Aikido: The art of peace

Aikido: The art of peace

Addressing conflict with balance at the Shala with Aikido instructor John Launius John Launius has dedicated thirty-one years to teaching Aikido, yet he offers an unconventional piece of advice on the best martial art for self-defense: Track and Field. According to... read more
Integration by STEPHEN FRANZ

Integration by STEPHEN FRANZ

I like to consult the authorities of language to check if I’m hitting the mark. Seemingly mislabeled a noun (but fitting for this article); “an act…of combining into an integral whole”. A thing added to a thing that has importance; in this case a person adding... read more
Integrate Your Spiritual Journey into Your Life

Integrate Your Spiritual Journey into Your Life

We are members of a broader spiritual community rooted in ceremonial practices. We actively court the transcendent religious experience. A Shala member describes a recent religious experience” I lay on my mat, struggling with the same cycles of thought that I... read more
The Healing Power of the Energy Practice Circle

The Healing Power of the Energy Practice Circle

The Energy Practice Circle at the Conscious Shala in St. Louis is not just a gathering; it’s a transformative community event that delves into the intricate world of energy medicine. This monthly meeting, taking place every fourth Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30... read more
Finding safety and serenity at the Soul Sangah

Finding safety and serenity at the Soul Sangah

The Soul Sangah is an intimate event rooted in the tradition of twelve-step support groups but with a broader door that is open to everyone. It meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, and they had their first group this past January. If you are struggling with... read more