Applying the Yamas and Niyamas to Everyday Life

—these are ongoing sessions offered by Vanessa:

If you have a particular issue or current way of Life which you would like to gain new perspective about, I help by bringing the ethics of Yoga’s Yamas and Niyamas into modern day consideration.

Applying their timeless wisdom opens a new window of perception through obstacles and can transform our way of Being with the issues that Life presents; or sometimes we simply want an alternate perspective as we review how (and from where) we’re living our lives. Through the practice of the Yamas and Niyamas we become more informed about how we’re living our lives and what we base our decisions on. What is gained from insights through this First Limb of Yoga, is greater self-knowledge, self-trust (reliability), and empowerment within your life which you may not currently be accessing. This gives a more stable and positive way of approaching issues as these ancient moral guidance principles are activated in our daily approach to living. This practice brings a deeper connection with your life…how you live it, how you feel about it and the choices you make. Through this practice your choices will begin to be formed by the greater wisdom of applying the Yamas and Niyamas.


Through discussion I can help you gain greater clarity on your own personal frame of reference, and how you might wish to broaden that.

All sessions begin with the application of Ahimsa (the 1st Yama principle of Non-Harming) any further sessions will follow the progression of each principle as traditionally outlined through this First Limb of Yoga. You can end your sessions at any one of the principles (we don’t need to do all ten). This is open to everyone who is committed to taking a look at their life and how they would like to make personal choices based on more awareness. It is not necessary to be practicing Asana to do this.

Our work together is based on the book by Deborah Adele: The Yamas and Niyamas , which can be purchased online or at your bookstore. The book is recommended but not mandatory.

Sessions are offered by Facebook Video Chat or Skype. Appointments are scheduled by Pacific Time (PST). Please email with time that works well for you at furthereast1@gmail.com.

Sessions are 60 minutes for $75 Canadian Dollars. Pre-payment is required. After we’ve confirmed your appointment, please make your payment via Paypal by clicking the Donate button on my Charities page: http://www.lettersinyoga.com/pages/charities Payments must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.

Follow-Up sessions are 30 minutes for $45 Canadian Dollars and are scheduled on the day of a regular 60 minute session. Ideally a Follow-Up session will take place within 1-2 weeks after a regular session. Please pre-pay at the time of scheduling

A $25 Canadian Dollar fee for appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will be charged. A "No call/No show" can result in a full payment fee.

Please join me for the lovely practice of Yoga Nidra. We'll be at House of Now in gorgeous Courtney, BC. Known as Yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation through a guided journey. Through progressive relaxation, we enter an effortless state of deep rest. Yoga Nidra's deeply nourishing aspect in today’s buzzing world, is, I feel, integral to a balanced approach to life. A practice suitable for everyone. Wear comfortable, warm clothing as the practice is done lying down. All are welcome! Participation in one: $20; or both $35. To register for this class contact Vanessa. For further information about Vanessa visit her website at www.lettersinyoga.com