The Yoga Sutras is an ancient scripture forming a complete guide for the study and practice of Yoga. It weaves together a beautiful tapestry of essential wisdom and insights that reveal our divine nature.
Whether you are a student of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras or new to its Yogic Wisdom this unique weekend workshop provides an opportunity to understand the reason for the practices, and to gain knowledge of and interpret Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras from a heart-centered intuitive approach.
Originally you may have come to Yoga for its powerful health and strengthening benefits. It is now time to partake in the unfathomable sense of peace leading to the emotional and spiritual enlightenment that is our birthright.
We will explore all four of the books or padas, Samadhi, Sadhana, Vibhuti and Kaivalya Padas. Through this exploration we find ourselves moving through the practices and entering the esoteric world of powers (siddhis), transformation and spiritual liberation.
This workshop is based on Nischala Devi’s book, The Secret Power of Yoga which has been revised to include all four books or Padas of the Yoga Sutras.
*the essential wisdom of the Yoga Sutras from a heart perspective
*meditations and simple practices inviting this sacred text into our daily lives
*lively group discussions
*living from our hearts in harmony with others
Whether you are a long time student of the Sutras or this is your first exposure, you will revel in discovering your own inner wisdom.
NISCHALA JOY DEVI is a masterful and compassionate teacher. For many years she is highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. Educated by masters in India and worldwide, she was a monastic disciple of Sri Swami Satchidanandaji for over 20 years. Developing the Yoga portion of the landmark research in pioneering Yoga for life threatening diseases, Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Commonweal Cancer Help Program, culminated in the creation of her Yoga of the Heart® certification course for teachers and health professionals. Additionally, she created Healing Relationships, a Yoga Therapy training to enhance intuition and assessment skills for Yoga Therapists. Passionate about the field of Yoga Therapy, a series of on-line classes were created to allow therapist to further their knowledge in different aspects of healing.
She serves on the Advisory Council for International Association of Yoga Therapists. Author of several CDs, and books, The Healing Path of Yoga and The Secret Power of Yoga, A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras. Understanding the need for more love and compassion in today’s world, The Namaste Effect, explores a heart-centered way of living through the mystical chakras. Meditation in the Yoga Tradition, her latest book encourages a deep meditation practice culminating in experiencing the light within. The recently revised addition of the Secret Power of Yoga, the landmark book on the Yoga Sutras now includes all four padas. Nischala Devi’s teachings reflect a heart-centered perspective of spirituality and scripture.
REQUIRED TEXT: Secret Power of Yoga (revised addition)