The Yoga Sutra teaches us first and foremost that yoga is a practice of the mind – not so much the body. This premise seems lost of most modern-day practitioners and teachers. Unveiling the multi-layered teachings of the Sutras helps you to better understand the workings of your mind. The text is largely a roadmap for the mind and its mastery, but it takes the right teacher to expose much of this roadmap.
The Yogs Sutra presents three paths to mastery of the mind, the one which most of us focus on is the 8-limbs. The understanding and application of these limbs is limited. How many yoga classes have you attended where meditation was the culmination of practice, for example? Probably very few, and yet it the 8th limb. Most teachers and practices focus almost exclusively on the 3rd limb (asana) which has limitations – and caneven be a bit of a trap.
You will leave this module with a clearer understanding of your mind. You will have a variety of techniques to assist you in your personal unfoldment. You will be inspired by the timeless teachings of Patanjali and will want to continue studying. You will know that despite society’s progress, the conditions of the mind are the same today as they were some 2000 years ago when the Sutras were first taught by Patanjali. You will have agreater appreciation for yoga and you will begin to approach your practice – and your life – differently.
This workshop provides 20 continuing ed credits and credit towards 300-hour teacher certification.
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What you’ll learn at Yoga Sutras – ancient teachings, modern application:
- history and context of the Yoga Sutras
- the definition of yoga according to the Yoga Sutras
- the three approaches to “yoga” articulated in the Sutras
- the main obstacles of the mind and how to overcome them
- practices to embody these teachings
We look forward to seeing you!