Sadhana is the foundation of living yoga, the well from which we draw as students and teachers on the path.
Whether you are a yoga teacher or a dedicated lifelong practitioner, cultivating and sustaining the habit of daily practice is an integral part of moving from “doing” yoga to being yoga, allowing it to permeate your life, to move from the mat into every aspect of your life.
For many of us, developing and sustaining a home practice can be challenging. Over the past several years, most of us have moved some aspect of our practice into our homes. This course is about re-igniting or sustaining this home practice and exploring ways to make it your own.
They say it takes 40 days to make something a habit, and so over 40 days we will commit to ourselves, in the context of community, and offer a daily practice.
Our 40 day practice will be structured in four 10-day segments, to help sustain our focus and build the tools for a self-reflective home practice.
A new segment will be released every ten days, with recorded practices that you can use as the foundation for your daily practice no matter where you live or what time works for your personal practice.
The first 3 sections are built around the kriya yoga, or the yoga of action, as outlined in Patañjali’s yoga sutras. These are the last three niyamas in the 8-limbed path, and they provide a meaningful lens for our understanding of the practice.
The practices for each 10-day segment are approximately 30 minutes total (across meditation, pranayama and asana). In addition, three practices—a mantra, morning form movement practice, and sun salutations are intended to be practiced all 40 days. In total, about 60 minutes of guided practice are anticipated for each day, and we recommend setting aside an additional 11-24 minutes for meditation.
You’ll also be encouraged to choose 1-2 dharma books to visit during our time together. This can be something you’re already reading (or something that’s been sitting on a shelf with the intention to read it).
Each week will also include prompts for reflections designed to help you explore your deepest intention and to craft a practice that works with the realities of your life.
This course is designed for anyone and everyone who wants to cultivate a deeper authentic connection with their practice and create a personalized, sustainable practice.
The core curriculum is designed to be available on demand, so you can join us for the 40 Days no matter where you live or what your schedule. Each 10-day segment includes meditation, pranayama, and asana segments that you can mix and match for your personal practice.
The immersion can be taken for 20 continuing education hours through Yoga Alliance or as an elective for Janet's teacher training programs.
Enrollment for the 2024 offering will open on December 26, 2023. We anticipate full tuition will be $388, and as always, we will offer payment plans, sliding scale rates and partial scholarships.
Janet’s studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.
How is this course set up?
We are using an intuitive and engaging platform called Mighty Networks.
When you register and pay for the course, you'll be invited to join the course space there, which includes the curriculum and community discussion space all in one spot.
Will I get access to everything at once?
In order to provide a container for this practice and process, new practices will be offered every 10 days. As soon as you sign up, you'll get access to introductory materials that will help you orient toward the practices.
I live in a different timezone (or country or continent)? Will I be able to participate in the course?
The course is setup so that it works for individuals no matter where they live in the world. New content will be released each week, and you can work through the practices, videos and exercises at your own pace. Live offerings will be recorded, in case the times don’t work for your timezone or schedule.
The community space allows for conversations to be ongoing and for individuals from nearby locations to find one another.
In what circumstances can I get a refund?
The course is non-refundable, since you get lifetime access to the content. If you have serious extenuating circumstances, email email@example.com and we'll discuss options.
Can I rewatch or review content from earlier modules?
Yes, absolutely. Once content for a week is unlocked, you will have access to that in the future.
When we offer the course again (usually a year later), some modules are briefly unavailable, but they'll reopen and you'll have the option to participate again at no cost (including any additions to the curriculum and any live events that are offered).
How much time should I plan to spend on the course every day?
We have designed the course to offer some flexibility. We know that everyone's lives are in different spaces and that each day can vary.
We recommend setting aside about 60 minutes for practice, at least 10 minutes for reading, and approximately 15 minutes for reflection each day; or around a total of 1.5 hours. However, we know some days may not allow for a practice of that length, and the most important thing is that you carve out some time every day for movement and sitting.