Yoga 24/7 (Yoga for 50+ Course)
The Yamas and Niyamas - Understanding Yoga's Map for Skillful Living
- 90 US dollars$90
- A Zoom Link will arrive in your email on the day of class, replay also available
If you have been looking for a way to add more meaning and purpose to your life while remaining minimally disturbed by the chaos around you, then this course is for you! This 10-week course provides insight on how to understand and navigate the map of life given to us in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, one of our guiding texts. While immersed in Asana (physical postures) practice, we will dive into the Yamas and Niyamas which are the first two limbs of the eight-limbed path. Yamas are personal/social ethics meant to minimize suffering and encourage equanimity/ease. Niyamas are spiritual restraints/observances meant to give our lives purpose and meaning. Learning the Yamas and Niyamas allows us to live our yoga 24/7, not just when practicing Asana, which is the third limb btw! The following is our course schedule: Week 1, 10/4-10/7: Nonviolence- Compassion for all living things, especially yourself! Week 2, 10/11-10/14: Truthfulness- Listening to your inner voice for what’s right even when inconvenient. Week 3, 10/18-10/21: Non-stealing- Finding abundance so you only take what is needed. Week 4, 10/25-10/28: Non-excess, wise use of energy- Spending your time and energy on things that fill you up. Week 5, 11/1-11/4: Non-grasping- Cultivating freedom by letting go of things that no longer serve you. Week 6, 11/8-11/11: Purity, cleanliness- Making choices about what you want (or don’t want) in your life. Week 7, 11/15-11/18: Contentment- Feeling satisfied with your circumstances, accepting the present moment even as you may remain hopeful for change. No Class week of Thanksgiving, 11/22-11/25 Week 8, 11/29-12/2: Self-discipline, burning enthusiasm- Taking action toward a meaningful life. Week 9, 12/6-12/9: Self-study, inner exploration- Uncovering the things that help you know your True Self. Week 10, 12/13-12/16: Surrender, celebration of the spiritual- Attuning to your life purpose. Bonus: Due to the busy-ness of the holiday season, and the tendency to want to start fresh in the New Year, I am making all 10 classes available via replay until March 1, 2022.