Our vision is that every person knows how to practice present moment awareness.
Present moment awareness is fostered through awareness based techniques like Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong.
Similar to how each of us has our hair stylist or our bank we imagine each person has a studio or location where they go to practice.
We believe in a community of support to reinforce our practice. That is why we work with the best instructors in Rochester and focus on face-to-face contact.
Why Inward Office Yoga?
Our name comes from the idea that we each experience the world through our own lens. To have mastery over the world, we must have inner mastery. In yoga we teach that the only real control we have is the control we have over ourselves. Mindfulness (the state of awareness we have after practicing yoga) teaches us that learning to respond rather than react is a mastery over our own senses and a mastery over our mind.
Our office is the place that we work externally, but every moment of the day we are working on our inner selves. We help you clean up your inner office so that you may function better in our outer office. To be our best Selves, we need to straighten up that inner office to keep our responses to life open and joyful. And clarity and calm on the outside leads to harmony on the outside.
Inward Office Yoga strives to create a community of support in our classes with teachers who lead. No person is excluded due to physical abilities or previous health limitations. Our classes are aimed at stress management through the physical release of stress (by postures and self massage) and the mental release of stress (through breathing, meditation, visualization, and relaxation).
Here is a story about the inner battle we all feel at one time or another.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”