How Goodwolf Power Yoga Came To Be
At GoodWolf Power Yoga we teach Baptiste Power Yoga. The combination of asana practice, meditation, and self-inquiry is designed to transform you, connect you with what is most important to you, and set you out into the world with the tools to achieve your dreams, goals, and aspirations. We believe that this practice provides a clearing for giving back. Yes, this practice makes our world a better place.
Our name came from an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life.
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy."
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
We know that our minds will always present both options, through yoga and mindfulness we aim to choose the good wolf more and more often. We believe the world will be a better place with humans connecting to the best in themselves, rather than simply suppressing the worst.
About Baptiste Yoga
Baptiste Yoga™ was founded in the 1940’s by Walt Baptiste and through his son Baron (above), it has evolved into a practice that holds true to the spirit of its creation while remaining accessible to anyone today. The physical aspects of Baptiste Yoga™ style are inspired by the Hatha Yoga teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar, whom Baron Baptiste studied with personally from a young age.
For more than 25 years, Baron Baptiste has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books, yoga teacher trainings and his continued work with non-profit organizations.
An entrepreneur and visionary, Baron is committed to sharing Baptiste Yoga in ways that make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people across the planet. His approach to yoga has been a catalyst for society’s acceptance of yoga as a popular practice and is now being used by millions of people globally.
GoodWolf Power Yoga is a Baptiste Yoga Affiliate. We want you to be a part of our growth and development as a powerhouse yoga studio making a difference in the world one chaturanga at a time.
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