Dear Yoga Life Community
Happy Holidays to everyone from YogaLife NH! Alice, Allison and Carter wish you a warm and wonderful holiday. We are busy planning and creating opportunities for our community to gather and learn together in the New Year! Might you consider giving yourself or others the gift of community, connection and self-care?
Satsang is a Sanskrit term derived from two roots: sat meaning "true’"and sangha meaning community, company or association. It refers to the act of gathering with like-minded, uplifting people, especially those on a spiritual path.
The YogaLife teacher training team values the importance of community in helping us all stay true to the yogic path and in supporting ongoing learning. As such, we are pleased to introduce two new monthly Satsangs where we can connect, learn, be inspired and create community.
Opportunity #1: Introduction to Meditation Series
Begins January 9, 2023
Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan that Suits Your Style, by Bob Butera. We will be taking one meditation technique at a time so that we can fully integrate the teachings each week. We will meet one Monday a week for 6 weeks from 6:30-7:30 PM with guided instruction in 6 different mediation types (January 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13) followed by 6 weeks of Open Group Mediation from 6:30-7:00 PM (February 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20, 27). All meetings are via ZOOM. You need not purchase the book for this series.
$150 for all 12 weeks or $120 for first 6 weeks only *
*Sign up by Dec.15th and pay $120 for all 12 weeks.
Space is limited.
Opportunity #2: Monthly Satsang Community Book Group
Begins January 25, 2023
We will be reading and discussing Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele. Meets one Wednesday a month for 5 months from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom. Includes a guided centering, community discussion and a guided meditation. Please purchase the book. (Dates: January 25, February 22, March 22, April 19, May 17)
$100 for 5 meetings*
*sign up by Jan.15th and pay $80.
Space is limited.
Some of you may have read these books before and we invite you to reconnect with the material. Revisiting core yogic texts, especially when shared through discussion with others on the path, can bring deeper insights into the material, helping us to integrate them more fully into our practice and our lives.
Sessions will be held via Zoom and will be led by the YogaLife Teacher Training Team (Alice Bentley, Allison Parks Dugas and Carter Siegel). CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) are available upon request.
You can pay by Venmo @Alice-Bentley-5 or by sending a check made out to YogaLife Institute of NH Teacher Training to 3 Pine Street, Exeter, NH 03833.
If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace & Light,
The YogaLife Institute of NH Teacher Training Team
Testimonials from Satsang 2022
“Gathering for Yoga Life Satsang book group was a monthly grounding in like-hearted, open-minded community that sustained me from meeting to meeting. The built-in discipline of journaling on reflection questions preceded by prompts and readings offered an opportunity to surprise myself with insights that seemed to emerge from beyond my mindless inner monolog.”
“I highly recommend this community book group! Not only do you get to meet other like-minded individuals, you get to explore and learn more about yourself!”
"Alice, Allison & Carter are very knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to sharing the gift of Yoga & it’s Philosophy in an engaging, concise & clear manner!”
“Participating in this Satsang gave me the opportunity to explore and enrich the way I experience and practice yoga intellectually, spiritually and as part of a community of fellow travelers.”