We are first and foremost students of yoga ourselves. Yoga is an intrinsically individual discipline that requires a great variety of techniques to satisfy the great variety of individuals. We do not teach one particular style of practice here but instead strive to share the essence of yoga: the skillful combination of physical movement, conscious breathing, deep devotion, and concentration/meditation with the intention of bringing you closer to authentic knowledge of yourself. All of our teachers are unique and experienced in multiple fields of study, and we wholeheartedly embrace our many varying lineages and perspectives. Our united approach of embracing the varying perspectives of you, the student, helps provide conditions within each class for individual experience and meaning. We aim to honor and revere both you and yoga in all of its diversity, with an attitude of service and a willingness to allow ourselves to be taught every day by each one of you.

We also believe that yoga must be accessible to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, cultural or religious orientation, immigrant status, gender identification, sexual orientation, income, size, age or ability; we work diligently to create a brave and accessible space for everyone.  All of us are well-trained in strong bio-mechanical principles with a loving eye toward injury prevention and individualized attention, so we have your back, physically speaking. We offer you intelligent, detailed instruction in asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, Ayurveda, Restorative practices, Therapeutics with qualified instructors, Prenatal and Post-partum care, and many specialized workshops, including training teachers to be even better teachers. Our commitment is to furthering the conversation about yoga in our studio, your house, your community and beyond.

Equity and Inclusion Statement:

The community, business and teachers of The Bhakti Yoga Movement Center are deeply invested in staff training, meaningful self-education, and building the knowledge, skill and human resource necessary to invest in a more equitable business model. We're creating conversations about race, inclusion, fat-phobia, ableism, trauma-informed practices, and equity on a daily basis here, and aim to make use of these skills in a broader capacity in the yoga community. Our center and classes/events are mobility-device accessible, and while not all of our teachers are trained yet in deep accessibility for folks with disabilities, we are working toward this potential.

We have not always worked in these arenas, and even still, are making mistakes as we learn and try. We are open to your comments and suggestions by emailing weloveyou@thebhaktishop.com, and are also willing to be held accountable in public for the ways that we have failed or caused harm. We are actively mentoring and training new teachers, while working to hire teachers of color and teachers from groups on the margins that have less representation in the yoga space. Relationships matter deeply to us here, and so we build those relationships first, which often takes time. Trust is important to earn, and to make changes in this realm takes time. We also acknowledge that all of the work that we have been doing on this may not be visible yet.