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Laughing Lotus Yoga SF  Flow as YOU are. Lotus Flow Yoga is Dynamic. Inspiring. Transformative. Your home for self-study, community, & spiritual growth. #lotuslove

“Samskara saksat karanat purvajati jnanam. Through sustained focus and meditation on our patterns, habits, and conditioning, we gain knowledge and understanding of our past and how we can change the patterns that aren’t serving us to live more freely and fully.” ~ Yoga Sutra III.18
Step into your yoga practice with more confidence, knowledge and ease 🕉🙏❤️
Absolute Beginners Workshop
with @laura.schadler
Saturday, July 28
1 - 4 pm
Cost: $35
Learn the fundamentals and foundational poses. Includes an intro to yoga philosophy, pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation. *Includes FREE week of Yoga starting Monday after the workshop!
#newtoyoga #yoga101 #beginningyoga #gainconfidence #yogaposes #yogaphilosophy #pranayama #lotusflow #lotuslove #laughinglotussf

There can be so much more
E A S E +
in this breathe, and your life today.
We are *SO* excited to announce that @sarahyantra is returning to @laughinglotussf for TWO days to offer her life-changing #AyurvedicElementalReading & Consultation, August 13 - 15 {by appt only!} .
If you are feeling like you need to revitalize your current life path, look no further. .
In areas of health, wealth, love or matters of the spirit. Sarah offers strong intuitive
guidance and many practical tools to support you during this point in your evolution.
During your two-hour consultation Sarah uses both #Ayurvedic & #Astrological Data and incorporates #Yantras drawn from you to discover:
· the direction you are primed to move in now
· your best tools to get there
(Think of everything from : Diet to lifestyle, practices, exercise, spiritual practice + beyond!) · what is holding you back (and how to navigate this)
· your deep well of joy and potential within

Sarah will work to help you fill the gaps in your awareness and together you will choose the Yantra you need to work with at this time to bring your spiritual life, career and relationship potential and physical health into balance. Rather than feeling like there is ‘something out there that you need’ you will start to see how the tools you need are within and find ways to refine how you use them.
This whole process is amazing!
We couldn’t recommend it MORE - unlike anything out there! .
‘If anyone is in need of relationship or general life guidance, RUN AND SEE Sarah Tomlinson --she is truly special--not in a "new agey," bullshit way, but in an ancient wisdom for NOW way that really really works.’
— Abby Allen, Founder, Neon Butterly
“It’s rare to find a teacher with such depth of knowledge and such a lovely Lightness all at once. Sarah has been a true gift in my life and I would whole heartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking for guidance in matters of Spirit.”
— Josh Vincent, Yoga Teacher
“This consultation blew my mind. Sarah gave me a cosmically scientific map of what keeps me sane, makes me happy, and supports my purpose.
— Christine Chen, Author, Yogini
Inquire for pricing & book ↖️

Feeling inspired with this {Mini Lotus Flow} breakdown courtesy of the lovely @mantrayoga_with_astrud_ (aka Astrud Castillo). Full video on Facebook! .
Try this mini practice to help open your heart, increase your energy, balance and stability on these summer days ☀️
#lotusflow #strength #balance #surrender #laughinglotussf #astrudcastillo #justflow #dailypractice #mantra #yoga #5mins #energy #yogagram

THIS WEEKEND 🕉: INFO Session for Fall Yoga Teacher Training on Saturday at 12pm! ✨
Register by emailing + take $400 off registration if you sign up by 7/20.
"Yoga meets you in your present place, time and state of mind. Laughing Lotus is a sacred space that beautifully connects an ancient practice to the here and now. This immersion is an invaluable opportunity to foster intimacy in the midst of the 21st century hustle and bustle." --- Steven
Our Un-Paralleled Curriculum Includes:
Art of Lotus Flow Sequencing
Yoga Philosophy
Intro to Sanskrit
Hands On Assists
Practice Teaching
Prenatal Yoga
Yoga for Kids
Restorative Yoga
Yoga and Social Justice
Once you graduate, you will have all the tools you need to confidently lead a yoga class if you choose that path. Our hope is that you will also experience a deeper connection to yourself, others, and the world around you.
#teachingyoga #deepenyourpractice #changeyourperspective #yogatraining #toprated #yogaalliance #ryt200 #yoga #laughinglotussf #lotusflow #lotuslove #yogacommunity #findyourpurpose

Get Inspired This Weekend with @jaiuttal
An Evening with Worldwide Kirtan Legend Jai Uttal at @laughinglotussf ***Saturday night*** July 14 8 - 10 pm
Tickets: $30 in advance
Join us for a night to remember with Kirtan Master Jai Uttal!
Cross the bridge between the individual and the eternal, open + heal in community. Everyone + all levels of experience welcome.
SIGN UP ➡️➡️➡️
#jaiuttal #kirtan #laughinglotussf #bhakti #lotuslove #community #yoga #thisweekend #sfevents #livemusic #ecstatickirtan

The aim of all yoga practices is to feel the interconnectedness between ourselves and universe, our environment, Nature and to All Beings as our beloved brothers and sisters. Sangha and community are an integral part of every spiritual tradition as a practice to experience this connectedness, as @thichnhathanhsangha says so beautifully:
" It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community -a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the Earth." .
Putting LOVE into action through Karma Yoga, social justice and environmental Activism, Self-less service and Bhakti Yoga's devotional practices - all dissolve the illusion of separateness. .
This connection and awareness, which is the soul of Yoga, is so drastically needed right now.
Let's all rise up like Ma Durga, the great Earth Protector and inspire others by practicing activism through the powerful tools of Yoga which for thousand's of years have actively transformed the human tendency towards ignorance, selfishness and aggression which cause so much suffering and destruction to compassion, healing and unity.
--- @jasminetarkeshi
#community #weareONE #together #riseup #yogaforchange #yogapractice #yogasangha #yogacommunity #laughinglotussf #yogainsf #yogatribe #cometogether #durga #karmayoga #bhaktiyoga #service #yoga4change #yogaforall #yogaoffthemat

We’ve got a special treat for you this week @laughinglotussf — Jacquelynn St.Pierre (a true teacher’s teacher) returns to SF this week from our sister studio in Austin! #lotuslove #lotusflow #morningmantra☀️ .
Join her Tu & Th at 8:15am for Morning Mantras
Tu & Th at 9am + Wed & Fri at 10am for Lotus Flow ✨
Th at 5:30 for Happy Hour Yoga or 6:45pm for Lotus Flow
Jacq is a lover of travel, books, music, and forever and always studying our human existence. She teaches Sukha Flow, Lotus Flow, Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, Sequencing for teachers, and Harmonium lessons around the globe. 🌎🎹
Sought after for her illuminating wisdom, quirky sense of humor, and her unique approach to honoring ancient practice with realistic reverence, her vibrant teachings ask you to start where you are.
Jacq is a lead teacher in @sukhayogaaustin‘s 200 and 300 hour trainings, and as a highly sought after guest teacher in trainings around the globe.
She attended @laughinglotussf College of Yoga in San Francisco and has studied extensively with her teachers there at Laughing Lotus NYC. She is deeply humbled and forever grateful to her @JasmineTarkeshi, @keefereric, Emily Stone, Alice Tarkeshi, and to the teacher in all things.

“The body is the gate, the breath is the key. Through Āsana practice we peel off the most external and accessible layer (Annamaya Kośa) on our way to self-consciousness. From the physical to the subtle. Connect to the body through the breath and the mind will follow. When body, mind and soul are aligned the light within shines through the inner layers all the way out. My inner light salutes your inner light.”
- Mario Batres

#InnerLight #Shine #Breath #Body #Mind #Soul #Asana #Yoga #YogaPractice #Practice #LaughingLotus #LaughingLotusSF

Mind & Body 🤦‍♀️
Try this calming Bhramari Pranayama (aka bumble bee breath practice 🐝), taught by the ever inspiring Alex Crow .
This breath practice is powerful to help you move into Pratyahara, or withdrawal of the senses. A powerful way to find more balance and ease. Enjoy! Full video on {Facebook} .
GroundedCrown - Alex Crow #pratyahara #bumblebeebreath #bhramaribreath #cooling #calm #pranayama #laughinglotussf #lotuslove

How are you doing these days? Are you taking care of body, your breath and your heart? This practice continues to show up in new ways, always evolving. Changing. These days we all need it so much. It's so nice to remember that we ALL belong. That there is a place to go to feel safe, empowered and alive. Let's celebrate each other this week, and all that we stand for, all that we love and our community. When we work together there is no mountain we can't climb.
Let's move and breathe together.
*Special July 4th Week Class Schedule*
Tuesday, July 3rd
9am: Lotus Flow with Tina Spogli
11am: Lotus Flow with Tina Spogli
5:30pm: Happy Hour Flow with Mario Batres
6:45pm: Lotus Flow with Alex Crow

Wednesday, July 4th
9am: Lotus Flow with Adriana Feliciana
11am: Lotus Flow with Mario Batres
Thursday, July 5th
9am: Lotus Flow with Adriana Feliciana
11am: Lotus Flow with Adriana Feliciana
5:30pm: Happy Hour Flow with Jasmine Tarkeshi
6:45pm: Lotus Flow with Marianne Velonis
#celebrate #belonging #changing #evolving #love #community #iloveyoga #yoga #practice #4thofJuly #IndependenceDay #lotuslove #lotusflow #happyhour #happyhourflow #laughinglotussf #laughinglotussfc

“yoga meets you in your present place, time and state of mind. Laughing Lotus is a sacred space that beautifully connects an ancient practice to the here and now. This immersion is an invaluable opportunity to foster intimacy in the midst of the 21st century hustle and bustle.”
— Steven, Grad of Lotus TT Program .
Are you ready to dive on in? We start our summer session tomorrow AND Fall (12 Weeks) September 14th. .
Let’s journey together. Application under 200 hour training on website. ↖️ #yogatraining #yogaschool #ryt200 #yogapath #yogaimmersion #laughinglotussf #lotuslove #toprated #vinyasa #lotusflow

"Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on." — Thurgood Marshall
Come flow with us and raise much needed funds for @supportkind {kids in need of defense} in these classes for the rest of the week at @laughinglotussf :
✔️Thursday Lotus Flow with @namaste.adriana at Noon
✔️Love Saves the Day / Lotus Flow with @jasminetarkeshi on Sat at 10am
✔️All Classes with @Laura.Schadler or ✔️@MarianneVelonis
✔️All 2:30pm daily donation-based classes + more.
View the full schedule (via link in profile). ↖️
Each month we select a charity on the front lines to support, and this month our partner is KIND - kids in need of defense. This practice is more than just what we do on the mat together, sweating, breathing, resting or trying something new. We are waking up. To our potential. To the challenges and joys that lay before us.
We celebrate EVERYONE from all walks of life at our little oasis in the urban jungle. And for the next few days please join us and let's give back to kids that need our help right now. It's time we choose to be the light for our communities near and far.
#yogaforgood #yogaforchange #endfamilyseparation #kind #kidsinneed #community #sangha #laughinglotussf #standup #takeastand

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