One Love Flows
This is Dhyana Yoga Arts' ongoing community project supporting our scholarship program and supporting non-profits, locally, nationally and worldwide through benefit classes and volunteer programs. 50% of proceeds from Community Classes and donation outreach classes go toward a different non-profit every few months (starting June 2019 this will go toward our Scholarship Program). Our intention is to cultivate a flow of universal love and respect and to inspire awareness, change, and compassion on and off the mat. Check at the studio for info on this month's Seva Inspiration!
"You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love." ~ Cheryl Strayed
June through August supports our scholarship program, which allows us to offer donation classes and discounted tuition for our teacher training programs and classes.
Recent non-profits we've supported:
NJCASA The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) is a coalition that joins people together in action for the common cause of ending sexual violence and supporting all those whose lives have been affected by it.
Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Family Promise of Morris County is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency. More here.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. More here.
Jersey Battered Womens Service A full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. More here.
German Shepherd Rescue of New Jersey (GSRNJ) is a non-profit, breed-specific dog rescue dedicated to the saving, rehoming and educating the public about the German Shepherd breed. Learn more here.
Susan G. Komen Foundation Mission: Save lives by ensuring that all people receive the care they need, and finding breakthroughs to prevent and cure breast cancer. https://ww5.komen.org/
Meet our 4-Week Series Teacher and Mentee in our Teacher Mentorship Program
Nicole is teaching a Donation 4-Week Beginners Series Monday mornings 7-8am starting April 15th. Attendance for all four classes highly recommended. Register here.
Meet our Teaching Team of Recent Grads!
Donation Classes Fridays 5-6pm, with these insightful, creative teachers. Register here.
In order to love others, one must love them self. In order to better the world, one must better them self. The change begins within and for me it starts with my practice of yoga.
As a recent graduate of Dhyana Yoga Arts’ 200 hour YTT, I could not be more eager to share the knowledge and flow within me and hold space for the light within you to shine.
Starting around 2014, Julia found yoga and fell in love. Through Dhyana Yoga Arts, she delved deeper into her study with the 200 hr certification and extended studies. Each practice is a new search into ones self as she welcomes each aspect of yoga into the practice and continues to grow her yoga repertoire.
I've gotten more serious about my Yoga practice since I started practicing at DYAA. The health benefits and the flexibility are a big part of it, but I also love learning about the spiritual side. I've never looked into the history of Yoga before. I never knew there was so much beyond the mat so to speak. It's changing how I treat and care for people, the environment and even myself. I've made new friends and have a purpose that I didn’t have before yoga.
For me, yoga is a way to making myself a better person. It allows me to connect deeper with myself and the see more clearly better ways of connecting with others. On my mat, I can work on things like strength, flexibility, patience, and perseverance, but taking those things off my mat have proven invaluable. Strength of character and choosing kind words and actions, flexibility of mind in going with the flow, patience in realizing that everything will come in time, and perseverance to endure when they aren't coming now are all important to my personal journey.
The most simple and truly amazing idea that yoga is now, in the present moment, can become its own mantra. I often find that it is an intention that I bring to my practice in its many forms. Connecting to this one paramount idea has taught me that I want to create a space for the now each and everyday.