This class is inspired by the Plum Village tradition of Engaged Buddhism as founded by the Venerable Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn. Whenever possible, we practice in a circle, and if we wish, share something about our path such as an insight, a joy, an intention, etc. The asana portion of the class is conducted slowly, mindfully, and infused with dharmic guidance such as stopping and looking deeply into the nature of the body, appreciating the group of practitioners, observing the miracle of breathing, inviting the bell to sound, and similar awareness practices. Asana is conducted with great respect for the yogic tradition, awareness of Ayurveda, and solid biomechanical support. This class reaches beyond personal transformation by supporting us to build mindful community, speak our truth, share our wisdom, and support our faith in one another.