Detroit is now one of the poorest cities in the United States and it is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Conversely Yoga means to unify, to bring together. So you have a once great and now broken city, and then you have Yoga, the unification of, the bringing together of. Now this (Detroit Yoga) is a much grander idea and a much more difficult task than just doing some stretches and chanting some oms or saying some namastes…this requires each one of us to practice diligently daily, take a hard look at ourselves, observe how we are thinking, behaving, interacting with each other, and to honestly and wholeheartedly work on becoming a better version of ourselves.
With more and more people suffering from anxiety or some other form of mental dis-ease, now, perhaps more than ever, people need a quiet period every day...to reflect...to tune in, not zone out and go with the flow...but to pay attention to what's really important. In silence, all things are answered.
At DY we refuse to play loud pop music (or any music for that matter) in our classes. We stand by our conviction that Yogasana is not to be practiced in such an environment. The music that we practice to is the sound of our breath...nothing external is needed.