'Ohana Rising Yoga School
Pictured here: In the surf culture, when one of the tribe transitions, we paddle out together, create a circle and send our prayers in the form of flowers, words & song. It is a great tradition. It reminds of the unbroken circle and the everlasting love from our community. Our 'Ohana.
The name ‘Ohana came from a dear friend in our surf community. He was a mentor, leader and known as a true Kahuna. In 2014, he was bravely transitioning from his divine journey in this world into the next. When asked what this community should be called, he gently turned his head & said in a thunderous voice: "RISING 'OHANA!"
Why the symbol of the whale?
Whale chose to represent our space. We live in a place where the land meets the sea & the Whale, which has been part of the lore and history of many indigenous cultures through out the world speaks to us of 3 qualities:
Navigation: We offer teachings & practices in Yoga & healing arts that will serve as tools as you navigate your own physical, emotional & spiritual journey. We pass on the teachings with great integrity that we,ourselves, have studied, practice & strive to live.
Communication: We are dedicated to Community. Community is what uplifts & nurtures us. Each one of us is a gift. It is precious to come together & share.
Conservation: We have a great appreciation for beauty. The efforts we make to create beauty around us... by cleaning our beaches, caring for the environment, caring for others or expressing ourselves through music, kirtan & dance is a great bridge into our relationship with Cosmic Consciousness. It is through these conscious acts of caring & creation that we tap into our own creativity & flow of grace. This is how we live the yoga that we share in the 'Ohana. Take a deep breath & a moment to expand your awareness of community to include the trees, the animals, the sea, the air & you will find beauty and grace around you.
Our mission is to create a home for the community where no one gets left behind or forgotten. We believe it is our responsibility to maintain the integrity of what a home should feel like. ‘Ohana is a place where you will be safe and supported on your journey through life. An environment that is nurturing is essential to your growth now and for future generations to come. Just as a stone will create waves in water, the words we speak carry out an energetic vibration. Every time we say ‘Ohana, we increase its vibration. This is home. This is ‘Ohana.