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Open Hearts, Open Arms

posted 04/4/161 comment

At a time when a lot of people are upset and hurt by our state government’s passage of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act , we thought it was important to speak up about how much we cherish the rich diversity of our community.  We do not condone discrimination and believe it has no place in yoga or our society.

Yoga, Authenticity and Compassion

The practice of yoga is, at its core, a practice of deep connection with our authentic inner self, our highest consciousness.  We share a bond with all beings by virtue of the light of consciousness inside us all.  As we say, “Namaste,” to each other at the end of class, we convey a deep appreciation for this bond and honor the unique and varied ways that this light shows up in each other.

In his book Exquisite Love, a translation and commentary of the Narada Bhakti Sutra, professor Bill Mahony of Davidson College discusses one of the Sanskrit words for “compassion,” which is daya As Bill writes, the word “daya” describes not just the feeling of compassion, but also compassionate action.  This can encUnisex bathroomompass many of the compassionate actions we might take on the behalf of others, but also the idea of “charitable communion with the Self… [which] is the immersion into and participation in the divine Presence in all beings.”

All are Welcome

And so, at The Bindu, not only is our bathroom unisex, but we value every individual. We welcome all people of every race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or ability.  All people who visit our studio can expect to feel welcomed, safe and respected.

Yoga is for everyone.

Megan Baxter
Megan Baxter
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The Bindu is a community focused, heart-driven, Lake Norman yoga studio that offers a wide range of classes for all levels of experience.

Whether you're a first-timer, or a passionate yogi - at The Bindu Yoga Studio you'll find a warm, friendly and challenging way to take care of yourself in a genuine and welcoming atmosphere.

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