The Yoga Sutras - Friday (Day 1)
Study the ancient philosophical and scriptural texts that are the foundation of the Yoga tradition with the president of the Himalayan Institute in this OYBC exclusive workshop.
Type of Event
$40 ~ Friday Only (early bird discount applied automatically when purchased by October 22nd)
$50 ~ Friday Only after October 22nd
The clearest exposition of yoga philosophy is found in two texts: The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These classics lay out the journey of yoga from beginning to end. Join Dr. Sovik for a weekend focused on the study of both texts - a blend that will satisfy body, mind, and heart.
The philosophy of yoga helps form a broad understanding of life. Among the important themes to consider is the notion of karma. By grasping the significance of karma you can develop new strategies for living while making sense of the functioning of your mind and heart. Among the resources to draw on for this are the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and most important, your own practice. Rediscover the ancient theories of karma and consider how they lead to a cyclical idea of life. In the process, create a healing perspective that enlivens every aspect of your yoga practice.
Rolf Sovik, PsyD, is the president of the Himalayan Institute and a practitioner of meditation for nearly forty years. Rolf Sovik, , began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. A student of H. H. Swami Rama, he has trained in the US as well as in India and Nepal. He is author of Moving Inward: the Journey to Meditation and co-author of Yoga: Mastering the Basics. A clinical psychologist, he writes regularly for Yoga International magazine and travels widely teaching about the practice and philosophy of meditation. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology as well as degrees in philosophy and music.