Practical Essence of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (PYS) with Dr. N. Ganesh Rao

The “Yoga Sutra,” written by the sage Patañjali approximately 2,000 years ago, has become the core philosophical text of yoga as we know it today. Its definition of yoga as the quieting of mental fluctuation and its 8 limb structure for spiritual practice has influenced modern yoga in profound ways, but its core belief system is subtle and widely misunderstood.

This unique and intensive workshop will enrich the understanding and practice of yoga for all students and teachers of Yoga. It is relevant for all those enthusiasts who are interested in understanding the human mind, its functioning, control and transcendence. Clear understanding of PYS adds quality and sheer joy to life.

In the course of the workshop, the following topics will be covered:

1. Introduction to IP & Samkhya philosophy. (Yoga is based on Samkhya philosophy).

2. The person of Patanjali and uniqueness of PYS.

3. Etymological meanings of “Yoga”.

4. Definition of “Yoga”: concepts of Vritti and Klesha.

5. Summary of 4 chapters of PYS.

6. The Ashtangas.

7. Quieting of mental fluctuation in PYS.

About the Facilitator

Dr. N. Ganesh Rao, with a Doctorate in Philosophy, is a Professor and Ph. D. Guide in Yoga and Philosophy. He has a never-ending fascination for and is a constant learner and admirer of PYS. Dr. Rao has presented several Papers and written innumerable articles on various facets of PYS. He has shared his in-depth understanding in more than 1,500 teaching hours of PYS till date.

Dr. Rao is Working Director (IYA), Technical Expert (Yoga) for QCI & YCB, an Advisor to and Member of Board of Studies of Kaivalyadhama, a Member of Board of Studies of Sri Sri University, Bhubaneshwar, a Visiting Faculty in K. J. Somaiya University, Mumbai University, Kaivalyadhama (Mumbai and Lonavla), Sri Sri University (Bhubaneshwar), College of Defense Management (Secunderabad), Art of Living, Yoga alliance (USA),….

For further details please visit his website 

Location:  Mangrove One Studio

Date:  May 1st (Sunday)

Time: 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM

2:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Price: 485 aed (VAT inclusive)

YogaOne members and Yoga teachers receive a 10% discount

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