Incorporating the Yoga Sutras
into Asana Practice
with Janet MacLeod
Saturday and Sunday
September 28 - 30, 2018
Join us in Middlebury for our Sixth Annual Workshop with Janet!
BKS Iyengar taught the Yoga Sutras of Sage Patanjali through intense study of Asana and Pranayama. Janet will choose four Sutras one for each of the four classes she will conduct at OCY.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are divided into four chapters or padas, and our workshop will focus on sutras from the the first two padas: Samadhi Pada (the Chapter on Awakening) and Sadhana Pada (the Chapter on Practice)
Friday Evening – 6 to 8 pm
Chapter 1, Verse 2 - Yoga ceases the fluctuations of the mind.
We’ll begin the workshop by practicing poses to guide us into the heart of the meaning of yoga- quieting the busy mind!
Saturday Morning – 10 am to 1 pm
Chapter 1, Verse 12 - Practice and detachment are the means to still the movements of consciousness.
Saturday morning practice will take us deep into an active sequence using traditional postures to clear and still the mind
Saturday Afternoon – 3 to 5 pm
Chapter 2, Verse 46 - effort should be combined with receptivity.
Even in a restorative, supported practice, some effort is required to keep the mind focussed and present. We’ll explore how to engage in that effort in a spirit of openness.
Sunday Morning – 10 am to 1 pm
Chapter 2, Verse 47 - Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.
What does it mean to “achieve perfection” in a yoga pose? Does my “perfect pose” look like your “perfect pose?” Let us playfully investigate this sutra in the spirit of joy and devotion!
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Full Workshop: $200 until September 10, $250 afterwards (space permitting)
Friday Night: $50 until September 10, $65 afterwards (space permitting)
Saturday early: $75 until September 10, $90 afterwards (space permitting)
Saturday Late: : $50 until September 10, $65 afterwards (space permitting)
Sunday: $75 until September 10, $90 afterwards (space permitting)
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