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.
Sweet and Simple Zen Advice for 2018
Rejoicing in the good fortune of others is a practice that can help us when we feel emotionally shut down and unable to connect with others. Rejoicing generates good will. The next time you go out in the world, you might try this practice: directing your attention to people—in their cars, on the sidewalk, talking on their cell phones—just wish for them all to be happy and well. Without knowing anything about them, they can become very real, by regarding each of them personally and rejoicing in the comforts and pleasures that come their way. Each of us has this soft spot: a capacity for love and tenderness. But if we don’t encourage it, we can get pretty stubborn about remaining sour.
Excerpted from: No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chödrön, page 53