Our studio was born as a result of a need to serve the community we live in and to bring health and wellness in the form of yoga to all, young and old.
Our enthusiastic team of teachers is dedicated to inspire all who come through our doors in a positive way about their mental emotional and physical well-being. We are here to encourage those who are down; to bring laughter where there is sadness and a path of health for those who need a direction through the practice of Yoga.
We trust that our studio will bring a bit of bright light to all who practice here so they can shine that light to all they touch throughout the day.
Our chosen name ‘Namaste’ is a word from Sanskrit meaning “an acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another”. “Nama” means bow, ‘as’ means I, and “te” means you. Therefore Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you”.
In performing Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart chakra (Anahata), close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the head, the hands in front of the third eye Chakra (Ajna),bowing the head and then bringing the hands down to the heart chakra (Anahata).
Bringing the hands together at the heart chakra is to increase the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing the eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart.
This is an especially deep form of respect. In the west we use the word Namaste in conjunction with the gesture, but in India the gesture alone signifies Namaste and is unnecessary to say the word.
For a teacher and student, Namaste allows two individuals to come together energetically to a place of connection and timelessness, free from the bonds of ego-connection. It is done with deep feeling in the heart and with the mind surrendered; a deep union of spirits can blossom.
May the union of space, student and teacher be free of the bonds of ego-connection; the mind surrendered and only the expression of deep feeling from the heart remain.