Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.
We offer three types of event:
- Yoga workshops (non-certification events)
- 200 Hour RYT training courses
- 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)
Decoding the Yoga Sūtra
June 22 - 24, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome
Save $50 if you sign up by May 11, 2018
$250 with Early Bird Special!
($300 after May 11, 2018)
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm | 1:30 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Come for a weekend of reflection on the most authoritative text on yoga philosophy. Originally written in a codified version of Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, this text requires a commentary to make sense. Although the most popular commentary by Vyāsa (called the Yoga Bhashya) is the standard, there is a rich forest of other commentarial traditions that have emerged from the original text over the millennia.
In this workshop, we will unpack the Yogasūtra's greatest hits in a way that makes sense with a 21st century understanding of a wide variety of contemplative traditions, as well as the latest research in social neuroscience. You will also learn techniques for studying each sūtra that can help you engage your students with meaningful insights while they practice.
Required Reading (click on book title to purchase):
Any translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutras
Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali by Barbara Stoler Miller
Yoga: Sutras of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft
Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase):
How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Essence of Yoga by Bernard Bouanchaud
300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.