All of creation rises out of the primordial source, and comes as energetic expressions of three aspects of nature: Rajas (activity), Tamas (darkness) and Sattva (beingness). All three gunas are always present in all beings and objects surrounding us but vary in their relative amounts. As humans, we have the unique ability to consciously alter the levels of the gunas in our bodies and minds. The gunas cannot be separated or removed in oneself, but can be consciously acted upon to encourage their increase or decrease as witnessed through the interaction and influence of external objects, lifestyle practices and thoughts.
Join us as we deepen our understanding of these three essential aspects of nature and what we can do to more profoundly understand and make impact in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives.
ABOUT THE CLASSES: Each Sunday, Britt teaches a two hour yoga class laced richly with asana, pranayama, mantra, & the ancient teachings. Classes are held at a studio in Old Town, located at 213 SW Ash St. #209, Portland, Oregon (between 2nd and 3rd on Ash). The door code is #0220. Registration is required, as we almost always reach capacity with a waiting list. The classes are mixed level and open to all levels, as long as one is comfortable caring for oneself and modifying as needed. Classes are designed to integrate the ancient teachings of yoga into the practice, and although asana is indeed part of the practice, there is much more happening here. Please no drop-ins. On time arrival is very important. Cancellations do occur, and often a number of individuals on the waiting list are able to attend. If class is full, the form below will clearly add you to the waiting list.
ABOUT "DONATION": My teacher has taught me this, “If today was my last day on this earth, may I leave this place having given more than I have received”. In this way, I am here on these Sundays to release attachment to placing a “price-point” on these teachings, and to offer freely, from my heart and from the grace and depth of what has been given to me for these two sacred hours I spend with you. That being said, there are real expenses. That said, I choose “donation-based" to ensure access for all students and to offer you the opportunity to serve and to choose. Your practice starts right here: Before you even enter the practice space. Determining how much you offer is a result of you (and only you) looking deeply within your heart and making a mindful decision to share and serve in a way that makes you feel “light". This means, what you offer may vary from week to week, and when you have more to offer, you can do so as seva (sacred service). In doing so, you not only support Britt and these offerings, but you also support this lovely community when someone may be experiencing a lessened flow of resources. My hope is to always offer these teachings as donation-based classes, and there are infrastructure and travel expenses, rent and insurance to be offered to others along the way. With your support, we will continue to grow as a vital, integrated community of students and truth seekers caring for one another in love and light, without placing a “price-tag” on these ancient and truly "priceless" teachings. We mutually respect and rely upon one another, in this way: a teacher needs students to express one's teachership, and students need a teacher to express one's studentship. May you trust my highest intentions in sharing these words. In gratitude and reverence, I look forward to our time together on the mat. ♥
Each day you wake up and you either move through life consciously -- paying attention to the details, or unconsciously -- going through the motions. It isn’t what happens in your life that makes the greatest impact -- it’s the perspective through which you see your life and what you do with what you see.