We are happy you found us!
Welcome to the studio. We have been in Berkley since 2006 and are delighted to have you join our community. COME PRACTICE!
We are an intimate yoga studio with a big heart, located in Downtown Berkley, MI.
Our teachings are directly from the lineage of Krishnamacharya.
All classes offer depths into the philosophy of yoga through references of
The Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, as well as other sacred texts.
Asana, posture practice, is the primary tool we use to explore the mind, body and spirit.
The goal: to be steady and joyful in each moment, each breath and to develop a healing relationship with the Earth.
Breath is the primary teacher.
We are made of sound + vibration.
We tune up our bodies with mantra , Sanskrit and music that is uplifting and healing.
New to Yoga? Start with a Hatha Yoga Class
Studio Etiquette: THE STUDIO IS A SACRED + SAFE SPACE
• ENTER ONLY through FRONT door on 12 Mile Rd
• A phone free zone, turn your phone off BEFORE entering the LOBBY.
• Refrain from eating 2 hrs prior to class
• Arrive 10 minutes before class
• Classes start on time + doors lock
• Leave personal items in TRANSITIONROOM (keys, phone, purse)
• Observe Silence in studio space
• Bring your yoga mat (we do have mats you can use if needed)
• Bring a towel if you tend to sweat
Om Eka Dantaya Namaha
This Mantra encourages
modesty + righteousness
and speaks to Ganesha's broken tusk.
The story of Ganesha's broken Tusk
Ganesha was asked by Vyasa to transcribe the poem from the Mahabharatra, Ganesha gave his word to do so, without pause if Vyasa
would also recite the poem without pause.
Vyasa agreed, if Ganesha also agreed to understand everything that was said before writing it down.
While transcribing the poem,
his feather pen broke.
To keep his word, Ganesha broke off
one of his tusks to use as a pen,
so as not to take any pause in his transcription.
Through this sacrifice, he realized,
he could live with less
while maintaining a high level of integrity.
The single tusk of Ganesha symbolizes non-duality.
Wisdom allows us to see all as one and ourselves as an integral part of the whole.
Aparigraha - greedlessness
- leads to generosity, selflessness,
and living a humble life.