Yoga Circle Presents:
Saturdays, Apr 5 – May 10: 2.30 – 4 pm
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali has remained an indispensible handbook for all levels of yoga practitioners for more than two thousand years. It is the key book that unlocks some of the deeper dimensions of yoga and presents us with the bigger picture no matter what our background or tradition is. By studying the Sutras and its explanations, we access the insights of master practitioners from ancient India that broaden our vision of yoga and enlighten our own practice, whether we are just beginners or seasoned teachers. In this thorough and systematic course on the Sutras, we will:
– Learn to chant the Sutras in its original Sanskrit
– Decode the text to deepen our understanding
– Individually and collectively contemplate on the Sutras
– Study the traditional commentaries in translation
– Implement the teachings in our real life
– End some classes with a meditation session
We would be using Edwin Bryant’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Commentary, North Point Press, 2009.
Abhi Ghosh is an academic scholar of South Asian religions and has been a practitioner of bhakti-yoga for the last twenty-one years. He has spent considerable time in various monasteries in India has been trained at Calcutta and Jadavpur universities in India, Oxford University, UK and the University of Chicago. He has taught several courses in the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, Tantra, Yoga Sutras and various other ‘Asian Classics’ at the University of Chicago’s Graham School. Since 2005 Abhi has travelled across India, Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and USA sharing his ideas and practices with hundreds of individuals.
Cost: $25 per class and $135 for all six classes