The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of this as the union occurring between mind, body and spirit. Named for the majestic Grandmother Willow that graces the land behind the studio, at Willow Tree Yoga, we focus on the journey to uniting our deepest inner self with how we express ourselves in our daily lives.
Taking our cues from the Willow tree, we gain strength from becoming flexible, learning to dance with the winds that arise around us, avoiding the breaks that can happen when one stands rigid and unmoving. At the same time, we spread our roots wide, grounding and connecting with the earth.
We use tools such as asana (physical postures), pranayama (integrated breath work) and meditation to encourage and nurture the awakening and rising of our own inner intelligence.
The divinity within me honors the divinity within you.