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New make up policy implemented

The make up policy has been adjusted. Students should continue to make up any missed classes by simply attending another one. What has been changed is the length of time you may now do your make up. Those who are enrolled in consecutive sessions may now make up a missed class any time, during any […]

All students should start out in the Introductory class.

The College Hill Yoga classes are set up so that everyone begins in the Introductory classes. Students should take a least one session of the Introductory class before moving on to the next level. Students should start out in the Introductory class because in those classes we learn some preliminary actions that are necessary for […]

Getting started

In the 2nd chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Patanjali states that in order to get started in your practice one should follow the path of Kriya Yoga. Kriya Yoga is the yoga of action and is comprised of three parts: Tapas (burning zeal / excitement), Svadhyaya (self-study) and Isvara Pranidhana (surrender of the […]

Removing Obstacles

In the yoga sutras of Patanjali he states that adherence to single-minded effort prevents the obstacles (Sutra I.32) to practicing. In short… The obstacles to practicing are removed by repeated efforts to try to practice. This is probably not the answer that the struggling practitioner wants to hear. And unfortunately, the practitioner who has truly […]

Expect some obstacles

When an aspirant enters upon the spiritual life, he naturally does so with great enthusiasm. The first steps he takes are almost always accompanied by feelings of peach and delight. Everything seems so easy, so inspiring. It is therefore very important that he should realize, right form the start, that this mood will not continue, […]