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Joel laforet Del MAR

Joel's passion and vigor is contagious, in a yoga class he'll have you trying something you never thought you could do while laughing at the same time. He's known to be always sipping on some strange but healthy drink.

He is certified in the instruction of Ashtanga (200 hours), Moksha/Modo Level 1 & 2 (700 hours) and Vinyasa (200 hours). He has studied Soto Zen for years and continues to expand his expression of yoga with innovative approaches to functional movement.

 

 

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Lena Laforet Del Mar

Lena weaves elemental themes into her classes and sprinkles Spanish into everything. From roots to blossoms, Lena brings traditional yoga teachings to life through innovative perspectives.

Lena is a student of Eihei Peter Levitt in the Soto Zen tradition and was ordained in November 2015. She is certified in the instruction of Moksha/Modo Level 1 & 2 (700 hours), Yin (80 hours), Vinyasa (200 hours) and has taught and attended a multitude of retreats, intensives and specialty workshops.

 

 

 


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Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Let us awaken. Awaken! Do not squander your life.
— Eihei Dōgen 永平道元

There's a famous story about the Buddha’s encounter with a brahmin (priest). The story goes that one day this priest passed the Buddha on the road. As he did, he was struck by the Buddha's radiance and aura of peace. So he stopped the Buddha and asked, "Are you a celestial being or a god?"

"No," said the Buddha.
“Well, then, are you some kind of magician or wizard?"

Again the Buddha answered, "No.”

Stumped, the brahmin finally asked, "Well then, what are you?"

To which the Buddha simply replied, "I am awake. "

Tracey Narayani Glover, “Lotus of the Heart: Living Yoga for Personal Wellness and Global Survival,” Lantern Books, 2016