About Yoga Punx

All Levels Classes – Suggested Donation: $10
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Yoga Punx offers donation based alternative yoga classes in San Francisco.

We hold true to the lineage and traditional aspects of yoga and punk philosophy. Yoga Punx is committed to making yoga accessible to EVERYONE. Any level. Come as you are. Be yourself. Weekly Classes. And we play kick-ass music!

Yoga:

Yoga is an ancient system of breathing practices, physical exercises and postures, and meditation intended to integrate the practitioner’s body, mind, and spirit.

The word yoga comes from a Sanskrit word, yukti , and means “union” or “yoke.” The various physical and mental disciplines of yoga were seen as a method for individuals to attain union with the divine.

yogash chitta vritti nirodhah ||2||योगश्चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः ॥२॥

yogaś-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ ||2||

When you are in a state of yoga, all misconceptions (vrittis) that can exist in the mutable aspect of human beings (chitta) disappear. ||2||

Punk:

“Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.”

Kurt Cobain

“Punk is: the personal expression of uniqueness that comes from the experiences of growing up in touch with our human ability to reason and ask questions; a movement that serves to refute social attitudes that have been perpetuated through willful ignorance of human nature; a process of questioning and commitment to understanding that results in self-progress, and through repetition, flowers into social evolution; a belief that this world is what we make of it, truth comes from our understanding of the way things are, not from the blind adherence to prescriptions about the way things should be; the constant struggle against fear of social repercussions.”

Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

“Punk rock is just another word for freedom.”

Patti Smith