Loving Awareness Yoga is ...
... a beautiful fusion of Debra and Mark’s inspired practice, including intuitive guidance, a flow of intentful movement, mantra meditation, pranayama breathing exercises and deep relaxation... with roots in Kundalini yoga.
... a blending of our own unique foundational daily practices that encourage a deep, gentle journey into the Self…positively nurturing all aspects of our well-being, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Loving Awareness Yoga ~ A Potent, Nectarous Blend that nurtures body, mind and soul!
Loving Awareness Yoga guides you to recognize the Love Light within you. It begs you to look more deeply into yourSelf, into your heart, your soul…with LOVE, Pure Love.
~ Debra Gehrke, Loving Awareness Guide
Loving Awareness Yoga offers
...a unique yoga practice centered on fostering a deeper relationship
with your inner consciousness and well-being.
I wonder if this practice is for me? …what if I can’t do it?
Our Loving Awareness Yoga practice is for everyone! Seriously. Everyone.
No matter your physical ability or your personal belief systems…
- Loving Awareness Yoga is all-inclusive and meets you where you are.
- It is YOUR practice, unique to you.
- We gently guide, invite and encourage you along…
- but it is YOU who makes the journey and chooses the level and depth of the practice and where it takes you.
For those with physical limitations, we offer gentle modifications so that you are able to go at your own pace and make your own progress, in your own time. It’s ALL good!
It’s YOUR Practice!
We take special care to remind each person who joins us that this practice is for and about you, uniquely, in each and every moment taking into account
your process, your body’s needs, your flow… observing with love, free of judgment, breathing into it all as you go
…after all, that is the very foundation of Loving Awareness!
I don’t know about this inner journey stuff…?
If you’re worried you won’t like what you see on this journey deeper to the Inner Self, don’t worry! …
At the core of every being is pure light and pure positivity, radiant well-being. We are all pulsing with pure Source energy, beaming bright from within, ready to shine! It’s our birthright!
Our Loving Awareness Yoga practice invites us, in grace and ease, to allow the layers of old habits, patterns and belief systems that no longer serve us to gently fall away.
Loving Awareness Yoga enCOURAGEs us to BE the LIGHT we were born to be!
Is this a religion or religion based?
No, not at all. Loving Awareness Yoga & Kundalini Yoga are not religion based.
They are both congruently tuned to higher consciousness and spirituality and are completely open and respectful to each person’s personal beliefs and religious affiliations.
LOVE is our guiding principle.
Why Does it All Feel So Good??
We know that’s because of the inner focus that is invited…
It’s really the deep flow of Loving Awareness from each heart-centered yogi that co-creates such an amazing field of LIGHT and LOVE for us all to bask and play in!
What Do I Wear? How Do I Prepare?
- Dress comfortably, in loose layers, preferably cotton.
**Some experience that practicing in white (or light, solid colors) feels exceptionally good and is beneficial in creating a sense of purity and receptiveness.
- Yoga is best practiced on an empty (or almost empty) stomach. Please eat light, or at least two hours prior to class time.
- Please do not wear perfume or cologne to practice, it can cause respiratory interference and imbalance.
- Be sure to be hydrated, and plan to drink pure water when needed during class, and plenty throughout the day after class.
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to class to register, take care of personal necessities & get settled in your space for class to begin on time.
- Yoga Mat
- Blanket or Shawl
- Pillow or Cushion
- Water Bottle
- Head Covering (this can be a bandana, cap, scarf, etc. We cover our heads during practice to protect the crown chakra. It helps to integrate and balance the energies we work with during practice if the head is covered.)
Loving Awareness Yoga Playshops
We offer monthly playshops to help take you deeper into your loving awareness practice. Watch our blog and Facebook page for upcoming playshops.
Private Loving Awareness Yoga
Please inquire about a private yoga session with Loving Awareness Center’s Debra Gehrke. There’s nothing like a uniquely customized session to tune you up and bring you into radiant, happy, healthy, whole balance!
The Elements of Loving Awareness Yoga
Tuning In – Yoga Kriya – Pranayama – Mantra – Mudra
Deep Relaxation – Meditation
…all guided with Debra and Mark’s open-hearted, loving intention… a flow of pure positive energy!
Each practice begins by calming the mind, centering and focusing on the breath, bringing our Loving Awareness into the body with conscious observation.
We then ‘tune in’ by chanting the Adi Mantra, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, which means, I call on the Divine Teacher Within or I call on the LIGHT of Wisdom Within.
This portion of the practice is our set of actions, uniquely designed for specific benefits on all levels, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
This set of actions has some parallels with other yoga asanas and traditions, but generally people find the Kundalini Yoga actions to be quite unique and profoundly beneficial on multiple levels, compared with other yoga experiences. You have to try it to know it for yourself!
This part of the practice brings the recognition that breath is life into our conscious awareness.
Learning to harness the power of the breath is a powerful pillar in the foundation of our practice. We use a variety of breathing exercises throughout the entirety of the practice. Pranayama intensely amplifies the benefits of the practice to your overall balance and well-being.
Mantra brings the breath together with sound to create vibrationally resonant strings of syllables that actively work to harmonize and balance our systems.
Our bodies are indeed tuning forks, always responding to the frequencies that surround us. Mantra helps us to tune our frequencies higher and purer…bringing us into expanded states of higher consciousness and bliss. On the simple side, chanting mantra just feels GOOD!
**In addition, Debra loves to create beautiful mantra music playlists that accompany every class session, adding a rich, sweet sound current to carry us all through the experience.
These intentional arm, hand, finger gestures affirm energetic action and resonance that further amplify the state of heightened awareness along with the above mentioned elements.
Every practice includes a space in time for deep relaxation.
This is a deeply important and integral piece of the practice. It allows the body systems the time they need and deserve to integrate the journey you’ve just taken. REST = Really Excellent Self Treatment …Something we all deserve a little more of!
Aspects of meditation practice are infused throughout each experience.
Many have shared that they feel the entire guided practice to be a meditative experience.