Beyond asana: Our approach to Yoga
Yoga is a state of union of body, mind and spirit. It is alignment with your higher self and all that is.
While most people know about Yoga as a form of exercise, the practice, which dates back more than 5,000 years, offers an endless well of wisdom about how to enjoy a more fulfilling life. Asana, the physical postures we do on a Yoga mat, help us gain balance and flexibility in our bodies so we can find the same in our minds.
When you work with Hale Pule to start or deepen your Yoga practice at a Yoga teacher training, through an individual Yoga consultation or by taking our unique online course, A State of Yoga: Foundation in Practice and Understanding, you will embark on a journey inside yourself. Through this process you’ll learn how to incorporate Yoga into all aspects of your life – your relationships, your career and your personal spiritual practice – and reshape your understanding of who you are and your true purpose.
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Our asana practice is grounded in a deep understanding of proper musculoskeletal alignment. This focus will strengthen your body for a lifelong practice and help you avoid the injuries that are common in fast-paced modern Yoga classes.
About Hale Pule's Yoga training
When you study Yoga with Hale Pule, you’ll learn to practice and teach Raja Yoga, or the royal path, in its traditional form. This includes the Eight Limbs of Yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This holistic focus on Yoga includes training on yamas (how we behave in the world), niyamas (how we treat ourselves), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (management of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (union with the Divine). All of our Yoga training includes understanding of and immersion in the principles of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga.
Myra Lewin, Hale Pule’s founder and director, has studied for more than two decades with incredible Yoga teachers from around the world, including Pattabhi Jois, Sandra Summerfield Kozak, Ramanand Patel, Richard Freeman and others. The result is a Yoga practice that is both traditional and well-suited for the modern age.