Jolie Parcher is the founder and director of The Mandala Yoga Center for Healing Arts, a yoga studio located in Amangansett, New York. Mandala Yoga offers daily yoga classes for all levels, classes on meditation and ayurveda, and teacher trainings in yoga, aromatherapy, and Ayurvedic Yoga, and is now offing CBD oil in the studio. In the 17 years since Jolie Parcher founded Mandala Yoga, it’s served as a beautiful healing hub for the surrounding community, bringing people closer to each other, and themselves.
Mandala Yoga is now carrying our Plant Alchemy CBD products, and are also offering our CBD as part of their yoga classes. Our marketing team recently made a trip out to Amangansett to visit the center – read their blog about it here!
I spoke with Jolie Parcher about what led her to open the studio, how Ayurveda is infused into her yoga practice and teachings, Mandala Yoga’s impact on the community, and how CBD complements yoga.
How did you get into yoga and meditation?
A dance teacher in college I had great respect for brought yoga into our classes. I felt such obvious calming and reconnecting and relief from my anxious college mind that I really fell in love. I traveled to India after college for more learning and fell upon a yoga teacher training that was actually an immersion in ayurvedic daily rituals and cleansing, as well as yoga and chanting, pranayama and meditation.
How does Ayurveda inform your yoga practice and teachings?
How has the Mandala Center served the surrounding community of Amagansett?
I am touched beyond expression at what people, our students, have shared about the role Mandala has played in their lives. It’s been over 17 years since I opened, and there are so many stories of people feeling safe enough to move through grief in our classes, of celebrating children and love with us, of witnessing amazing healing of body, mind and spirit. My aim has always been to offer a space where people can practice in a way that inspires awareness, teaches healing tools and opens our minds to caring for each other, no matter how different we might seem.