Yoga Sutra Exploration

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is the source wisdom and root of the yoga tradition. Samyoga invites you to let it empower you, expand your vision, and breathe new life into your practice through its systematic approach.

The Secret of the YogaSutra is to link you directly to Patanjali's intention and experience so that you can have this experience for yourself. Patanjali yogasutra course is for those who want proficient in four chapters (padas) "sutras in a simple and detailed way.

All four padas will be chanted and explained based on commentaries.

Accommodation + Course Fee (Per Day)

AC Room: $80 | Non AC Room: $70

Duration: On the students ability to follow the Yoga Sutra

Required Text/Reading Material

Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras (aphorisms). (real the whole book)

Yoga Sutra Online Classes are also offered.

1. Yoga Sutra Teachings and Philosophy

Familiarity with the evolution of the teachings and philosophy of the yoga tradition and its relevance and application to yoga therapy, including teachings from Vedic and post-Vedic periods, Samkhya and Yoga

a. Tanmatra/bhuta/indriya (subtle element/gross elements/senses);
b. Purusha/Prakrti (consciousness/material world);
c. Pancamaya kosha (dimensions of the human system);
d. guna (fundamental forces of nature); and
e. duhkha (suffering/discomfort).

2. Yoga and the Mind

1. Knowledge of yoga perspectives on the structure, states, functioning, and conditions of the mind
2. antahkarana citta (consciousness)
3. citta vrttis (activities of the mind), citta parinama (structural changes in the mind), vyutthana/nirodha (mind's potential for distraction and focus);
4. artha (cognition), bhava (mood), svabhava (inborn nature), vasana (residue of experience), samskara (conditioned pattern of thinking and behavior); and
5. chitta bhumi
6. Knowledge of yoga perspectives on distracted/disturbed conditions of mind and their expressions
7.Bhagavad Gita, and other texts, including but not limited to,
a - klesha (affliction);
b -lobha, krodha, and moha (greed, anger, attachment);
c -duhkha and daurmanasya (suffering/discomfort and negative attitude/thinking), sarupyam (identification with the contents of the mind or seer taking the same form as the mind); and
d -antaraya (obstacles to progress in yoga).