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Discover the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One of the primary reasons to study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is to healthfully question the way we go about our daily lives and interact with the world around us.
According to Patanjali, the asana practice is only one part of a holistic approach to life. To live life fully, inquiry and self-study is required. Join us for a group discussion on the core concepts of the Sutras, such as the yamas and niyamas, obstacles and much more.
Each meeting will focus on a specific concept and several sutras. You will learn to chant and delve into Sanskrit vocabulary.
This gathering is part of the Sadhana Studies Program, though anyone can participate. Please bring a copy of the Yoga Sutras. We will be working from BKS Iyengar’s “Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” and Gitte Bechsgaard’s “Gift of Consciousness”
Each gathering will stand alone, though the the concepts will build on each other. Please attend as many as you can.
Drop-ins are welcome. All levels of experience and practice are welcome!
October 28, Friday 6:00–8:00 pm
About the Instructor:
Heather Haxo Phillips is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Junior Intermediate III level, among the highest certified Iyengar teachers in the East Bay. She is Director of Adeline Yoga and has been teaching for nearly 15 years. Heather is past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California, for which she recently retired after seven years of service.
Her interest in Eastern philosophy sprouted as a child growing up in Thailand, spending a year traveling around Bangkok interviewing monks and playing in the temples. As an adult, the studies blossomed in regular trips to Pune India. She studies Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy with Dr. Sucheta Paranjpe of Pune and is completing a two-year course of study with Gitte Bechsgaard of Toronto, Canada.
Heather is certified as a restorative yoga teacher, and registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-500 level instructor. She has specialized training to help students with scoliosis, injuries, women’s health and pre-natal yoga. Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with senior teachers including Manouso Manos, Lois Steinberg and Carolyn Belko – and the Iyengar family in Pune. Watch a video about Heather’s classes or read her Yelp! reviews.