Spacious Heart Yoga Philosophy

EnJOY Yourself

At Spacious Heart Yoga, we believe that yoga is meant to be fun!  We invite you into a space of safety and support so that you can relax, be comfortable, and have a good time!  Step into the beauty, strength, and joy of your own body.

shyoga_slide_4Warm and Welcoming

We recognize that many times yoga studios are intimidating to new students.  We want everyone to feel comfortable in our studio, which is why we offer a variety of classes for all different levels.  Still unsure?  Send us an email about your concerns or drop in and have a cup of tea with us to get comfortable before you give it a try.

We welcome anyone who wants to encounter and explore body, mind, and spirit through yoga.  Big or small, young or in your golden years, male or female – everyone is welcome here.

Spacious Heart Yoga (SHY) was built on the idea that connection is a basic human desire; we all want to feel as though we belong.  We intend for SHY to be a space in which you can allow yourself to be supported by those around you, as well as a space you can step into and offer your own gifts to the community through your friendship, your practice, and whatever other way you see fit.  Join us in practicing together…to strengthen our bonds with each other so that we can more fully offer from the Heart to the greater and global community.

Alignment Matters

The instructors at SHY have had professional yoga training in the philosophy and asana (physical postures).  It is from this knowledge that each teacher guides you into poses with skillful sequencing and alignment cues allowing you to tap into an authentic expression of your physical experience SAFELY.

The instructors offer individual attention, including modifications, props, and adjustments, so that each student can find a form of the posture that takes into account the unique gifts and challenges of his or her body.

Guru Principle

It is true that teachers hold a lot of wisdom and knowledge about the practice of yoga, but this is never to distract the student from the truth that on some level, he/she knows him/herself best.  While the instructors guide students into poses, alignment and teachings of yoga, it is up to the students how they receive, digest and respond to what has been offered.

The word “guru” from Sanskrit has several interpretations:  teacher/guide,  the process of moving from darkness to light, and ‘weighty’, ‘stabilizing’, ‘magnetizing’.  Taking all of these ideas as valid and useful, we believe that each person, through practice, honest and supportive community, and through cultivation of deep self-knowing, has the ability to tap into their own innate wisdom…wisdom of body, mind, and heart.  Our goal is to support each student’s journey of trusting their own body and Heart wisdom.