Please Welcome New Teacher Alek Trail, starting Tuesdays at 6PM!

Alek Trail will be joining the Loka family, every TUESDAY night at 6 PM.

Alek came to yoga in her late teens, and since then has been exploring and  experimenting with the physical and mental practice as a way to stay curious, humbled, and  connected. With a background in modern dance and improvisational movement, yoga has  provided her different perspectives to approach and refine the subtle body and mind. 
With her teaching philosophy rooted in authenticity, kinesthetic awareness, and question- asking and answering, her  intention is for her students to walk out of her classes feeling as though they have deeper sense of their inner-landscape with which they can dive deeper  intellectually, spiritually, and physically. She strives to facilitate an experience for the  practitioner to become more familiar with the subtle body- allowing them to hone  awareness, drop in, and gain more mindful insight into their own unique personal practice.


Two Heart Opening Yoga Nidra and Forgiveness Practices Oct 10th and 24th - sign up now!

Loka's Heart Opening Yoga Nidra and Forgiveness Practices are back this October!
Sign up now, these will sell out. Both workshops 1-4PM

Saturday, 10/10
Saturday, 10/24

This fall, we will continue the Yoga Nidra work that we starting in the spring, along with an invaluable Forgiveness Practice. So after doing some Yoga Nidra with a Heart Opening focus, we'll let go of some old stuff in order to reach for something new. Holding onto grudges, big or small, can prevent connectedness with others, as we can unconsciously bring anger into each new experience and relationship. Unresolved anger can lead to depression and anxiety, even preventing optimum health by increasing blood pressure and compromising the immune system. 

When we refuse to let go of past hurts, we're actually damaging ourselves. "Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die," is a common sentiment on the subject. We will spend some time revisioning and reperceiving a past injury in a useful way. And to uncomplicated the process, you will be asked to choose a mild and seemingly "small" incident to work with. Oftentimes, these small irritations are representations of larger, repetitive struggles, so when we heal the little ones the larger ones also resolve.

Alex Grey

Sign up for Oct 10th Workshop

Sign up for Oct 24th Workshop

More About our Yoga Nidra Practice-

"Most people sleep without resolving their tensions. This is termed nidra. Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why, but yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens. It is of a blissful, higher quality altogether." ~ Swami Satyananda

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious, purposeful Deep Sleep which has been called "sleep that awakens the soul."

In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed and one appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga nidra is a very deep form of relaxation. it has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, and headaches, even providing relief from PTSD.

Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading one's awareness to a state of supreme stillness and insight. Traditionally it was used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma, in order to move one towards their true Dharma.

In this workshop, you will be safely guided through relaxing breath work and visualization. Your attention will be brought inward until you reach deep stillness and the silence of conscious Deep Sleep (Prajna), and then slowly and safely brought back to the conscious state. 

Alex Grey, Holy Fire

Unlike traditional led meditations, we will lie comfortably on the floor and use supportive bolsters and blankets in order to facilitate effortless relaxation. We will also work on setting a sankalpa, or a focused vow. Your personal sankalpa will be a heartfelt intention to help you fulfill your dharma, your purpose in life. The most effective sankalpa is made when you are not intellectually active, but when your mind is calm and quiet. In this state of deep relaxation one's perspective can shift significantly, allowing for both profound realizations and positive change.