2014 Classes


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Save $6 when you buy these 7 yoga class recordings together!

This package includes the following recordings:

Asteya: Practicing Enoughness (April 8, 2014)
Asteya is the yama of non-stealing. In this practice, we learn to cultivate enoughness, a sense that who we are, what we do, is already enough, as well as gratitude for all that we have and all that we are. Grounded in enoughness, there is no reason to take anything that is not willingly given.

Aparigraha Practice (April 22, 2014)
Aparigraha is the yama of non-attachment or non-greed. In this practice, we learn to cultivate generosity and grace, letting go, and surrender. For those days when nothing is “going your way” or those times when we want what you want, when you want it, this is a useful practice, to help us trust and cultivate faith.

Santosha: Toward Contentment (May 6, 2014)
Santosha is the niyama of contentment, of accepting this moment. How can you accept this moment while doing everything in your power to not create harm in the next moment? This is a simple practice with familiar postures; within the simplicity is an opportunity to notice a yearning for something “different” or “more”, toward finding the light in this moment as it is.

Svadyaya: Self Study and Reflection (May 20, 2014)
The fourth niyama, Svadyaya is the practice of self-study or self-investigation. As the late BKS Iyengar said, “how can you know god if you do not know your big toe?” We work to recognize our samskaras, or patterns, and examine which serve us and which detract from our life’s energy. We also contemplate our attachments and how we answer the question, “who are you? with a greater awareness that each of us is a representation of eternal love and consciousness.

Ishwara Pranidana: Surrender and Devotion (June 3, 2014)
The last niyama, concerns letting go, or surrender of control, knowing, being “prepared”, attachments. And so we practice letting go. Ishwara Pranidana also concerns devotion to god or a higher power-we journey toward that through examining where we invest our time, money, and energy. Through this asana practice, we explore letting go and devotion as an embodied experience.

Skillfulness in Action (June 10, 2014)
The Bhagavad Gita defines yoga as “skillfulness in action”. Skillfulness in any given moment can involve patience, kindness, compassion, determination. How do we let go of anything that interferes with connection, relationship, and love and practice, on the mat so that we can show up as our fullest selves in the world?

The Practice of Yoga (June 17, 2014)
There is never a final place that we arrive in our practice, and our practice is never the same. We need to return to the mat and cushion again and again for transformation to occur. This doesn’t mean that we become something or someone different, but that we shed the patterns and obstacles that gets in the way. In this practice, we explore, how do we come come back to the same situation, relationships, work, with a sense of newness, curiosity, and openness?