New Moon Circle: Elul and Virgo
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Circle: Elul and Virgo

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Clarity, Compassion, and Trusting the Oneness

The new moon in Virgo invites us to answer the call inward, as we begin the slow and gradual descent into the darkest time of year. Following the abundance of summer and the emotional roller coaster of Leo, this moon reminds us to nurture our capacity for introspection and reflection, so that we may activate our inner alchemy to repair what is fractured inside so we may recalibrate our hearts and bodies, opening up to receive what our soul is craving. This month symbolizes a bridge to invoke clarity and compassion as we heal from chaos and destruction, while embodying the oneness and the light.

The wisdom of Virgo, and Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar calls us to meet ourselves with compassion and forgiveness as we prepare to acknowledge and accept the times in which we felt disconnected and from our inner Divinity, while empowering ourselves with choice to live from a place of spiritual consciousness.Please join us as we surrender to the liminality of the new moon and collectively recognize and name our true potential through intention setting, meditation, visualization, and sacred ritual.

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Embodied Ethics for Yoga Professionals
12:30 PM12:30

Embodied Ethics for Yoga Professionals

*CEU's available through Yoga Alliance and IAYT

Yoga professionals are expected to practice in a way that upholds the standards established by Yoga Alliance which includes boundaries, respect for all students, while adhering to the wisdom tradition of yoga. However yoga professionals also find themselves in situations where they are expected to navigate the terrain of complex ethical situations that may arise within the context of teaching and private sessions with expertise and ease.

Although topics such as ethics, boundaries, and professional relationships are often included in most yoga teacher training programs, many yoga teachers graduate from their programs feeling unequipped to protect themselves from ethical violations and legal courses of action.

In addition, yoga professionals often struggle with relational dynamics such as projection, transference, and countertransference, that can impact how we are holding space for people.

The Yamas and Niyamas provide a beautiful framework for understanding and implementing practical ethics for our day to day interactions, however they can leave us feeling vulnerable when a situation warrants legal responsibility and professional accountability in a society which is growing more and more litigious.

Through yoga practice, experiential movement, lecture, and discussion, this program explores the manner by which both ethical and spiritual issues affect the everyday practice of yoga professionals while illuminating our own somatic wisdom as a viable way of differentiating between right and wrong.


*Be able to differentiate between values, codes of conduct, and ethics
*Be able to articulate why the Yamas and Niyamas struggle to provide enough scaffolding to maintain safe spaces for all students and ensure professional responsibilities in teaching settings, to colleagues, to the yoga profession, and to the broader society.
*Compare and contrast several codes of ethics to identify the universality and plurality of ethical principles across margins and disciplines
*Become confident and comfortable in identifying your own embodied values that inform both professional conduct and influence ethical decision making processes, in addition to understanding the 4 primary values that underpin ethical leadership across a broader spectrum
*Understand the 4 questions that one must ask when making an ethical decision and how that process is informed by both spiritual and ethical principles
*Be able to discern the difference between spiritual bypassing and spiritual embodiment
*Know the legal ethics that apply to professional yoga teaching
*Explore how our bodies can guide us in the navigation of relational dynamics, including boundaries with both students and clients.
Staying in your own lane: Knowing your scope of practice and when to refer
*Understand your own samskaras (habitual patterns of functioning) and how arise and inform our behavior in professional relationships
*Explore a number of other topics relative to the business of yoga including best business practices, informed consent, use of photography, social media, liability, and documentations guidelines when warranted.

Investment: $150
Early Bird: Register by February 1st and save $25!

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