Yoga is often translated as "union."   In the modern world, it can have many meanings - union of mind and body, union of fragmented thoughts and feelings, union of self with something greater: with humanity, the cosmos, perhaps even, as the ancients claimed, with the spiritual ground of being.

 

The most important part of developing a yoga practice is finding your yoga.  Getting to know how you live in your own body, how you relate to your thoughts and emotions as they arise in the moment, and how that plays out in the world outside.  These things are all much more beneficial to your health than simply striking a good-looking pose.  Yoga isn't just for flexible people - its about how you work with your flexibility, no matter how tight your muscles are  Through a combination of physical postures & movements, conscious breathwork, and meditation, I invite you to open, strengthen, and integrate your body and mind.  This practice is about you - your strength, your inner peace, your growing edge - finding the challenge that leaves you feeling good.

 

My approach to yoga integrates traditional spiritual teachings, detailed anatomy, & somatic psychology.  After a decade of developing my own practice I trained as a yoga teacher at the Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice.   It's a privilege to share this practice with you now.

Private instruction for individuals & groups is available by appointment.

$80 for 1 hour

Questions about whether yoga is right for you? 

I'm happy to offer a free consultation by phone or email.

YOGA

Public Classes 

I am currently teaching gentle hatha classes at

The People's Yoga (North)

855 N. Failing St. 97227

Thursdays 7:15-8:30 PM

Sundays 5:00-6:15 PM

For pricing and to double check that I am in town and teaching this week, visit The People's Yoga.

Jonathan Whittle-Utter is a certified massage therapist through the state of California

License #22344

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