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.
WELCOME TO HOUSE OF YOGA.
SERVING THE BERKLEY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY SINCE 2006
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
Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1. 23
Isvara Pranidhanad va
Patanjali recognizes that effort alone is notenough,
but it is through the practice of surrenderthat we enter into a state of Yoga.
Ishvara can be translated as God, or universal consciousness, which is clear and untainted by ego,
attachment, aversion or fear.
Ram Dass' life message to us:
"I am loving awareness." Ram Dass' name means
servant of God. He practiced Bhakti Yoga. The yoga of devotion, the yoga of the heart.
This invites us into the spaciousness of divine presence.
To dance with grace, without fear, to be in it -
in the thick of it all and BE HERE NOW, present
and open to the Is-ness of LIFE.
This is the message in the Bhagavad Gita
Krishna instructs Arjuna, take right action,
without attachment to the fruits.....
"whatever you do or say, do as an offering unto me."
This is Ishvara Pranidhanad va.
Are you committed to a consistent
Jivamukti Yoga Practice? write "I'm In."
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This group is for the Dedicated and the Brave.