Peace Yoga Love

Yoga Based Classes, Self Care Courses and Retreats

MONA VALE SURF CLUB - OVERLOOKING MONA VALE BEACH

FINALISTS IN THE LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2015 & 2016

At Peace Yoga Love our philosophy is to make yoga available to everyone and especially the most vulnerable in our community.  Peace Yoga Love offers friendly community yoga classes on on Sydney's Northern Beaches - we have regularly scheduled yoga classes with experienced and knowledgeable yoga teachers.  Min is also developing online yoga based self care courses for remote students and devising a retreat program. We offer a free class once a week for pension card holders.  There is no expectation of skill level, yoga clothes, body shape, age, fitness level or any other judgement. Our classes are all drop in, there are no bookings, no terms and no catches.  Our classes will suit beginner through to experienced yoga students. Peace Yoga Love is run by Min, who is absolutely passionate about Yoga being accessible and affordable to everyone, as it should be! We have old people, young people, inflexible people and bendy people,  beginners and everyone in between in our classes - and that is just the way we like it. Please come and join us for a class.

Peace Yoga Love has a close relationship with Byron Yoga Centre.

Kerry now runs Terrey Hills as Nourished Yoga www.nourishedyoga.com.au 

Gabby now runs Freshwater as Infinite Yoga www.infiniteyoga.com.au 

 

A life without TAPAS is like a heart without love

"A life without Tapas is like a heart without love" BKS Iyengar

 

Tapas: to glow and be illuminated with an inner aim and direction in life for growth. 

 

Yoga has a set of internal and external restraints called the Yamas and Niyamas  – the yogic restraints prescribed to live your life in a better, more fruitful way. Tapas is one of the Niyamas - ways in which you should manage your relationship with your self - the Yamas are about managing your relationship with the external world. 

The word "tapas" comes from the Sanskrit verb "tap" which means "to burn." Tapas can be described as the austerities and practices we use to make our body and spirit strong – the burn of making the right choices for our mind, body and spirit – to get out of bed for that early class, to take time to meditate, to choose healthy food, to overcome inertia. There is an element of endurance and commitment to tapas – tapas is not a quick fix. 

Within your asana or physical practice – there is a possibility that a difficult or advanced practice might be viewed as being a greater tapas – but of course the ego is attracted to difficulty too – think of tapas more long term and less self serving – a steady burning effort toward real growth and change. Its not making it into handstand, its finding time every day to make a salad to take to work instead of buying a pie – to help others - to speak well of people - it’s about good choices burning away at samskaras – habitual patterns and past impressions which hold us back.