Learn about the context and the fundamental concepts of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Explore the first two chapters of Patanjali’s Sutras: Samadhi-pada and Sadhana-pada.
Discover the message and purpose of each Limb of Yoga and how to integrate them into your practice and life.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were compiled somewhere between 50 BCE and 300 CE and its four chapters describe the philosophy of 'yoga' as experienced and practiced in that era.
However, its Sutras (aphorisms) remain as relevant today as they ever were.
In essence, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be described as a kind of ‘guidebook’ which offer lessons to the modern-day yogi on the purpose of yoga and how to live a more meaningful life.
In this course, Anat explores and reflects upon the most pivotal Sutras from the first two chapters: Samadhi-pada and Sadhana-pada. She invites you to contemplate the purpose of practicing yoga beyond Asana, as a road towards self-realization.
Some concepts you will uncover:
The course starts with a short introduction of basic yoga philosophy concepts and finishes with a short chanting session. If you’d like to learn more about yoga philosophy in general, please take a look at Anat’s Fundamentals of Yoga Philosophy course.
Gunas: three aspects of the manifested world
Introduction to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is eligible for 4 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.
Anat Geiger threaded science, spirituality, philosophy teachings and chakra theory through her teaching, combining Yang elements of strength and rhythm with Yin elements of kindness and silence. She trained teachers since 2008 and established one of the first Functional Yoga Teacher Trainings in the world. Anat was a student of - and assistant to - Paul and Suzee Grilley, who, in Anat’s words, 'changed everything with their mind-blowing science, profound spirituality, irresistible humour and ever-present poetry'.
Anat passed away in May 2022. Her spirit, deep wisdom, and joy for life continue to inspire us and we will be forever grateful to her for being part of the EkhartYoga community for almost 10 years.
This course will give you a fundamental understanding of yoga concepts from a philosophical point of view, to help you uncover a deeper meaning to your practice.