All posts tagged: yoga ethics

Satya as a Form of Grace

Satya is one of the most complicated of the yogic ethical principles.  It is translated as “truth” in many texts, but truth is, in and of itself, a construct of culture.  For example, I may hold as “truth” in my Quaker faith that everyone has the light of God in them (no matter behavior or evidence that seems to prove otherwise), while others may have very different ways of looking at the concept of Holy Spirit or the concept of the divine.  Am I telling the truth when I pray in this way?  Are the other understandings of the relationship between humans and the divine the NOT-truth?  And, how can we relate this use of the word “truth” when describing a commitment of faith to asking a person we work with if they are the ones who ate our yogurt in the shared refrigerator?  In the case of the yogurt, it could be seen that this is completely different.  Our colleague either ate our yogurt or they didn’t.  But, maybe when they answer us it …

Practice, Dharma & Brunch

Join Sharon for this deep yoga study opportunity on the third Sunday of every month (no classes in July or August). We start with a practice of deep, long-held asana—-in a combination of yin-restorative styles that incorporates aromatherapy, breath and energetic therapies. The practice is supported by a theme based in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other classical yoga texts. After practice, Sharon discusses the sutra or text related to the theme and provides a variety of interpretations and applications for daily life. Sweet breads, muffins, bagels and other morning treats provided for all who pre-register. These gatherings are designed to be a mini-retreat—relaxing, inspirational and rejuvenating! Tuition & Registration Tuition: $25 OR 1-class from package + $10 (Included in Yoga for Life Packages) Kindly RSVP at least one week prior to each session so that Sharon can prepare an appropriate number of handouts and brunch items. In order to save your space, please send Sharon an e-mail to sharon@yogamatrika.com or call her (412) 855-5692 and leave a voicemail. Even if you have a Yoga for …

Advanced Yoga Studies

PRE-REGISTER for ALL ADVANCED STUDIES COURSES Advanced Yoga Studies are courses for all adult yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and other professionals who feel that they would benefit from an in-depth study of various aspects of yoga from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective. Whether you have been teaching for years and feel like you need some new inspiration or you have just been practicing yoga for 6-months and have a significant interest in one or more areas of yoga practice, these courses are for you. Most of these courses are required for the 200-hour teacher training program and all of them carry continuing education credits that can be used to maintain your registration status with Yoga Alliance and other professional organizations. While these courses carry credits that are beneficial for yoga instructors, you do not need to be an instructor to benefit from this type of deep study of yoga. Please join us and explore what you have always known to be true—-life is yoga! Foundations of Practice Facilitated by Sharon Fennimore Rudyk, MA, E-RYT, …