THE YOGA DECK
The shala is built of bamboo and recycled Ulin wood and is open on the sides yet still feels private due to it’s elevation. It has space for 30 to 35 people for asana classes and for a 100 people to practice meditation.
Guiding vision of Yoga and mind/body education in Blue Earth Village
‘‘Learning to swim’’
These practices don’t just affect the physical body, but also affect the mind, emotions and subtler aspects of the human being. While we believe there is something eternally mysterious in humankind and the universe, we believe that yoga should be science-based and experiential. In this way yoga education can become a grounding force making us more resistant to narcciscism, and the other delusions that threaten our survival as a species.
‘‘Rough seas ahead’’
In nihilistic times, ancient wisdom is often used by unscrupulous ‘gurus’ to create huge profit or develop sectarian followings. This is very destructive on the personal level, but also on the societal level, as it can lead to cynicism and further splintering of hope. We believe that training in the mind/body sciences is a powerful tool for personal autonomy. A grounded, science based spiritual practice can help inoculate ‘seekers’ from the vulnerability, superstition and blind faith that that 21st century ‘Gurus’ thrive upon.
‘‘ 21st century science meets ancient wisdom ’’
It is our mission to propagate this non-sectarian vision of the so called ‘yogic sciences’ to the broadest public possible. We believe Yoga and Meditation, and the insights taken from freediving and neuroplasticity training, to be an essential patrimony of the human race, indispensable tools for the survival of our species on a shrinking planet.