Calm Your Mind & Commit to a Daily Meditation Practice
Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras
- 4 meditation and Q&A classes with Allison
- 36 hours of pre-recorded lectures- 9 hours per chapter
- suggested schedule for reading the text and watching the videos
- reference materials and a transliterated worksheet for you to study the vocabulary along the way
- lifetime access to the videos
About the Yoga Sutras:
Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras are a brilliant avenue of study for 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 methodology 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 is known as Rāja Yoga, or the “royal path” because one becomes the sovereign, not the slave, of their own mind through the purificatory practices suggested in the text. This is the path of meditation.
About the Course:
Allison shares 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.
You'll have lifetime access to over 36 hours of teachings, and will be encouraged to develop a daily meditation practice for the length of the container. Allison has been an ongoing student of Patanjali's teachings since 2001, having studied directly with Swami Swaroopananda and Dr. Edwin Bryant for about a decade.
Course Outline: pre-recorded material
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
- Karma and Saṁskāras
- Time and Guṇas
- Distinctions between Yoga and Buddhism
- Ultimate Freedom