This live course, which IYNAUS has requested we put together, is divided into four Dharma Talk sessions – each of which will be taught online here on the Vidya Institute website.
These talks will center on how the Perennial Wisdom teachings of The Yoga Sūtras and Iyengar Yoga Sādhanā can help us in times of need. It is my hope that these lectures will support students and practitioners in cultivating equanimity and a grounded outlook, during these turbulent and uncertain times, through a re-orientation to the spiritual and inner landscape. The Sanskrit word, parasthiti, means to be attuned to the particular needed action of a given moment, and this concept offers wisdom guidance for each of us at present. Centering and stabilizing ourselves will enable us to navigate this storm with less distress and also be a source of refuge for others who may be in need. I hope that these talks can assist each of you in finding the deep anchoring within.
Class #1 – Sutra 1.1 “Atha Yoga Anuśāsanam”: Finding Alignment with the Sacred and Seer Within
Time: Monday, April 20, 2020; 4:30pm PST, 7:30pm EST
Class #2 – Sutra 1.2 “Yogaḥ Citta Vṛtti Nirodhaḥ”: Sattvification and the Four Pillars of Spiritual Life
Time: Monday, April 27, 2020; 4:30pm PST, 7:30pm EST
Class #3 – Sutra 1.12 “Abhyāsa Vairāgyābhyām Tannirodhaḥ”: Finding Calm Through “Right Practice”
Time: Monday, May 4, 2020; 4:30pm PST, 7:30pm EST
Class #4 – Sutra 1.32 “Tat Pratiṣedha Artham Eka Tattva Abhyāsaḥ”: Heart-Centering Sadhana in Times of Need
Time: Monday, May 11, 2020; 4:30pm PST, 7:30pm EST
How It Works:
On the day of the course we will send 3 emails to you with a link to join the class – one 12 hours before the class, one 3 hours before the class, and one 30 minutes before the class. All three of these emails will have a link which you can click which will send you straight to the page with a live stream of the class.
If you for some reason miss or are unable to attend a session, dont worry! You will recieve a video recording within 24 hours of the class that you can watch in your own time.
You can enroll for individual classes or enroll for the full 4 class package.
Fee is 20USD for individual classes
Or 65USD for the full 4 class package