The Earth Is Crammed with Heaven

Recording of a recent Vinyasa class with Lesley. Summer 2019

Lesley’s Dharma Teaching on Tapas:

Every year when the weather starts to get oppressively hot, yoga teachers start to talk about the same things. We often start to toss around the word TAPAS. Tapas is Sanskrit word for heat. It also means discipline. The teaching is that our ‘impurities’ like tendencies toward gossip, negativity, blame and laziness can be burned up in the fires of our discipline. This awakens great Self-awareness and joy. In this class we play with alchemy of showing up and explore tapas on three different levels.

Music by Ambika. Album Mother’s Calling



Lesley Desaulniers