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This workshop will be offered online!

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, a classic Indian text, is an ancient collection of teachings that remains profoundly relevant in modern times. Known as a soteriological, or salvation-based text, the Sutras offer hope from the unnecessary suffering caused by human ignorance. Central to the study of the Sutras is the understanding of yoga as a meditative/awareness-based system that connects us to our true nature, one that is free of ignorance. With remarkable sophistication and complexity, these ancient proverbs reveal what is possible as interconnected human beings.

This weekend immersion offers lectures on key concepts in the Yoga Sutras. These concepts have been chosen for their accessibility, and each offers insight into the Yoga Sutras as a universal spiritual system. Meditation practices and awareness-based movement will also be offered. This immersion is open to all levels of practitioners with a curiosity of how life might become more safe, open-hearted, and easeful. There will be breaks taken throughout the immersion.

Topics will include:

The Yoga Sutras and Buddhism throughout Indian history
Sāṃkhya philosophy: Puruṣa and Prakṛti
Yoga Sutras: Dukha, Citta vṿtti, Sanskāra, Kleśa, and Vāsana

Awareness-centered asana and meditation

This workshop can be taken as part of the 8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training Program. To learn more click here.

Dates: Friday to Sunday, March 20-22, 2020

Cost: $220 through March 15, $250 after

Location: Capitol Hill

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.


About the instructor: Jenny Hayo

Jenny Hayo


Jenny Hayo 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.

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