Gitte Bechsgaard & Sheila Haswell

Yoga Sutras workshop

Gitte and Sheila taught an introduction weekend to the upcoming 4-module course. Read more below and see photos here:

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Yoga Sūtras: A Road Map and Practice Workshop

Abhyāsa vairāgyabhyam tannirodhaḥ… The fluctuations of mind are
stilled by the twofold Yogic discipline: practice and detachment.
(Patañjali, sūtra 1.12)

Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras provides an incredible map of the potential of consciousness, a consummate guide to the inner journey, that this workshop sought to explore in a variety of ways.

In this balancing act between the study of Yoga Sūtras and Yogic discipline, the focus was in part on the practice of āsanas (Yoga postures) and prāṇāyāma (breath control) according to the B.K.S. Iyengar method of Yoga. In Patañjali’s eightfold path, these so-called outer limbs (bahir-aṅga) are especially important in forming a foundation for the study of Yoga philosophy and the development of the inner limbs (antara-aṅga) of Yoga.

For more details about teachings on the Yoga Sūtras with Gitte Bechsgaard please visit