Past EventsJune 15 in Santa Fe, NM
Prajna Yoga Studio
All day workshop at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe.
8:30am to 9:30am Meditation and Asana Practice
9:30am to 12:30pm Outer Limbs: Yama-s, Shaucha and Santosha
12:30pm to 1:00pm Asana Practice
1:00 to 2:00pm Lunch (vegetarian, included)
2:00pm to 5:00pm Middle Limbs: Kriya-Yoga, Asana, and Pranayama
How can we live in alignment with the core teachings of yoga? Patanjali, author of the Yoga Sutras, ordered the eight limbs of yoga deliberately from outer to inner. The first four limbs of yoga are essential for getting along with others, replacing detrimental behavioral patterns with helpful ones, and purifying our body, heart, and psyche in order to prepare us for our journey inward. We will chant call-and-response all relevant sutras, translate them directly from the Sanskrit, then dig down deeply into the meanings of all related Sanskrit terms. Hear and discuss what the sutra-s say about the yama-s, niyama-s, asana and pranayama. Handouts and practice exercises are included.
Nicolai Bachman exceeded my expectations! He is very talented and articulates each individual sutra extremely well. I really enjoyed the examples he provided which relate Patanjali’s teachings to modern society. The instruction was very clear. Nicolai addressed any questions or concerns directly, which was helpful. The eight limbs were presented clear and concise as well as the yoga poses in Sanskrit. I look forward to learning more from Nicolai. The way Nicolai applies the sutras to modern day society is amazing.