On Campus Program

Living the Yamas and Niyamas An Energizing and Embodied Approach to Ethics


The yamas and niyamas are like a map written to guide you on your life’s journey. Together, they form an adaptable framework for moral conduct.

Join Kripalu lead faculty member, Monique Schubert, and explore how the first two limbs of Patanjali's eight limb path can bring your life into greater alignment. Through asana, pranayama, meditation, written reflection, and more, Monique will guide you to:

  • Explore the yamas and niyamas, not as rules to follow but as invitations to open to new levels of personal growth and spiritual expression. 
  • Take steps to align your actions with your deepest beliefs and desires.
  • Find clarity and freedom as you contribute to creating a more just and equitable world.

Find concrete ways of connecting who you wish to be and how you show up in the world. Return home with a deeper and more embodied understanding of the yamas and niyamas—and the light they can shed on your life. 

NOTE Please bring a journal and a pen or pencil.

“By firmly grasping the flower of a single virtue, a person can lift the entire garland of yama and niyama.” 
​—Swami Kripalu

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Spiritual Practice and Inquiry


Monique Schubert, MFA and lead Kripalu faculty member, uses her 20 years of experience as an artist and educator to develop yoga and mindfulness programs for schools, workplaces, and cultural institutions.

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