The Yamas and Niyamas in Yoga Therapy
October 22nd, 1 – 4 pm
December 11 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
This course starts with a live online session with Kaliji teaching the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The session will be broadcast at the center. You can also view online from home, or view the recorded session.
After viewing Kaliji’s presentation, students will reflect on how the yamas and niyamas are relevant to the practice of yoga therapy.
- What does each yama and niyama mean?
- What does Patanjali say are the benefits a yogi attains by practicing each yama and niyama?
- How does the practice of each yama and niyama affect a therapist and his or her practice or yoga therapy?
- How can the practice of each yama and niyama potentially help a yoga therapy client achieve his or her goals?
The in-class session will include a case study exercise and group discussion where students will share their experience with the practice.
This course provides 6 credit hours in YA Philosophy, and 6 hours in Competency 4 of the IAYT 800 hour program (or grandparenting).
Kaliji is internationally renowned as a yogini and founder of TriYoga®. Her quest in yoga began at an early age. When interviewed recently, Kaliji stated, “Yoga is my very breath. Yoga has been with me since birth. As early as my memories go back, I was experiencing various yoga disciplines from within. These direct experiences bring students to learn yoga.”
Traveling extensively, Kaliji has taught TriYoga on a daily basis for over 30 years. She has presented 45 keynote addresses, major presentations and in-depth programs at yoga conferences and other venues worldwide, and has been featured widely in the media. She was featured in the book Secrets of the World’s Inspirational Women, with photos of the women in the prestigious National Portrait Gallery in London. Kaliji’s presence, her mastery of the flow and the ageless wisdom inherent in TriYoga have inspired and transformed countless lives.
In the tradition of ancient yoga, TriYoga is guided by Kriyavati siddhi as it flows through Kaliji. She has systematized asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), and dharana (concentration techniques) from Basics to Level 7, and over 1000 hasta mudras (hand gestures) have expressed through her. TriYoga, which includes the full range of yoga practices, is taught in 40+ countries by over 1400+ certified teachers (250+ in China), and 52 TriYoga Centers and Communities have been established, including centers in Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States.
In addition, Kaliji is co-founder of Chant Club®, a music ensemble presenting Sanskrit chants in call-and-response style. She is a vocalist and plays harmonium. Inspired by her love of animals, Kaliji has practiced the vegan plant-based lifestyle for over 30 years.