Looking to stay grounded in these chaotic times? Interested in the spiritual significance of yogic practice? Join the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life for our new Zoom series, Spiritual Yoga Off-the-Mat! Taught by experienced instructor Milda Graham, this seated, meditative practice will help you slow down, connect with like-minded students, and learn about yoga’s ancient spiritual roots.
WHEN: 6-7 PM (EST) over Zoom
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - September 15
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - September 22
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - September 29
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - October 6
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - October 13
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - October 20
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - October 27
Spiritual Yoga Off-The-Mat - November 3
The movement-based exercise that many Westerners associate with Yoga is in fact only the asanas, the physical branch of a multi-dimensional spiritual practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. Though practicing the asanas develops strength, stamina, and balance, it is but a gateway into the mental, emotional, and spiritual practice that Yoga represents. The word "Yoga" in Sanskrit actually translates as 'union' or 'connection'. The true aim of Yoga is to connect us to our innermost emotions and the universe around us.
During this one-hour session, students will learn yogic philosophy in conjunction with the meaning behind various yoga practices in these sessions led by a certified yoga instructor. Through engagement in multiple aspects of Yoga, including pranayama, meditation, and asana, students will learn about the spiritual practice of yoga.
The spiritual side of yoga is what makes it such a powerful practice. If you are looking to learn more about how yoga connects with spirituality, please join us for this enlightening and active yoga series led by a certified instructor. Classes are always free but registration is required due to limited space.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2020-2021 sessions!
(Reading week -- no yoga class)
(Moved online on Facebook Live due to COVID-19)
Past series (Fall 2019)
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, from September 24 to December
Past series (Summer 2019)
Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:00 pm, from May 15 to June 12
Past series (Winter 2019)
Tuesdays, 5:45 - 7:00 pm, from January 15 to April 2 (no sessions during reading week)
Past series (Fall 2018)
Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:30 pm, from October 2 to November 27