• Our name: MIREU  미르  (Korean Dragon '용/룡 (미르) - Yong/Ryong, In pure Korean, known as 'Mireu')

    Dragons in Korean mythology are mostly viewed as benevolent beings related to water and agriculture - Ancient texts sometimes mention sentient speaking dragons, capable of understanding such complex emotions such as devotion, kindness, and gratitude.  Living in a Iowa, being an agricultural state, wanting our school to have strong values that welcome everyone, develop unity amongst our students and others, show's our devotion to teaching the art, radiates kindness and gratitude this name seemed very fitting.  

     

  • Trika Yoga seeks to take the practitioner beyond the physical asana or postures, to nurture a deeper sense of well-being, a lifestyle that combines the teachings of Yoga, Bhakti, Tantra, Ayurveda, along with multiple other forms of holistic health and wellness.

     

    Yoga in Sanskrit means union, it is a discipline that leads to the realization of the natural state and condition of our being, where Body, Mind, and Spirit are One. Trika is a Sanskrit word meaning “triple” or “threefold.” This refers to the many Trinities present in all forms of spirituality, but this concept of Kashmir Shaivism emphasizes the threefold science of Para, Parapara and Apara, which represent the three shaktis or energies of which this trifold system is composed. Para is the Hindu god Shiva, which represents the supreme consciousness of the universe, the potential energy and underlying consciousness that is present within all things; parapara is the goddess Shakti, which represents the physical potency of the universe in the form of energy and matter; and apara refers to nara or the Atma, which represents the inner Self or Soul. The Atma is the essence of who we truly are and the source of our energy, light and power. It is thought that the living being as Nara seeks the supreme consciousness Para through the medium of the physical universe Parapara. The ultimate realization in this system of thought is the recognition of our oneness, three aspects or representations of the same universal whole.

     

    Trika Yoga is an evolutionary approach to practice that honors each being’s unique Self, creativity and Spirit. This type of practice is not based on performance, competition or achieving, but on accepting, experiencing and connecting with the Universal Spirit, the divine essence that flows through all things. Trika Yoga takes an intuitive and exploratory approach to our being, weaving together heart-centric wisdom teachings, dynamic asana, breath-work, meditation, yogic relaxation, chanting, music, focused joint movement, conscious awareness and many other techniques to experience the infinite Source within. This is a style that is deeply rooted in the traditional Indian teachings of Hatha and Patanjali Yoga as taught in the classical Sivananda style imparted to Yogacharya Justin Matthews in Ahmedabad, India by his Yoga Guru H.H. Swami Adyatmanandji.

    This dynamic style of Yoga is meant to be accessible to all people, no matter their cultural or spiritual background, physical capability, age or financial situation. Yoga is a universal practice that is beneficial to everyone, it isn’t about who you have been or where you come from, Yoga is a means to create a better life for who you are here and now. Trika Yoga is a family and a community, one that I eagerly look forward to sharing with you all.

    Sivananda Yoga is a classical and holistic approach to Hatha Yoga that stretches and tones the whole body. This style of yoga has not been modified or watered down. The teachings have survived intact and are practiced as originally presented in India by Swami Sivananda in 1936.

    Trika Yoga Schedule at Mireu Martial Arts:

    Morning

    Tuesday and Thursday Sunrise Sivananda – 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    **This class is by week to week request only**

    More morning classes TBA

    Evening

    Monday & Wednesday 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Tuesday & Thursdays 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM