April 3-May 8

8 Limbs Livestream

Are you looking for a way to take your practice beyond the physical and become your best self? 

Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras offers us a definitive description of Yoga and a precise inner mapping of the essential truths for strengthening awareness and becoming free from self-imposed obstacles. It is a crystal-clear model of living consciously in the present, being sure of our path and our choices.

You do not simply read the Yoga Sūtras. Each sūtra is an embodiment of living wisdom. In the Indian tradition, there exists the idea that when you learn something by heart, the practice is so much more than simply being able to recall it. What you learn becomes installed within you at a very deep level. When you recite the Yoga Sūtras in Sanskrit you become what they describe. Recitation becomes a practice in and of itself.

The ancient sounds of the Sanskrit language, when chanted, open the individual to higher levels of awareness and connection to the Self. Chanting Sanskrit yogic texts with awareness, creates a richness unavailable to the practitioner reading translated works of yoga philosophy. For serious yoga practitioners in search of the next step in their evolution, the chanting of the Yoga Sūtras is intended to lead you toward your own self-mastery.

The steadiness of our practice will generate discussion through a spirit of inquiry, energized by the chanting of Sanskrit and meditation. Through chanting and studying the grammar of select sūtras you will gain direct access to subtler states of consciousness. As we engage each sūtra we will uncover the depth of meaning through understanding the grammatical significance of each word. This course of study will include chanting Pāda One, the Chapter on Samādhi.

Please join Claudette Evans for this six-week embodiment exploration of abhyāsa and vairāgya, practice and self-mastery.

Open to all levels.

Required Text – Yoga Sūtra Workbook – The Certainty of Freedom OR Yoga Sūtra Notebook from the American Sanskrit Institute

Recommended Reading – https://www.americansanskrit.com/reading-room/2016/9/8/anskrit-and-the-yoga-sutras 


Saturdays, 8:00-9:30am

April 3-May 8

Recordings will be available to participants until May 22, 2021.

Cost: $150

LIVESTREAM with Claudette Evans


Note: Our series require a minimum of five registered participants, by five days before the start date; if you are considering joining please register early.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds allowable after that time.

If you are having issues enrolling for this course in advance please email membership@8limbsyoga.com.

If you have questions about course content, preparation, or recordings, or are having enrollment issues within 24 hours of the course or class, email education@8limbsyoga.com.

Some series can be joined late, with approval at full cost (email education@8limbsyoga.com); Prior recordings will be shared upon approval.

Teacher Training

This series can be taken as part of 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training Program. Click here for more information on joining us!

Teacher Training Enrollee Registration

Click here if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to take this course for credit. This series counts as 1/2 a module, 5 hours of Techniques and 5 hours of Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics and costs $200. Classes on April 3 and May 8 (1st and last classes) will last from 8:00-10:00am for 500-hour Teacher Training Enrollees.

Questions? Please email teachertraining@8limbsyoga.com.