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.
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.
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-
while developing a healing relationship with the Earth.
(Click here for Class Schedule)
Breath is the primary teacher. (Meet the other Teachers at HOY here)
We are made of sound + vibration.
If we wish for a sound body and a sound mind we must infuse them with healing vibrations to tune them.
This is why we chant sanskrit mantra, and play sacred music.
This is why we hold Kirtans regularly.
Kirtans invite us to come together as community and chant the names
of the divine. The vibrations of the mantras re-tune our bodies and minds to our true nature (SELF) and elevate our progress on our path of awakening.
We offer monthly Kirtan on Friday evenings with our "House" kirtan group of Vishnu Blue: Durga Devi, Shiva Das, Tom Price and Abbey Taylor.
All are welcome to attend.
Kirtan is offered by donation.
We also host visiting Kirtan groups or leaders which are
"special events" that do require registration.
JUNE FOCUS OF THE MONTH COMMENTARY
"Magic is a shift in perception."- Sharon Gannon.
If we meditate on this idea we will realize how true this is.
We all to some degree live in perceived separateness,
We identity with our body, with our mind, all things that change
and are not REAL, as in the definition of something real
being that which does not change.
If we shift our perception to see that the containers of the body
are not real - they are only temporary housing,
or a 'spacesuit for the soul,' as Ram Dass says,
we can get closer to knowing the truth, to knowing what is real,
and to experiencing oneness.
It is only when there is no "other" that we will know peace.
A shift in perception is needed.
One that purifies our vision so that we see beyond form.
This vision allows us to look into the eyes of all beings,
human AND animal, and feel a oneness of deep compassion,
and love for the divine light that dwells within.
When we ALL can sincerely wish for ALL beings in the world
to experience the beauty and joy of life,
there will be peace in the world.
3/16/ 2020 STAY HOME. STAY SAFE
The STUDIO is temporarily closed due to State Mandate.
Practice online with our Virtual Studio
(Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga, Jivamukti - all online)
Enter The House Of Yoga Shala
Thank you. We love you.
We are available for private online yoga sessions and consultations.
Shiva Das - email@example.com
Durga Devi - DurgaDevi@houseofyoga.net
Click here for a Video Tutorial of how to Register for our Virtual Yoga Studio
New to Yoga?
Start with a Hatha Yoga Class
STUDIO ETIQUETTE: PLEASE,
• ENTER through FRONT door on 12 Mile
• NO CELL PHONES in the studio
• Refrain from eating 2 hrs prior to class
• Arrive 10 minutes before class
• Classes start on time + doors lock
• Arrive CLEAN, no perfumes, or
heavy scents (this includes smoke)
• Leave personal items in
TRANSITION ROOM (keys, phone, purse)
• Observe Silence in studio space
• Bring a yoga mat, we have mats if needed.
• Bring a towel if you tend to sweat
WELCOME TO HOUSE OF YOGA.
SERVING THE BERKLEY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY SINCE 2006
vastu-sāmye citta-bhAy-dāt tAyor
Each individual person perceives the same object in a different way, according to their own state of mind and projections.
Everything is empty from its own side and appears according to how the mind sees it.
asato mā sadgamaya,
tamaso mā jyotirgamaya,
mṛtyor mā'mṛtaṃ gamaya,
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Lead me from the unreal to the real
from the darkness to the light
from death to immortality
from the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad
House Of Yoga Needs your Help
In order to sustain the overhead of the studio
(rent + utilities) we need your help.
We have worked very hard these last 15 years to create a sanctuary and a safe sacred space for you to do your yoga practice
and develop yourself as a human being.
We know it is a very difficult time for everyone.
PLEASE KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
If you need us, just send us and email or call the studio phone which rings us at home-
WE will respond to you.
Here are ways you can help:
1. Sign up for our Virtual Studio Course
Enroll in the $54/mo studio course
(this is a monthly subscription
that will auto-renew via TEACHABLE)
2. Make a DONATION in one of the amounts below via paypal or in any amount
that you would like.
(this can be a one time donation or recurring)