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Yoga Seminar – Yamas and Niyamas

March 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


A live, 90-minute online class on the ethical guidelines and personal observances that form the foundation of a yoga lifestyle. This seminar is for practitioners who are eager to deepen their knowledge of yoga and teachers who seek meaningful continuing education opportunities that will expand the range of their teaching.

Ethical imperatives and personal observances form the foundation of the yoga system described by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. What is the underlying philosophy upon which they are based? Why are they an essential element of a complete yoga practice? How can we abide by them in a practical way? In this seminar we’ll take a close look at the yamas and niyamas in the traditional context of the 8 limbs of yoga (ashtanga yoga) and how they remain relevant for modern yoga practitioners. We’ll connect the dots between the philosophy and values that inform yogic moral decision-making in response to contemporary social and political issues, look at how the social and personal disciplines connect to yoga asanas, and examine how the personal observances provide power for the inward turn of our meditation practice.

This class will be recorded and available as a part of Embodied Philosophy’s ‘The Yoga Seminar’, a great series of over 60 lectures and counting. CLICK HERE to get complete information and register.