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*October 5th-November 23rd, 2021
Understanding, Chanting, and Integrating the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Chapter One

Classical Yoga, as taught by The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali is a moksha, a path of liberation. The Yoga Sūtras offer the wisdom and practices needed to individually unbind ourselves so we can collectively evolve towards a more open-hearted and just society for all. This series studies the 51 sutras in the first chapter, which reveal what’s needed for our path to liberation (less suffering). Claudette leads students through traditional chanting of the Sūtras in their native Sanskrit, and Jenny offers insights to the meaning of the Sūtras and how they pertain to our modern lives.

This series is designed to provide a solid grounding in direct knowledge of the Yoga Sūtras. As we engage each sūtra, we will uncover the depth of meaning, understanding the grammatical and esoteric significance of each, by means of svādhyāya (self-study) through chanting, discussion, and contemplation.

The ancient sounds of the Sanskrit language, when chanted, open the individual to higher levels of awareness and connection to the Self. Chanting yogic texts with awareness creates a richness unavailable to the practitioner when simply reading translated works of yoga philosophy. This potent combination of study will aid serious practitioners in search of the “next step” in their evolution, leading you toward your own self-mastery.

Jenny and Claudette have both studied in the lineage of Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute for decades. Please join them for this eight-week practice of embodiment.

Date: *October 5-November 23, 2021

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Cost: Supported: $275 | Sustainer: $325 | Supporter: $375

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 membership@8limbsyoga.com.

If you have questions about course content, preparation, or recordings, or are having enrollment issues within 24 hours of the course or class, email education@8limbsyoga.com.

Some series can be joined late, with approval at full cost (email education@8limbsyoga.com); Prior recordings will be shared upon approval.

300/500 Teacher Training

This series can be taken as part of 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training ProgramClick here for more information on joining us!

Teacher Training Enrollee Registration

Click here if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to take this course for credit. This series counts as one module and costs $400. See schedule and *additional RYT hours below for 300/500-hour Teacher Training Enrollees.

Questions? Please email teachertraining@8limbsyoga.com.

*300/500 Teacher Training additional meeting times

October 5th, 5:00-5:45pm Opening Circle

November 2nd, 5:00-5:45pm Check in + Homework

November 23rd, 5:00-5:45pm Closing Circle


About the instructors: Jenny Hayo & Claudette Evans

Jenny Hayo

Jenny has taught in the healing arts for over 20 years as a teacher of awareness-centered practices and the awakened consciousness. She began studying the Yoga Sutras with her teacher, Jo Leffingwell, in 2001. As an interdisciplinary teacher, Jenny’s work synthesizes over two decades of classical yoga study, Hatha Yoga, Buddhism and modern mind/body therapies, including The Hakomi Method and IFS (Internal Family Systems). She teaches workshops and retreats throughout the year and maintains a spiritual counseling practice rooted in the wisdom presented in the Yoga Sutras.  Jenny is known for her clear and direct teaching style that meets students wherever they are on the path of their own Self-discovery.




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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