6 WEEKS - BEGINS FEBRUARY 9TH > 7-8:30 pm
Available online via ZOOM ... All winter session classes are being hosted via ZOOM.
The Wisdom Teachings belonging to the Yoga Sciences includes the 8 LIMBS OF YOGA, described in the classical text, the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.
February 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16
The 8 LIMBS OF YOGA are: yamas, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi.
This 6-Week Spiritual Development Course will introduce an overview and then explore the 5 NIYAMAS week by week.
Each limb is a spiritual practice by which through practice you expand in consciousness and become more able on to live a meaningful and purposeful life, while maintaining an inner state of calm, clarity, and joy.
This course is designed to guide you into a new and deeper way to experience your on-going spiritual practice.
Drop in Rate: $25
6-Week Session $122*
*PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE...CALL FOR DETAILS
INCLUDES: Weekly training, guided meditations, all print materials, weekly emails of insight and inspiration, and small class setting.
LOCATION: ZOOM SESSIONS > LINK FOR SESSION(S) WILL BE SENT UPON REGISTRATION
Try one class...ZOOM link details will be sent upon registration. Please allow 24 hours before class start time!
If you decide to continue will full session, $22 will be applied toward cost of 6 Week Session.
INTRO INTO THE NIYAMAS
The Niyamas are the second limb of the 'Eight Limbs of Yoga' from the ancient Indian sage Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The Niyamas refers to duties directed towards ourselves - inner observances.
Saucha translates to mean, ‘cleanliness’, but cultivating Saucha guides us to recognize life-style habits that no longer serve us. The practice asks us to release ‘impurities’ of the mind or negativity habits that may be limiting our full potential.
Santosha translates to mean ‘contentment.’ Practicing this Niyama guides us into a state of consciousness of quiet joy so we can easily accept who we have been in the past, and also appreciate who we are right now along with what we have.
Tapas translates to mean ‘discipline’ or ‘burning soul passion. This Niyama helps you to cultivate a sense of self discipline, that is aligned with the passion of your Soul Song and gives you courage to boot. It is our inner wisdom that is often ignored and it’s the fiery inner "fuel" passion that will feeds your sense of purpose!
Svadhyaya literally means ‘one’s own wisdom’ or ‘self study’. Practicing self reflection, makes us more aware of why we do the things that we do, and why we respond emotionally with lack of awareness. Svadhyaya encourages us to always engage in learning, especially with whatever inspires and fascinates us, deepen our own knowledge and inner wisdom.
Isvara Pranidhana is best translated to mean, ‘surrendering to God,’ or 'surrendering to a higher power’ or simply letting go of our expectations. Cultivating Isvara Pranidhana in your life will ease the "stories of the mind" that cause you to worry, or have doubt, or stressful thoughts about lack or limitation. This Niyama offers you the opportunity to feel empowered in daily life.
All Winter Session Classes are hosted via ZOOM.
Practicing the NIYAMAS is a very personal experience, and will expand your consciousness. You will get to know your mind, intentions, and sense of purpose without the limitation of EGO. An inner freedom will occur, and with that... a renewal of mind, body and spirit. Additionally, if you are practicing yoga asanas on a regular basis, this course will have a great impact on your "inner" world during your sessions on the mat.
At the end of each session is time for questions and answers. We learn from each other when we share our experiences.
In addition to the weekly printed materials, you will receive weekly emails with extra tips for insight and inspiration into that week's practice.
Private Coaching mini-sessions are available at a discounted rate for enrolled students. This is available if you wish to take your practice to a deeper or more personal level.