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Thursday, December 29, 2005

making yoga accessible to all

In the East, the teachings of Yoga and the Healing Arts have traditionally been shared through the practice of Dana (generosity /giving). In this spirit, I am pleased to be able to offer classes on a donation basis. The suggested donation ... per class is a guideline, any offering made from the heart is greatly appreciated.

"Life exists and flows through a continuous exchange of energy from the universal to the personal. All of life is connected through this flow of giving and receiving. When we honor that flow in a way that is appropriate for us, we support life. We create value and beauty in the world by giving our energy to the world in that way. Each person present is an important part of the experience, we also give with our attitude, our inner energy and our spirit. This is truly a community class, your offerings support this class directly and help support this studio." - Saul David Raye

being on a tight budget makes for some interesting yoga class options. FREE is always good (usually offered by studios as an incentive to attract new students), with pay-as-you-can, or a donation basis, as the next best option. with this in mind, i started taking some classes with two local teachers who operate on a donation basis. luckily for me, they're well known in the yoga world:

Bryan Kest
Santa Monica Power Yoga - East
522 Santa Monica Blvd. (Upstairs)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9510

website: www.poweryoga.com

Saul David Raye
Shakti's Elements
717 Broadway Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 313-5076

website: www.thaiyoga.com

due to the holiday madness, i'll describe their classes once things calm down around here...