The Oracle Institute

 April 2,2011
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Unitarian Church
1301 Gladewood Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Suggested Donation: $20.00
Students: $10.00
(light refreshments included)

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The Yoga:

Of Social Change

If we want to change our world, we must begin to change ourselves. The 5,000 year-old pholosophy of Yoga is a potent tool for bringing about change - both within and without.

This course wtill teach basic yoga positions. Off the mat, we will explore restraints within the community ("yamas") and within us ("niyamas"). The communal restraints include non-violence, honesty, moderation, and non-possessiveness. The personal restraints include purity, austerity, contentment, spiritual study, and surrender. Yoga helps heal our body and control our mind, and empowers us to manifest the world we seek by removing obstacles to positive social change.

This two hour course will be taught by certified yoga instructor Michelle Muttart, who has yoga studios in Radford and Christiansburg. For more information about Michelle and her studios, visit:

Please join us as we learn the basic function and alignment of yoga postures, along with an introduction to yogic philosophy. This course is appropriate for all ages and sizes. You may wish to bring a towel or mat to sit on.

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