What does it mean to live a good life? Through the ages, philosophers of all cultures have answered this question in different ways. The sages of India’s yogic traditions suggest that the answer lies in a body that is healthy, a mind that is at peace, and the feeling of connection to something bigger than the individual… something universal. Something Sattvic!
Sattva is the underlying quality of Nature that brings about stability, harmony, and balance in the world. In Ashtanga Yoga we learn to use the body and breath to cultivate this natural state of stability and ease. Following Ayurvedic food guidelines helps minimize the chance that what we are eating, and how we are eating, are making it harder for us to experience Sattva in our lives.
Simply Sattvic is dedicated to the idea that practicing Ashtanga Yoga regularly and eating conscientiously can get us further on the path of self-understanding and inner peace. I do this by teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of my teacher R. Sharath Jois, as well as by preparing food, and offering cooking classes, in the culinary tradition of Ayurveda. My great hope is that by taking the time to bring more peace into our own lives individually, we increase the chance of fostering peaceful connections in the world around us.