Awake Yoga Meditation, founded in 1974, is a vibrant spiritual community oriented around the philosophy of yoga and awakening to our true divine nature. We are currently searching for a new building that allows us to add hatha yoga classes to our current weekly schedule of meditations, classes, and discussion groups.
Yoga philosophy points to how we have forgotten our true spiritual identity and how we have come to believe ourselves to be very limited and separate beings. That forgetting is the source of all our false beliefs and judgements and the reason we suffer in fear, depression, and loneliness.
We love to challenge all the assumptions and concepts about enlightenment especially our belief in barriers and struggle. With love and good humor, our community helps each other to wake up through Advaita Vedanta, yoga philosophy, and the mystical teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, Hinduism, and Judaism. Meditation, Kriya yoga, self-inquiry, and devotional practices are integral to these teachings.
Our teacher, Swami Nityananda, emphasizes our oneness with all life, joyful service, and unconditional love. She follows the path blazed by our founding teacher, Swami Shankarananda and our lineage of teachers.