“Our humanity is not an attribute that we have received once and forever with our conception, it is a potentiality that we have to discover within us and progressively develop or destroy through our confrontation with the different experiences of suffering that will meet us through our life.”
– Xavier Le Pichon
Seva Yoga is a powerful practice of using selfless service as a tool to grow our compassion. Often times, when we encounter pain and suffering (our own or others), we are taken over by the body’s fight/flight/freeze response and our ability to show up at our best is diminished. With these practices, learn how to access what’s authentic to you, even when the stakes are high. Challenge yourself in a way that is safe and contributes to a more connected, compassionate community.
Aaron has been a practitioner of seva yoga for 15+ years and currently volunteers with hospice patients through MJHS and teaches yoga in the in-patient Psychiatric unit at NYU Lutheran Medical Center every week. Aaron has had the privilege to volunteer at Sloan Kettering working with pediatric cancer patients, to teach yoga in a juvenile detention center in the Bronx, to work at an independent home for developmentally disabled (Bais Ezra), and has worked with many more populations over the years. “Of all the ways of practicing yoga out there, service has been and continues to be one of the most impactful on my life.”