Hello all. I am a Santa Monica native. Born and bred. I absolutely love this town. Living in Southern California we are so blessed to have such a wealth of amazing yoga instructors. My personal journey began with Bryan Kest a little more than 12 years ago.
Through many years of struggling with heroin addiction and living on the streets, I had finally landed myself in jail. After a year of serving time in one of LA's finest institutions, I came out on the other side without a clue on how to live my life. Luckily, a friend brought me to Bryan's class because I was complaining of back pain. At first, the practice just spoke to my physical nature; my back felt great, my body became strong and agile.... but after awhile, I found lessons that could permeate my entire life. I learned that I don't have to beat the crap out of myself physically or mentally to do yoga properly. In fact, there is no one way to do yoga properly. I don't have to compete, judge, react, or generate any sort of negativity. All that is required from me is that I breathe deep, remain calm and listen to the teacher within myself. Yoga taught me simple yet utterly profound ways to lead my life on and, most importantly, off the mat.
Yoga asanas have been evolved over the centuries so as to exercise every muscle, nerve and gland in the body. They secure a fine physique which is strong and elastic without being muscle-bound and keep the body free from disease. They reduce fatigue and soothe the nerves. But their real importance is in the way they train and discipline the mind. Sure, you can come to class and get a kick-ass workout. That is easy. The goal however, is to practice certain things that are a lost art in our society today; balance, compassion, moderation, and stillness. Try dropping out of the rat race for a mere hour and a half. Leave that insanity at the door and join us.
Much love. Vytas
Monday 9am - EAST
Tuesday 4:00pm - EAST
Wednesday 9am - EAST
Thursday 4:00pm - EAST
Friday 9am - EAST
Saturday 1pm - EAST
Sunday 10:30am - EAST
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