What is the innermost secret of yoga? How can the mind find true peace? In what way do the practices of yoga connect to the rest of my life?
Why are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras such an important text in the yoga tradition? Any why have the Yoga Sutras been so misunderstood? These are some of the questions that we will be exploring in this seminar. This weekend long immersion into this fascinating text will not only give us an opportunity to recover the “original” teachings of Patanjali, but--more importantly--will give us an immediately applicable understanding of the practices and principles that can take our yoga practice to a whole other dimension of depth. In it, we will be exploring the main teachings of this foundational text, contemplating their implications and practicing some of the major approaches that Patanjali offered, which have survived the rigorous test of time.
This seminar is divided into modules that can be taken independently or as a sequence.
Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos Pomeda (US, ES) has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India.
During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara.
He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition.
Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects.
As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.
For information on his DVD series “The Wisdom of Yoga” and other forthcoming titles, visit www.pomeda.com
program Saturday 11th of February - Session 1: 09.30-12.30 Yoga Sutras: Patanjali Revealed I Saturday 11th of February - Session 2: 14.00-17.00 Yoga Sutras: Patanjali Revealed II Sunday 12th of February - Session 3: 09.30-12.30 Yoga Sutras: Patanjali Revealed III Sunday 12th of February - Session 4: 14.00-17.00 Yoga Sutras: Patanjali Revealed IV
Date: Saturday 11/02/2017 and Sunday 12/02/2017
Address: AntwerpYoga, Frankrijklei 107, 2000 Antwerp
Individual Session: 45Euro
Weekdays Package (3ses.): 120Euro
Weekend Package (4 ses.): 150 Euro
Complete Program (7 ses.): 250 Euro
Payment: IBAN BE83 0016 4497 6015 - BIC GEBABEBB
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