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5-day Yoga Intensive: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali- Roadmap and Practice

Most of the time we live on the outskirts of the body-mind, ignoring the Self that abides within each one of us. But with the practice of Yoga comes the possibility of a return to our essential nature, the possibility of a profound realignment with the timeless core of our innermost being. This course offers an opportunity to explore and deepen your relationship to the Yoga Sūtras through lectures and study, as well as through the practices of asana (posture) and pranayama (breath control).

232 Christie Street, Toronto ON, CA M6B3C5
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  • Workshop

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When

Oct 12 to
Oct 15
2013
01:30 amto22:00 pm

Price

500 CAD

Weekend/ 2-3 day options also available.

Full Description

Yogaś citta vrtti nirodhaḥ:
Yoga is the art and discipline of stilling the fluctuations of the mind.
(Patañjali, sūtra 1.2)

According to the ancient Yogic texts, the focus of the inner quest is the Witness behind and above the fluctuations of body-mind, the original ground of consciousness unveiled. Most of the time we live on the outskirts of the body-mind, ignoring the Self that abides within each one of us. But with the practice of Yoga comes the possibility of a return to our essential nature, the possibility of a profound realignment with the timeless core of our innermost being. This course offers an opportunity to explore and deepen your relationship to the Yoga Sūtras through study, lectures on selected sūtras, and through traditional recitation of the sūtras in Sanskrit.

We will also focus on the practice of āsanas (Yoga postures) and prāṇāyāma (breath control). In Patañjali’s eightfold path, these so-called outer limbs (bahir-aṅga) are especially important in forming a foundation for the study of philosophy and the development of the inner limbs (antara-aṅga) of Yoga.

Āsanas and prānāyāma will be taught by Iyengar Yoga teacher Jette Berring, director of the Iyengar Yoga Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Yoga Philosophy as well as sūtra recitation will be taught by Gitte Bechsgaard ().