Welcome to August. This month our study of yoga’s ethical principles --the Yamas and Niyamas -- brings us to Santosha --Sanskrit for contentment. Please see below after this month's News!
Several announcements for August!
This July I recorded a guided relaxation meditation- Yoga Nidra for Stress Reduction, which is available for free here. I hope that sharing this resource--which can be practiced seated or lying down--will help you find some ease and relaxation in your day.
This month I will be traveling back to Canada to continue my studies with Susi Hately in functional movement therapy as part of her yoga therapy certification program. It is going to be an enriching time and I can’t wait to share about my experiences when I return!
So upon my return, look for more announcements of classes in therapeutic yoga for shoulders and hips and other opportunities to find greater ease in body and mind through functional yoga. Stay tuned!
Finally, looking ahead, I’m so honored to share that Amy Weintraub has invited me again to assist her--this time in October when she returns to Yogaville to offer a weekend workshop: LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood: Depression and Anxiety. The workshop will take place from October 14-16 and will be held at the Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram in Buckingham, VA. To learn more, click here.
Ah, Santosha. The second niyama, or ethical observance of yoga. Contentment.
As I type this, I’m sitting in our traditional family vacationing spot, looking over the channel on Chincoteague Island. The birds fly above. Earlier today was spent on the beach, listening to the waves, watching my boys play in the surf and throw a football around. Contentment was definitely present.
And yet, deep down as I write this, I know this observance is meant to mean so much more than just being in a relaxed state in . . .well . . .a very relaxing place.
Blog Archives including Heart Tree Yoga's Yamas and Niyamas Study from January-December 2016 and seasonal newsletters.
HTY FALL Newsletter 2017 by Carolyn Black Bagdoyan on Scribd