The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali @Yoga Illumined

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Yoga Illumined Studio | No Comments
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali @Yoga Illumined

We love to teach and give everyone access to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – the definitive text of Yoga – not just from an intellectual, didactic level but from the level of vibration.  To this end, guided by our lineage of yoga teachers that can be traced all the way to Patanjali, we encourage […]

Kirtans @ Yoga Illumined every Friday

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Bhakti Yoga | No Comments
Kirtans @ Yoga Illumined every Friday

Kirtan is a devotional or Bhakti yoga practice.  Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Chapter 1, Samadhi Pada says: तज्जपः तदर्थभावनम् ॥२८॥ taj-japaḥ tad-artha-bhāvanam ||28|| Sumukhi’s translation – “What you repeat, you become.  Repeat God’s name.  Become one with God.”  And so we chant the divine names in all languages during Kirtan.  Join us every Friday from 8-9:30 pm […]

Yoga Society of San Francisco Teacher Training with Sumukhi

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Yoga Teacher Training | No Comments
Yoga Society of San Francisco Teacher Training with Sumukhi

There is no joy greater than knowing who we all really are.  Love and light itself. Learning Yoga at Ashrams steeped in the practices of yoga is incomparable to any experience in the world of yoga.  The Guru’s grace helps you, the practitioner, gain levels of understanding that are not merely intellectual nor simply of […]

Amma teaches us Compassion, Self-Confidence and Limitlessness

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Yoga Philosophy | No Comments
Amma teaches us Compassion, Self-Confidence and Limitlessness

At Yoga Illumined, we rely on our Illumined masters, teachers and Gurus to lead us the way into Light and Love.  Amma Amritanandamayi Ma, amma.org, is such an illumined master who gives her teachings in the beautiful Darshan of a hug.  

Big, Bold, Brave: an Elephant Journal Article from Yoga Illumined Certified Teacher Rebecca Harris

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Yoga Teacher Training | No Comments
Big, Bold, Brave: an Elephant Journal Article from Yoga Illumined Certified Teacher Rebecca Harris

At Yoga Illumined, we absolutely encourage everyone to live their fullest, most expansive, expressive life.  We strive everyday to create a haven for the spirit to thrive, grow and live out its greatest wishes for love, peace, harmony and joy in the world.  This article by Yoga Illumined Certified Teacher, Rebecca Harris, is a great […]

Summer 10 Class Card Special – Buy 10 Get 10 Free

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Yoga Illumined Studio | No Comments
Summer 10 Class Card Special – Buy 10 Get 10 Free

Starting today, for a limited time, purchase a 10 Class Card at Yoga Illumined, valued at $110 and get 10 classes FREE.  The 20 – class card is valid for 6 months from the time of your first class.  View our Schedule, always expanding with more and more yoga offerings to suit your schedule.  Join […]

Yoga Illumined Teacher Training, Lifestyle & Certification Programs

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Yoga Teacher Training | No Comments
Yoga Illumined Teacher Training, Lifestyle & Certification Programs

Yoga Illumined has expanded its Teacher Trainings and Certification offerings.  You have several options to continue your education and deepen your offerings as a Yoga Teacher at 200 Hour and 500 Hour levels. Yoga Illumined teaches Yoga as a Lifestyle, not just something one practices for a few hours a day, but in every moment. […]

Yoga Illumined Work-Study and Karma Yoga

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Yoga Illumined Studio | No Comments
Yoga Illumined Work-Study and Karma Yoga

Love and Service.  Yoga Illumined offers several Work-Study and Karma Yoga options.  Karma Yoga or Seva is an exchange of energy, it is an offering of one’s talents in exchange for studying and working in the disciplines and techniques of Yoga practice and meditation.  Seva is self-less service so that God and the cosmic Self can […]

6 Reasons to Send your Kid to Yoga Camp – Yogajournal.com

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Yoga Camp for Kids | No Comments
6 Reasons to Send your Kid to Yoga Camp – Yogajournal.com

Yoga Illumined Studio is featured in Yoga Journal’s online blog: A children’s yoga class at Yoga Illumined. Photo credit: Stephanie Marshall The cure for the “I don’t know what to do with my kid all day” blues? Yoga is the best way to help little ones chill out this summer, says Zoe Mantarakis, co-owner of the […]

3 Yoga Steps for Achieving your Goals

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Yoga Philosophy | No Comments
3 Yoga Steps for Achieving your Goals

If I ever feel that my goals are unachievable, difficult or just plain impossible, it is most likely because the mind is cluttered and filled with distractions.  I now use the agitated mind as a trigger to practice more yoga, more sadhana.  The practice of Yoga sadhana is a de-cluttering of the mind.  It is a smoothing out […]

Yoga Illumined on FindingDrishti.com

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Yoga Illumined Studio | No Comments
Yoga Illumined on FindingDrishti.com

Terri Koen of FindingDrishti.com included us in a recent post.  Terri says:  “I attended a meditations and mantra class with Sumukhi, which had no asanas. Instead, we got cozy on bolsters and blankets and experienced her beautiful soaring voice while she played the harmonium and chanted mantras. Coming from an ashtanga background with limited chanting, this […]