Yoga off the Mat: Philosophy Series Yamas & Niyamas

Wednesday, May 20 –

One of the biggest and often most underestimated impacts of Yoga is its effect on the practitioner long after the class is finished. Those who practice Yoga regularly experience general feelings of calm, clarity of mind, the ability to be more present along with other positive side effects such as: better sleep, ease of physical tension and reduced stress. For these same regular practitioners, it becomes quickly apparent that there is a lot more to Yoga than simply the poses. A certain magic happens when we link slow and controlled movement to breath, and for many the more this is experienced the further we are called to explore deeper concepts of Yoga, such as Yoga Philosophy and the 8-Limbs of Yoga.

The first two limbs and our focus for this workshop are about our social and personal code of ethics. In essence how to live pure of heart, in respect of our brothers and sisters and also in respect of our self. Some consider the Yamas and Niyamas to be a yogi moral compass. Concepts include: non-harming, truth, non-attachment, moderation, discipline + surrender.

The Yamas, are the ways in which we interact with our external world. Translated from Sanskrit to mean restraints, the Yamas are guidelines for Yogi’s to follow that are based in compassion and equality. These are practiced as guide posts along our Yoga journey, to have us continually checking in with both our thoughts and our actions.The Niyamas ask us to look inward at our habits or samskaras and how we treat ourselves. It is a success plan to cultivate happiness and self-confidence. They can be used as guide posts for when we are feeling a little off centre, or practices for everyday self-care.  

Your One-Day Retreat Includes:

  • Gentle movement practice incorporating the concepts of the Yamas + Niyamas.
  • Thorough discussion on each of the 5 Yamas + 5 Niyamas.
  • Meditative practice to close our day.
  • Yamas + Niyamas Workbook.
  • Incredible plant based lunch.

You Will Learn:

  • How to incorporate the Yamas + Niyamas into our practice both on and off the mat.
  • The obstacles we may face in incorporating these concepts.
  • Self-care practices for living a more Yogic lifestyle.

This one-day retreat is perfect for anyone looking to go deeper in their practice or looking to start a Yoga practice.

Registered Yoga Teachers are eligible to receive 6 CECs through Yoga Alliance.
A certificate will be issued at the end of the day.

For more information, check out the following articles:

Lisa Greenbaum E-RYT 500 and C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, has a strong passion for fitness, yoga and movement. She has worked with countless individuals, including her own personal practice, using Yoga based practices to release stored trauma from the body, finding ease from chronic pain and tension and a deeper connection to Self: mind, body and spirit. She is the Founder of Sangha Wellness Retreats, focused on empowering her students through yoga and community. Lisa is a Global Ambassador for the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) and has been included in Optimyz Magazine’s top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers in Canada 2017-2020. The winner of the 2018 Delegates Choice, Canadian Presenter of the Year for canfitpro, Lisa has been active in the Yoga/Fitness industry since 2001.

Registration Details

Date:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
2020-05-20T09:30:00-04:00
2020-05-20T16:30:00-04:00
Cost:

Tuition is $250 + HST for the day

One of the biggest and often most underestimated impacts of Yoga is its effect on the practitioner long after the class is finished. Those who practice Yoga regularly experience general feelings of calm, clarity of mind, the ability to be more present along with other positive side effects such as: better sleep, ease of physical tension and reduced stress. For these same regular practitioners, it becomes quickly apparent that there is a lot more to Yoga than simply the poses. A certain magic happens when we link slow and controlled movement to breath, and for many the more this is experienced the further we are called to explore deeper concepts of Yoga, such as Yoga Philosophy and the 8-Limbs of Yoga.

The first two limbs and our focus for this workshop are about our social and personal code of ethics. In essence how to live pure of heart, in respect of our brothers and sisters and also in respect of our self. Some consider the Yamas and Niyamas to be a yogi moral compass. Concepts include: non-harming, truth, non-attachment, moderation, discipline + surrender.

The Yamas, are the ways in which we interact with our external world. Translated from Sanskrit to mean restraints, the Yamas are guidelines for Yogi’s to follow that are based in compassion and equality. These are practiced as guide posts along our Yoga journey, to have us continually checking in with both our thoughts and our actions.The Niyamas ask us to look inward at our habits or samskaras and how we treat ourselves. It is a success plan to cultivate happiness and self-confidence. They can be used as guide posts for when we are feeling a little off centre, or practices for everyday self-care.  

Your One-Day Retreat Includes:

  • Gentle movement practice incorporating the concepts of the Yamas + Niyamas.
  • Thorough discussion on each of the 5 Yamas + 5 Niyamas.
  • Meditative practice to close our day.
  • Yamas + Niyamas Workbook.
  • Incredible plant based lunch.

You Will Learn:

  • How to incorporate the Yamas + Niyamas into our practice both on and off the mat.
  • The obstacles we may face in incorporating these concepts.
  • Self-care practices for living a more Yogic lifestyle.

This one-day retreat is perfect for anyone looking to go deeper in their practice or looking to start a Yoga practice.

Registered Yoga Teachers are eligible to receive 6 CECs through Yoga Alliance.
A certificate will be issued at the end of the day.

For more information, check out the following articles: