Our exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas continues this month! Please see below!
Several announcements for February!
Specialty Classes in February:
Functional Movement: I will be teaching Therapeutic Yoga for Shoulders and Hips on Saturday, February 20th, 2:30-4:00 pm, at Body Grace Fitness and Yoga in Vienna, VA. Addressing movement at the largest joints of the body, this class will use small, mindful and gentle yoga-inspired therapeutic movements and a connection to natural breath to help participants become more deeply attuned to moving in an optimal range of motion that quiets tension and nurtures calm in both muscle and mind. Please reserve a spot with Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mood management: I will be teaching another LifeForce Yoga for Balancing Mood class on Saturday, February 27th, 2:30-4:00 pm, Body Grace Fitness and Yoga in Vienna, VA. Reserve a spot at email@example.com.
Amy Weintraub visiting McLean, VA in March! Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, will be conducting a LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood: Depression and Anxiety workshop on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1:00-5:30 pm at the Dream Yoga Studio and Wellness Center. I am excited that I will be there assisting! Contact yogafordepression.com for more information.
Practicum continuing through Spring! My practicum in functional movement continues through this spring. Contact me to take advantage of the special one-on-one, 5-session rate and help yourself find a path to greater ease, fluidity and flexibility in your body. As my teacher Susi Hately says, “Your body doesn’t lie.” Book a private session for a personalized approach to cultivating your awareness and ability to listen to your body's messages and learn how to relax and improve your stability and strength at the same time. Give yourself the path to greater health and healing in 2016!
February is here and we move another step along the path of our 2016 journey studying yoga’s ethical principals, the Yamas and Niyamas! Last month we started by looking at the principle of ahimsa--non-harm--and considering how we treat ourselves and practice self-care both on and off the mat.
Our stop this month is Satya—the Sanskrit word for truthfulness.
What makes up our truth?
In yoga, there is a belief that the whole of who we are is made up of several layers, commonly called sheaths. These layers--that together comprise all of who we are—include of course our physical self (with all of our various tissues); our emotional/energetic self; and our mental self, with the seemingly never-ending flow of thoughts that run through our minds.
I suppose we can think of these first three layers comprising both ‘our tissues and our issues.’
How lovely, right?
The Yamas and Niyamas - the Intro!
Our New Year has begun! The New Year can offer us a fresh start to begin anew in our lives, as well as the opportunity begin an exploration or quest. Here, on this blog through the remainder of 2016, I intend to begin an exploration of the ‘Yamas’ and ‘Niyamas’ of yoga—essentially, the ethical principles that can guide our yoga practice and the intersection of where yoga meets life, both on and off the mat. So today's post offers both an introduction and launches us onto our first stop for the year - January's part of the quest!
Blog Archives including Heart Tree Yoga's Yamas and Niyamas Study from January-December 2016 and seasonal newsletters.