Yamas - Yoga Philosophy

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Sunday, August 27, 2023
online via Zoom
Yamas - Yoga Philosophy

core yoga philosophy:  Yamas, 1st Limb of Ashtanga Yoga 

4 class lecture on the Yamas.

Online via Zoom


Yoga philosophy immersion into the Yamas are Five restraints or moral observance that are the foundation of yoga. Practicing the Yamas is known as the Maha Vratam or Great Vow of the yogi. 

The five Yamas are:  

1) Ahimsa (non-harming)

2) Satya (Non-lying)

3) Asteya (Non-stealing) 

4) Brahmacarya (Non-lust) 

5) Aparigraha (Non-greed)


Topics of study will include: 

—thorough definition of each Yama; including both conventional and lesser known interpretations of the terms

—how to apply the Yamas directly to the daily asana practice.

—Overcoming common obstacles to practicing the Yamas

—study of the Yoga Sutras in the second chapter that are specific to the Yamas

—Teachings from other texts that serve to help the yogi succeed in practicing them.  

—Insights from David’s twenty five plus years of grappling with them. 


Dates and Timings

Saturday, August 19 and 26

9am - 11am EST

Sundays, August 20 and 27

10am-Noon EST


Pricing and Zoom links

Your choice of a sliding scale starting at $75 USD. 

Zoom links will be sent out the night before the first day of class. 

Recordings will be made available. Students will have access to recordings until September 27th.

Register Here

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