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:
Brahmacharya: non-excess (often interpreted as celibacy)
Aparigraha: non-possessiveness, non-greed.
The five Niyamas, personal practices that relate to our inner world, include:
Tapas: self-discipline, training your senses
Svadhyaya: self-study, inner exploration
Ishvara Pranidhana: surrender (to God)
Come and join Sally Fanjoy for a weekend exploring the ethical guidelines of yoga, 7 hours of guided study.
Friday 2/8 – 7:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday 2/9 – 11:00am-1:30pm
Sunday 2/10 – 8:00-10:00am
$95 for the entire weekend, no partial sign-ups
Sally Fanjoy is an RYT 500.