As "Jivanmukti" means liberation while alive, we believe that every person on this planet deserves freedom while they're living and that the transformative, lifelong practice of yoga is the journey toward that liberation.
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that follows an 8-Limbed pathway incorporating abstentions, observances, postures, breathing, control of sensory input, concentration, meditation, and ultimately, consciousness, unity, and bliss. An intentional, yogic practice is scientific in the way it integrates the physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual layers of the self and restores balance of the elements of nature within us to experience wholeness.
We encourage authenticity in all its forms and the radical celebration of all people with their diverse experiences, stories, and needs. So we seek to offer yogic instruction that is safe, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming for anyone who wants to practice regardless of their abilities or pre-conceived notions.
Yoga is freedom and the journey toward collective liberation is an adventure.
As a solo female-owned center for spirituality and integration, Wildlight believes in sustainable community investment, the importance of partnership for social change, the dignity and rights of workers, and in bold advocacy for those experiencing oppression and marginalization in any form.
Wildlight is committed to donating a minimum of 1% of annual revenue to organizations or initiatives that embody these values.
DO YOU ALIGN WITH WHAT WE STAND FOR?
To alleviate suffering and aid in the personal and collective liberation of all beings
To guide people toward comfort in their bodies and ease in their minds to confidently explore lives of abundance, freedom, and adventure.
Personal liberation = collective liberation
Practice with a purpose = that our company structure, culture, and practices are in alignment with our highest vision of personal and collective liberation in our world
To embody Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) standards:
To use business as a force for good
To focus on continuous improvement, leading to long-term resiliency
To measure and manage social and environmental performance
To demonstrate strong governance to protect mission and brand equity
To organize company to be legally accountable to people – workers, customers, clients, the communities in which we operate, and the planet
STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
We believe …
in the radical celebration of all people
that yoga is a transformative, lifelong practice that integrates all 8 Limbs of Yoga
that yoga in all its practices should be safe, accessible, inclusive, and welcoming for anyone who wants to practice
in the dignity and rights of workers
in sustainable community investment and the importance of partnership for social change
in bold advocacy for those experiencing oppression and marginalization in any form
in honoring the diverse experiences, stories, identities, and needs of our staff and clients
in MLK Jr.’s teaching that “nobody's free until we are all free.”
in the Hindu philosophy of Jivanmukti “liberation while alive.”
that yoga and its 8-Limbs are liberating and the path to freedom is an adventure.
EFFORTS WE'RE SUPPORTING IN 2024
GIVE BACK YOGA FOUNDATION
Providing yoga mats to those teachers offering yoga to veterans, prisoners, and individuals facing mental and physical illness
BRAVE SPACE ALLIANCE
The first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago.
The Brad Wefenstette Prize for Social Justice is a cash prize awarded annually to an outstanding student who is committed to peace, social justice, and social change.