The purpose of Live Yoga Life is to support you to Be Who You Are.
LYL acknowledges the powerful creative being that lies inside each one of us. Wherever you are on your journey, this website offers the creative space and tools, together with a wide range of high-quality products, to support you to explore who you are.
The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. When the different layers/dimensions of our being operate in unity, there is a powerful synergy. The practice of Yoga, in its many paths, assists in achieving this balance of all aspects of who we are – multi-dimensional beings.
At the heart of Live Yoga Life, is the fundamental truth that you are perfect and complete as you are, and that we are all in the journey of rediscovering this in our own way. Live Yoga Life provides avenues that serve these different inclinations.
For example, Yoga Home Practice offers high-quality yoga routines for those inclined towards physical fitness; while someone on the path of self-inquiry will find a myriad of avenues to explore their inner-world, through Meditation, Music, Community (Events), or Self-Mastery.
LYL is a collaborative effort – an online community/ a hub for personal growth, yoga, and spirituality. LYL started in 2007, and is gradually expanding into these different avenues.
These pathways are open for your community to explore! We invite you to contact us to collaborate or participate in expanding your online community.
Yoga Home Practice [Raja Yoga] – supports people to have a yoga home practice, and to explore and integrate yoga in their daily lives.
These downloadable MP3 yoga programs come with Visual Guides. These extend and complement the yoga experience you may already love in the classes you go to. It provides a comprehensive range of high quality routines from popular yoga teachers, embracing a wide range of yoga styles and emphasis, such as Vinyasa Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Jivamukti, Yin and Yang Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Pre and Post-Natal Yoga). It also includes a resource of information on all aspects of yoga with an emphasis on yoga philosophy.
After leaving a corporate career in 2006 to pursue her true passions in life, Monica had to adjust to working from home and not having access to the 5-day yoga practice she had in the city.
Loving yoga and continuing her practice, Monica explored yoga DVDs, and found that although they provided good instruction, the medium simply did not capture the meditative quality that is so essential in a yoga practice.
Realising that all that was necessary to simulate this quality was to be guided by her teacher’s voices, Monica decided to conduct audio-recordings starting with her favourite teachers – Yuki Nakazawa (Ashtanga Yoga), Danielle Dolev (Hatha Yoga), Eve Grzybowski (Yoga Therapy), John Norris (Iyengar Yoga), Sarah Trestrail and Katie Manitsas (Jivamukti Yoga).
The list of teachers grew from thereon. Experiencing the wonderful benefits from many different styles of yoga, and with the transformative benefits of yoga growing with encouraged home practice by most yoga teachers, Monica realised that this vehicle could be beneficial for other people – hence the beginnings of Live Yoga Life.
Monica is passionate about personal development, and the role yoga and meditation play in increasing the vibration of the collective consciousness. Live Yoga Life’s vision is to provide an avenue for tools that support people to be the creative beings they (you) are – “BE WHO YOU ARE”.