Week 1- Ahimsa
Non-Violence: We will explore subtle forms of violence that we often inflict on ourselves and begin to develop a practice of deep appreciation and love towards ourselves through a non-violent practice. Focus will be on how we move on the mat translating to how we move through life.
Week 2- Satya
Truthfulness: We will explore the importance of being truthful and the impact not being truthful has on our lives, then will dive into the lies that we tell ourselves that may not seem as obvious or important, but are actually detrimental to our growth and healing.
Week 3- Asteya
Non-Stealing: We will explore how stealing and taking what isn't our sends mixed signals to the Universe about what we deserve in our life. This week will be about karmic repercussions and how to manifest the life we want without taking what isn't ours.
Week 4- Brahmacharya
Moderation: We will explore the law of diminishing returns, which is an economic concept that says too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing. We will talk about how to get the most enjoyment from life by consuming and doing what we love in moderation and avoiding obsession.
Week 5- Aparigraha
Non-Greed: We will explore the idea of need vs. want when it comes to our things, and dive into the idea of non-attachment in our relationships. We will talk about jealousy and letting go of worrying for others and trusting people to live their own lives so we can focus on living ours with love and peace.
Week 6- Saucha
Cleanliness/Purity: We will explore a few areas of cleanliness starting with the most obvious and working towards the most subtle. Clean living/working space, purity of the body, purity of the mind, purity in relationships, and purity of content we consume.
Week 7- Santosha
Contentment: This week we will explore being okay with where we are right now. We will talk about how to go about noticing the high/low pattern that life can take on and how to bring it closer to the middle ground where contentment is the norm. This week will be focused on gratitude.
Week 8- Tapas
Discipline: This week we will explore a softer approach to discipline than what is traditionally seen in the modern world. We will work on finding a deeper motivation for discipline other than physical appearance. This week, discipline becomes an act of deep self love.
Week 9- Svadhyaya
Self-Study: This week we will talk about getting to know ourselves. Our likes, our dislikes, our triggers, our comforts, our patterns, and our tendencies. Using journal prompts, making lists, studying astrology, and self-talk, students can get to know themselves like they would get to know a friend, and then treat themselves as such.
Week 10- Isvara-pranidhana
Surrender: This week, we will learn to go with the flow. Especially in 2020, crazy shit comes up and for a lot of it, there isn't much we can do. Our initial reaction can be to panic and stress, but all that does is puts us in a state of dis-ease, which can make things worse. This restorative practice will encourage students to surrender to the moment, surrender to life, and surrender to the bigger picture.