Yoga is so much more than the postures (asanas), in fact there are 7 other limbs on the yogic path! The first two limbs of the 8 are called the Yamas and Niyamas, they are ethical and personal codes to keep the yogi on a disciplined and earnest path.
Through 2019 we will be doing a lecture series on each yama and niyama (there are 10). Think Ted Talks or Creative Mornings for yogis! This series will include a 1 hour (ish) lecture, followed by a 1 hour (ish) conversation/ think tank with all participants. We will be bringing in local experts in their field of work/ study to discuss each yama and niyama in a modern, relatable way to give us tactical considerations for how to think through and apply each discipline into our lives.
The goal of this series is to help people transition the lessons of yoga off of their mats and into the world- and in a modern way.
The word Dharma means to make firm. We hope that through this type of think tank/ lecture series that we can help solidify (make firm) the lessons of yoga in every day life!
We are so proud of the speakers we are collaborating with the bring you this series, and we hope you will join us.
Non-Member: Drop In $18 | 10 visit pass $120
Member: Drop In $12 | 10 visit pass $100
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Next Dharma Talk :
**SATURDAY June 1, 12:30p-2:30p with Judge Alicia Gooden on the yama Satya or truthfulness.
“The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth…….
Can We Handle It?”
We have all heard the phrase – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – on televisions, in movies, and in the courtroom. In the legal realm, we equate truth with justice and the rule of law. But what does that really mean? Do witnesses in court always speak the truth? Does the truth always emerge in court? Is justice always served?
We will explore these deceivingly difficult questions during the June Dharma talk on “truth.” We will also discuss the concept of truth as it relates to each of us individually and in our relationships. Finally, we will apply our attitudes and beliefs about truth to our yoga practices.
At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:
Define truth as a legal principle and as applied to our daily lives
Distinguish between the ‘truth,’ a ‘white lie,’ and an absolute ‘falsity’
Apply the principles of truth to yoga
Transform your yoga practice to a more authentic or “truer” one
The Rest of the Line Up:
August: Ahimsa (Non-Violence) with Dr. Parisa Mansoori on non-harming in the Hippocratic Oath v. practical application.
September: Saucha (Cleanliness) with Purvi Lippincott. Come learn clean self-care with the mistress herself!
October: Tapas (Discipline). Specifically, let’s talk discipline with your MONEY with Melissa Gindling.
November: Svadhyaya (Self-Study) with Neal McKinney. Let’s take a deep dive in who we are.
December: Isvara Pranidhana (surrender to the Divine). Speaker TBD.