At BHNY we offer a standing invitation. We invite you to practice free from any expectations. We invite you to listen to your true Self and act according to your condition. No headstand in your practice? No problem! Not into Oming or chanting? That’s ok too. Everything is optional, not a requirement. We invite you to explore a physical practice, a breathing practice, a contemplative practice, a devotional practice, a practice of mindfulness, a practice of gratitude, a practice of unconditional love, or any other practice that serves you and helps you discover your truth in this lifetime. We invite you to extend your practice beyond your mat, blanket, block, or bolster. We invite you to take your practice with you when you walk out the door and to carry it with you wherever you go. We invite you to practice however and whenever you can without any expectations because when you do so you allow yourself to be fully present. When you are present you bring YOU to the practice – not your identity, role, or story, but your true Self. We offer this invitation because bringing that is what makes Be Here Now unique, a community, and a family – YOU.
LOVE TO BE and GIVE LOVE without condition so that all may discover their true nature.
Be Here Now Yoga facilitates its mission by providing a safe and comfortable oasis for clients to heal and maintain wellness through high quality yoga and healing modalities. Be Here Now provides classes that are accessible to everyone. Our yoga classes are All Level. Our teachers have been trained to differentiate their instruction to meet each clients needs. We also offer a wide variety of healing services for clients to connect even deeper to who they really are. At BHNY our community is open and inviting, allowing clients to connect with like-minded individuals looking to further their spiritual practice and connect to their True Self.
"We are all working towards one goal and that is Yoga, Union – liberation from the mind-stuff so that we can become and recognize our true divinity. You are me and I am you and we are all God."
You know I found yoga in a really rough time in my life many years ago when I was feeling empty and looking for something that I wasn’t quite sure of. I was never big into the exercise aspect of it, but more so the spiritual components. In fact, I was so emphatic about it and wanted it to be so pure in its transmission that I went to India and stayed in an ashram for some time to study the sacred teachings. As soon as I arrived in India, I felt at home, I was so drawn to the mantras that were being chanted and to the statues that honor these amazing deities who reveal their identity in all their glory. I spent a lot of time there in reverence to them. I will always be so grateful to India and the practices I learned there because it was there that my teacher revealed herself to me. Since finding her my whole life changed for the better as she taught me to live fully and present in love which I strive for daily.
When I returned from India, I was never satisfied with the yoga studios here, they never went to the places I was taken with the yoga practice in India. But because of my fever to learn more, I was able to find my yoga teacher in the states, Sri Dharma Mittra, whose teachings are a direct learning from his Indian Guru, Yogi Gupta. It is in his trainings that I continued to learn the importance of chanting all the names of God and even if I didn’t know the meaning of the chants – If I continued honoring them, they would reveal their self to me. My practice today focus more on the bhakti – pure devotion to God because there is no other form that connects me to my True Self. Before I had my son, I would go to the Hari Krishna Temple for lessons for deepening this practice. The deities/different forms of God reflect to me daily at BHNY what I am to learn to honor in myself, the power and strength offered by Shiva, the pure love and devotion by Hanuman and the ability to work through obstacles by Ganesha.
I can promise you that BHNY is a representation of all that I have laid out before you and it was delivered with complete reverence and guidance from my teachers. All the staff have been hand chosen by me because they are attracted to all that I have just said to you. I believe that my teacher has called each and everyone to the space to share their love for the practice of yoga and the asana is the gateway to the much deeper parts of the practice – that of which you speak.