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Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 A Message from Marydale – November 2016


Dear Ones,


The front of the studio as it looked in the fall of 2010.

It seems absolutely impossible that we are celebrating our sixth anniversary here at Param Yoga this Thursday, November 3rd! The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” certainly applies to me, for each and every day I wake with deep gratitude knowing that I am living the life I love by sharing the unprecedented wisdom and Grace of Yoga in our sacred Sangha. Together we have created and nurtured a true community where folks are thriving as their lives become sweeter and sweeter, day by day. Friendship, acceptance, encouragement, love and joy permeate our yogic home.

paramahamsa-yoganandaIn September of 2010, with no business plan and no money at a time when I should have been considering slowing down, I was prompted by Yogananda’s guidance to rent this little space and launch a brand new business on pure faith. Listening carefully to the impressions and wisdom from beyond, deep roots have managed to anchor our growth by offering true yoga to those who seek a safe haven from a complex, often stressful world. Endless love and gratitude to my Sadguru Paramahamsa Yogananda for partnering with me in every breath.

At this moment in time, I bow to you for your continued love and support for our staff, teachings, and commitment to excellence through dedication on the path of yoga. Our adventure together has proven that the deeper we go into yoga, the deeper it gets. What a remarkable journey for all with a promise of continued growth and realization.

Thank you to Kriya Los Angeles for choosing to make Param Yoga your home as many, many souls have found their way to the Divine path of Kriya Yoga. I bow to Yogacharya Richard Peterson Baba and Judy Ma for their endless commitment and leadership of Kriya Yoga under the Divine auspices of our beloved Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji. This gratitude is extended to Swamis Atmavidyananda, Purnatmananda, Vairagyananda, and Sahajananda for their boundless love and devotion. Thank you from all of us.

As always, I remain grateful to my awesome assistant Kirsten and her uncanny ability to always be…well…100% awesome! Thank you Sabrina for joining our staff to help us flow flawlessly forward as we celebrate the now, always with love. Heartfelt gratitude to our adorable Cherise for her beautiful ongoing contribution with both asana and Ayurveda. To Brian Walsh for joining us monthly and bathing us with dynamic, Divine sound to flush out imbalance and bring us into alignment with our True nature.

To our precious little celebrity, Yoda, who I swear is the big draw of the studio and makes it simply a better place to visit just because he is here.

And finally, YOU—thank you, thank you, thank you for being you, for your willingness to stretch yourself into the best possible YOU that you can be, and for allowing me to share the path with you. I continue to be awe-inspired and completely grateful for this beautiful expression of God and the eternal Love available for all of us always. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

See you on the mat.

Love, Love, Love,

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“The purpose of yoga is to make us a good human being through practice and understanding. Live in Divinity in every second. It is a conscious effort and choice.” – Paramahamsa Prajnanananda