Our Mission & Cultural Values

The ParaYoga Mission

ParaYoga is a living link to the ancient traditions of yoga, meditation, and tantra. Our mission is to serve these teachings by continuing to be a leading resource for the dissemination of their wisdom, power and capacity to positively affect all aspects of modern life.

Our unique approach is to combine authoritative knowledge, direct experience, and accessibility so that students and teachers of all levels––and society as a whole––are uplifted by yoga and tantra’s time-tested practices, leading to ultimate fulfillment and freedom.

ParaYoga Cultural Values

Self-mastery

We accept that we are responsible for the quality and conditions our life, thus as individuals we seek self-reliance through our actions, speech and thoughts and recognize personal and collective integrity as the foundation for sustainability.

Integrity

If we live in a way in which we are less fearful, if we have inquired into the nature of Self and recognized its inherent nature as the light of wisdom and compassion, then we act with kindness, love, sustainability, and integrity.

Guardianship

The ParaYoga tradition is authentic, with a genuine historical lineage, and as part of this lineage we have a responsibility to cherish and nurture the teachings and pass them on with great love and respect.

Empowerment

ParaYoga’s practices bring to each individual, and to the community, a brighter, more powerful presence. Every ParaYogi has a voice that can be heard within our community.

Compassion

As we grow in partnership and community, we have a responsibility to act with kindness to one another as well as to cultivate our capacity to be honest, forthcoming, and straightforward with each other.

Love of Life

We are all enlivened and connected through the joy of being alive. The gift of life is to be savored and shared.

This statement of cultural values was generated and refined by the community of Para Yogis using a process that allowed individuals and groups to declare what mattered most to them about the practice and teaching of Para Yoga.