Module 7 of the Vinyasa Krama Yoga Teacher Training and Practitioner Course, Yoga Sutras.
Sri Krishnamacharya would tell his students to eschew all yoga practices that are inconsistent with the teachings of Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Svatmarama the author of the famous Hatha Yoga Treatise, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, says at the outset that his work on Hatha Yoga is intended to help prepare yoga aspirants to be able to practice Raja Yoga (Yoga of enlightenment propounded by Patanjali). So it is useful and necessary for Hatha Yogis and other serious yoga students to make an in-depth study of the Yoga Sutras.
An overview of the goal (Kaivalya or spiritual freedom) and the means of attaining the goal will be given. Efforts will be made to explain the progression of the thought process of the sutras emphasizing the importance of the various components, Yoga psychology, the mental transformation, the conceptualization of vrittis and their stoppage and the true nature of the Self. All the four chapters will be covered highlighting the main points and practices.
Practice of chanting the sutras will be introduced using the conventional method of “chandas” whereby the sutras will be broken down to manageable portions and the participant will repeat the portion twice after the teacher.
Saturday 14th, 9.30am – 5.30pm and Sunday 15th, 9.15am – 4.30pm. December 2013.
Wells Museum Conference Room ,
8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE