Renovations & Transformations
For thousands of years, yoga has been a tool to open the mind and body, bringing transformation. At its core, yoga is a process that involves confronting your limits and transcending them. It is a psychophysical approach to life and to self-understanding that can be creatively adapted to the needs of the times.
Yoga transforms you by opening up the physical and mental binds that block your potential, limiting your life. Transformation is a process that brings newness and interest. You might think that changing deeply could make you so different that you’d lose touch with those you love and even yourself. Actually, the transformation that yoga brings makes you more yourself and opens you up to loving with greater depth. It involves a honing and refining which releases your true essence, as a sculptor brings out the beauty of form in the stone by slowly and carefully chipping away the rest.
As I lovingly brush the dust away from the shelves, meticulously chip away paint from the walls, and buff and repair the floors of YogaWasi, I can't help but feel gratitude for this opportunity to create this heart and yoga space for you. In some way, each movement I make in the direction towards providing this space, a space filled with love, affection, and grace; feels yogic. Giving, giving, giving... with the hope that it will merely bring a smile to your face, the release of a deep calming breath, and the thought that, "Yes... this is my yoga home." It's a transformation, in and of itself. I feel transformed each time I place my feet onto my mat. I feel transformed each time I breathe a little more deeply in an asana. And I feel transformed along with this space that is being created just for you.
I can't wait to share this space with you soon!
As I close in on completing the renovations of the yoga studio, I can't help but express how excited I am and how much all of us here at YogaWasi are looking forward to meeting all of you. While we continue to prepare the studio, we'd like to answer some common questions that have come up.
1) When will YogaWasi open?
We are hoping to open either July 22 or August 5th. We are putting in a lot of effort to prepare the studio for you and we are hoping to make it perfect, which is why it is taking us three weeks to a month to finish.
2) Where is YogaWasi located?
We are located on Jr. Jose Maria Arguedas. It's next to the park in Santa Monica and on the corner. Santa Monica is a neighborhood across from Magisterio. YogaWasi is currently in a large white and black home that is part of a unique organization called the AYNI Center. On the bottom level of the home, there is a lovely dance studio. In the middle, there are great coworking spaces. And on the terrace, which is the third floor, you will find YogaWasi! Eventually, we will have a sign that shows you where to enter the studio.
3) How much are classes at YogaWasi?
Well, the prices of classes vary. For example, a single class, for 90 minutes, is 30 soles. However, you could purchase a month pass and come to as many classes as you like. Those passes are 300 soles. We also offer week passes, 10 class passes, etc... which are cheaper than buying an individual class each time. Oh! We will offer a special when we open! A month pass will only be 150 soles, so 50% off. That offer begins the day we open and will only be offered for 30 days from the opening day. If you'd like to know the cost and type of every pass, please view our website rates page --> www.yogawasi.com/rates
4) What kinds of classes will YogaWasi offer?
LOTS! Yoga, meditation, barre method, pilates... we have it all AND! Almost all day, every single day. Check out our classes at --> www.yogawasi.com/classes
5) I am a beginner. Can I still practice yoga at YogaWasi?
ABSOLUTELY. Our teachers are skilled enough to create a class to fit every single level. Whether you are new or experienced; young or old... you are able to practice yoga. We were all beginners once. All that is required is that you come to class with an open heart and mind, as well as a little faith and determination.
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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.