"Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah"
(the restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga)
--from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

July 5, 2021

Aloha, my yoga mates!

How did you spend the weekend of the 4th of July? Hawaii canceled the annual fireworks event again this year. However, it seems that many people had a good time with family and friends in a much happier mood than last year, partly because we began to see a light of hope to exit from the pandemic.

Also, let’s celebrate that:

We can resume some face-to-face classes from July 7th!   

After I informed you of this in an e-mail last week, I received a message from a few people, “That’s great. I cannot wait!!”

I felt so happy. My current students and I seem to be used to the Zoom classes. I might have forgotten the significance of face-to-face practices, where I can show pose in detail and communicate directly with you while I feel the same atmosphere in the same place as you are.

I feel like returning to my starting point of becoming a yoga instructor and will remind myself of the basics of “giving careful instruction from my heart.”

Our weekly schedule will also change as the face-to-face class resumes. For the details, please contact below. We also continue zoom classes, for which we had a lot of requests. You can choose from both face-to-face and online according to your convenience and physical condition.

Don’t hesitate to contact Takae in advance if you wish to participate in the face-to-face classes, as there is currently a limit of 10 students per class or less.  (Contact  Mobile phone: 808.386.5358, e-mail:  takaeoj@gmail.com)

Of course, we shall keep the social distance (!). I am looking forward to practicing together.

(*Note 1: Participants in face-to-face classes are required to follow the rules of the temples that provide us the venue for yoga classes. In addition, please sign the “Liability Waiver” in advance.  On July 7th and July 12th, I will make 10 minutes brief about the rules before the class starts, so please come early. )

(*Note 2: For those with less bone density than average level, we can modify poses, for example, by using props in practicing asana. Please contact the instructor Takae in person.)

Our fundamental and ultimate goal:

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【Palolo Class: Palolo Hongwanji Mission】



(For beginners-to-intermediate practitioners)

16:30-17:45 (For beginners)

【Nuuanu Class: Honolulu Myohoji Mission】

Mondays 10:00-11:30 (Morning stretch for beginners)

【Zoom* Online Class】Continued

Fridays 5:00 pm~6:30 pm    Yang/Ying fusion with restorative asana for beginners.

 【Private Lessons】

After a free consultation, the detail will accommodate each student's condition and schedule.

Tel: 808-386-5358
Mail: contact@bigbear-dharma.com or takaeoj@gmail.com

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