Our Aura Yoga Community came together to celebrate, with a Christmas themed, dinner and dance evening this month, demonstrating the true essence of word ‘Kula’ in Sanskrit.
Yogapedia.com defines the Sanskrit word ‘KULA’ as a “community”, “clan”, “tribe” a “community of the heart”. “This kula, or community, of yogis is considered sacred because it is a group of people who come together freely, with intention and a shared sense of purpose.” This definition describes what I refer to as my ‘yoga family’, perfectly.
Many of the yoga students attending my yoga classes have been coming along for decades, two students, for twenty one years! Every yoga session we gather together to practice yoga with a shared sense of values, connection, holding space for each other, nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits, inspiring, motivating, learning, laughing and cultivating a unique bond.
One of the comments I receive most frequently from newcomers to the class is how unbelievably friendly, welcoming and supportive the Yoga with Geri groups are, with no galloping egomaniacs as they’d expected! Many yoga communities strive to create this but it’s happened quite serendipitously for us.
Over the year’s friendships, relationships, acquaintances have blossomed and we all support each other through the good, bad and ugly times life throws at us. I consider myself so blessed to share and receive yoga experience with such beautiful souls and am eternally grateful my life is so deeply enriched by our Aura Yoga Kula – Community of the Heart. Roll on the next party night …….!