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Begin Again: 40 Days of Practice
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Begin Again: 40 Days of Practice

Overview

Sadhana=Practice

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 two years, most of us have had to move our practice—like everything else—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.

The 40 days

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.

  • Days 1-10 | Tapas | building the commitment, or fervor, for practice
  • Days 11-20 | Svadhyaya| self-study, exploring our own path and commitment
  • Days 21-30 | Ishvara Pranidhana | surrender, finding ease in practice
  • Days 31-40 | Sustainability | creating a lasting commitment

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.

Each 10-day section will include
  • A discussion of the theme for the 10 days
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Asana

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.

Readings

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).

Reflections

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.

Who is the course for?

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.

  • Dedicated yoga practitioners
  • Yoga teachers who want to reignite their commitment to their own practice
  • Anyone seeking more individual agency and integrating emotions into their whole being.
  • Those seeking a community to support their practice

Schedule

Core Curriculum • on demand

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.

  • Days 1-10 • Tapas • practices will be available for you to explore at any time of day.
  • Days 11-20 • Svadhyaya • practices will be available for you to explore at any time of day.
  • Dasy 21-30 • Ishvara Pranidhana • practices will be available for you to explore at any time of day.
  • Days 31-40 • Sustainability • practices will be available for you to explore at any time of day.

We'll also host a live discussion session for each 10-day segment.

Certification Hours

The immersion can be taken for 20 continuing education hours through Yoga Alliance or as an elective for Janet's teacher training programs.

Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2023 offering of this course will open on December 15, 2023. Payment options will include sliding scale rates and partial scholarship options.

Registration & pricing

Janet Stone

Janet Stone

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.

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