Yamas & Niyamas

Yamas & Niyamas Workshop

Yoga’s Ethical Guide to Living

An introduction to the core ethical values of yoga as stated in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali through interactive methods and discussion

& learning how to use them as a recipe for living a wholesome life, embodying the peace and ease we cultivate on the mat.

Either new to yoga or a certified yoga teacher, you have probably heard of asana, pranayama, and meditation.
But you might not know much about the first two steps of the yogic path – the five yamas and five niyamas. These are the ethical precepts, or core values, of yoga, as well as its starting place. Furthermore, they provide a recipe for living in the world, embodying the peace and ease we cultivate with practice.

Built on interactive methods, discussion and exercises, this workshop aims to create understanding of these ten pillars of wisdom, which can lead the way to true freedom.

We will look through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the core text of Yoga, a collection of universal living principles. We will share, play and discuss in order to see how we can integrate Yoga into our behaviour and become the best version of ourselves.

The Yamas and the Niyamas lead us on a path of transformation, self-knowledge and moral perfection, and this applies in all spheres of daily life. What can this workshop contribute to in YOUR life?

The workshop is suitable for any level – beginners in yoga as for yoga teachers alike. 

“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me” ~ Immanuel Kant

“Patanjali has offered us guidelines that will allow us to have enhanced emotional and mental well-being and a more fulfilling and meaningful life. The Yoga Sutra is specifically designed to lead to greater happiness and spiritual fulfillment for you and everyone around you.” ~ Joan Shivarpita Harrigan

“They create harmony within you, and in relationship to your environment and to others. Where there is harmony, consciousness can expand. They lead us to a natural revelation of insight into the nature of being, and joy naturally arises.” ~John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga

About the teacher:

Radha is a certified yoga and meditation teacher (500h CYT) who spent years living in the biggest Hridaya centre in Mexico. Hridaya yoga blends the ancient knowledge of tantra and classical yoga with the depth of the non-dual philosophy. Inspired by the teachings, Radha has been and is currently offering hatha yoga classes and monthly courses, silent meditation retreats and workshops in different locations – New Zealand, Norway Mexico, Guatemala and Peru among others. She aspires to share her Heart with everyone willing to come back home to the essence through spiritual practice.



Date: Sun 24 July

Time: 12.30 -3.30 pm

Location: Centre for Higher Self

Teacher: Radha

Price: $55