Date/TimeSun, Sep, 8th
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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This five-week course explores the roots of yoga to expand our practice from poses on the mat to actions in everyday life through the study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This short book by is considered the cornerstone of all modern yoga systems.
The Yoga Sutras lays out the basic principles of Classical Yoga, specifically:
- Benefits and methods of meditation
- Practical guidelines for living a satisfying and beneficial life
- Ways of engaging the mind and senses for a deeper understanding of Self.
In it, Patanjali introduces many of the foundational concepts of modern yoga:
- The Eight Limbs (Ashtanga)
- Chakra system
- Yamas and Niyamas
- Breath work (pranayama)
The Yoga Sutras is one of the most important texts on yoga and is a must read for students interested in deepening their yoga practice and for teachers who wish to share the practice and honor yoga’s cultural and historical context.
In the course the text will act as a springboard for advancing on our own spiritual paths, developing a personal home practice and extending the philosophy into the way we live. Through meditation, discussion, and journaling, we will apply the concepts of yoga to the specific challenges we face in daily life, using them as a way to understand, heal, and grow.
Required reading*: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda.
*There are many translations and versions of The Yoga Sutras; please purchase this one for use in the course. We will also discuss additional translations, excerpts of which will be provided.
Sundays 4:00-5:30, beginning September 8 and concluding October 6. Each session is recorded and available to participants of the course for revisiting or making up a missed session.
Please note that this course does not include asana (exercise yoga poses).
Class size is limited to 15.
Investment: $108. members receive 10% off. No Refunds.