Let your little light shine, shine, shine.
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Why Soulshine? Some define the ultimate aim of Yoga as self-development/self-realization. One could translate this as embodying one’s essence or soul. Another thought is the allowing of one's brightness to shine back to another or beyond as the quintessence of Yoga.
Yokie* Message
by Dr. Douglas Files,
theYoke Board President

Over time, Yoga has become far more than just exercise for me. A yearning to learn continually leads me to investigate the non-physical aspects. Recently participating in theYoke’s book club allowed me to deepen my understand of what Yoga is as I participated in discussions about the various Yogic paths beyond the mat. My serving as the board president of theYoke allows me to experience yet another option of living Yoga, the karma path. We hope you will become part of theYoke kula and enrich your understanding of Yoga as I am. Personally, I hope you will look at what other Yoga folk are doing in (see the Yogi’s Tea Room of our new site) and be inspired to volunteer and serve those around you.  

*Yokie - someone who provides seva (service) through theYoke. 

It's All Yoga
sharing the vision
Every decade unveils a new evolution in Yoga. Sometimes tapping into all the information can feel overwhelming. A common feeling expressed by Yoga students, teachers and program directors, when our founder, LauraLynn Jansen, spends time conversing with folks about the modern Yoga movement (read more about these exchanges). Each month we will reveal different resources, study opportunities and evolving aspects related to the wide, wide world of Yoga.

We start with a basic understanding, the Margas. They are the main paths of living a Yoga based life, according to the Bhagavad Gita and other historical yoga documents. The traditional paths are Karma, Bhakti , Raja and Jnana. If one engages in one or more of these it is said you will reach the ultimate goal of Yoga – “Kaivalya.”  Find out more.

Yoke Happenings

* Watch For
March 2016: Retreat to Hawaii
Join LauraLynn, theYoke founder, and Helen Ames (Yoke Advisor) for a week of yoga, hiking, water adventures and more.
Stay Tuned to our Facebook page.
* Enroll Now *
January 2016: Courses
January is the start of a 5-month intensive study of the Yoga Sutras, The Root of the Lotus, led by LauraLynn{CEUS available upon request.} 
Along The Path *
Fall 2015
www.theYoke.Yoga goes live after a year plus of research, resource gathering and many conversations with Yoga folk.

Summer 2015 - NOW  establish popup Oahu and continue to partner with other non-profits to offer donation based classes by a wide variety of Yokies (staff, board and advisors’ council members).

Winter 2015
Creation of the Yoke Advisors' Council a diverse group of individuals (age, ethnicity, geography & more) who will assist in a number of roles from reviewing submissions of material for website to assisting in developing the mentor program, program development, and sharing their knowledge of Yoga across the globe.

The initial Yoke board is formed.

Our mission is to offer a hub for Yoga folk to unite, serve each other, and create sustainability on their Yogic path.
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