New Year Home Retreat
Saturday-Sunday January 7-8, 2023
9:00am-12:00pm PST both days
Live on Zoom
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spiritual practice with our beloved community
This annual home retreat includes viniyoga asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and more. We will be nourished by a beautiful prayer for Loving Kindness, as well as the Ayur Healing Mantra. We will also concentrate on the Yamas and Niyamas for guidance in the new year.
For more information or questions contact Mirka.
Sliding scale donation: $30-$150
Yamas and Niyamas
Borrowed from Kripalu’s website:
The Yamas and Niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold path. They’re like a map written to guide you on your life’s journey. Simply put, the Yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the Niyamas are things to do, or observances. Together, they form a moral code of conduct.
The five Yamas, self-regulating behaviors involving our interactions with other people and the world at large, include:
- Ahimsa: nonviolence
- Satya: truthfulness
- Asteya: non-stealing
- Brahmacharya: non-excess
- Aparigraha: non-possessiveness, non-greed
The five Niyamas, personal practices that relate to our inner world, include:
- Saucha: purity
- Santosha: contentment
- Tapas: self-discipline, training your senses
- Svadhyaya: self-study, inner exploration
- Ishvara Pranidhana: surrender