One for All Community Values: the fundamental truths and foundations that we base our practice on.
- You deserve to be happy – whether you are at your happiest right now or not, remember that you are entitled to be happy. You have the option to awaken to happiness every day. The choices you make, whether big or small, should contribute to your ever-present happiness as nature intended.
- Always be completely honest with yourself – Continue to be truthful to yourself as you move through your Yogic journey. Yoga is a continuous process of meeting yourself exactly where you are. Remember that your practice is about what works for you on a day-to-day basis – there is no finish line.
- Act from a place of wholeness – promoting positivity within your community. Unconditional love creates a communion with life, earnestly transitioning through both hardships and celebrations. When you begin to unite your personal needs with benefiting others, you let go of negativity and find joy in your actions.
- Find a sense of place among like-minded individuals – Sometimes you need the motivation of others within your community. Or to hear encouraging words from a teacher. Or to know that others struggle too, just like you. Take comfort in those things. Notice the difference that practising as a group has on YOUR practice. That’s community in action.
- Be available to yourself – Support every aspect of who you are. Offer yourself the same friendliness, warmth and respect that you would offer to others. Remember only YOU can empower yourself with the tools necessary for growth and success. Happiness comes from health and wellness but also, importantly, from self-awareness.
- Work smart not hard and develop strength from within – Your Yoga practice should feel like a “gift” you are giving yourself. The more you practise, the more you enable yourself to draw on your inner strength to assist you through the more challenging poses as you progress. Enjoy the added value you get from working smart and cooperating with your body rather than forcing your way into less-than-ideal shapes.
- Follow your own Dharma (not anyone else’s) – Everyone has their own dharma – or purpose in life. Your unique talents won’t be the same as anyone else’s – so express them in your own unique way. By doing so you will experience unlimited love and abundance as well as true fulfillment.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously! Your Yoga practice should be a fun activity – We know that a good teacher-student relationship requires the teacher to have a high standard of professional conduct – but we prefer to teach in as friendly and informal a manner as possible. We believe Yoga should be taught and practised in a constructive and positive way. We don’t take ourselves too seriously – if you’ve ever read one of Jesse’s mail-outs you’d have been challenged not to laugh – ultimately we want you to finish each practice with a smile on your face.