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December 2015
Yokie* Message
by LauraLynn Jansen,
theYoke's  Founder & Executive Director
Many decades ago a resolution was made quietly to myself. May I always LIVE life to its fullest. This silent commitment is now part of a deep habitual pattern fully integrated into my daily living. Contemplative practices immersed in over the prior year (to cope with radiation and chemotherapy treatment) were no longer just tools, but the foundation to being honest with myself. That promise remains an intricate part of me still, decades later. 

Back then I knew nothing of a Patanjali, or Yoga as it is known in the current modern world. I was closeted about my daily practice of mind stilling, and breathing and stretching. read more...

*Yokie - someone who provides seva (service) through theYoke. 
It's All Yoga

The Raja Yoga path (click on underlined words to learn more)* focuses on uniting/yoking with the Divine. It is taught, and experience shows, when one deepens the awareness of the mind's workings transformation happens. Some folks experience a grounded calmness unobtainable or unmaintainable prior to keeping a regular meditative practice. This process is Yoga.

To explore and decipher the depths of the mind's roaming tendencies one can use the Yoga Sutras as a guide. Patanjali, a person(s) is(are) noted as the author(s) of this sacred text. The Root of the Lotus self study (swadyaya) course is one way to delve deeper into the intricacies of this rich set of writings and apply Yoga on another level.

Prior students of the Root of the Lotus felt more engaged in their overall Yoga practice through the material offered in this course. Shifts in personal and professional perspectives transpiring was also noted as they inquired about their inner workings on the Royal/Raja Yoga path.

May the Royal path rise to meet you!

* currently www.theYoke.Yoga is open for all to access at the Yoga Enthusiast level of membership.

Yoke Happenings

* Join Us!
March 2016: Retreat to Hawaii
Join LauraLynn, theYoke founder, and Helen Ames (Yoke Advisor) for a week of yoga, hiking, water adventures and more.
7 nights on an organic farm, unique adventures, Yoga, farm-to-table  meals, and so  much more. Sports for $1000 to $1800. Register by 5 Jan and receive 20% off full price.
Please note this retreat is being made with varying purchase options to make it accessible to more folks.
ALL profit is being donated to theYoke.
Find out more.
* Enroll Now *
January 2016: Courses
The week of January 11th 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.} 

$90 for members/$150 for non-members
Register Now
Along The Path *
Fall 2015
www.theYoke.Yoga goes live after a year plus of research, resource gathering and many conversations with Yoga folk.
* currently www.theYoke.Yoga is open for all to access at the Yoga Enthusiast level of membership.

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).

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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