Special Conference on "Living Yamas & Niyamas" with Q & A

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00AM — 11:30AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

How to apply Yogic principles in our lives and transform ourselves? Saturday, June 19, 1- 2:30 p.m. EST / 7-8:30p.m. Amsterdam

Special Conference on "Living Yamas & Niyamas" with Q & A image

Dialogue to Enlighten Your Soul and Support INDIA in CRISIS! (Live & Recorded)

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Now more than ever, we are called to take action to give back and assist India in COVID-19 Crisis. The United Nations proclaimed June 21 as International Yoga Day to recognize the global impact of this ancient practice. This is the perfect time to express our gratitude for the gift of yoga that enriches our lives, especially during this time.

It is our goal to mobilize a community of #OneMillionYogis worldwide.

YGB is delighted and honored to host this very special conference for this campaign with esteemed and diverse leaders of yoga, mindfulness and humanity. Please join this special session to learn how we can apply "Yamas and Niyamas" in our daily lives.

Our special panelists:

  • Anouk Prop ,YGB Ambassador, Yoga teacher & Trauma Healing Psychotherapist, the Netherlands
  • Beryl Bender Birch, Author, Activist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, USA
  • David Swenson, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, Author, USA
  • Lisa Walford, Iyengar Yoga Teacher, USA
  • Wanda Akin, International Tribunal Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Implicit Bias Teacher and Yoga Student, USA

Our panel will share their insight and wisdom about "Yamas and Niyamas" in their lives as yoga teachers, psychotherapists, and human rights activist. They will also discuss how to incorporate these principles into our daily lives, beyond the ancient teachings. Q &A session to follow.

Sample questions:

1. What is the most important in Yamas for you and how do you apply it in your life?

2. What is the most important in Niyamas for you and how do you apply it in your life?

3. How do you teach Yamas and Niyamas to your students and community?

4. How can we make these yogic principles real in our lives?

The Yoga Sutras

The Yamas and Niyamas originate from the very well known text ‘The Yoga Sutras' by Sage Patanjali. The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali’s 'Eight Limbs of Yoga.'

  • Yama (moral discipline)
  • Niyama (observances)
  • Asana (physical postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Pratyahara (sense withdrawal)
  • Dharana (concentration)
  • Dhyana (absorption or meditation)
  • Samadhi (enlightenment or bliss)

The Yamas and the Niyamas

The Yamas and Niyamas are often seen as ‘moral codes’, or ways of ‘right living’. Simply put, the yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the niyamas are things to do, or observances:

  1. Yamas: Social restraints and moral codes of yoga. The Yoga Sutra describes five different yamas, including ashimsa (non-violence), asteya (non-stealing), satya (truthfulness), aparigraha (non-possessiveness), and brahmacharya (celibacy or fidelity).
  2. Niyamas: Observances, rules, and guidelines. The Yoga Sutra describes five different niyamas, including saucha (cleanliness), santosha (contentment), tapas (self-discipline), svadhyaya (self-reflection), and ishvarapranidhana (surrender to a higher power).

Your participation will support more than 1400 women and children in India who are struggling with current COVID-19 Crisis and its long lasting socio-economic impact.

For the cost of one class, you can truly assist a life especially now.

Thank you for joining #OneMillionYogis giving back!

* Everyone will receive ZOOM LINK for live session as well as recordings after the event.