en.nui - a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction

arising from a lack of engagement or focus.


You have the best of intentions: you want to come to yoga class, you know how good it is for you, you want to see your yoga peeps, yet the traffic and parking are so challenging, and once you're on the couch, forget it. I've lately begun to regard the challenges of following through on the things I intend to do for myself as a form of mythological heroism. It's heroic to make it to yoga class against all the odds! And that valor (truly!) is always rewarded with more compassion and care toward yourself, more mental and physical health, less malaise and melancholy. 


There are so few opportunities in modern life to enact the heroic stages: departure, fulfillment, return. All the myths have the same essential quest: you leave ordinary daily reality, you go through a challenge or a ritual, you go to a depth, and you return to your life changed. 


The mountains climbed, the oceans plumbed, the ogres faced in classic mythology reflect our modern mythological challenges of traffic, tasks and time. Here are other ways that getting yourself to class is heroic:


  • You discover where your body and soul really want to be.
  • You dissolve lethargy, you give yourself to a higher end.
  • You feed your soul. "Being a modern human being is a soul extinguishing affair." James Campbell. 
  • We are all addicted to our devices, and you are lionhearted when you put them down and get in your body.
  • "As you grow older, you need a sturdier mythology." JC
  • You become a person of heart and humanity when you face what is daunting.
  • Fulfilling your commitments to yourself is a way to bring your world alive.
  • Heraclitus: "Strife is the creator of all great things."

Every time we see you on the mat we see a hero!



Be radically heroic and sign up for Amy Reed's four week

Early Morning Gratitude Series. Starts Nov 10, 6:30-7:45am




 November Full Moon Yoga Mandala w/Jane Hitti
Thurs, Nov 6; 8:45 to 10:15 pm
The Frost Moon marks the onset of winter and the display of lacework of frost and ice decorating the ground and waters. We'll practice a well-rounded mandala of yogic arts to release accumulated tensions and energetic congestion from the past month and create a more clarified and creative inner space for the month to come.

Early Morning Practice Series w/Amy Reed
Nov 10 to Dec 5, Mon, Wed, Fri - 6:30-7:45 am

November and December can be a hectic, stressful time of year, as the light wanes and the holidays loom. It's an easy time to get out of balance and lose sight of the precious opportunity for reflection and thanks that the darker months offer us. This makes it the perfect time to cultivate the seeds of gratitude. This 4 week series will support you in the authentic process of cultivating gratitude, inside and out, and help to keep you in balance during this busy and potent time of year. 


Yoga for Kapha Dosha Series w/Amy Reed

Sundays Nov 16 to Dec 7 - 9:30-10:45am

The Kapha challenge: Get moving! Kapha is the water element and kapha dosha folks tend toward a full body type. They often love restorative yoga and slow, heavy movement. Amy will lead you in practices that raise your heart rate, get you gently sweating, and move you out of the kapha ennui. These practices will bring the fire element into the wateriness of the kapha nature, without exhausting or overwhelming your nervous system, leaving you feeling enlivened and focused. 


Information Session for Immersion and

200 Hour Teacher Training w/Rainey and Amy Reed

Sun, Nov 16 - 3:00 to 4:00 pm 

Come to an information session where you can ask questions of current training faculty and former students!
    *What will it require of you in terms of time, energy and resources?
    *Do you have specific questions about the syllabus, the schedule, the experience?

Registration for these sessions is FREE, but please reserve online.

 Teaching to the Whole Person: Ayurvedic Doshas and Elements for Yoga Teachers with Jessica Jennings 

November 21 and 22


Ayurvedic lifestyle practices support our physiology off the mat as well as on. Each person is a unique blend of elements, moods and somatic tendencies. In this inspiring weekend, we will evolve our awareness of how the elements and the doshas work together to make us who we are, and we will learn how to teach to these elements in a yoga class. By exploring these elements, as well as discussion of foods, relationships, and seasons, we will all be on our way to experiencing our next level of health and vitality.



The Spirit of Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Day Practice
with Denise Benitez
Thurs Nov 27 - 9:00 to 11:00am

Join the SYA community for a practice designed to cultivate appreciation for this life, our bodies, and abundance. We will enjoy a well-rounded practice, including pranayama and meditation, focusing especially on poses that enhance digestion!

No pre-registration required for

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