Yoga Sutras study program
Sādhanā Pada. The portion on Practice.
Please write to us here if you would be interested in attending if you have not already done so.
This yoga sutras study course is a six weeks program focussing on the recitation of the second book of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (The Sādhanā Pada). Ashtanga Yoga was commonly referred to by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as Patanjali Yoga. This ancient text is the root philosophy and guide book for any serious aspirant of Yoga. As the practitioner deepens their yogic enquiry a relationship with this text becomes invaluable. As the first Sutra of the second book of the Yoga sutras (the Sadhana Pada) states –
2.1 Yoga in the form of action (kriya yoga) has three parts: 1) training and purifying the senses (tapas), 2) self-study in the context of teachings (svadhyaya), and 3) devotion and letting go into the creative source from which we emerged (ishvara pranidhana).
(tapah svadhyaya ishvara-pranidhana kriya-yogah)
The self study aspect of these three elements is recognised by our teachers in Mysore as being, the memorisation and recitation of the ancient spiritual texts of India to benefit from the deep vibrations the sanskrit syllables have in the mind and body. The effects enhance concentration and deepen our awareness and mental capacities.
The student will spend the first half of the class chanting the entire Sādhanā Pada and then systematically studying each sutra to gain understanding of it’s meaning. By the end of the course the student will have a grasp of the Shruti Parampara method of vedic recitation as well as a sense of the various interpretations of each sutra.
The classes will be led by Nick who spent over ten years studying this text amongst others under the guidance of Professor MV Varadarajaan of SDM College Mysore.
For those students who were not in attendance for the first study program which focussed on the first chapter the Samadhi Pada all reading materials and audio files shall be made available for further study and orientation. All necessary texts will be shared digitally for you to either print out or download to your device.
Attendance to the first course is not a requirement for entry to this one.
Sunday 6th February @ 11.00am
Sunday 13th February @ 11.00am
Sunday 20th February @ 11.00am
Sunday 13th march @ 11.00am
Sunday 20th march @ 11.00am
Sunday 27th march @ 11.00am
The cost of the course is 100 euros.
Participants of the Yoga Sutras Study Program that are not a member of Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven can attend Sunday morning classes for free during the six weeks of the program.
Please fill in the below form to reserve your spot.
(Maximum number of participants is 20 students)