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[Live Streamed] Chanting The Yoga Sūtras with Claudette Evans
April 3| $150
April 3rd – May 8th
8 Limbs Livestream
Are you looking for way to take your practice beyond the physical and become your best self?
Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras offers us a definitive description of Yoga and a precise inner mapping of the essential truths for strengthening awareness and becoming free from self-imposed obstacles. It is a crystal-clear model of living consciously in the present, being sure of our path and our choices.
You do not simply read the Yoga Sūtras. Each sūtra is an embodiment of living wisdom. In the Indian tradition, there exists the idea that when you learn something by heart, the practice is so much more than simply being able to recall it. What you learn becomes installed within you at a very deep level. When you recite the Yoga Sūtras in Sanskrit you become what they describe. Recitation becomes a practice in and of itself.
The ancient sounds of the Sanskrit language, when chanted, open the individual to higher levels of awareness and connection to the Self. Chanting Sanskrit yogic texts with awareness, creates a richness unavailable to the practitioner reading translated works of yoga philosophy. For serious yoga practitioners in search of the next step in their evolution, the chanting of the Yoga Sūtras is intended to lead you toward your own self-mastery.
The steadiness of our practice will generate discussion through a spirit of inquiry, energized by the chanting of Sanskrit and meditation. Through chanting and studying the grammar of select sūtras you will gain direct access to subtler states of consciousness. As we engage each sūtra we will uncover the depth of meaning through understanding the grammatical significance of each word. This course of study will include chanting Pāda One, the Chapter on Samādhi.
Please join Claudette Evans for this six-week embodiment exploration of abhyāsa and vairāgya, practice and self-mastery.
Open to all levels.
Required Text – Yoga Sūtra Workbook – The Certainty of Freedom OR Yoga Sūtra Notebook from the American Sanskrit Institute
Recommended Reading – https://www.americansanskrit.com/reading-room/2016/9/8/anskrit-and-the-yoga-sutras
✓ Saturdays, 8:00-9:30am
✓ April 3rd-May 8th
Recordings will be available to participants until May 22, 2021.
Note: Our series require a minimum of five registered participants, by five days before the start date; if you are considering joining please register early.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds allowable after that time.
If you are having issues enrolling for this course in advance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about course content, preparation, or recordings, or are having enrollment issues within 24 hours of the course or class, email email@example.com.
Some series can be joined late, with approval at full cost (email firstname.lastname@example.org); Prior recordings will be shared upon approval.
Teacher Training Enrollee Registration
Email email@example.com if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to take this course for credit. This series counts as 1/2 a module, 5 hours of Techniques and 5 hours of Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics and costs $200. Classes on April 3 and May 8 (1st and last classes) will last from 8:00-10:00am for 500-hour Teacher Training Enrollees.
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About the instructor: Claudette Evans
What to expect in Claudette’s classes: Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that lies within their own bodies. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit, along with explorations in mantra and vibration. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sanskrit. She also has been strongly influenced by Douglas Brooks, Christopher Hareesh Wallis, Christina Sell, Sianna Sherman, Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Jason Crandell, and Meghan Currie.
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