Pada 1: Samadhi Pada

with Shelley Christopherson

$188

When we practice yoga for a duration of time we eventually become curious about what it has to offer us beyond physical postures. This course is an opportunity to explore the Yoga of Sound (Nada) and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which has become a pivotal text in the Yoga canon.
In this class, we will learn the foundation of Sanskrit Vedic chanting, along with the first book or ‘Pada’ of the Yoga Sutras.
The wisdom in the first book, or the Samadhi Pada, of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras contains the groundwork for any aspiring or seasoned yogi. The first book gives insight on how to experience, recognize and have access to samadhi, and how it is available to us in every moment. As we all know, experiential practice brings a new level of multi-dimensional understanding. Chanting these sutras in Sanskrit and in Vedic meter allow the practitioner to:
  • Enhance your Sanskrit vocabulary
  • Cultivate a Sanskrit chanting practice
  • Experience the meaning of the sutras on a deep physiological level
  • Access samadhi; our inherent state

What you can expect:

  • How to read transliterated Sanskrit
  • Learn the traditional Patañjali invocation
  • Fundamentals of Vedic Meter
  • Introduction to correct pronunciation of the 50 Sanskrit syllables
  • First 51 stanzas or sutras
  • Exploration of translations by TKV Desikachar, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, BKS Iyengar, and Sri Swami Satchidananda
(at least one copy of one of these translations is recommended, however not required)
You will gain access to a Dropbox file that will contain:
  • 16 hours of pre-recorded classes (audio & video)
  • Practice tools & recordings
  • Any additional information/ documents you may need




Yoga Sutras, Pada 2: Sadhana Pada*

$188

When we practice yoga for a duration of time we eventually become curious about what it has to offer us beyond physical postures.  This course is an opportunity to explore the Yoga of Sound (Nada) and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which has become a pivotal text in the Yoga canon.

In this class, we will continue our work establishing the foundation of Sanskrit Vedic chanting with the second book or ‘Pada’ of the Yoga Sutras.

The wisdom in the second book, or the Sadhana Pada, of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras contains the groundwork for any aspiring or seasoned yogi. The second book gives insight on how to establish our practice so that the eight limbs of yoga spontaneously arise. We create the container for the process to unfold. The trail to samadhi becomes accessible and maintained. As we all know, experiential practice brings a new level of multi-dimensional understanding. Chanting these sutras in Sanskrit and in Vedic meter allow the practitioner to:

  • Refine your Sanskrit vocabulary
  • Dedication to a Sanskrit chanting practice
  • Experience the meaning of the sutras on a deep physiological level
  • Access samadhi, our inherent state

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  •  Continuation on feeling comfortable reading transliterated Sanskrit
  • Traditional Ganesha invocation
  •  Practice the correct pronunciation of the 50 Sanskrit syllables
  • Second set of 55 stanzas or sutras
  • Exploration of translations by TKV Desikachar, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, BKS Iyengar, Dr. Katy Jane, and Sri Swami Satchidananda
    (at least one copy of one of these translations is recommended, however not required)

*Completion of Pada 1 is the pre-requisite

In the Dropbox file there will be:

  • 16 hours of pre-recorded classes (audio & video)
  • Practice tools & recordings
  • Any additional information/ documents you may need