Yoga Sūtras of Pantañjali
Yoga Sūtras of Pantañjali is the seminal text of pre-modern yoga in South Asia. In the early centuries of the common era, Pantañjali systematized the diverse and pre-existing yoga traditions through his sūtra. Subsequently, the text became authoritative for yoga practitioners and the seminal text of yogic practice. Yoga is a practice more than anything else, and Pantañjali expertly describes a meditation technique that has served, and continues to serve, as a foundation for numerous traditions.
While its practices have remained relevant through the millennia, Pantañjali’s text itself has not endured a continuity of interest. However, with the western transplantation of yoga beginning at the end of the 19th century and the meteoric rise in the popularity of yoga postures, the relevance of Pantañjali’s Yoga Sūtras has similarly soared. It is the canonical text of modern yoga, and therefore an indispensable resource and object of knowledge for modern yoga teachers.
DURING THIS 50 HOUR MODULE, WE'LL EXPLORE PATAÑJALI THROUGH:
>> Background, Context, and Sankhya Metaphysics
>> Close reading and reflection of the text: verse meanings, themes, and application to one’s own life
>> Discussion of analogies and common questions in order to transmit the text
>> Student teaching practicums of the text
>> Context in modern yoga in America
>> Phenomenological methodology
>> Meditation practice
>> 10 evening workshops
>> Weekend practicum retreat
LEAD TEACHER: Robert Lindsey
REQUIRED TEXT: Bryant, Edwin F. The Yoga Sūtras of Patnañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary. New York: North Point Press, 2009.
Weekday Workshops: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Weekend Retreat: Friday 8:00pm - Sunday 5:00pm
Weekday Workshops: Off-site location in East Village/Union Square
Weekend Retreat: Off-site retreat center
SELF INVESTMENT: $500 (this is an all-inclusive payment and includes room and board at the retreat)
Payment Deadline - TBD
EARLY BIRD RATE: $450
Early Bird Deadline - TBD
* YOUR FREE MONTH OF UNLIMITED YOGA CLASSES begins the day you pay your full tuition! No refunds within 31 days before the program begins, and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.
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