The conclusion to our year-long study!
LIVE on Zoom, Mountain Time
Sat: 9-12pm & 1-3pm
Chapters 1 - 3:
Pre-recorded with lifetime access to recordings, you'll have immediate access to all this material once you register. You'll also receive a link to join live on zoom for Chapter 4, March 11-13.
Once you've signed up, go ahead and read the Intro and Chapter 1 of Edwin Bryant's translation of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This course is, in many ways, a sort of book club for Dr. Bryant's translation. It's highly recommended you obtain a copy of this particular translation, and read each chapter before watching the videos for that particular chapter.
About the Yoga Sutras
Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras are a brilliant avenue of study for those in the midst of conscious evolution. It’s a platform of inquiry and self-study for those who practice meditation, yoga, or psychology and want more language for the constructs of the mind from the Vedic perspective.
It’s less a philosophy and more a method for understanding reality as a dualistic interaction between nature and consciousness—a manual for calming the mind by way of dancing the edge between effort and relaxation. It’s also known as Rāja Yoga, or the “royal path” because one becomes, through the purificatory practices suggested in the text, the sovereign, not the slave, of their own mind. This is the path of meditation.
About the Course
Allison intends to share the teachings traditionally and cleanly from the Sanskrit text while simultaneously referring to our shared sense of modern reality. This course aims to be of genuine support as you transform and evolve to become more content, more peaceful, and more connected to your reality.
All classes are recorded and archived if you can't attend in person.
Each of the 4 sessions includes:
- 9 hours of class, recorded and cataloged online with lifetime access. The total course once fully recorded will be 36 hours of Patanjali Yoga material for you to review for years to come.
- A transliterated vocabulary sheet for you to print out and take notes
- Optional support grouping students together if you’d like a study buddy
- Chanting the sutras in Sanskrit with instruction along the way for proper pronunciation
- A rich vocabulary for understanding the constructs of the mind
Chapter 1: Samādhi Pāda
- Definition of yoga
- Abhyāsa and vairāgya
- Calming the mind
Chapter 2: Sādhana Pāda
- Kriyā Yoga
- Aṣṭāṅga Yoga
Chapter 3: Vibhuti Pāda
- Review Ch 1 & 2
- Inner limbs
- Saṁskāras and Dharmin
Chapter 4: Kaivalya Pāda
LIVE on Zoom MOUNTAIN TIME
Sat: 9-12pm & 2-4pm
- Karma and Saṁskāras
- Time and Guṇas
- Distinctions between Yoga and Buddhism
- Ultimate Freedom