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Embodying The Yoga Sutra – Support, Direction & Space

In Embodying The Yoga Sutra, we focus on 18 of the most important sutra and show how each one illuminates the relationship between the body, the breath and the mind in a practical, clear and contemporary manner. The sutra are carefully deconstructed, put into context and then developed into ideas for practice. We examine the interplay of three key terms: support, direction and space, to further inform our understanding and application of the practice.

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Embodying The Yoga Sutra Online Workshop Series, Workshop 3: 

Starting From Where You Are 
October 9th 10am-1pm 

Cost £30 (£25 before Sept 17th)

A workshop with Dave and Ranju based on chapter 3 of our book Embodying the Yoga Sutra. This will be linked particularly to the "viniyoga" sutra, YS3.6, which emphasises the application of Yoga to an individual's circumstances. The workshop will include 2 presentation/discussion sessions and a taught practice. This workshop should be suitable for all with some experience of Yoga. There is also a follow up Q&A session on the following Thursday at 6pm.

This is the third of 16 workshops addressing each of the chapters of the book. Each workshop is independent. but taken together will provide a thorough experiential journey through the content of Embodying the Yoga Sutra.

Please note timings: 10am-1pm London Time (9am-12am GMT). All sessions are recorded and made available to participents.

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Pañca Mahābhūta Online Course

Enrol now for a guided journey through the 5 Great Elements (pañca mahābhūta) with Ranju Roy.

The course consists of an introductory film presenting an overview of the mahābhūta, 5 short films focusing on each in turn, and also accompanied by 5 practice films in which Ranju will guide you through 60-75min practices. Handouts are provided with space for your notes, and copies of the practices in stick-person format are also included.

Connect with the stability of earth, the fluidity of water, the transforming qualities fire, the sensitivity of air and the numinous quality of space. The pañca mahābhūta are essential foundations within the Indian tradition, whether considering sāṃkhya, yoga, āyurveda, astrology or tantra.

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Future Embodying The Yoga Sutra Workshop Dates


Workshop 4: Sat 20 November 2021

Further dates to be announced

Definitive Yoga Sutra Chapter 3
Online Course

We are delighted to announce the third in our online in-depth Yoga Sūtra study series, focusing on chapter 3. The course starts on Friday 28 January 2022 and consists of 14 Friday afternoon online sessions.

We will explore each sūtra with word for word translations, plus analysis from the commentary of Vyāsa and added insights from TKV Desikachar, Paul Harvey, Peter Hersnack and Srivatsa Ramaswami. Each sūtra has its own handout with a breakdown of the words and key ideas from Vyāsa's commentary.

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Viniyoga Unveiled
Online Course

Some experience with Yoga, but new to this approach? Viniyoga Unveiled is just for you. This is the entry level course that provides an overview of our approach to āsana and prāṇāyāma, and discusses some key concepts from the Yoga Sūtra including the word 'viniyoga'.

The course comprises of 10 bespoke films (10-30 mins), each with accompanying handouts. Also 4 simple practices (approx 25 minutes each) that illustrate some of the basic principles.

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Viniyoga Unveiled

Some experience with Yoga, but new to this approach? Viniyoga Unveiled is just for you. This is the entry level course that provides an overview of our approach to āsana and prāṇāyāma, and discusses some key concepts from the Yoga Sūtra including the word 'viniyoga'.

The course comprises of 10 bespoke films (10-30 mins), each with accompanying handouts. Also 4 simple practices (approx 25 minutes each) that illustrate some of the basic principles.

Topics:

What is Yoga/What is Viniyoga?

Dynamic and Static Postures/ Breath in Postures/ Sequencing

Introduction to Prāṇāyāma/ Ujjāyī/ Nostril control/ Posture for Prāṇāyāma

Chanting Yoga Sūtra 1-2/ Kriyā Yoga/Yoga Sūtra 1-2

Practices: Forward Bends/Backward Bends/ Twisting/ Breath and Sequences

Cost £108 

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Introduction to The Yoga Sūtra

This is the ideal way to begin your study of the Yoga Sūtra and an important preliminary before taking one of our more detailed Yoga Sūtra study courses, particularly if you are new to Sādhana Mālā and are less familiar with the Yoga Sūtra.

The course comprises of 4 bespoke films with accompanying handouts

Topics:

Film 1: Background/ Patañjali/ Sūtra and Sanskrit language

Film 2: History of Yoga Sūtra/ Commentarial Tradition/ The 4 Chapters

Film 3: (2 hour Zoom session): Book 1- Major Themes/ Key Words/ Key Sūtras/ YS1.1-4

Film 4: (2 hour Zoom session): Book 2- Major Themes/ Key Words/ Key Sūtras/ YS1.1-4

Cost £65

 
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Definitive Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3

We are delighted to announce the second in our online in-depth Yoga Sūtra study series, focusing on chapter 3. The course starts on Friday 28 January 2022.

We will explore each sūtra with word for word translations, plus analysis from the commentary of Vyāsa and added insights from TKV Desikachar, Paul Harvey, Peter Hersnack and Srivatsa Ramaswami.Each sūtra has its own handout with a breakdown of the words and key ideas from Vyāsa's commentary.

Dates:

14 Friday afternoons beginning 28 Jan 2022 and ending 2 Dec 2022. No meetings in August.

Timings :

3 – 4.00pm (theory)
4.30 – 5.00 pm (practice session )
5.15 – 6.30pm (theory)
 
We will record the zoom sessions and they will be available at least until end December 2022.
 
Cost £565-625 (earlybird offers until 31 Dec 2021)
 
 
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