Peaceful World Yoga
300 YTT Modules & Workshops
Unpacking the Yoga Sutras
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali include many sutras that are not directly related to enlightenment or self-realization but can accelerate the process and eliminate a large number of obstacles for seekers on the path to truth. These sutras help us understand our mind and thought processes; how the worlds inside and outside us relate to each other; and how to avoid obstacles and troubles both known and unknown to us.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the starting point for most practitioners when they become really serious about the philosophy and the practice of yoga. When beginning a sutra study, students find that many of the concepts and ideas are unfamiliar and also, for the most part, are unrelated to the practices that they do. The great challenge of getting to the heart of the Yoga Sutras is to understand how these Sutras lead us to a practice that is useful to us.
In the Yoga Sutra Module, students will be exposed to specific sutras in Pada One: Samadhi Pada, which is the goal of yoga and in the second Pada titled Sadhana, which is the practice of yoga. These specific Yoga Sutras inspire anyone who read them and integrate the Sutras into their personal Yoga practice. Students will launch into some of the greatest sutras in the literature of yoga that describe what yoga is and what it is not. Students will be guided to deepen their personal practice and learn how to recognize the outcomes of their practice. As a result, students will be able to integrate the Yoga Sutras into their practice and then apply their experiential learning to their teaching.
"Knowledge of the Yoga Sutras can bring your personal practice to a deeper understanding and although not all of the Yoga Sutras lead to samadhi or self-realization, as aspiraints, we can access the sutras that may accelerate the process and help us to work through many of life’s obstacles with grace and ease. Remembering that the Obstacles ARE the path.” -Melissa