Toeing the Line: Embodied Contemporary Ethics for Yogis

 

Honestly, those Yamas and Niyamas are no longer enough guidelines for us as yogis to tow the line when it comes to ethical decision making.

I ask you this...

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How many times have you come faced with the feeling of "I don't know how to respond to this."? How many times have you heard about teachers sleeping with students? Or how about when a teacher and a student actually fall in love and live happily ever after? How many times have you seen the weird dynamics created by having multiple relationships with the same person?

Aren't you kind of tired of the preaching of the teachings and no real embodied ethics to back it up?

I spend much of my time helping yoga teachers sift through the shit and the shame, the questions and the longings, so that they can come to a sense of peace and integrity from the inside out. The congruence is palpable when they are then faced with ethical problems.

I want to reinvent and reinvest in ethics and yoga. Together we can enliven the teachings of the Yamas and the Niyamas and lean into our own bodies for a sense of right and wrong. Combining these ancient teachings with our bodies inherent yes and no along with the boundaries from the therapeutic model of Somatic Psychotherapy we can do this. 

 

Topics Covered:

Dual Relationships: how to sniff them out, ethically work with them, when to have them and when to get out of them.

The Fishbowl: understanding and leaning into the role of the teacher in the community.

Scope of Practice: Learning the ins and outs of your industry. Knowing your limits and when to refer students out.

Power and Privilege: Understanding consent in the context of a teacher-student relationship. And setting up systems of checks and balances for your own integrity. 

Don't Sleep with Your Students: Understanding Erotic Counter Transference.

Boundaries: Understanding your Yes and No from a deeply rooted somatic place which informs all other ethical decision making. 

 

What You Receive:

  • 4 classes with Livia covering a variety of questions pertaining to ethics in the contemporary age of yoga.

  • A streaming recording of each session

  • A downloadable audio of each session

  • A downloadable video of each session

  • Downloadable manual for your notes and reference.

  • Assignments and references to augment your learning and to enliven the material in your every day.

  • Private online discussion forum. 

  • Collegial learning environment.

  • Relevant readings.

 

Nitty Gritty:

  • Dates: Live classes are roughly 50-60 minutes in length. Mondays April 17th and 24th. Thursdays April 20 and 27th.

  • Time: 12pm MST (2EST, 11PST)

  • Tuition: $108

  • All classes are recorded. You do not need to attend Live.