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 Sutra 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 Sutra is to understand how the Sutra can lead us to a practice that is useful and purposeful to us.
In the Yoga Sutra Module, students will be exposed to specific sutras in each Pada and will align a specific thread(s) to their personal Sadhana. The Yoga Sutra can become an inspiration for anyone who reads into them in a deeper way and integrates the Sutras into their personal Yoga practice. During this Module, students will be provided a platform to launch into some of the greatest Sutras in the literature of yoga, and will be gently guided to deepen a daily personal practice and learn how to recognize the outcomes of creating a personalized practice. As a result, students will be able to integrate the Yoga Sutra into their practice and then apply their experiential learning to their teaching.
"Knowledge of the Yoga Sutra can bring your personal practice to a deeper understanding and although not all of the Yoga Sutra 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