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Yoga Sutras - a 5 week exploration of Yoga's Ancient Philosophy

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The Yoga Sutras are the foundation of yoga philosophy according to the path of Raja (Royal or Classical) Yoga. Widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, they are a collection of aphorisms (general truths), outlining the eight limbs or practices of yoga. These 196 sutras or "threads" (as sutra translates from Sanskrit) of wisdom offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life.

Join me for a 5 week journey though the Yoga Sutras, and see how these ancient practices can be effectively translated and used for modern day living.

We'll explore: The Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi

Are you a yoga teacher and want to learn more about yoga off the mat? Do you want to add more "Yoga" to your asana classes - to create more meaning and transformation for your students? This course is for you! And you can earn 20 hours of CE* (continuing education) with Yoga Alliance if you are a YA registered teacher.

Are you a student of yoga - but yearning for more meaning in your life? Are you ready to take a deeper journey in towards your authentic self? This course is for you too!

Join me Thursday nights, 6:45-9:30pm, March 7- April 4

Required book: Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

$275 for Spectra members
$299 for non-members

Sign up now and begin the path to a happier you!

About Melissa Christensen, E-RYT500, YACEP. Melissa is a full-time professional yoga teacher trainer and has been teaching yoga for over ten years. She bring a wealth of knowledge to her trainings, offering a comprehensive, engaging and fun approach to her love of yoga. Her trainings are Yoga Alliance approved, as a YACEP certified trainer. You can find her at or leading Spectra School of Yoga's 200 & 300 hour teacher training program in Costa Mesa, CA.

*20 hours of CE consists of 14 contact and 6 non-contact hours