Hey there SYSters,
Thank you for coming back to the blog, We love having you here.
Guess what? - It’s our second birthday! It’s all thanks to you turning up to class - wow - thank you. By showing up you allow Setagaya Yoga Studio to continue doing the work that we absolutely adore. Seriously- thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Recently I have had a few students come to class at SYS after being told that they have to learn a certain pose to be able to stay in their group class at a different studio. I’m not judging anyone else or any one else’s studio but where ever possible I like to think that we can find options for every person in every class here.
This made me really think about what we what we do at Setagaya Yoga Studio and what our intentions are for the studio but also for everyone who walks through the door. It’s our 2nd birthday this month and we want to be super clear about what we can do for you.
Obviously we are practicing yoga here at the studio, but that encompasses so many things. We work with many people and many types of bodies and minds, each person who practices here at SYS has a complex personal history that they bring with them.
Basically when people start a yoga practice they are saying ”I’d like to see how this practice can help me and if yoga can have a positive effect on my life” we believe we can help you in the following ways.
It’s our greatest goal to help you feel like your best self through your yoga practice.
There is a time and place for being serious in yoga and also a time to be playful too, we encourage both facets at SYS.
At SYS we ease you out of your comfort zone in mind and body. We help you to set realistic and attainable goals for yourself. We know your hopes and dreams for your yoga practice and what you want it to do for you.
Once you understand the discipline of attending regular classes at SYS you can begin to understand that discipline in other areas of your life can be so beneficial to harmony and growth.
We don’t go too heavily into the spiritual stuff in regular classes but we remind you it’s there should you choose it.
Tokyo is filled with so many people that sometimes it can feel overwhelming and yet sometimes it can be a big lonely place. SYS can be a great place to meet like minded people. We extend the hand of friendship to everyone who walks through our doors. It is our intention to nurture our community and to help it thrive.
We keep our classes small at SYS. We don’t teach rote classes, we teach to the students in the room and to their needs and energy levels, lets be honest - sometimes we want to sweat a lot and sometimes we’re just hanging out for a super sweet long savasana.
We will be introducing some really lovely workshops over the next few months. They will be inline with our philosophy of helping you to feel like your best self, we will post about them in our blog but so you don’t miss it make sure you sign up for the Newsletter.
Thank you once again, we can hardly believe we have been open for 2 years already - how time flies when you are having fun and doing meaningful work.