Many of us reach certain points in our lives when, despite all our achievements, we’re left asking, “Is this all there is to life?” If we rise to this call from the soul, we open ourselves to a great metamorphosis. Much like a larva must go through the process of pupating and dissolving itself - “losing” its old form to re-emerge as a great butterfly - we too must go through a journey of conscious suffering to allow our "old self" to dissolve and to emerge as something that is greater than the limits of our current paradigms.
And in taking the first and the most important step of all, you've already embarked on this journey!
The first Yoga Sutra - "Atha yoganushasanam," or "Now, the practice of yoga" - is monumental. The word "now" has tremendous significance in one's journey, as it means that "Now, I am willing to acknowledge that there is a need for change." In other words, one recognizes that something in their life is out of alignment and unfulfilled. Without arriving at this "now," no path or teacher is relevant, since there is no student on the receiving end! Arriving at this "now" is a courageous act in itself, as it requires radical honesty and the willingness to transform.
So, the questions below are here to help you begin the process of clarifying where you have arrived. They will also allow us to get to know you and connect with you so we can help tailor the teachings for you. Feel free to share only as much or as little as is comfortable for you.
This is meant to help YOU understand yourself and your intent in embarking on this journey. So once again, welcome, and good luck!