Love Serve Meditate Realize

About the Studio

Param Yoga Healing Arts Center manifested through a series of providential steps through the grace of God and Gurus. Having physically outgrown weekly in-home Spiritual Gatherings on Thursday evenings, Marydale was prompted by her husband to start looking for a space that could accommodate the group once a week. Within a few short weeks, not only did the space appear, it became obvious that it was not just for a weekly meeting. It was to be a center where the community could meet to continue Spiritual study, practice yoga and Reiki, have workshops, and continue to inspire each other onward and upward into our highest possible good. Wow, talk about an awesome turn of events!

When we found the space, it was the perfect size to support us. However, it was painted Kermit-the-Frog green and had some issues that needed to be improved. To assure our imminent success, Marydale called on the community to come and pray over the space, writing blessings and prayers all over the walls before remodeling went into high gear.

Within a short span of time, the space was transformed into a peaceful sanctuary founded on the presence of the Divine, healing energy, calm, and beauty. The blue walls are associated with heavenly consciousness of Spirit, which is said to assume any aspect that the true devotee wishes to behold. The golden accents are intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success. Every accoutrement lends itself to the ease and grace of the environment to assist each one who enters the space to relax.

Dreams do come true. Now that our community has a place to drop roots, we are beginning to spread our wings little by little. Our goal is to embody all aspects of yoga, combined with energetics, to promote health, vitality, and happiness in our own lives. This gives us the power to share those gifts with everyone who crosses our paths. Then, our families thrive, our community begins to shine, and the love finds its way rippling out further and further until, before long, our tiny group will have impacted the world just because we are living the principles of right action.

Of course, all of this takes discipline, consistence, persistence, and the desire to step up. We offer regular asana practice, meditation, healing arts workshops, and Reiki circles and classes. Plus, the space will house ongoing special guests who will bring their gifts to us to learn from, embody, and share. There is no limit to what we can and will be doing. Watch and see. (Why be a bystander?…Come and join your heart to ours and fly!)

There is no telling where we will end up. All we know right now is that we have all of these gifts and we want to give them away. Come and get some for yourself and then you can share them too! Let’s spread the love around. Let’s serve one another wherever and whenever possible. Let’s spend time in deep meditation and introspection to know our way. Let us, one and all, realize who we really are and celebrate!

We are blessed beyond measure. And So It Is!!

Testimonials

“I went to the first class with skepticism. I thought that yoga would be too slow moving and boring for me. Plus, I didn’t believe in ‘that stuff.’ After the class, I still wasn’t sure whether I liked it or not but as the sessions were paid for, I went. All of a sudden I began to notice that I was feeling better, my mood had improved, and I seemed calmer. Very different feelings for a Type A personality. I still wasn’t sure that I liked the activity but I found that I was always looking forward to the next class session. After completing the 8 classes, I signed up for another 30 sessions! Who would have guessed that the “skeptical one” would choose to do this. You and your classes have helped me get through the stress of planning a wedding and a hectic holiday schedule. Thank you very much for all that you have given to me and for making my body feel better. A new converted yogi.”
L.B., Chatsworth, CA

After just four weeks of yoga, I can’t believe how good I feel. The last two years have probably been the most challenging of my life, both personally and professionally. The stress has been unbearable at times. I’ve been to the doctor several times about it. I refuse to take any drugs of any kind. It started manifesting itself with headaches, stomach pain, nausea and skin rash, despite regular intense 3x per week workouts and acupuncture. Your yoga classes have me smiling now. I feel light. I feel happy. I look forward to yoga, and now am taking 3-4 classes per week. I love the challenge, I love how I feel afterward. I love hearing you speak before, during, and especially after class when you talk to us about the Yoga Sutras. I am trying every day to not allow my mind to lead me to suffering – something that my mind has been doing far too much. Also, I can now put my arms above my head, and on the floor behind me while laying down and stretching, something I was never able to do before! I love seeing and feeling results! I really needed this, and will take my mat and strap with me on vacation so I can try to continue my practice. Thanks for all you do for me! I appreciate it soooo much!
K.M., Chatsworth, CA

“Just wanted to tell you how much I absolutely love my Yoga classes and how much I love my Yoga teacher. You are absolutely the best. Thank you so much for everything you do. You are a Yoga ROCK*STAR!”
L.W., Canoga Park, CA

“It has been an honor amp; privilege knowing Marydale. She has helped me immensely in the past.  I love it when I’m able to make it to her home for gathering of spirit.  Marydale is the most enlightened person I know.  Her spiritual wisdom amp; ability to heal amp; help others learn about themselves is amazing.  The fact that Marydale is willing to share her gift with so many is so selfless amp; loving.  But that’s just who she is.”
M.J., Chatsworth, CA

“I have been a student of Marydale for over 10 years.  She is a guiding source of inspiration for me.  I took her class for the first time and I was never the same.  I became addicted.  I always feel renewed and refreshed when I leave her class.  God Bless Marydale.”
J.M., Northridge, CA

“Marydale should be considered to be at the top of the class of professional Yoga teachers in America today.  Marydale clearly observes the kind of disciplines we commonly associate with the Yoga practitioner: dietary habits, regular early morning practice, and ongoing spiritual training with teachers.  As an individual, Marydale is sincere, generous and reliable.  For all that have the pleasure and opportunity to study with her, their lives can only be enriched.  There are many great teachers in India and perhaps a handful of master teachers in this country.  In my opinion, Marydale is one in that handful and we are truly blessed to have her as a teacher in our community.”
Neda Soderqvist, 2008 Top Fitness Trainer In The Country with Exercise TV

“I have been a student of Marydale for some dozen years, and have the highest admiration for her both personally and professionally.  She has great character, compassion and wisdom.”
A.C., Chatsworth, CA

“When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I began practicing Yoga and was so fortunate to have found Marydale as my instructor who introduced me to the practice.  Marydale considers each one of her students as an individual and tailors their practice to their needs.  I am one of several students that I know of that have actually quit one gym and joined another just to keep her as a Yoga instructor.  In addition to her gentle guidance in the physical Yoga routine, her vocal delivery is absolutely therapeutic.”
M.S., Winnetka, CA

“I just want to thank Marydale for allowing me to feel so comfortable being vulnerable with her.  A friend contacted me today who just lost a pregnancy and I was able to take care of myself and her at the same time because of Marydale’s words of wisdom and reminder.”
S.S., Pacific Palisades, CA

“Marydale is not just the best yoga instructor you will ever find, but she is kind, calming, poised, and truly caring.  In her yoga classes, Marydale is always attentive to the needs of her students, and her instruction is extremely precise.  Her classes always seem to flow with grace and strength, even though each class is never the same.  There is never a moment when Marydale doesn’t teach with knowledge, precision, kindness, confidence, and ease.  I am a happier person because of Marydale and I feel I have been blessed by her caring way, and her extensive and impressive knowledge of yoga.”
S.I., West Hills, CA

“I feel much more energy than I did before (not as in I am more awake, but a buoyant connected feeling similar to the experience during attunement), especially when sending long distance Reiki and giving to myself.”
B.T., Chatsworth, CA

“When I first began taking yoga Marydale was one of many teachers working at the gym teaching yoga.  Everyone agreed she was the teacher to go to learn from.  So I committed myself to Marydale’s regime.  In a very short time I had the fundamentals down as well as alignment.  Marydale [is] and always will be a precise teacher.  She is constantly exploring and growing as a yoga teacher and a person.  Her classes are unique to her.  Always changing and evolving.  She is true to herself as well as to her yoga.”
N.T., West Hills, CA

“Just wanted to thank you again for a most exciting weekend. I feel as though a door I have been searching for has opened and am anxious to practice and learn all aspects of Reiki.  I have been spreading Reiki from the market to my hummingbird feeders…what a joy!  My husband is so excited for me, guess he knew I needed a deeper spiritual connection in my life.  He has already seen the effect yoga has had on me and is very encouraging that I continue my path in Reiki.  You are a very special lady and again I’m truly glad you have entered my life.”
L.A., Ojai, CA

“After a particularly stressful night, an hour with Marydale devoted to yoga and being in the now made such a huge difference in my ability to cope.  It took longer for me to get to a center of focus, but the rewards were so great.”
D.C., Calabasas, CA

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you have taught me so far and I’m absolutely looking forward to be in your presence very soon.”
V.S., Pacific Palisades, CA

“I want to thank you for today’s lovely class. You are an excellent teacher and a wonderful person. I want to congratulate you again on your studio. It epitomizes what a Yoga studio should be. You can feel the calming energy as soon as you walk in.”
P.H., Santa Fe Springs, CA