Welcome to Maitri House Yoga, a community resource for tools of change.
Maitri House Yoga promotes personal and social well-being along the intersection of spirituality, social justice, and psychology.
From the shared practices of Buddhism, Yoga, Ayurveda and Psychology we find the unlimited potential for Self realization, spiritual discernment, mental equanimity and social health. MHY offers classes, workshops and retreats on Yoga and Social Justice, Thai herbs and cooking, Vedic Athletics, Practical Buddhist Dharma, Yogic Philosophy, and Cultural Competency. We offer guidance on the whole health of body and mind through Yoga Nidra, meditation, breath work, listening, life-style planning and cultural introspection. We invite you to use this site to learn more about any of these topics, register for any event, and sign up for private mindfulness-based athletic training sessions.
August 9th, 2011
Michael has been invited to lead a workshop on teaching Yoga to underserved populations at Yoga Alliance’s National Yoga Leadership Conference in the Fall. We are very excited to have Michael facilitate a session on the intersection of Yoga and Social Justice. Michael will guide Yoga teachers through a compassionate examination of their own beliefs and judgments about underserved populations. He will use several of the eight limbs as ethical and moral standards for serving students in challenging environments. Attendees will gain teaching skills to encourage students to connect, accept and forgive the deeper aspects of Self.
Please check out http://yogaalliance.org/conf/YALC2011_program.html#sessions for more information about this great event.
August 9th, 2011
We are beginning a new partnership with USA Productions to offer our Vedic Athletic Training Program to their athletes. USA Productions offers great athletic events in California: triathlons, open swim races, duathlons, and aquabike events. Their events are full of great music, food, routes and amazing people who love challenges and movement. Please visit usaproductions.org to see a listing of their athletic events. We look forward to being a part of their events and look forward to seeing you there!
April 29th, 2011
Saturday, May 14th At Yoga Movement in Walnut Creek with Diane Valentine, Michael and E.
Please visit here for more information and to sign up. Cost is $60. Or check out yoga-movement.com.
Diane will lead a Yummy Feldenkrais movements class, Michael will lead a restful Yoga Nidra and Dharma talk, and E will create three Spring time Thai dishes. Please bring your own utensils and plate/bowl. Mats and blankets are provided for. We look forward to practicing and eating with you!
February 21st, 2011
We would like to formally introduce Ryoko Suzuki who will be teaching Yoga during our next Thailand trip this coming December. She is warm and friendly and also very excited to join MHY for our next adventure. You can learn more about Ryoko here at www.healingspiritbodywork.com/contact.html. We are looking forward to a long lasting relationship and many years of co-teaching.
This month’s movie is called Blindsight, about 6 blind Tibetan teenagers who trust in a blind American mountain climber as he leads them up a 23,000ft mountain next to Everest. Its both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time as you witness the social, cultural and inter/intra personal struggles of these six teenagers.
January 3rd, 2011
Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World. An amazing journey by the director into the very heart of Antarctica. Looking at the very nature of humanity and the universe, he encounters philosophers, linguists, biologists, physicists and poets all working on the seemingly uninhabitable landscape of the world’s southern most continent.