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Monthly Sutra Study Group

  • EYT Issaquah Office - Gilman Village 317 Northwest Gilman Boulevard Issaquah, WA, 98027 United States (map)

Jan - May. Second Thursday of the month, 4-5:30 p.m. $15 per session
EYT office in Gilman Village, #48 adjacent to Issaquah Coffee at the far west end of the complex

The ancient teachings of yoga arise from the Vedas, a 5000 year old body of knowledge that covered topics as diverse as art, magic, language and literature as well as the science of healing and an understanding of humanity’s relationship to God and the world. From the vast body of the Vedas (meaning “to know”), the sage Patanjali derived it’s essence and compiled what has come to be known as The Yoga Sutra(s). Patanjali’s 196 aphorisms are pithy threads that when stitched together offer insight into the deep wisdom that is held in the Vedas.

These teachings have personally sustained me over the decades. I lean into them heavily, especially when facing personal challenges. Sharing these wise sutras with others has been one of the most satisfying aspects of my role as a yoga teacher. While asana and other active yoga practices such as breath work are extremely valuable tools for transformation, I also respect the need to reflect deeply within and remember how my own mind can often trip up my best intentions.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra manages to find a way to call attention to our negative mental patterns within the context of a shared human experience.The teachings are offered in a nonjudgmental, forgiving format that provides the space for us to see ourselves with clarity, unfiltered. Through our exploration and discussion, it is my hope that we can inspire each other to recognize and harness the internal power we each have to change the world by changing how we think.

Heyam dukham anagatam

Future suffering is to be avoided.
— Sutra 2.16

Join me for this engaging discussion group!

(Robin will send you suggested texts once your registration is received).