The Yamas & Niyamas: Yoga as Relationship

Yoga is relationship. You know that your yoga is working, because your relationships with others improves.

Your relationship with others improves as a result of your relationship with your SELF improving. 

~TKV Desikachar

Yama & Niyama Workshop

All of this for just $40

There are two different types of yoga practice: sādhana which is the formal practice that we do on our mat and cushion, and abhyāsa which is the practice of living your yoga.

The yamas & niyamas are the practices addressing our character and how we show up in our life and relationships.

I invite you to join me for this overview and discussion on the yamas & niyamas and how to apply these ethical guidelines in our day-to-day living.

Cher Meli is a master teacher of meditation, executive mindset coach, and yoga instructor with nearly 25 years of teaching experience. Her relatability is key to her success and sets her apart from others in the field.

Her philosophy is rooted in the belief that one’s relationship with self is the foundation for defining all other relationships. Her work is for those who are ready to take “Empowered Responsibility” for their choices and life—courageously recognizing themselves as the common factor in all of their life experiences.

Through guided meditation and self-study, open dialogue, breath focus, and various other tools, Cher helps her clients lift the veil of conditioning and deeply seeded beliefs and gain insight into themselves. Cher has led seminars, workshops, retreats, and spoken at lectures internationally. As a meditation and mindset coach, she guides individuals to realizing their unique, personal potential and living authentically with a productive contribution to the collective.

Cher comes from an ancestral line of wise healers. Her grandmother, Taneo Sands-Kumalae, was a master Kahuna in the Hawaiian Spirituality Tradition of Huna and had transmitted many of her teachings before her passing. Cher holds the equivalent to a Master’s Degree informal studies, including with The White Lotus Foundation, Yoga Therapy Training with Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram/ Healing Yoga Foundation/Yoga Foundation, and Boundless Leadership with Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, to name just a few.

This course will also occasionally be offered with live lecture, q&a and practice sessions. Check  for Live course calendar.

After nearly 25years of intensive, Classical Yogic Studies and teaching in the Krishnamachary Tradition, Cher Meli is a “teacher of teachers”. Her passion lies in holding true to the undiluted teachings of the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali and yoga as a science and philosophy as holistic therapy.  With great fortune, she has studied with some of the greatest teachers of our time including being mentored through her very first teacher training by Erich Shiffman

While studying the very disciplined Ashtanga yoga with Maty Ezraty at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, CA,  she met and not only fell in love with the free flow teachings of Shiva Rea , but also began learning from Shiva as an assistant in her yoga intensives, trainings & workshops. Cher’s passion for yogic philosophy and yoga as meditation was a result of completing a 500hr training with TKV Desikachar and his stateside teachers including her continued teacher, Danielle Tarantola. Cher leads classes, training & intensives for dedicated students and teachers of yoga both here in the US and Internationally.

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*Since the primary content of this course lives in the portal and can be self-guided, refunds are not an option. That said, in certain circumstances, a credit for the cost of the course can be an option. Should you wish to receive a credit (and lose access) for the course, please email