Nirodhaḥ Yoga Blog
What brought you to yoga?
My mom has been doing yoga since before I was born so it’s always been a part of my life. My mom always jokes that yoga was my first babysitter because she would sit me in front of yoga for kids tapes when I was little!
What is your approach to teaching?
I try to create classes that allow people to connect with their bodies and breath while exploring new ways of moving their bodies.
Why did you choose to teach at 5KY?
I chose to teach at 5KY because I love the sense of community at the studio! Everyone is so kind and all the instructors have such an open and inviting energy.
What makes your soul sing?
Spending time with people I love, chocolate, and good food :)
RESTORATIVE YOGA & GUIDED JOURNALING
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Spend the afternoon of New Years Eve with Rita and Erin, for our 6th annual NYE Reflect & Restore.
This two-hour workshop is for anyone ready to intentionally reflect on their values and how they’d like to spend their time and energy in the upcoming year. In between delicious restorative yoga poses, you'll be guided through prompts to journal about 2023 and 2024 mindfully, leaving with more clarity of your path forward.
You will be enveloped by the quiet confines of our sanctuary within the city, as all senses are uplifted through the caring guidance of your facilitators. This space will allow you to distance yourself from your daily-life distractions and do your own deep, inner work, allowing you to flourish at your most vibrant in the new year!
There is a reason this popular event has not only sold out almost every year, but has multi-year repeat attendees. Join us on the 31st to end this year and begin the next in the best frame of mind possible!
All-access members get 30% off. Discount automatically applied at checkout. Once booked, tickets are non-refundable.
Close your eyes and you will see clearly.
- Taoist wisdom
This blog post is part of our Yoga Sutras series.
Want to start at the beginning?
Yoga Sutra 1.41
क्षीणवृत्तेरभिजातस्येव मणेर्ग्रहीतृग्रहणग्राह्येषु तत्स्थतदञ्जनतासमापत्तिः
kṣīṇa-vr̥tter-abhijātasy-eva maṇer-grahītr̥-grahaṇa-grāhyeṣu tatstha-tadañjanatā samāpattiḥ
When the Mind Is One-Pointed, it Becomes Stable and Clear Like a Flawless Crystal. In this State, the Perceiver, Perceived and Instrument of Perception Are One, Just as a Crystal Reveals Objects Placed Near it. This Is the Consummation of Samadhi.
Now, Patanjali dives into the most subtle parts of the method he is describing, called Raja Yoga or the Eight-Limbed Path (Ashtanga Yoga). As we discussed in February, this first book of the Yoga Sutras is for Patanjali’s most advanced students and is simultaneously a broad overview of Raja Yoga basics.
Just some thoughts about yoga as I go...
FIVE KEYS YOGA
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Five Keys is fantastic! The studio is lovely and soothing, and the teachers are very caring and attentive.
I've ... probably been to 25 different yoga studios. This is one of the most welcoming, calming spaces with very talented instructors.
I love this yoga studio. It's a great balance of a good workout and relaxation and feels like a real community.
An ideal studio for someone new to yoga.