The Yoga Sutras: An Introduction to Indian Philosophy with Julia Shaida
The Yoga Sūtras are beautiful and concise statements about yoga. Opening the sūtras helps us open ourselves: What am I doing when I practice? Who do I identify myself to be? What is my goal? What are my obstacles? What is beyond the limits that I set myself?
Over the course of three independent sessions (you may enroll separately or all at once), we will study key sections of the first two chapters of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras. We will chant and read the text in Sanskrit, compare translations, and search out the relevance of these ancient words to our modern lives.These workshops will provide an introduction to the essential ideas and basic terminology of yoga philosophy. It is appropriate for those new to the practice and those who may wish to deepen their understanding. (If you own a copy of the text, bring it with you, but this is not required.)
March 28th “What Is Yoga?” Sutras I.1-4, 12-16
April 25th, “Lessening Afflictions,” Sutras II.1-9
“The Light of Wisdom,” Sutras II.15-16; 25-26; 28-29
The workshops are scheduled for the last Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm. The cost is $25 per workshop. Please pre-register as space is limited, thank you.