A place to breathe deeply.
Light and Space is a sanctuary for Yoga, Meditation, Music, + The Healing Arts in the Ojai Valley. Join us here in Ojai (Chumash: moon), Southern California’s historic center of natural beauty, spiritual wisdom & the arts.
WHAT WE OFFER
Visit us for upliftment of spirit, immersion in cultural practices, creative inspiration, radical exercise, peace in the heart, and the warmth of a thriving community.
We believe in a merging of ancient traditions, practiced with respect to linage and culture, alongside modern wisdom and it’s approaches to the physical body, the mind + emotions, contemporary social realities, and creative expression.
A movement in spiritual culture. A movement in creativity. A Movement in simply being human.
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A light-filled studio space with real wood floors and views of Ojai’s majestic mountains, our building is made almost entirely of windows. Our studio is outfitted with a state of the art sound system for classes as well as concerts, and a full array of studio props + seating. Here you will be welcomed by a rare desert plant garden in front, as well as our 1500 sq. foot rear-garden, private studio parking, and a shop featuring local consciously made goods, vintage treasures, plus rare vinyl & tapes.
Light and Space exists to assist you on your journey of the spirit.
SERGE bandura: founder/curator
Serge Bandura, director of Shivakali Yoga, has taught the yogic arts of India and Tibet for nearly 20 years. He has trained in practice, ritual, philosophy, and meditation with masters of all kinds during these decades. A former jazz musician, vinyl collector, music producer & graffiti writer, Serge now actively creates sounds + DJs under the moniker Earthtones.
NINA POLO WIEJA: STUDIO MANAGER
Hatha Yoga and Meditation entered Nina’s life at a time when she desperately needed it, and it was through the wisdom of yoga, meditation, and the kindness of her teachers that she reconnected with herself and her passion for life. Her goal in teaching and serving at Light and Space is to offer others the doorway that she was offered into connection and joy, through these ancient and sacred practices.
AMBER LEE: HEALING ARTS DIRECTOR
Amber Lee’s lineage is rooted in the Andes, in the Hawaiian Islands, in spirit, and in service. Bringing her education and expertise from the Esalen Institute and beyond, her approach to the Healing Arts is grounded and comprehensive. Amber specializes in numerous modalities, as she weaves nature and spirit together for healing. Find more about her personal practice @plantascompass.
SAMANTHA GARRISON: STUDIO PARTNER + INSTRUCTOR
Samantha Garrison, founder of Yogala Studios & partner in Light + Space, is a yoga instructor and leader who takes joy in the practices of Sivananda, Iyengar, Anusara, traditional Hatha and Restorative yoga. Sam is devoted to the art of service, and deep listening.
O J A I
A PLACE FOR HEALING
PEACE IN MY BODY
PEACE IN MY BREATH
PEACE IN MY MIND & MY EMOTIONS
PEACE ALWAYS IN MY SOUL.