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Immersion into the Guiding Principles of Yoga with Deborah Adele Workshop Information
  • Posted: 5/21/2018
  • By: Maryam Ovissi

Sat, March 17

1 – 5 p.m. A Life Well Lived Today! Moving Through Life with the Yamas (Sat 1-5) $70

7 – 9 p.m. The Sanctuary: Why do we need it for Modern Life? Deborah Adele- Free for the community

Sun, March 18

10 – 12:30 Cultivating the Inner Life with the Niyamas  $50

2- 4 p.m. Practical Applications of the Guiding Principles of Yoga $40

Deborah will be our Teacher in Resident the week of March 12. You will be able to sign up for these classes starting in April online. For now Save the Dates on your calendar!

Conversation & Contemplations with Deborah

A one hour class where there will be conversation, some movement and contemplation on topics Deborah Adele will be inspired to share from daily life. Join us for this very special opportunity to sit with Deborah and be inspired to live our Yoga!

Tues March 13 7 – 8 p.m.

Wed March 14 9:30 – 10 :30 a.m.

Thur March 15 7 – 8 p.m.

Beloved Yoga is honored to welcome Deborah Adele. We have been using her book, The Yamas & Niyamas, for the last 5 years in our training programs and many of you have also enjoyed it as a personal journey of inquiry. Plan to set aside a weekend in March to be with us.

A Life Well Lived Today! Moving Through Life with the Yamas (Sat 1-5)

In the preface of her book, The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, Deborah Adele says, “We all want to live well. Let’s face it, at the end of the day, it’s not how much you have or how much you accomplished that counts. What matters is how well you have participated in your own life, both the ordinary routines and the extraordinary surprises.” Deborah brings these 5 ethical principles to life through her own life stories. She provides opportunities for self- reflection as she challenges us to apply yogic wisdom to our lives today. Gaining the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action, may be the grandest adventure you can take. Come to this workshop to explore how you might better participate in your own life. Lecture, reflection, discussion.

The Sanctuary : Why do we need ethical guidelines and how can they guide us in these challenging times? (Sanctuary 7-9)

What difference, if any, does an ethical system make in our personal lives and in guiding our actions in these challenging, often overwhelming events of our time?

Let’s talk…

Cultivating the Inner Life with the Niyamas (Sunday 10-12:30)

The second half of yoga’s ethical practice is an invitation to cultivate the inner life of a mystic by teaching the mind to enjoy the simpler things of life. The 5 practices of purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender create a harmonious inner landscape upon which the mind can rest and the world can be blessed. Explore your own inner life through lecture, discussion, and self-reflection.

Practical Applications of the Guiding Principles of Yoga (Sunday 2-4)

So what? How do we bring these guidelines into a daily lived experience? How do we make them part of our life and not just one more practice to add to our over busy life? Lecture, discussion, some simple movement.

Deborah Adele has made the yamas and niyamas familiar words with her groundbreaking book The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice. Bringing yoga’s ethical concepts into daily use, she has reinvigorated the conversation about ethical living in yoga communities internationally. Her book has been translated into Russian and Japanese and is also being used in coaching, addiction, and prison communities.

An ERYT500, Deborah holds trainings in Kundalini yoga, Hatha yoga, and Meditation. She is also trained as a Gestalt practitioner and a Somatic educator. Deborah has an MA in theology and a background as a business owner and consultant.

Deborah is an engaging, lively, and thought-provoking speaker who is not afraid to share stories from her own years of living and learning. She facilitates thoughtful and tangible ways of showing up to life in new ways, leaving participants with a dynamic combination of hope, inspiration, and practical knowledge.