Why We Are Here:

100th Monkey Yoga Studio promotes the development of human potential through body awareness and the effect a positive mental outlook can have to empower the whole person – body, mind and spirit. As with the story of the hundredth monkey who created a wave of innovative thinking by trying something new ( check out www.wowzone.com/monkey.htm for the whole story ). So too the 100th Monkey Studio hopes to promote a better social outlook by improving the physical and mental health of our community, one body at a time, one breath at a time. Are you the 100th Monkey? A Kodiak Monkey?

Where We Are and What We Do:

Located at 1929 Mission Rd, this space touts a heated bamboo floor, and a picturesque view of Mission Bay from the second floor of this newly remodeled home. This studio encourages small class sizes of 8 to 14 people and a wide variety of classes. We provide professionally trained instructors and exercise amenities such as two “Yoga Walls”, blocks, straps, chairs, blankets, stretch bands, fitness balls, foam rollers and weights to meet the student’s needs regardless of whether they are a new or seasoned practitioner.

Awakening-Loving-Kindness

There’s a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and just try to get comfortable. You can see this even in insects and animals and birds.

A much more interesting, kind, adventurous, and joyful approach to life is to begin to develop our curiosity, not caring whether the object of our inquisitiveness is bitter or sweet.

When people start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, they often think that somehow they’re going to improve, which is a sort of subtle aggression against who they really are.

It’s a bit like saying, “If I jog, I’ll be a much better person.” Or the scenario may be that they find fault with others; they might say, “If it weren’t for my husband, I’d have a perfect marriage.” And “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.”

But loving-kindness—maitri—toward ourselves doesn’t mean getting rid of anything. Maitri means that we can still be crazy after all these years. We can still be angry after all these years. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.


Excerpt from Awakening Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron

Invocation
of
Good Will

Advanced Asana Workshop
Begins September 24

Dates-Sunday:

Sept 24-Pranayama and Bandhas for Asanas ( w/ Veronica)

Oct 22- Arm Balances:Crow, Side Crow ( w/Amy)

Nov 19- Arm Balances: Handstand Prep, Handstand (w/Maya)

Dec 17- Approaching Headstand ( w/Ella)

 

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