido lector, con la esperanza de que las sugerencias que se ofrecen aquí se conviertan en una parte vital de su autocuración y bienestar continuo.
Love is the essence of our life. I have written this blog with love, and I offer it to you, dear reader, with the hope that the suggestions offered here will become a vital part of your self-healing and continued well-being.
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