Postponed – Weekend Immersion: Studying the Yogasūtra 21 and 22 April 2018

WorkshopStudying the Yogasūtra
Date21 and 22 April 2018
TimeSaturday 11.30-13.30 / 14.30-17.00 Sunday 11.30-14.00 + Lunch
LocationAstanga Yoga London
PriceDonation or £100

Weekend Immersion: Studying the Yogasūtra

This workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience.

द्रष्टृदृश्ययोः संयोगो हेयहेतुः ॥ २.१७ ॥

draṣṭṛ-dṛṣyayoḥ saṁyogo heyahetuḥ 2.17

‘The conjunction between the seer and that which is seen is the cause [of suffering] to be avoided’ (Bryant, 2009).

The Yogasūtra of Patañjali is widely considered the most iconic text of yoga. It teaches how to become free. It was compiled 325-425 CE and described by the tradition as the Pātañjalayogaśāstra along with its principle commentary, Vyāsa’s bhāṣya. It is the ‘classical’ text of yoga, resorted to by traditional paṇḍitas and practitioners of modern` yoga alike.

This weekend immersion will –
1. Present the main teachings of the Pātañjalayogaśāstra
2. Outline the historical context at compilation, commentarial tradition, and modern reception
3. Situate the teachings within the philosophical discourse of Sāṁkhya, Buddhism, and Vedānta

READING if you would lie to get acquainted with the Pātañjalayogaśāstra or deepen your studies I recommend (please email me for further reading suggestions) –

Bryant, E.F., 2013. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. North Point Press.

White, D.G., 2014. The “Yoga Sutra of Patanjali”: A Biography. Princeton University Press.