"MAY THE STUDENT AND TEACHER BE PROTECTED AND NOURISHED! MAY BOTH ACQUIRE ENERGY AND BECOME ILLUMINED!" KATHA UPANISHAD
SKYLIGHT YOGA™ ASHRAM
MIAMI BEACH, FL 7900 TATUM WATERWAY DRIVE #303
YOGA & HEALTH EDUCATION "WATERFRONT SANCTUARY WHERE YOGA TEACHINGS LIVE"
SKYLIGHT YOGA™ ASHRAM is a profound and integral Yoga school in North Beach, Miami Beach, FL, that sustains the powerful, peaceful and spiritual atmosphere of a traditional Yoga Ashram. Step in to the wisdom, integrity and authenticity of Yoga in Miami Beach.
Ashrams are conscious-living schools, communities or residences for the application and dissemination of the teachings of Yoga. In Sanskrit, āśhrama is derived from the root, śram, meaning toiling, working or exerting. In English, an Ashram is where Yoga lives.
Ashrams have existed in India for thousands of years and are the very soil from which the seeds of Yoga grew worldwide. To transmit the knowledge and practice of Yoga, the enlightened Gurus, Self-Realized Masters and Sages of Yoga - from the ancient all the way to modern day - founded ashrams as living establishments of spiritual teachings that exemplify the synthesis of Yoga.
Ashrams range from one-person establishments to places with hundreds of residents. Most often, different ashrams emphasize different paths. SKYLIGHT YOGA™ ASHRAM has all paths. Established in the unbroken chain of knowledge called the Guru Parampara, the ashram provides safety and serenity for personal development and pursuing higher ideals in life.
The word ashram has another meaning - ashraya - implying 'safety,' 'retreat' or 'refuge.' An ashram is a haven, a place of retreat from the noisiness and busyness of the world, where we can have the time, energy and inspiration to reflect on what we are doing with our lives, where we are going and who we are. It gives us the opportunity of looking inwards to see how we function on a deeper level. An ashram is a place where the atmosphere is charged with sacred, healing and nurturing energy. The presiding Teacher, Guru or Spiritual Preceptor of the ashram lives on-premise in order to facilitate the depth of interaction with truth-seekers at all times. From this profound connection, aspirants gain spiritual nourishment, inner strength and wisdom.
Seekers of purity, focus and a shelter for physical and mental health also turn to ashrams for the discipline of the daily schedule. Ashrams are known for catalyzing inner transformation by taming the mind so that it becomes a vehicle for realization and expression of the deeper understanding, wisdom and joy of life. Therefore, an ashram is a place where we can face and work on our personal problems, negative habits and tendencies and thereby become liberated from their destructive hold on us. An ashram is a place where we can work, act and live with the attitude of loving kindness and selflessness to move toward the true meaning of enlightenment.