I stand in the light of my greatest potential and invite others into their own – that is where my teaching comes from.
Yoga is not just being on a mat for 60 or 90 minutes at a time. Yoga is calming the fluctuations of the mind and it is a lifelong journey to find yourself. The practice is about being present and mindful firstly with yourself then, secondly, with the world. Take it one breath at a time regardless of where you are or what you are doing.
I teach a Vinyasa style of yoga and my goal is to only teach the asana but to teach the whole practice. This means that I want my students to take the metaphor of the physical practice off their mat and find ways to incorporate what they learn in class and apply those principles to their daily lives.
I’ve been so blessed to study with Sri Dharma Mittra who, I feel, is the living embodiment of yoga. He has dedicated almost his whole entire life to the practice of yoga and it is such a beautiful experience to learn from him. I’ve learned from Sri Dharma, my guru, that anyone can do yoga no matter what their physical condition – there is yoga for every single one of us and it isn’t always a pose.
“Yogas citta vritti nirodhah”Patanjali's Yoga Sutras Chapter 1, v2.
The Four Immeasurables: Love (Maitri), Compassion (Karuna), Joy (Mudita), Equanimity (Upeksa) – four principles to apply to every action and every thought in every day.
You can find me at my studio, Union Yoga. It’s a sweet, peaceful place – a little oasis of happiness carved out of the San Francisco landscape. You can find UY on the corner of Union & Hyde Streets in the Russian Hill neighborhood and the entrance to the studio is at the back of the building. I created Union Yoga to be an oasis where any yogi, regardless of experience level, could come do yoga, feel safe and supported and receive a well-taught yoga class. unionyogasf.com
Maha Sadhana means The Great Practice. This workshop includes Mantra chanting to awaken the subtle consciousness, a Vinyasa Flow sequence to open and strengthen the physical body, dynamic Pranayama breathing exercises to stimulate the chakras and the energetic body, meditation to develop the mental body and Yoga Nidra Yogic Sleep to rejuvenate the entire being.
This workshop is designed to incorporate all aspects of the yoga practice, not just the postures, and is accessible to any student of any level.
Martin Scott is a San Francisco based yoga instructor and studio owner at Union Yoga. Martin teaches vinyasa yoga that focuses on health and wellness for the body and the mind. His gentle and attentive teaching style is accessible to students of all levels. His classes build strength and flexibility and Martin encourages students to always maintain a sense of humor and lightheartedness.
Martin has completed 800 hours of training with the yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra at his yoga center in New York City as well as the 200 hour Deva Teacher Training with Stephanie Snyder. Martin has is also a five year lululemon Legacy Ambassador.
$40 per person
Saturday, July 30th 1:30-4:30 pm
Omni Yoga, 2121 10th St. , Los Osos, CA 93402
1 (805) 215-4565 omniyogastudio.com