WITH Robbie Michelle Short $35 early bird discount or $40 day of event
Yoga is considered a mind/body practice yet so many Americans tend to look at yoga as being just exercise for physical fitness. After attending some classes, you may pick up on more whether it’s overt or through certain philosophical or spiritual undertones. Robbie wants to guide you in a 2 part series regarding basic yogic philosophy so you have a greater understanding that the practice extends on & off the mat, something to practice inside & out, towards oneself and others.
She will teach the 8-Limbed path called Ashtanga, not to be confused by the actual style. In this workshop, we will go over in detail both the Yamas and the Niyamas. They are written like a moral ethical code of conduct. The yamas considered the first step on this 8-limbed path tells us what to restrain from concerning our behaviors and interactions with others while the niyamas, the 2nd step, tell us what to do or observe for ourselves.
In the 2nd half of this workshop, Robbie will share steps 3-8 on the 8-limbed path but the first half is considered the foundation on which to ‘live your yoga’. This is a fascinating subject and it’s good to be introduced if you are new to yoga or something great to revisit if you are an avid practitioner. There is always something to learn and be contemplative about through these studies as we are ever evolving beings!
In this series, we will discuss at length how one can use the moral ethical code plus the body, breath, and meditation for self transformation. Some believe we must learn to practice and master the first 2 limbs before we move into the 3-8th limbs but others believe one can begin working with the body, breath, and meditation before the first 2 are established. In yoga’s history,the ethics had to be mastered first but in modern time we often see people naturally aligning with the ethics once they are established in a disciplined practice of yoga & meditation. Either way, this basic philosophy is important to know and understand.
Be prepared for both lecture and movement as well as sitting in formal meditation.