March 1 – April 5, 2021
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Study and Practice
6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm EST
What you'll learn:
The course is both philosophical – inspirational, and practical, offering insights into Yogic wisdom and meditations. Swami Brahmananda will be teaching key sutras that contain practical guidelines to enhance the meditation practice, through the cultivation of pure qualities, establishing the posture, breath, control of the senses, and finally cultivation of concentration, meditation, and wisdom. This is an inspiring and thorough study of the most important text for the yogis. You will learn practical tools to improve your own meditation practice and your spiritual journey.
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.
Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Mondays, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Apr 5, 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.
Requirements and Recommendations:
Swami Brahmananda is a monk and senior teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is the current Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. Swami Brahmananda joined the Sivananda organization in 1999 and was initiated into Sannyasa (monasticism) in 2006.
A long-time practitioner of yoga, meditation and philosophical studies, he regularly teaches meditation and yoga philosophy for the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses as well as the Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses. He also teaches online courses on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Vedanta. Swami Brahmananda is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.