“I would encourage someone to learn Yemima to treat themselves. We all need to grow. Even though our bodies are grown, our souls are infinite, and our emotions are always dynamic.”
– Naama Sadan, Jewish Spiritual Practice Educator
Jewish teachings often point out the importance of having a healthy character and a positive emotional state, yet it is not always clear how to achieve these goals. In the 1980s, Yemima Avital, a contemporary Moroccan Israeli healer and a female Hasidic Rebbe, developed a method for emotional and spiritual growth which is rooted deep in Jewish Kabbalistic traditions. Now known as the Yemima Method, this structure of cognitive thinking is used and studied by thousands, mainly in Hebrew. At HaMaqom, we are fortunate to learn from Jewish spiritual practice educator, Naama Sadan, a long-time Yemima Method student and leader, who has translated the method for English speakers.
After learning about Yemima teachings from her grandmother, Naama Sadan has found the Yemima Method to be an anchor in her life. She came across many of her grandmother’s files from years of Yemima practice from which she studied and developed an English translation of the historically all Hebrew method. Yemima methodology includes dictation, journaling, discussion, and self-inquiry. The goal is to become a learner and to develop and grow spiritually and emotionally.
Join us for a 4-session series around the Yemima Method. We will learn and experiment with a set of Yemima Method tools that bring together deep Jewish textual learning with emotional and mental health and other supportive exercises.
Join us to learn and grow together.
The Yemima Method – Learn & Grow Together
Sundays, January 24 @ 9:00 am – February 14 @ 10:00 am
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Yemima Student Feedback
For me, Yemima is sort of like a meditation class mixed with group therapy and a Torah class all in one. It’s like a space to connect with Hashem that’s also focused on self-work and finding my own path through a disciplined practice of connecting with Yemima’s words. The most I can say is that after 4 sessions, I am intrigued and I’d like to keep going. Roberta, Current Yemima Student
I needed some gentleness in my life. I felt that softness come through not only the material but also the pedagogy and my classmates. Joey, Current Yemima Students
For me, Yemima is an opportunity to turn towards myself and settle in. In her words, I see myself- my omes (struggles), my feelings, my essence, my potential. Yemima gives me permission to stop struggling- to let it be…. to make mistakes…. to turn towards myself with compassion in the smallest of ways- which are actually big. Ariel, Current Yemima Student