Not Your Mama's Patanjali


These classes are part of our 300 Hour Teacher Training. They are open to all; if you are taking the classes as hours toward your 300 Hour certification, please register for the program online in advance.

Do you teach yoga, but feel like you don't have a solid foundation in its historical and cultural roots? (Don't worry, this is really common!) Traditional texts can have profound relevance to our modern lives and at the same time can be archaic and distancing. Most yoga practitioners and students have a passing familiarity with the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, yet we can wonder, “What do these texts have to do with me and my yoga practice in 2014?” In this workshop, we’ll scrutinize these two honorable texts for the take-aways that are universal to human experience, and also investigate those places where the texts are not as alive for us or are even off-putting. We’ll learn how to “melt” the sutras, so that they touch into archetypal truths for each of us individually. We can then begin to have a personal relationship with the texts that is gratifying and worthwhile. 

This workshop is for yoga enthusiasts, dedicated teachers and philosophy nerds alike.

Together We Will :

  • Understand essential yogic philosophy in historical context
  • Learn how to bring the philosophy into the body, whether teaching or practicing
  • Learn how yoga philosophy relates to Hinduism, religion and modern yoga
  • Study the Yoga Sutras & the Bhagavad Gita in a way that is clear,inspiring and relevant to your teaching, practice and life
  • Learn how to apply these insights to your modern life and teaching in a way that is authentic and respectful to the Yogic tradition

Schedule: Friday 5:00-8:00pm, Amy Reed on the Bhagavad Gita; Saturday 1:30-5:30pm Denise Benitez on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Tuition: $140 for the entire weekend, OR, Friday Only $50, Saturday Only $100

Register here for these classes!