LostStand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you, If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows Where you are. You must let it find you.

An old Native American elder story rendered into modern English by David Wagoner, in The Heart Aroused - Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte, Currency Doubleday, New York, 1996.

For all the new yoga teachers of the world!!!


For all the new yoga teachers of the world!!! This really helps, its a way of aligning the purpose and intention within with our new career path. Don't be a sell out, but don't be discouraged either. All things will come with time. All you have to do is show up, every time!

When you become...

When you become Identified more with the timeless inner body than with the outer body, when presence becomes your normal mode of consciousness and past and future no longer dominate your attention, you do not accumulate time anymore in your psyche and in the cells of your body. The accumulation of time as the psychological burden of past and future greatly impairs the cells capacity for self-renewal. So if you inhabit the the inner body, the outer body will grow old at a much slower rate, and even when it does, your timeless essence will shine through the outer form, and you will not give the appearance of an old person.

From Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. Page 123

Sivananda Hatha Workshop!

Learn the unique system of Yoga from the famous Lineage!

November 9th from 2pm-4:30pm

Cost $18 register by Nov 2nd, $25 after Nov 2nd

At YogaLove Studio in West Oakland, CA!

Register by leaving a comment below with your name and email

or by sending me a messege at Facebook/elianayogalife


*Learn the 5 points of health

*12 Basic Postures with added asanas

*Pranayama and meditation

*8 Limbs of yoga

*Opening chant for practice

This will be a great chance to deepen your practice!

See you on the mat!

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

The ultimate warm up sequence, Sun Salutations are one of the best ways to get the body working and sweating! Try 108 of these and see how you feel afterwards!!!! Its such a cleansing experience and it requires so much focus a yogi can be transcended to another plane after just 5 rounds! I absolutely love doing this sequence in the mornings and right before dinner to stimulate the senses and raise up the energy, I even think its better than caffeine!!!!