Our mission at Gaia Flow Yoga is to create a sacred space where students can unwind, relax, energize, heal, strengthen their body, mind and spirit, and live a fuller more joyous life.
Gaia Flow Yoga is a direct, enlightened and harmonious experience of the vast interrelatedness and unity of all life and of all things. It is a journey towards Self-realization through the practice of “joining” or “yoking” together the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of Self.
Through the practice of Gaia Flow Yoga there is a natural realignment of the body, mind, emotions and spirit that leads to an experience of more peace, power and flow both on and off the yoga mat. This natural realignment of the body leads to a natural realignment of the perception of life and of who we are in the context of our existence, and of all existence.
This love-based yoga practice is uniquely structured in a particular flow and sequence based on ancient science, but geared for a modern yogi. To be precise Gaia Flow Yoga is an innovative, intuitive, and unique blend of three traditional schools of yoga linked together with vinyasa flow.
1. Hatha (Yoga of Asana)
2. Raja (Yoga of Contemplation)
3. Bhakti (Yoga of Devotion)
The fundamental structure of Gaia Flow Yoga is symbolically modeled after and grounded in the natural movement, flow and structure of the Earth (Gaia), and Nature. Emulating the intrinsic qualities of Nature (peace, power and flow), Gaia Flow Yoga is unique in its terminology and intention, sequencing and flow. Gaia Flow Yoga is deeply rooted in ancient yogic philosophy and wisdom, yet unique in its modern expression, structure and utilization of conscious language and breath as a tool to move through resistance (on our yoga mat and in our lives) with kindness, compassion and the unwavering strength of unconditional love.
“With an open heart and all our love we are honored to welcome you to our Gaia Flow Yoga family.” ~ Chrystal Rae and Andres Illera (and, of course, Shiva, Buddha and Karma – our yogi dogs!)