New online opportunity from Ranju Roy and David Charlton

As we continue to spend much of our time indoors, we are pleased to point you in the direction of a new online opportunity. Friends and colleagues in our tradition, Ranju Roy and David Charlton of Sadhana Mala and members of aYs, will be offering an interactive study of Yoga Sūtra Chapter 1. This promises to be a great way for new students to become familiar with this fundamental yoga text, and will also provide new perspectives for those who have been studying for longer.

Sādhana Mālā
Yoga Sūtra Online Study Course
Chapter 1: Samādhi Pāda
With Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy


Sādhana Mālā is delighted to announce that we are offering an online study course on Yoga Sūtra Chapter 1 (Sādhana Pāda) open to all with some experience of the Yoga Sūtra and an interest in working within the Desikachar/Krishnamacharya lineageThis is an exciting opportunity to work with the authors of the recently published Embodying the Yoga Sūtra: Support, Direction, Space.

We will explore each sūtra in detail, offering word-by-word explanations and key ideas from Vyāsa’s commentary. We will expand on the meaning of the sūtra from the perspective of the teachings of Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar and Paul Harvey and also add Peter Hersnack’s unique interpretations where applicable. We will therefore embrace both traditional perspectives and practical modern interpretations so that students can appreciate both, understanding how we can apply the Yoga Sūtra creatively in our practice and teaching with due regard for the tradition.

This study course will cover all of Yoga Sūtra Chapter 1 and run fortnightly as an online Zoom session.

Each meeting will comprise of 3 sessions:

  • 4 – 5pm (theory)
  • 5.15 – 6.00pm (practice session which may include some chanting)
  • 6.15 – 7.15pm (theory)

The first session will be on 5th June 2020 and final session on 4th Dec 2020

Timings are based on London times.

Full course Dates

  • June 2020: Friday 5th, 19th
  • July 2020: Friday 3rd, 17th, 31st
  • Sept 2020: Friday 11th, 25th
  • Oct 2020: Friday 9th, 23rd,
  • Nov 2020: Friday 6th, 20th,
  • Dec 2020: Friday 4th,

Most sessions will be delivered by both Dave Charlton or Ranju Roy, although some may be with only one of them. The sessions will be primarily theoretical with electronic handouts provided. We will also provide some pre-recorded lectures and chanting resources for Chapter 1 of the YS which we would expect you to learn by heart by the end of the course.

Dates, Costs & Timing

£575 FULL PRICE (deposit £200 plus 5 monthly payments of £75 starting in June 2020)

Members of Association for Yoga Studies (AYS) or The Society for Yoga Practitioners (TSYP) £525

£545 EARLY BIRD BEFORE 15TH MAY (deposit £200 plus 4 monthly payments of £75 starting in June 2020 and one final payment of £45)

Association for Yoga Studies (AYS) and The Society for Yoga Practitioners (TSYP) £495

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