Living the Yamas

Virtual Immersion | Coming soon

Go Beyond the Asana. Strengthen Your Foundation.
Embody the Soul of Yoga in Your Practice & Teachings.

“Yoga’s ethical and moral codes—called the yamas and the niyamas—can get lost amidst the popularity of asana. But they may be the missing keys to finding true yogic strength, power, and transformation, on and off the mat.”

Yoga Journal

Many of us in the west enter the practice of yoga through movement. But the ancient translations of the practice actually begin with the yamas and the niyamas – the first and second limb in the eightfold path of yoga.

These ethical guidelines are foundational to the practice.

Yet they often receive less attention than asana, pranayama and meditation practices.

In this 5-week virtual course, led by renowned ‘yoga warrior’ Janet Stone, you’ll explore Patanjali’s first limb of yoga: the yamas.

These multi-faceted principles will strengthen your foundation as a practitioner of yoga, and help you to embody the soul of yoga in your teachings and in your life. A newfound freedom will arise when you use the yamas to guide how you treat yourself and others, both on and off the mat.

Who This Is For:

  • Dedicated yoga practitioners who feel the calling to go deeper, integrating the philosophy of yoga into their daily life & practice
  • Yoga teachers who wish to better understand the mamas, and share it in their own teaching
  • Those who have gone through yoga teacher training, but want to gain a more complete grasp of yoga philosophy before beginning to teach
  • Anyone who wishes to experience more inner peace, strength and freedom in relationship to themselves and others

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Janet’s presentation of each Yama is approachable and allows for soul stirring, resounding contemplation. She opens the door to allow the light, and teaches us to honor the parts of ourselves that we may not like all that much, while exposing the beauty within. Her storytelling skills are amazing, and I eagerly anticipate learning each chant from her and the interpretation of sanskrit.”

— Jessica, 500 Hour Teacher-Training Student

You’ll Receive:

  • A weekly lecture & guided meditation on the yama you’ll be exploring that week
  • A weekly guided asana practice, specifically designed to help you practice that week’s yama on the mat
  • Writing and contemplation exercises to help you explore and observe how each yama reveals its lesson, both in your daily life and in your yoga practice
  • Chanting and Sun Salutations keyed to each yama (that you can practice daily throughout the program)
  • A designated course partner to support you as you dive deeply into these principles
  • 2 live Q&A calls with Janet for additional support and guidance

Course Overview:

This course is an opportunity to strengthen the container of your being, and get clarity in your own heart about what practicing the yamas looks like for you.

Janet will offer teachings on one yama (or ethical principle) each week for the duration of the 5 week course.

  • WEEK 1: Ahimsa (Non-Violence)Practicing compassion and forgiveness
  • WEEK 2: Satya (Absence of Falsehood)Becoming trustworthy to yourself
  • WEEK 3: Asteya (Non-Stealing)Accepting that what is here is enough
  • WEEK 4: Brahmacharya (Moderation)Being awake to the senses but not led by them
  • WEEK 5: Aparigraha (Non-Grasping)Allowing things to come and go

The course can be taken for 25 non-contact hours for continuing education or Janet’s 300/500 hour program.

More Praise from Past Participants:

“Janet’s online yamas course was such a great experience.  I had never taken an online course before and I really enjoyed it for many reasons. In terms of my personal practice it gave me a focus for my practice and the self-development work with daily asana, pranayama and mantra.  It was also so great, as it served to stimulate a lot of self-reflection of certain behaviors and patterns in my life, as they relate to the yamas. It was great way to connect to the Sangha due to the partner work involved in the course.  All of the above served to enhance my teaching and deepen my offerings.”

— Tanya Skok Hobbs, Yoga Teacher, Squamish, BC

“I feel so blessed to have been part of Janet’s ‘Living the Yamas’ online training.  It felt so beautifully put together, and I really appreciated the structure and support it gave to my practice. It felt luxurious to spend a week on each Yama, and I feel like I came to understand each deeply through it’s connections to the deities, pranayama techniques, stories and asana (not to mention the journaling and sharing experiences on weekly calls with my buddy). The weekly reflections allowed me to understand my own habits and patterns through the Yamas and how to work with myself using the principles of the Yamas as guidance.  Janet is so right, this is an ongoing journey.  This course has given me the foundation to keep coming back to the principles of the Yamas in my daily practice.”

— Raya, Teacher Training Student

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About Janet Stone

Janet’s studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.

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