Everyone has a place to where go when we need to find peace and to connect again with our most harmonious inner emotions. Sometimes it is an imaginary place, or the sensation of breathing and meditating, and sometimes it is also a physical place or a situation that makes you feel that way. It’s a trip to your inner Shambhala.
Buddhism and Hinduism both mention a lost kingdom in the Himalayas where only those who have a pure heart can enter. Shambhala translates as “place of peace or silence”; if you bring this meaning to a closer understanding, it is a mental state, or a sentiment that you can create.
Going abroad became an earthquake in my life that completely change the structure in which I used to move. At that moment, the most philosophical lessons of Yoga were very present, “follow the flow”, I said to myself, and following the waves of interconnected events, I allowed the vital Vinyasa bringing me to a new place.
I’ve always liked to apply my practice from the studio to the street, to an abandoned train station, to a hotel rooftop, to the gardens of a museum… getting my practices out of context and include it into the rhythm of the city to become part of its life.
Both the distance and coming back to my most private expression when I practice gave as a result Secret Yoga Club.
This meeting occurs once a month, and we look for a special spot that becomes “secret” and… the game begins! In order to make this happen, we take several actions with a final purpose: to share what we like the most, Yoga.
Secret Yoga is not an event or a master class, but a combination of both with a workshop format, meaning that it is a class for all levels, 2 and a half hours long, in which we go in depth into different aspects of this discipline: from changes of styles to mantra chants or making mudras.
The subject of this meeting can depend on the place selected, the season of the year or on other elements related to yoga. For those who are beginners, this can be an experience full of sensations that will make them eager to continue exploring, and for more advanced yogis, it will be a beautiful practice that will make them reconnect again with the basis of yoga.
Just 24 hours before this encounter, the secret is revealed only for those who will assist and the meeting is confirmed!
Teaching classes is very important for me. The moment I put a foot on my mat and I greet my students, the world stops and it only exists the here and now. This happens when I start the Secret Yoga Club workshop. My Shambhala moment. It makes me full of peace, happiness and I feel in harmony with me and the world.
I invite you to oxigenate your practice, to take it out of context and to open to new experiences to connect with more people that share the same passion for a conscious, healthy and energy life, because yoga is pure life and you have to share it!
With so much excitement, Secret Yoga will be in Barcelona for the first time on the 24th of September. The event will be from 17:30 to 20:30. Where? That’s a secret you’ll only now if you go!
And naturally, Shambhala Barcelona will be with us in this yogi adventure that we hope will take us further each time.
You can subscribe to this event on the web http://www.secretyogaclub.es
I will be waiting for you on the mat with a smile!
Written by Carla Sánchez @carlamasqueyoga
Photos by Carlota Gómez