Why Is Your Yoga Practice Important to You?

Yoga is a Lifelong Journey – I’m On Board for Life and Always Refining.

Balance, Peace, Health, Truth, Clarity come from Yoga.

Yoga Accelerates the Pace of my Personal Evolution; In All Ways.

Yoga, because it keeps me Peaceful and Healthy and in Alignment with my Soul and Purpose.

Yoga, because it Connects Me Deeper to Humanity and to the Practice that is Off-the-Mat.

Yoga Helps to Keep Me (somewhat) Sane.

Yoga is Life, Peace, Freedom, Humility, Compassion, Awareness.

Yoga is a Pathway to my Growth and Awareness.

Yoga is an Important Self-Care and Personal Therapy Practices.

Yoga is a Blueprint to Being Comfortable in My Own Skin.

Yoga Keeps Me Consciously Breathing.

Yoga is the Beginning of Everything.

My Yoga Practice is My Inner Sanctuary Where I Reconnect with Poise and Serenity Daily.

Yoga is a Pathway to Divine Guidance.

Yoga Keeps Mind and Body Flexible, Steady & Open.

My Yoga Practice Always Brings to the Center of the Present Moment. 

The Energetics of My Practice is a Part of My Life, an Art Form that is Inseparable from my Way of Being in my World.

Yoga Informs my Path and Purpose.

My Yoga Practice Brings Me Both Peace of Mind and the Fire to Create an Action (MY Karma).

My Yoga Practice Gives Me the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit to be able to Serve Humanity from a Grounded, Whole Place of Love and Devotion for our Collective Healing and Transformation.

Yoga brings Peace and Comfort in Every Breath I Take, On or Off the Mat.

I Practice Yoga because it Allows Me to Elevate my Consciousness and Character.

Yoga is a Practice for How I Want to Live My Life.

Yoga Provides Me with Tools that Enhances my Personal and Professional Development.

Practicing Yoga Confers Benefits onto the Body, Nervous System, and Mind.

My Being Wants the Freedom and My Heart Needs the Stillness Discovered by the Practice of Yoga.

Practicing You is art of Imperfection that Signals We Need More Practice. 

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An Island of Excellence

An Island of Excellence

The Patanjali Sutras 1:1 offers us the premise of the yoga lifestyle that we might come to understand the nature of our human condition. That the practice of yoga is meant to address the Self, the nature of that which IS, the I AM.

Patanjali long held that the human being is an island of excellence. That to be born human is the greatest of all achievements, and likewise, to die without knowing the essence of life is our greatest loss.

1:1 Now begins the instruction of the practice of yoga.
Atha yoganusasanam

To fully understand our mind and attain mastery over it, so that we might harness its vast powers is at the core of yoga philosophy, lifestyle and practice.

We are beings with the capacity to self-illuminate, to access and capture for use our innate intuitive divine intelligence, that which constitutes the core of our island of excellence. The great I AM is THAT.

Our capacity for divine intelligence allows us to comprehend the reality we know as time-space, the law of cause and effect and rational thought. This ability to self illuminate also gives us cause to transcend this reality, what the sages have cited as our ability to enter into a transcendental reality of genius and ingenuity.

When we are bathed in this inner wisdom, we are a powerful interceptor of ignorance, false identification, attachments, aversion and the fear of death. We become capable of becoming fully established in our true Self.

The path of yoga establishes with Self the ancient tradition of shakti sadhana, a daily spiritual practice of asanas, pranayama, meditation (dhyana) and affirming mantras together known as the Kriya. All of these to (re)establish the pristine nature of our innate mind, to recapture its immense power and wisdom for the purpose of revealing who we are, to know the I AM within.

Yoga Unify State of the Union

Yoga Unify State of the Union

In the minds of the uninitiated, yoga teacher may seem like a passive profession, but actually yogi and warrior are synonymous terms, and as teachers, we contend on the front lines of being. With so many things in seeming opposition, unity is not only an ideal but the key to our planetary survival. The sacred science of yoga is the Path of Life Itself. As we dedicate ourselves to validating and illuminating the ancient methods, we see the need to engage each other and build community.

The Pandemic has illuminated how fragile we are and also how resilient we can be. Many lack the tools or perspective for this unprecedented state of affairs. Thus, pervasive mental health issues abound, compounded by so much uncertainty and loss. Yoga Unify will strive to raise awareness of yoga’s capacity to manage the human experience rather than be overwhelmed by it. Yoga offers the means to recover from trauma and heal our nervous system and psyche to be happy, vital, and inspired.

In the Taoist tradition, it’s said that when illness or trauma manifest then we should search for the cure in our own backyard. We know that yoga is the medicine most needed and Yoga Unify seeks to be the logistical transport to deliver that medicine so that it can appear in the “backyards” of those in need. As you know, one of the prime intentions of Yoga Unify is to share revenue and resources with the greater yoga community.

We currently have an initiative that we feel represents a win/win for all of us. Before going into detail we’d like to share a few thoughts. Yoga Unify is not yet another hierarchy; it’s a conscious consortium of Teachers who are dedicated to elevating the profession of yoga and working together to evolve this sacred science. Yoga Unify exists to support your efforts in helping to heal the world at this crucial time. The Yoga Unify vision is timely and vast and it will remain viable if we all choose to engage with each other. Thus, here are some options that we’re really excited about:

Yoga Unify is excited to announce our teacher referral initiative. Annual Community Initiative. For your T. Training program going forward, if you would like to add $54 per person to your tuition (or have a number of them pay that amount upon graduation), your T. Trainees will receive a YU membership for their first year and a designation. If you’d like to take advantage of this please contact us at Hello@yogaunify.orgFor Teachers who have passed through your Training, who pay full price for a YU Membership/Designation ($169 for the first year), we will pay you a commission of $54 per person for those whom you refer. Commissions to be paid quarterly. Simply ask your Teacher Training graduates to indicate that they were referred by you when signing on with Yoga Unify.

Think back on all of the Teacher Trainees you’ve graduated over the years. Why not send an e-blast to that list! In order to qualify for these please register your School/Teacher Training Program with us. Registering your School/Program is free of charge. The only proviso is that Lead Trainers (unless they teach in the capacity of “guest”) of a registered Yoga Unify school need to be Yoga Unify Qualified Professionals.

If you have questions or comments about any or all of what we’ve outlined here or if you’d like our assistance with the Qual process, we’re happy to connect with you via phone or Zoom.

We wish you joy, health, and abundant blessings!

Ravi SinghChairman of the Board / Co-Founder Yoga Unify