What is Yoga? If you have tried to grapple with this question, you may have encountered myriad answers to it. Pātañjali presented a clear model of yoga, its practice, results and ultimate goal. His Yoga Sūtra-s offer a universal perspective of our human nature, and our possibilities. But are the Yoga Sūtra-s relevant to us?
The message of the Sūtra can resonate with us and deepen our lives and practice. The study of the Sanskrit meaning, and the practice of chanting the Sūtra-s brings clarity to the text, revealing more subtle layers of meaning and understanding.
In this online class we will cover the the first chapter, Sāmadhi Pāda, where Pātañjali describes Yoga, the nature of the mind, and the path to enlightenment. We will look at each one of the sūtra-s, providing a word by word translation, and discussing its meaning. We also will learn and practice the chanting of the whole chapter. No chanting experience or previous study of the Yoga Sūtra-s is necessary.
This class wil be led by Jaime Ortega, who is a movement based artist, therapist and educator. For almost 40 years he has explored a variety of movement disciplines as a means for expression, healing and transcendence. Since 2010 his Yoga practice and studies have been based in the teaching of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.
Dates/Time: Classes will begin on Monday, May 14 from 5:30-7:30pm and go weekly for 12 weeks.
Note: more details will be sent out in the next few weeks about the platform and course materials. You will obviously need access to a computer or other device and internet. The chanting of Sutras course material will also be provided online, but if you would like to purchase the chant book, here is that link: