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Power of Play: 4 Ways This Course Will Set You Up for Your Best Year Yet

In Yoga Journal's upcoming course, Baron Baptiste will guide you through a journey of self-inquiry, revealing your potential on the mat and beyond.

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Want to unlock an unexpected world of possibility in your practice—and your life? Then Yoga Journal’s upcoming course The Power of Play Bootcamp is for you. Baron Baptiste—veteran yoga teacher and founder of the Baptiste Institute and Baptiste Foundation—will lead you through four weeks of meditation, asana, and self-inquiry specifically designed to spark awakening and growth. Start the new year with a powerful perspective—and discover how to put it into action. Here, four reasons to take this eye-opening course:

1. You need a fresh start.

Everyone needs to hit reset now and then. Sometimes you need a clean slate in just one part of your life. Sometimes you want to overhaul your whole life. Either way, this course will wake you up and get you going. Baptiste will lead you through heart-pumping asana practices that clear out old energy. He’ll guide you through meditation to center you. And he’ll encourage you to ask yourself key questions so can you can get real about what you truly want.

2. You want to be empowered.

Are bad habits getting the best of you? Feel like you’re going through the motions? You make the most of fresh starts when you’re clear about what you’ll do afterward. This bootcamp uses asana, meditation, and self-inquiry to home in on what you’re resisting. Baptiste teaches you how to cultivate awareness beyond the mat, so you can pin down what’s been standing between you and what you truly want.

3. You’re tired of arguing with yourself about how things “should” or “shouldn’t” be.

No matter how many times we start anew, challenges come up. Things you don’t want to happen, happen. And the stuff you’re sure will happen, often doesn’t. That means you have to be okay with how things are—in Sanskrit this is called santosha. Easier said than done. But throughout this course you’ll work on the challenge of santosha to create the mindset to do just that.

4. You want to explore—and get better at asana and meditation.

At it’s heart, Power of Play is about play. Being playful in your practice means you’re discovering, creating, and activating, Baptiste says. You get to decide where it takes you, whether it’s charting a new path for your life or refining your path on the mat. Baptiste will encourage you to play to your edge, wherever that may be. “In play, you can find the possibility in the pose that’s here for you, unique to you,” he says. And you’ll be able to do it in a way that wakes you up to new horizons and possibilities.

Eager to get going? Enroll in Power of Play