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March 16 – April 20, 2021

Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Sadhana Pada, Teachings from Chapter Two on Practice

Swami Brahmananda

6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm EST 

What you'll learn:

Course Description:

This is an inspiring and thorough study of the most important text for the yogis. Patanjali’s second chapter sets forth the practice of Yoga, or sadhana. It discusses Kriya Yoga, which is purification through discipline, study, and self-surrender. It enumerates the five main afflictions, or causes for human suffering, and the methods for eliminating them. Finally, it discusses the first 5 limbs of Raja yoga (yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and pratyahara), which are the foundations for meditation.

Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive and scientific approach to God-Realization. The precepts and doctrines of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali Maharishi, the greatest psychologist of all time. Never has man’s mind been so completely analyzed. Never has the process of eliminating human suffering been so succinctly presented. The methods of Raja Yoga are profound and timeless. They are the most useful techniques available to modern man beset by the tremendous stresses and strains of our competitive society.

"This course was outstanding. The Yoga Sutras can be intimidating to read and understand. Swami Brahmananda offers the material and content in a clear and thorough way. Great examples with a sense of humor. I would take it again! Very grateful."
- Bert H.
"The time I spent in this course totally supported my practice and gave me some new concepts to work with, which really helped to deepen and strengthen my engagement with the Sutras. Swami Brahmananda is a wealth of knowledge and a very engaging teacher. I would highly recommend this course. Thank-you."
- Rev. Manjula.

Additional Information:

Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13 & 20, 6:30-8:30pm EST

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

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Swami Brahmananda

Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.

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