A “complete yogi” is one who has already explored the multiple dimensions of yoga practice, whose mind is sharp and ready to engage in the process of Self-discovery. This person still has work to do, but the ultimate goal of yoga is in sight at last.
As we study this text, we continue to marvel at the way these profound ancient teachings connect with practical everyday life, giving us a platform of reflection and revealing the unlimited potential of yoga as a mean of self-transformation.
We cover the end of chapter 3 (sūtras 39 to 55), and all of chapter 4 (34 sūtras). The text is explained word by word, sūtra by sūtra with commentaries, as taught in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. This course is the continuation of the 2020-2021 seminar series on chapter I and III, but it is not a pre-requisite to take it.
One of India’s oldest philosophies, Sāṃkhya is an enquiry into the origins of the universe. Quite a program!
It is considered the “sister” school of yoga because it lays the foundations of the yoga system. Anyone with a keen interest in Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra eventually gravitates towards Sāṃkhya study.
The main text of Sāṃkhya is the Sāṃkhya-Kārikā, a collection of 72 verses presenting essential concepts such as the two-fold nature of reality (matter and consciousness), the evolution of Nature, the 3 causes of suffering, the structure of the mind, the 10 “gross” and “subtle” elements, the 11 sense organs, the 3 constituents of Nature, and more. The text will be explained verse by verse in the context of yoga, with the support of study material. This course is the continuation of the 2021 – 2021 webinar series on the same topic.
Every Saturday starting January 22, 2022
9 am (London) / 10 am (Paris) / 5 pm (Singapore) / 8 pm (Sydney)
This 10-week practical Yoga philosophy course will dive into the profound teachings that derive from the Yogic tradition. This course was designed for those with an interest in Yoga who have a desire to understand the principles as well as develop ways to use them into their daily lives. Through Yoga philosophy, we begin to understand the way this ancient tradition weaves into our selves, our habits and in turn, our lives.
This course isn’t only a way to learn more about Yogic philosophy, it is primarily a way to create connections, to discuss how we can transform our lives and realise our potentials as human and spiritual beings through the lens of Yoga.