let’s do yoga!
The pose is not the purpose.
You can make a shape with your body. That is a pose. But making that shape is not the purpose of yoga. The preparation, the readiness, the commitment of your self -- inside and out -- to your practice : that is yoga. That is fly.
what is yoga?
Move to a pose. Move fast or slow. As long as you’re connected to your breath and you are breathing, you’re doing it right. Yoga is your personal journey. It is not a pose, or a movement. Yoga is how you are when you are.
Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When you are breathing in connection to your movement and action, you are practicing. When you notice that you are not breathing, or when you choose to breath through challenge, you are practicing.
The challenge: controlling your mind. NOT no thinking. NOT ignoring your mind. Choosing to focus your mind. Choosing to challenge yourself to be aware of your breath and trusting yourself to allow your thoughts to wait… You are practicing.
No judgement, just truth: movement is easy for those who are fit or who choose to push themselves to a goal. Breathing and meditation are challenging. It takes commitment and effort to do both thoughtfully. Accepting that challenge is FLY.
“The best way out is always through."
What is fly?
You might think of yoga as exercise. Movement. It can be. There are movements when one is practicing the physical activities of yoga. Asana. But looking deeper, movement is not yoga. Meditation and breathing are the purpose of yoga. The physical aspects of yoga prepare your mind and body to mediate. More than asana, your connection to your breath is the purpose of the movement. Traveling through air — your breath, your movement, your connection to your mind — is yoga.
Finding a yoga practice that meets your individual needs and has a positive impact on your body is a start to creating a personalized practice. No two people are exactly alike. How one person finds mental clarity and balance as well as physical comfort can differ greatly from the experience of another, even if two people are related or similar in lifestyle. Finding what is best for you takes time.
Learning what makes you feel good, inside and out, is vital for establishing your personalized practice. Establishing your preference of breathing techniques, including connecting with your breathing and identifying any limitations, can help lay your yogic foundation. The act of the physical movement of yoga (asana) can help you determine your flexibility, strength, and endurance thresholds. Bringing together these elements will help build a personalized practice.
NOUN a number of individuals of one kind eating, resting, and/or traveling together.
VERB congregate or mass in a flock or large group.
ORIGIN Old English, flocc, of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘a band or body of people’: this became obsolete, but has been reintroduced....
Inspired by the collective grace, shared gain, and overall beauty of flocking birds, Yoga Flock invites you to come together and practice with people like you, where you want to be. We're your flock. Yoga Flock. Together, we FLY.
We travel near and far to practice yoga where you are. Find us inside, outside, online, in Minnesota, in North Dakota, in Costa Rica, and anywhere else you are or want to be.
Ready to fly?
want to go on an adventure?
choose your own adventure :
yoga retreats 2020
Stateside or in Central America, spend Winter 2020 soaking-up-the-sun with yoga flock.
Vacation for as few as 5 days to as many as 15. Bring a friend or travel independently. Stay in a moderate space or the best room avilable.
2020 is YOUR adventure.
travel between february 1 and march 6, 2020
Pura Vida is a way of life in Costa Rica, and there’s no better way to experience it than visting the remote, coastal town of Santa Teresa. This old fishing town is populated by locals, surfers, yogis, expats, and some of the best beaches in the world.
we are choosing not to travel to Alabama
but a new location will be selected soon! interested? stay tuned!