yoga is not for the flexible, it is for the willing.
small-batch group studio classes
Workshop intensive & landing somewhere between the pace of a slow-flow and a power yoga class, Small-Batch group classes focus on intentional movement, proper form, integrated strength, and healthy flexibility. Small-Batch classes max out at seven students to promote individual experiences, maintain client focus, and hold space for yogi growth and expansion.
Studio classes are always soundtacked with festy, soultronic, and chill tunes that are sure to help you vibe with the energy of movement. check out our Spotify account to sample some music to see if it fits your yoga journey.
therapeutic private lessons
Mishiah curates private yoga lessons according to the needs and preferences of each client and incorporates elements of asana (physical yoga postures) practice, Vedic philosophy, talk therapy, somatic experiencing, physical therapy, sound journeys, and meditation into a comprehensive and healing yoga experience.
Private lessons are therapeutic and take into account more than physicality. The physical practice is only the tip of the yoga iceberg, and while injury rehab is an excellent reason to start private instruction, the essential healing is more than bodily. A private yoga education gives curated guidance to align the body, mind, and soul.
Private lessons allow students to share in a safe space. Life experience, trauma, and methods of processing or storing trauma all play a role in creating and influencing the energetics of life.
Samskara are energetic blocks that develop in the wake of an undigested trauma or avoiding feelings related to an intensely emotional event. The unprocessed traumatic experience gets stored in the body - most often the hips, heart, or throat. When we move and stretch the physical body, Samskara begin to dislodge and break apart.
What we resist persists. The discomfort felt when performing dead-lifts or stretching into a split is not pain but more an expression of blocked, bottled-up feelings that linger in the body. When we avoid dealing with or processing hard emotions, they remain in the body - stretching might feel generally uncomfortable in a non-descript way as suppressed emotions and experiences are re-felt. By resisting movement or backing out of an uncomfortable stretch - Samskara persist. Only by giving careful attention to physical pain and difficult emotions - turning towards and leaning into discomfort - are Samskara digested by the light of our awareness.
Beginner yogis refer to the discomfort of stretching and growing muscles as pain. Without yoga, it is easy to qualify sensations as feeling "good" and "bad." Yoga teaches the union of opposites and blurs the line of demarcation between "positive" and "negative," teaching students to see the "good" in the "bad" and the "bad" in the "good."
The sensation of a painfully pleasurable massage or stretch best illustrates this union of opposites. Though uncomfortable, the "hurts so good" feeling also reads necessary.
Private yoga instruction teaches the physical practice of yoga and then employs the practice as a tool to clear Samskara and restore energetics in the body, mind, and spirit. This clearing and restoration is a challenging yet unavoidable element on the journey to starting, growing, and sustaining a yoga practice.
Opening to a journey of self-exploration is easier than sustaining the practice of remaining open and curious. Investing in private lessons is like hiring a guide to help navigate the awkward, exhausting, yet painfully essential process. Private instruction will expedite the unearthing and digesting of stale emotions - rerouting the withholding energy of Samskara into conscious self-direction and growth.
euphonia silent yoga events
Euphonia nurtures embodiment, intention, and focus. Mishiah designs each event for relaxing the mind while moving the body. Euphonia students practice wearing RF (radio frequency ) headphones to foster focus and flow as the cues and playlist broadcast into students' lovely little ears. Excess and distracting noise is canceled - creating and encapsulating the individual experience.
Music has a way of loosening knots in the heart - shifting and massaging moods and an inspiring lightness of being. Euphonia incorporates music to balance ease with effort - creating a moving meditation backed by a soultronic soundtrack.
The bandwidth of human attention is limited. Relying on sight in a yoga class spends attention unnecessarily and can become a shortcut around presence. Watching other students creates a sort of half-presence in which both the mind and the body continue to move without intention. Thought loops, fear, planning, and distraction can still hover in the mind while students half-practice. Following other yogis is like copying another student's homework right before it's due. The work gets done, the learning does not, and it looks pretty sloppy.
Pratyāhāra is a meditative approach that means "to withdraw"- especially from the senses or external objects. Euphonia encourages students to withdraw from sight - intentionally anchoring focus in sound and touch.
As students begin to soften their gaze, listen, and self-direct their bodies, the mind-body connection grows strong. Euphonia is an invitation to explore the inner bounds of being - moving through bocks and beyond thresholds that complicate being - both on and off the mat.