Most people arrive on their yoga mat for the benefit a physical practice, to find relief for their sore, tight, and stressed bodies. In other words, they “do” yoga. What does it mean to “live” yoga, to take lessons off the mat and into real life, to tend to our stressed hearts and minds, rather than solely move our bodies?
Join Alison for a six-week dive into the philosophies that form the foundation of a well-rounded yoga practice, the Yamas and the Niyamas. With gentle movement, readings from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, discussion, and time for reflection and meditation, we'll maybe move less, but explore more.
All humans welcome — bring your journals and pen. Expect some outdoor time and maybe even some playful homework.
+Explore the first two limbs of Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, the 5 Yamas and the 5 Niyamas, through gentle movement and meditation.
+Learn ways to take yoga off the mat and into real life, to create stronger connection with self and community.
+Deepen your yoga practice through exploration of the totality of yoga can offer.
+Gentle movement, breathwork, and community
+Discussion and time for self-reflection, out in nature (weather permitting)
Have you ever noticed that a menstrual cycle is typically the same length as the moon cycle? Whether you menstruate or not, you may notice that your energy changes during the course of this cycle, just like the visible moon. How can you harness this energy and use it to your advantage in your personal and professional life? This series will explore the connection between your body and the moon cycle, giving you tools to do less while still keeping up with your busy life.
Led by Dr. Mandi Murtaugh, a physical therapist, pelvic health specialist, and moon-follower.
+Discuss the menstrual cycle and how it correlates with the cycles of the moon.
+Observe changes within your own physical, emotional, and energetic body throughout the six weeks of the series.
+Honor the moon cycle with postures (asana) and practices (pranayama, meditation) that honor both the waxing and waning energy in our cycles.
+Education about the phases of the menstrual cycle and fertility
+Gentle asana honoring the lunar energy of the evening
+Discussion about cyclical living in relation to creativity, productivity, and work
+This series is for any self-identifying womxn age 16+.
What to Bring
+Journal (Moon Journal if you have one!)