Yogi Wellness Circle
6+ Participants, 6 Sessions

 

What’s included?

  • Conscious conversations

  • Breathing exercises, mindfulness rituals

  • Best practices for listening to understand

  • Community connection and relationship building

  • Yoga philosophy collectively explored for practical paths to peace, equanimity and resilience.

 

Yogi Circle point of interest:

 

  • The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, an ancient philosophy that activated modern yoga.

 

Patanjali’s theories speak to humanity and human potential. The text remains timeless as it offers a spiritual path as relevant today as when written, two and a half centuries ago. 

Included in the Patanjali's text and written in Sanskrit are the notable Yamas (social observances) and Niyamas (personal observances.) The Yamas and Niyamas offer life choices designed to create balance personally and socially. They are essential teachings for all who study the healing art of yoga, as relevant today as when originated. 

 

Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yogas Ethical Principles by Deborah Adele is a best-selling handbook with a spectrum of translations and considerations on these teachings.. It is highly relatable with thought-provoking reflections  to enhance dialogue and conversation for our Yogi Circle.

 

Historically, yoga students first learned and practiced Yamas and Niyamas for the authenticity and purity of physical poses, breathwork, meditation, and self-study.

 

Following this classic style, our yogi circle presents the Yamas and Niyamas as the foundation of a spiritual path of one aligning with their true nature and living harmoniously within the community. 

The Yamas and Niyamas have the potential to shift us toward the joy of being as well as refine our compassion and integrity. Collectively they are a toolbox of choices to inspire and empower us through life’s journey. We hope you join us!

 

Session 1: Introduction to Yamas (5) and Niyamas (5):

  • Yamas (Social): Non-violence, honesty, integrity, moderation, generosity

  • Niyamas (Personal): Organization, contentment, curiosity, self-reflection, awareness

  •  How do the Yamas and Niyamas reveal our humanity?  

 

Session 2: Exploration of Yamas 1 & 2:

  • ​Ahimsa - peaceful living, non-harm

  • Satya - the authenticity of self, truthfulness, sincerity

  • How can we refine kindness and compassion, accept other points of view, and avoid negativity and drama?

Session 3: Yamas Continued 3, 4 & 5:

  • Asteya - integrity, non-stealing

  • Brahmacharya - self-containment, discernment

  • Aparigraha - benevolence, generosity, charity​

  • How can we harmonize and balance relationships with greater awareness and self-regulation?

 

Session 4: Exploration of Niyamas 1 & 2:

  • Saucha - cleanliness, organization

  • Santosha - contentment, gratitude

  • How can self-value and self-acceptance increase our potential for growth and positive choices?

Session 5: Niyamas Continued 3, 4 & 5:

  • Tapas - a passion for knowledge and growth

  • Svadhyaya - self-study, self-awareness

  • Ishvara Pranidhana - acceptance, surrender, action

  • How can we shift limiting patterns, antiquated social/cultural values, and judgment to live our best life?

Session 6: Universality of Yamas and Niyamas:

  • Reflections, generalizations, universality

  • Why are questions and reflection just as important as answers?

  • Closing exercises

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