Yoga Sūtras: Sādhana Pāda – Part 2 of 3
“It is very important to understand yoga philosophy; without philosophy, practice is not good, and yoga practice is the starting place for yoga philosophy. Mixing both is actually the best.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Yoga International, 1995
This is the second of 3 workshops examining Chapter Two (Sadhana Pada) in depth, sutra-by-sutra, word-by-word, emphasizing its practical application in our daily lives. Along the way, we will cover foundational concepts of Yoga as a topic, as a practice, and most importantly, as a teaching to be embodied each moment of each day. Each session will include instruction in chanting of the Yogasutra as well as lecture & discussion. All levels welcome.
The true power of yoga lies not in the strength/vitality it gives the physical body, but rather in the profoundly positive ways it changes our human system by refining the mind, clearing negative emotions, creating positive habits/ behaviors, improving our relationships, and bringing forth profound spiritual experiences. The Yogasutra’s concise presentation of how to bring yoga off the mat and into daily life is considered an ‘owner’s manual’ for life & the practice of yoga in it.
Chase Bossart has been studying yearly with Desikachar since 1991, and is subsequently one of the very few people who knows this complex text in a manner consistent with the teachings of Pattabhi Jois’ teacher, Sri T. Krishnamacharya. His presentation is clear, profound and captivating. Having received Desikachar’s blessings, he is the Director of Therapy & Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Fransisco.
Cost: $225 [$195 by Sept 15th]
Friday: $38; Saturday or Sunday: $115
About The Teacher
Chase Bossart is a long time student of Mr. TKV Desikachar and is a Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation certified Yoga Teacher Trainer. A long time meditator, Chase has a clear, down-to-earth communication style and strong theoretical understanding. Currently, Chase is the Director of Yoga Well Institute in San Francisco.