Message from Diana
"Trust yourself and you will know how to live." ~ Goethe
I teach what I am inspired to personally practice. These last few weeks have been an exciting journey of "trust" and "full living".
Today, especially, I am grateful to each of you for sharing this yoga path and adventure with me.
Last Sunday, I announced to the Shala community that we are moving the Shala to Capistrano Beach, 3 minutes down the road on PCH. SURPRISE!!!!Read more...
"It is your heart that holds your vision, trust yourself." ~ Unbound by Dorien Israel
Puja starts @ 6:30pm / Students to bring deities and pictures they cared for overnight, to Puja
Next Moon Days
Coming Soon: Online Ashtanga for Beginners
Online Ashtanga Course will be available for purchase !
Check out the quick 2 minute trailer: Beginning the Journey of Ashtanga
Yoga Shala / Yoga School
by T. K. V. Desikachar
Choice of a morning Mysore or led class plus an afternoon workshop each day. More info...
We have a few spots open for our December 4th through 10th, 2016 yoga retreat at Sansara, a yoga and surf retreat in Panama.
Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your practice, explore meditation and yoga philosophy with Diana in this beautiful coastal Panamanian location. More info...
"In 2009 I became board certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and began my yoga practice at Pacific Ashtanga. These two transformative events led me towards a more content, happy and meaningful life. My practice continually helps me live mindfully, with gratitude and an open heart in both my personal and professional lives. Diana and the teachers at Pacific Ashtanga have been instrumental in guiding me down this fulfilling path. My husband and children have joined me on this adventure and practice Ashtanga in their daily lives."
To learn more about Jacqueline's holistic veterinary practice please visit her website www.petsacupuncture.com.
Dear Donors and Friends:
First and foremost, we want to thank you again for helping the people of Nepal. We also want to provide you with an update on what has been happening over the last several months with Chusang and the earthquake relief project you so generously contributed to. Read more...
Yoga and meditation are two of the most powerful ways to keep ourselves healthy, vibrant and happy.
Please visit our Pacific Ashtanga YouTube channel for our weekly 10 minute movement and mediation video.
As most of you know, our community at the Shala is now part of a non-profit charitable organization - The Merit Field Foundation. This is an exciting collaboration with our dear friend and Tibetan Monk, Chusang Rinpoche and his community of Buddhist monks in Nepal and India. It is our dream to create an outreach program that takes the simple teachings of yoga and Buddhist meditation to our communities where people can have a short daily practice to create more peace and happiness in their lives. Without any religious affiliation we hope to create a simple practice of breath, movement and seated meditation and extend it beyond our Shala doors to our friends, families and the larger community.
I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, watch our video and send the link to people you know that do not currently have a practice but may be interested in meditation or would be willing to try something new that might help bring more peace into their lives.
Please join me this year in taking the beautiful teachings and practice we share past the doors of our Shala in Dana Point and into the wider community.
Thank you for being part of our outreach and adventure.Love - Diana