Tim Feldmann on The Yamas

In the first episode of Chat & Chai: Yoga Talks from Miami Life Center, Tim Feldmann first introduces the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and then dives into the first limb – The Yamas. These are key teachings every sincere yoga practitioner should be familiar with.

The Yamas are the moral and ethical codes for a yogi. They are social disciplines that guide us in our interactions with the outside world and with ourselves. Tim presents these teachings with clarity, personal experience and real life application.

Tim is the director at Miami Life Center, which he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor. No doubt, he is an essential part of this community. Without him we wouldn’t be such a strong, supportive and dedicated community of yogis going down this spiritual path. He leads by example, teaches with compassion and is always making us laugh. So it’s not often that he sits down and talks about the philosophical aspects of this practice but when he does its always inspiring.

This is part of a larger initiative we’ve had going on at Miami Life Center. This summer we took 8 weeks, to look at the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We wanted to bring more attention to the teachings of yoga, to better understand why we get on the mat, and what the path of a yogi is supposed to look like in practice not just in theory.