Mission and Philosophy

Yoga is a multidimensional concept with a complex history. Modern yoga emerged out of ancient belief-systems and sacred cultural practices, yet draws on advances in modern science in the service of mind-body-spirit balance, self-exploration and life transformation. Studying yoga, in all of its complexity, leads to an understanding of a philosophy, lifestyle and practice that has developed over thousands of years and across many cultures. Fostering an appreciation of scientific innovations and their contribution to current self-care, transformative and empowering practices–from safe alignment and movement principles, calming breath-work, and mindfulness meditation to innovative learning-teaching methods–also supports inspired, intelligent and professional teaching.

SHUTTER BLOOM (62 of 172)Our program was designed by a small team of educators with decades of combined experience, and targets dedicated yoga practitioners and spiritual seekers looking to integrate ancient yoga philosophy, tradition and practice with the best of cutting-edge science and evidence-based research. Our faculty are passionate, experienced yoga practitioners and highly-qualified experts and professionals in their respective fields, committed to educating curious, sincere and reflective yoga practitioners and teachers in a safe and supportive environment. The teachers foster both community and open dialogue-between East and West, science and spirit, past, present and future-which allows students to distill the essence of yoga for themselves, promoting a mindful body, embodied mind and a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Our highest mission is to grow a community of yoga practitioners who extend themselves for the purpose of nurturing their own and other’s spiritual growth, unify the next generation of practitioners and teachers in support of raising global consciousness, and set new standards for future yoga teacher education and professionalism.