About Aline & Truth
I've been teaching yoga all over the country for 20+ years. I found yoga by accident. The Buddha says " Enlightenment happens by accident and yoga makes you prone to accidents!" I'm not anywhere even close to enlightenment, 100% far from it, but yoga sure makes the journey of being human a lot lighter.
This site and studio was created to answer a call for peace. Put together in under a week and a slow build it's a work in progress. I appreciate everyone's patience as I work on building this. Eventually it will be a living library and resource for peace.
Truth was a deaf albino American Bulldog (he was born that way) that I rescued when I lived in Southern California. Truth has been co-teaching and practicing yoga with me for over 13 3/4 years. Truth became a certified therapy dog when I opened up The Newtown Yoga Center. He is the most important teacher I've ever been fortunate to learn from and the best meditation partner, yoga buddy, co-pilot, wing man, you name it. He's one of those kindred soul dogs. The kind that you get once a lifetime, if you're lucky. I feel humbled to be his human and steward of his life. Truth left his body November 21st, 2021. He sent a small Australian Cattle Dog to hold his place who became named Saylor, which means to leap or to dance in old French. Saylor has quickly become our Truth in training studio therapy dog in training. Much like his noble predecessor, he seems to know exactly who to go to who needs love and hugs, and rests quietly during classes in his Zendo kennel while I teach. We don't deserve dogs, thankfully, they don't think so.
Reflections on teaching yoga videos verse teaching in person...
After 16 years of an in person teaching model, now we have had to immediately adapt and go online. I have always loved teaching groups, I never knew what a luxury it was until now. Now we have a different luxury, a steady, relatable home practice that conforms to your time and availability.
As video content grows., please enjoy witnessing the birth of a new way of experiencing a yoga practice. Content is being uploaded, created and generated on a weekly basis. The intention is to have a substantial archive for you to experience a practice of your choice in lieu of an in person class, for now, as we navigate the Corona virus crisis. As society begins to open back up and the studio slowly reopens, you'll have access to live and pre-recorded live classes with the usual lively studio banter and rapport we all know and love.
Although things will never go back to "normal", we can still connect in our hearts to the energy of community and each class. The Yoga is in you. It's in everyone and everything. We bring out the best in each other when we practice from an authentic space and place.
My intention is that you enjoy these offerings for exactly what they are, offerings and suggestions. Enjoy and drop into what feels good and resonates and know that you have the choice to pick and choose, classes, poses, and the days and times you prefer to meet your self on the mat. The beauty of this technology is that the Yoga comes to you, anytime you need it, no travel or traffic involved!
May these classes support your journey to finding peace in your heart, your relationships, and in your life, in some small or helpful way. May you be free. May you be a friend to your body, mind and spirit. May the efforts of your practice contribute to the greater peace for all human kind and creatures on this amazing and crazy planet we share a life with. . May doing the laundry get easier, may being in your body feel more comfortable, may facing each day get lighter, may you look forward to the mornings and another opportunity to begin a day in your life again.
Lastly, may yoga always stay a little silly and we not take it so seriously!
With Love & Kindness and BIG appreciation for joining me on this platform!