Hello little lotus bud. Welcome to Muddy Lotus Yoga. Think of this space as your "youdio": yoga studio wherever you are.
One fee per device. Couples? Family? Just you? It's just one fee per device login -- no matter how many people are on the mat sharing one device, you just pay for the single device.
We we work on the mat to get into the mud. Thích Nhất Hạnh inspires the name of this business, website, and personal goals to greater personal freedom. Join me in your youdio to get muddy. (All practice times eastern USA.)
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Thích Nhất Hạnh coined the saying: "NO MUD, NO LOTUS"
He explains: Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.
Without suffering, there's no happiness. So we shouldn't discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness.
Both suffering and happiness are of an organic nature, which means they are both transitory; they are always changing. The flower, when it wilts, becomes the compost. The compost can help grow a flower again. Happiness is also organic and impermanent by nature. It can become suffering and suffering can become happiness again.
― Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
We lotuses are here, on this planet, for what equates to the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. So why commit to something if your journey here is ephemeral?
With Muddy Lotus, you can just pick one class and be on your way; no need to commit to a package or a membership. Are you on a trip and need some yoga? If we fit into your schedule, just sign up! Each 75-minute yoga practice is yours for the unfolding. If you wish to return, we will be here, too.
Muddy Lotus Yoga began during COVID19 as a way to offer people an opportunity to stay home, stay connected, and stay zen. I can correct your form and modify your practice -- all via the ether. It's interactive: I'm right there with you the whole way through. While in a pose, if you have a question, just ask! Try that with an app, video, YouTube or Vimeo.
Just unroll your mat, plug in your device, login, and get into the moment. With mindful breathing and awareness frequently encouraged throughout the practice, you will be in the moment more than not. After savasana, you can stay exactly where you are or hop on to your next lotus pad.
Public spaces can make practicing yoga with other people anxiety-producing. In this format, in the privacy of your own space, you can breathe deeply, loudly, fully and completely. It's just you and your mat. You don't have to hear anyone burp or cough or... emit any other sound. All you share is your time and your energy. You can always turn off your video too, if you'd like, so you just see me.
Sign up to learn how we're unfolding. We won't spam you. We are flowers.