What is Living Yoga?
…an opportunity to come together with the power of intention, to learn, to grow, and to expand our experience.
Living Yoga is Willow Street’s deeper studies program. Designed for students who wish to explore more of what practice has to offer!
At Willow Street, we are not only a friendly and accessible neighborhood yoga studio, but also as school for deeper study. We pride ourselves in having a deep connection to the remarkable tradition that is yoga. Living Yoga is one of our many expressions of this connection and is a great example of our bigger philosophy of growing, together and in relationship.
Even in its name, Living Yoga expresses that yoga is a bigger opportunity for consciousness in all parts of our lives. Although our work on the mat, and with the physical body, is a key opportunity and a great resource in the tradition, it only scratches the surface of the opportunities of the deeper tools.
Our Living Yoga programs are tailored to the interests of our teachers and community. We ask our faculty to follow their hearts, and to teach to what truly lights them up. The program structure is flexible to meet the needs of each topic and can include focused long weekends as well as multi-week and multi-month programs.
We find that there is a synergy that happens when we come together around shared interests, and we hope that you’ll find Living Yoga to be an opportunity for like-minded hearts to be more than the sum of our parts. Join us to explore an interest, make deep connections, and strengthen our community.
Ultimately, Living Yoga is an opportunity to come together with the power of intention, to learn, to grow, and to expand our experience from the power of our hearts.
Wheels of Life and Feeling: Exploring the Chakras
7 weeks with Joe Miller
Sundays, 10–11am, July 18–Aug 29, online
Each session will focus on a chakra and element. Classes will contain very limited movement, and will be primarily lecture and direct experience through meditation.
Finding Balance in Teaching On and Off the Mat
4 weeks with Lori Wilen & Sarah Dugan
Wednesdays, 6:30–8p, Sept 29–Oct 20, hybrid (online + in-person)
As educators, whether our students are 3 or 23, we have dedicated our professional lives to caring for, supporting, and guiding others – and while this work can fill us with joy, it can also deplete us.
If the past year has left you feeling less joy and more exhaustion, this series will help get you back on track. Reconnect with your love of teaching and find ways to maintain balance and boundaries through yoga and reflection.
Through guided reflections, discussion, asana (movement), breath, and meditation practices, each session offers guidance for teachers in developing habits of both mind and body so you can find more balance and fulfillment in teaching and in life. The class sequence is designed to help you process stress and negative emotions effectively, learn what you need to feel happier and more fulfilled at work, and establish a vision for your own teacher-joy (including work-life balance).
Week 1 – Intention-setting/values
Week 2 – Empowering stories/choose your narrative (wholeness vs inadequate)
Week 3 – Emotions as tunnels/sign posts/signals
Week 4 – focusing on bright spots