“Freedom has no space, no time, no location; it can only exist in the now, in the present moment.”
Moksha Soul Yoga was inspired by the Hindu belief that the soul passes through a cycle of successive lives (samsara) and its next incarnation is always dependent on how the previous life was lived (karma).
Moksha is the state of non-ego, where the “me” vanishes and one stands free from all desires, actions and consequences in a total state of oneness. We are bound to this material world through attachment, desire, and the inability to see or experience the oneness of all life.
Maya (illusion) is both the psychological separation between ego and the universe and the psychological filter that colours all of our experience. Maya is our memories, conceptions, judgments, and biases that present a distorted sense of reality. These impressions of past experiences become superimposed or projected on current experiences creating a false reality. Maya reinforces the ego, strengthens attachment, and defines our individual “story” that defines who we are and our relationship to the external world.
Moksha is the end of the death and rebirth cycle and is classed as the fourth and ultimate artha (goal). It is the transcendence of all arthas. It is achieved by overcoming ignorance and desires. It is a paradox in the sense that overcoming desires also includes overcoming the desire for Moksha (liberation) itself. It can be achieved both in this life and after death.
To achieve Moksha, maya must be cast off, anava (ego) must be dissolved, and both our attachments to pleasure and our aversions to discomfort must be severed. Moksha arises spontaneously when we become completely absorbed in the sensation of an experience without thought. This “taste” of total absorption is common yet fleeting.
Through the practice of yoga, we seek to create the tools to consciously and wilfully “pierce the veil” of maya and see the transcendent nature of reality. These tools include selfless work (karma yoga), self-dissolving love (bhakti yoga), absolute discernment (jnana yoga), and meditative immersion (raja yoga).
Moksha Soul Yoga is lead by Maria Fregoso, Mexican native and nomadic Yoga Teacher based between Barcelona and London specialising in Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Yoga and Yin Yoga.
Maria has been devoted to yoga over 7 years, finding a connection through the study of yoga philosophy through different roots in Hatha, Vinyasa & Kundalini in 2010. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon Ashtanga Yoga she fully immerse herself into this practice in 2013, completing here first TTC 200 hr Ashtanga training in 2014 in Barcelona (Yoga Inbound), adding a second TTC 200hr in Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga in 2016 in Agonda, India (Sampoorna Yoga). Having taken her mat across the world she has been inspired by wise teachers and loving students alike. Maria has started the first three months of 2017 in Mysore KPJAYI practising the traditional Ashtanga with Saraswathi Jois, daughter of Pattabhi Jois Founder of the system of Ashtanga Yoga we know now.
Maria transitioned from her Marketing & Publicity career when she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life, deepening her practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching in 2014.
Maria’s fierce and compassionate dedication to yoga inspires and holds space for students to journey deeper into body, heart, mind, and spirit than they ever could have imagined and experience their inherent potential.