New Year Home Retreat – January 2023

New Year Home Retreat

Saturday-Sunday January 7-8, 2023
9:00am-12:00pm PST both days

Live on Zoom


Scroll down for program materials below.

Sangha Sadhana
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


Loving Kindness Prayer


Ayur Healing Mantra


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

Yamas and Niyamas


Tantra of the Yoga Sutras book cover

The Yamas

From Avidya to Viveka via the Eight Stages of of Yoga


The Secret Power of Yoga book cover

Ashtanga Yoga - The Eight Faceted Path