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Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.

B.K.S Iyengar




Sadhana is the Sanskrit word meaning devoted practice. For the beginner, Sadhana is a physical practice that, once consistent, opens the door to deeper study. The eight-fold path offers us sequential steps towards equanimity (emotional stability and clarity of mind).

Each class at Riverstone begins with three OMs and the Invocation to Patanjali.


A sacred sound in many spiritual traditions, OM is thought to be the first sound of creation and represents the universal consciousness. Composed of four parts - three sounds (A, U, M) and a measure of silence, it is often used in yoga to settle the consciousness and to mark the beginning of a class or practice.


The Invocation to Patanjali is chanted at the beginning of classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India.  It pays respect to the sage Patanjali, who documented the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga through the text, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The sage is symbolically depicted as an incarnation of Adisesa, to represent transcendence of the duality of life. 

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Support your home practice with props. We are committed to supplying you with the same high-quality props we use in our studio. We offer individual items for purchase, as well as discounted bundles, all available for purchase in our studio.

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Basics Bundle

Four blankets
Two cork blocks
One 8-foot D-ring strap


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Restorative Bundle

Four blankets
One bolster
One 8-foot D-ring strap


Sadhana Bundle

Four blankets
One bolster
Two cork blocks
One 8-foot D-ring strap


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Our studio library has an extensive selection of materials available to borrow. We encourage you to check them out. We have added links where you may find these online by clicking on the book title.

Light on Yoga

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 

Light On Pranayama

The Tree of Yoga

Light On Life

Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga: A Gem for Women 

Geeta Iyengar

There are many translations and commentaries on the Yoga Sutras, all of which offer valuable perspective and insight.  Some of our favorites include:


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Edwin Bryant

Yoga, the Art of Integration

Rohit Mehta


How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

Christopher Isherwood

Suggested Readig
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