March 20-22, 2020
8 Limbs Capitol Hill
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, a classic Indian text, is an ancient collection of teachings that remains profoundly relevant in modern times. Known as a soteriological, or salvation-based text, the Sutras offer hope from the unnecessary suffering caused by human ignorance. Central to the study of the Sutras is the understanding of yoga as a meditative/awareness-based system that connects us to our true nature, one that is free of ignorance. With remarkable sophistication and complexity, these ancient proverbs reveal what is possible as interconnected human beings.
This weekend immersion offers lectures on key concepts in the Yoga Sutras. These concepts have been chosen for their accessibility, and each offers insight into the Yoga Sutras as a universal spiritual system. Meditation practices and awareness-based movement will also be offered. This immersion is open to all levels of practitioners with a curiosity of how life might become more safe, open-hearted, and easeful.
Friday March 20
1:30-5pm Opening Circle, Yoga as life philosophy discussion & awareness-centered asana practice and meditation
5:00-6:00pm Dinner Break
6:00-8:30pm Lecture and meditation practice: The Yoga Sutras and Buddhism throughout Indian history
Saturday March 21
12-2:30pm Samkhya philosophy: Puruṣa and Prakṛti
2:30-4:30pm Yoga Sutras: Dukha, Citta ṿrtti, Sanskāra
4:30-5:30pm Awareness-centered asana and meditation
5:30-7:00pm Yoga Sutras and meditation: Kleśa and Vāsana
Sunday March 22
9-11:30pm Embodying the Sutras
12:30- 3:30pm Yoga Sutras: Inner Limbs and Samādhi
3:30-4:30pm Awareness-centered asana and meditation
4:45-5:30pm Closing Circle
Yoga Alliance Hours to be posted by December 1, 2020
Anatomy & Physiology:
Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics:
Registration now open.
Cost: $400 through March 6, 2020, $420 after
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this module.