Welcome to May. This month our study of the yoga’s ethical principles --the Yamas and Niyamas -- brings us to Aparigraha --Sanskrit for nonpossessiveness. Please see below after this month's News!
Several announcements for May!
I am absolutely thrilled to share some personal news: after an application process I have been invited into the Functional Synergy IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Certification Program! This is an 1000-hour program that has been recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists as meeting the standards for yoga therapists that were updated in 2012. It is an exciting honor and privilege to continue the study I began last year under Susi Hately - and continue to help students and clients learn to move better, feel better in their bodies, release bodily tension and get out of pain. If you’d like to experience this yourself, reach out to book a customized private session with me and we’ll get started!
Class Announcements for May!
Functional Movement: This month we’ve got another Therapeutic Yoga for Shoulders and Hips scheduled for Saturday, May 14th, 2:30-4:00 pm, at Body Grace Fitness and Yoga in Vienna, VA.
This class is a terrific way to become more deeply attuned to your body's inner messages, particularly if you tend to experience limitation through your shoulders and hips. Through small, mindful and gentle yoga-inspired therapeutic movements (seated, standing and supine) and a connection to natural breath, participants can quiet tension and nurture calm in both muscle and mind as they explore their optimal range of motion and then apply this knowledge to yoga poses.
Please note that last month this class proved very popular and filled quickly! Reserve your spot early for the May class by contacting Jan at email@example.com.
Group Class Announcement: New Time for Sunrise Class! Beginning Thursday, May 5, the sunrise class at Body Grace will have a later start time. Class will now run from 6:30-7:30 am! A much more civilized time - and totally doable! What a way to start your day. Come out and see!
May. This month our study of the yoga’s ethical principles --the Yamas and Niyamas -- brings us to Aparigraha --Sanskrit for nonpossessiveness.
What does nonpossessiveness mean? Deborah Adele, in her book on the Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, defines it for us as “nonattachment, nongreed, nonclinging, nongrasphing, and noncoveting.“ She tells us we can “simply think of it as being able to ‘let go.’”
Ah. Letting go.
Blog Archives including Heart Tree Yoga's Yamas and Niyamas Study from January-December 2016 and seasonal newsletters.