EXPLORING THE TRADITION OF YOGA
A weekend workshop with Arun Deva,
The Relevance of the Yoga Sutras:
Adapting Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
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Please note that this workshop will be held at a private studio.
The Yoga Sutras are about the tradition of yoga. They are able to clearly define the goal, the path, and the practice. And therein lies the magic of yoga. Although the paths and practices are numerous, there being a yoga for everyone, the final goal is singular. It is peace of mind as a start and complete freedom from suffering as the end. They are the same thing in stages of awakening. The legend is that the eternal serpent upon which rests pure consciousness was awakened by a restless moving of this consciousness and was sent to seek an answer to end all such restlessness and bring it to all humanity. Therefore yoga is for everyone. The beauty is its recognition that as individuals we all seek the same goal but are unable to break our patterns because we cannot put a name to our restlessness. When yoga leads us to this answer we are set free.
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In this short immersion, we will imagine the final goal as Patanjali did and we will then explore how to adapt the path to our individual states of being. Starting with the first chapter where the final goal is laid out in the first 15 sutras, we will jump to the second chapter and find our own starting points. And we will discuss how the traditional yoga can infuse our modern practices to raise them to a higher level. This workshop is informed by a desire to show the huge potential of yoga and how asana practice has the immense power to give us an inkling of this. When the asana expands into something more, then we have begun the inner yoga. The transformation of patterns into essence. We find ourselves and come to peace.
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$245 (includes specific textbook)
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Class times vary (see schedule below)
Friday, Feb 8
An Introduction to Yoga
Saturday, Feb 9
The Relevance of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
9 am - Noon
2 - 5 pm
Sunday, Feb 10
7 - 10 am - The Practice
Noon - 5 pm - The Relevance of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Continued
Arun Deva, DASc, AYT, E-RYT(500), C-IAYT, is a senior Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA), Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (NAMA), Yoga Therapist (IAYT) and a Vinyasa Krama certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500). The founder of Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda, Arun has the pleasure of serving both the National & State Ayurvedic Associations: NAMA & CAAM for over 15 years. Currently, he heads NAMA’s Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Arun teaches internationally, lectures at Conferences, writes articles for different publications, has been featured on both radio and television and has a clinic for consultations and various treatments including pancakarma and yoga therapy in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. He also teaches the Ayurveda and Yoga modules for many Teacher Training Programs around the world and is Director of Ayurveda at LMU’s YTRX Program. Arun has often presented at both the NAMA and SYTAR Conferences. Born in India, where he began his studies as a child, Arun has made his home in Los Angeles since 1977.
Find out more here about Arun.