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Yamas & Niyamas

We invite you to join us as we embark on a journey into The Yamas and Niyamas! Our very own Sarah and Ana will guide us as we take a deep dive into the ethical practices of yoga. What are the Yamas and Niyamas you ask? They are the first two limbs on the eightfold yogic path and the beginning of a life-altering journey deep into self. These profound suggestions will shift the way you intake information, how you communicate with yourself and others, and your overall outlook on life. Do you have to be a “yogi” to study this book? NO! Our intention at the People’s Congregation of Shakers and Movers is to come together to share our love and passion for the things that light us up. Whether that be by playing vinyl records for each other or studying a book such as this. 

Join us, in this book club-style series, where we will unpack each of these lessons in a sacred container. This Friday night at the Integrated Recovery Practices Group we will decide how and when we will meet to discuss what this book means to us. We anticipate that by studying together, it will be particularly powerful for amplifying intentions and solidifying concepts. We will address one concept each time we meet, giving particular focus to the reflections at the end of each chapter of The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele.

Sarah has been practicing yoga for the last 20 years. The practice of movement as medicine began early for her, at the age of 3 when she started dance lessons. Dancing, movement, and music became her passions. She discovered yoga at the age of 12 and weaved it into her dance practice not knowing the path ahead.  It wasn’t until her early twenties that yoga became a daily practice and a way of life. In 2017 Sarah completed her first reiki attunement and yoga teacher training. Sarah is now a Reiki master teacher of the Usui lineage and a Peruvian Shamanic practitioner, She uses these beautiful energies to enhance her creative flows and encourage release and healing in a safe and sacred container.

Ana is a heart-centered yoga therapist, wellness counselor, Reiki II practitioner, and educator, specializing in the therapeutic benefits of yoga.  Ana combines therapeutic yoga movement, meditation, breathwork, and Reiki to create dynamic, intuitive yoga experiences. Ana has been a yoga practitioner for 13 years and teaching since 2019. She is a 500-hour RYT and holds a 900-hour Yoga Therapy certification from Whitman Wellness School of Yoga, training with Lee-Ann Trigler, C-IAYT. With a shared love for the Yamas and Niyamas, Ana is inspired to contribute and share these powerful yogic “best practices” of life. 

These codes of ethics have allowed us, and so many others, to show up in impeccability, to be the best versions of ourselves, and to continue to release the things that do not serve us so that we may ascend. It is our honor and joy to bring the Yamas & Niyamas to this congregation and it is our hope that you will find them to be as transformative as we have. 

We intend to support the congregation by providing copies of the Yamas and Niyamas, so please RSVP so that we can be prepared to engage in this journey together! 


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