8-months Yoga Philosophy Course, Part 2, 2022-23
Once a month for 8 months, starting September 24, 2022. Back by popular demand! Following our 10-week practical Yoga philosophy course earlier this year, this time we will explore a number of topics in more details. You need not have completed the previous 10-week course to join this one. It is designed for those with an interest in Yoga who have a desire to understand the principles as well as develop ways to use them in their daily lives.
It is also a wonderful opportunity to reflect about how this formidable ancient philosophy and way of life is still universally relevant today. As a bonus, we create connections with like-minded people and discuss how we can transform and realise our potentials as human and spiritual beings through the lens of Yoga.
Chapter 1 | Yoga-Sūtra Webinar 2023
I have been teaching this ongoing master class series on Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra since 2013, tackling one chapter per year, and thus completing the study of the four chapters within four years. 2022 was about chapter 4, so in 2023 we will start again from the beginning with chapter 1.
Sāṃkhya-Kārikā | The Roots of Yoga – 2021
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.
10-week Yoga Philosophy Course, Part 1, 2022
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.