// About Us
Soul Fire Yoga
"Spark your fire, illuminate the journey"🔥
Fire is a force of power, and the only element that can be produced by humans. Fire is a symbol of destruction and creation, and reminds us that we are brave enough to traverse through endings and start new beginnings. We all have our own inner fire that burns and nourishes us. At Soul Fire, our mission is to support you to spark your own inner fire to illuminate the journey you are destined for. As long as the eternal fire burns, life and hope always remain.
In the words of Albus Dumbledore, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."
Soul Fire’s intention is to be a community space built on anti-oppressive values and actions of integrity. However, we believe that impact is more meaningful than intention, and we know that mistakes will be made. We commit to being brave enough to acknowledge mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow as individuals and a community, knowing that each mistake mended makes us stronger. Soul Fire was created under the idea that the studio would be made “by the people, for the people.” As Soul Fire grows, community members will be invited to collaborate on ways to make the studio more co-operative - a space where everyone’s voice matters, classes become more accessible, and teachers are better compensated.
Soul Fire Benefits
Connection to the Body
Many Yoga Styles
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What is Yoga?
Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning “to yolk” or “to thread together,” given to a philosophy developed around 5,000 years ago by an ancient culture living in the foothills of the Himalayas. Around 2,000 years ago Patanjali (Pah-tahn-juh-lee)transferred the oral tradition of Yoga to the written word, creating the Yoga Sutras and earning the title “the Father of Yoga.” The purpose of Yoga is to prepare the mind and body for meditation, whose ultimate goal is Samadhi or union.
Yoga can be divided into 8 branches:
Dhyana (Meditation) Yamas (external discipline)
Dharana (Concentration) Niyamas (Internal Discipline)
Pratyahara (Withdrawal of Senses) Asana (Poses)
In the west we are typically introduced to Yoga through asana, the Yoga poses, however the traditional starting point is the Yamas and Niyamas which are moral and ethical ideals the Yogi aspires to live by.
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What Isn’t Yoga?
Yoga isn’t just poses.
Yoga is an instructional philosophy designed to help it’s practitioners become healthy, strong, and peaceful in order to help them reach a transcendental meditative state of mind.
The yogic poses are just one of the 8 branches of Yoga.
Yoga isn’t something that can be mastered through books or online videos alone.
To properly learn Yoga you need to find the right teacher.
Yoga isn’t just for flexible people.
Yoga is for everybody and one of the benefits is improved flexibility.
Yoga isn’t just for young people.
Yoga is a lifelong practice that can greatly extend the span of your life as well as your quality of life.