Welcome To Namaste Highland Park!
Namaste Highland Park (NHP) is the east side’s all-inclusive urban oasis to stretch out, unwind and expand your horizons. NHP also features an Art Exhibition Space, urban life Workshops, Yoga Classes, retail and Tea Shop. The gallery rotates exhibitions of local artists every 6-9 weeks. See what is currently on view here.
We offer a wide array of yoga classes from mellow Hatha Flow to vigorous Vinyasa, Yoga Sculpt, Yin Yoga and Meditation. Join us and do yoga in an art gallery!
Beyond yoga, the NHP team of talented and experienced yoga teachers lead workshops on tea preparation & tastings, urban gardening, urban beekeeping, kombucha making, drumming, jewelry making, couple's massage workshops, and more!
Why Namaste Highland Park?
Namaste is not merely a greeting used in “yoga circles”. Its meaning carries a deeper significance than a simple "hello" or "goodbye". It is universally recognized as one of peace, honor, and respect. It means: We bow to you, Highland Park.
Some other translations and meanings of the word Namaste include:
• The Divine light in me acknowledges the Divine light in you.
• The wisdom in me greets and meets the wisdom in you.
• I honor the spirit in you that is also in me. And when you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me – we are one.
“Namaste” is often spoken in combination with a slight bow and the Anjali Mudra – the placement of the hands together pulled close to the heart similar to prayer pose. The joining together of the palms connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain and represents unification, honouring of both the self and the other. Along with "Namaste", this gesture recognizes that the life force within us as individuals is the same as that within everything and everyone.
At Namaste Highland Park we bow to our inner goodness, to our students, we bow to our community and to everything that connects us; may it be art, love of tea, yoga or a simply need to relax, kick off our shoes and unwind.
The universal recognition and the spiritual energy that accompanies the essence of Namaste makes it a truly remarkable greeting. Just speaking the word Namaste – especially along with the Mudra posture – raises the vibrations of one's intention to greet one by honoring their inner goodness/God/light.