What is Avita Yoga® ?
Avita Yoga® is a methodology that gently identifies restrictions impeding the body’s natural potential for freedom of movement, while simultaneously providing the mode to resolve them. The very definition of yoga written in the Yoga Sutras over two thousand years ago is the identification and removal of the obstacles that limit our potential in body and mind. Yoga is a practice that brings more freedom and joy to your life so you can enjoy all the other things you love to do in your life. Learn more about Avita Yoga® and why it can fit well in your life and lifestyle.
“I remember Jeff saying that this work is about creating mobility in the parts of the body that need greater freedom, and creating stability in the parts of the body that need stability. It brought it all together for me right in that moment and I understood what I was doing there. I remember softening into my body and asking, ‘OK body, what do you need from me now?’ ”
This is one of the concepts that differentiates Avita Yoga® from other styles. It isn’t about trying to fit the body into difficult positions for future gain. It is about reclaiming the movement, health and stability that naturally belong to you and your body in the here and now. It’s a shift in perception—starting anew, right where you are each time you arrive on the mat, no matter what condition your body is in, no matter what frame of mind you are in—it’s perfect because that’s exactly what needs tending. Avita Yoga® is about creating new possibilities in body and mind, moment by moment. The sequences help resolve limiting patterns that no longer serve us so we can remember a healthier way of being in body, mind and spirit. It’s about going forward and creating a new way of being, for a lifetime.
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I have gained a deeper understanding of the roots and original intent of the practice, which has led to the development and evolution of Avita Yoga®. This is a practice of inner self-reflection that uses physical shapes and movements, sometimes demanding and sometimes passive, to access the healing power of the body and mind. In addition to the amazing physical benefits, Avita Yoga® embraces the Perennial Philosophy inspired by Neo Vedanta and popularized by Aldous Huxley in his book by the same name. It’s all-inclusive approach can be summed up with the following three attributes:
- There is a constant Truth that transcends a world of constant change.
- This Truth is available to all.
- It is the purpose of a lifetime to discover It.
To experience the power and presence of our shared Truth is the undoing of all inner conflict, which is the only way outer conflict will ever be resolved.
What better goal could there be? It’s what makes Avita Yoga® the yoga of a lifetime, for a lifetime.
I have always had an appreciation for the introspective power of yoga as a healing meditation – an element that naturally finds its way into my classes. I have found that with a curious and self-forgiving approach, yoga can heal almost anything if we are willing to use life’s challenges to get closer to the healing power of mind and body.
Want to become an Avita Yoga® Instructor?
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