In this first course in the series, Heather will review the history of the Yoga Sutras and the legends behind the author, Patanjali. You will be introduced to basic Sanskrit pronunciation and learn to chant the Invocation to Patanjali with joy and confidence. You will walk away with an understanding of the importance of the Yoga Sutras to the practice of modern yoga and a burning desire to study them.
We will welcome guest instructor Shanta Bulkin of the East-West Institute to help us with our Sanskrit pronunciation. Shanta has been studying Sanskrit since 1974, and teaching the subject for twenty years. He is the main Sanskrit Instructor at Mount Madonna.
Drop-ins are welcome.
May 20, Friday 6:00–8:00 pm
June 24, Friday 6:00–8:00 pm
October 28, Friday 6:00–8:00 pm
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.
She is also 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.