Although Shakti Yoga is a “business” by technical terms running a yoga studio is not the most profitable endeavor. Think about how much you pay for a class and the expenses that are involved with running a studio. Money that comes into the studio provides funding for utilities, rent, teacher pay, insurance and some supplies. We are constantly looking for ways to expand and grow the studio and often times the funding simply does not exist. The directors of the studio work endless hours in Karma Yoga. Shakti Yoga is a community and within the community it takes many hands to create a home.
Karma yoga, or the “discipline of action” is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. One of the four pillars of yoga, Karma yoga focuses on the adherence to duty (dharma) while remaining detached from the reward. It states that one can attain Moksha (liberation) or love of the divine (bhakti) by performing their duties in an unselfish manner for the pleasure of the Supreme. Karma Yoga is an intrinsic part of many derivative types of yoga.
At Shakti Yoga, the primary goal is to attain peace and healing within the community. We are guided by the spiritual discipline of Yoga as inspired by several paths and teachers. We provide a supportive environment for all who share these aspirations. We accept those who share the common goal of peace and who want to offer their skills, time and experience to support the work of the center, which is based on the ideal of karma yoga or selfless service.
SERVICE – Using one’s gifts and efforts to do the day-to-day work of maintaining and operating the Center.
SELF-AWARENESS – Developed through the practices of asana (postures), meditation, and the study of yoga philosophy.
Through this process, you have the opportunity to learn and develop peace of mind, which infiltrates everyday life.
Shakti yoga karma yoga program consists of service in various areas of the Center including: cleaning, maintenance, marketing, web support, office and retail support.
Those who choose to help provide support for the studio through karma yoga are not obligated to any specific times, hours or services. Your love and support in any capacity is deeply appreciated.
Those performing karma yoga may receive a 10% discount on all class cards, workshops and retail items at Shakti Yoga. You can also choose to just donate your time and services to the studio: Donate now.