Yoga • Therapy • Community
When we connect with what the heart of our practice, it ceases to be something we set aside time to "do" & becomes an effortless part of who we are.
Yoga is not a class at a studio, it's a state of being, available to you in this next breath.
It's not about trying to pull yourself together, it's about connecting to your innermost self that stays steady when things fall apart.
Yoga is a commitment to lead with your wholeness, not your damage.
We are ever devoted to your practice & ready to discover together what it means to embody & embrace more depth and meaning - on and off our mats.
Most practice, training, and therapeutic services at Ease Mountain are currently offered by invitation.
If you would like to get notified about our offerings & how to connect with our community, use the button below to request an invitation.
This drawing was given to us a few months into the COVID shutdown to celebrate our 5th anniversary. It's by Lia T., one of our community members & the owner of Sequoia Silver - click on the image to read about this amazing metalsmith; she embodies her yoga practice in her work & it shines through in her creations & her support for others.
Free Midweek Virtual Meditation
Since March of 2020, what has come to be known as the "Fire Practice Sangha" has met online each week at 12:30 PM - without fail.
The main practice is 30 minutes long, with an optional check-in time afterwards for questions, discoveries, sharing, and creating community. You can come and go as you need to, the tone of our sangha is informal and centers on your needs.
This weekly time is an opportunity for you to pause, check-in with yourself, and connect with others. No experience is necessary, your camera can be on or off, and there is no way to get this approach to meditation "wrong," just showing up is enough.
Based on YBSA (Yoga-Based Self-Awareness), our practice is also informed by Instinctive Meditation as taught by Dr. Lorin Roche & Camille Maurine and the Buddhist practices of Tonglen, Metta, and Shikintaza.
Pre-registration is required for first-time participants.
Yoga Beyond Asana:
Trauma & Teaching in a Wounded Community
This is a monthly in-person practice/ training/support space for yoga teachers, mental health & wellness practitioners, first responders, healthcare workers, and educators who work directly with students of all ages with an interest in how a personal yoga practice can inform their work and well-being. It began as a training and evolved into an offering to support people whose work is focused on caring for others.
Designed as a container to tend to your own needs, a typical class session begins with silent reflection, sharing helpful yogic and meditative principles, a liberated movement practice, guidance into a period of rest, and space to reflect, be heard, and lovingly witnessed without judgement.
It is offered without cost - donations are appreciated, but not necessary.
9573 Highway 9 • Ben Lomond, CA • 95005