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Wed 07 Aug 2024

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (UTC+5.5)

The Essence Of Yogasutra

Online Immersion Program
The Essence of Yogasutra: An Overview of Yoga Philosophy & Practice

About the workshop
Embark on a journey through the profound teachings of the Yogasutra in this comprehensive 10-hour course. We begin with an introduction to the shad Darshanas, the six schools of Indian philosophy, emphasizing Samkhya as a foundation for understanding Yoga Philosophy. Our focus then shifts to the Yogasutra, one of the most authoritative texts in the yoga tradition, comprising 196 aphorisms across four chapters. This course provides a detailed, systematic, and well-structured overview of the Yogasutra, exploring key concepts, frameworks, and philosophical and psychological insights, alongside practical perspectives essential for both personal and teaching practice.

Workshop Outcomes:

  1. Understanding of Shad Darshanas: Gain a foundational understanding of the six schools of Indian philosophy.
  2. Insight into Samkhya Philosophy: Learn the principles of Samkhya as a precursor to Yoga Philosophy.
  3. Structured Study of Yogasutra: Receive a systematic overview of the Yogasutra, exploring its structure and core teachings.
  4. Philosophical and Psychological Insights: Analyze the philosophical and psychological dimensions of the Yogasutra.
  5. Practical Applications: Apply the teachings of the Yogasutra to enhance personal practice and teaching methodologies.
  6. Enhanced Perspective on Yoga Tradition: Develop a well-rounded perspective on the historical and cultural context of yoga philosophy.

Yoga Practitioners, Professionals, Teachers and Yoga enthusiasts. *Suitable age group 21 years and above

Session Includes:

  • 10 Live, Interactive Zoom Sessions
  • Q & A sessions
  • Access to recorded sessions
  • Suggested Readings & resources materials

Duration of the workshop: 10 hours’ program

Workshop Sessions will be held on:
Every Wednesday (weekly once)

Workshop time in the day:
7:00 – 8:15 PM IST, 1:15 minutes live session with faculty (One session per week)

Expected start date: 07th August, 2024
August: 07, 14, 21, 28
September: 04, 11, 18, 25
October: 02, 09

Medium of instruction: English

Workshop Fee: Rs.5000/- INR for Indian students and $75USD for for International students.


Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy

Director, Indica Yoga

Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy, is the Co-founder & Director Indica Yoga and also the Chief Consultant, Strategic Initiatives at Chanakya University, Bangalore. He holds a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, besides Masters in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology.

Vinayachandra is a dedicated teacher who travels across the world conducting courses, lectures and workshops on a unique blend of Yoga, Psychology and Sanskrit. He is a guest faculty/resource person at various Universities and Yoga Associations including Ghent University, Belgium; Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; Vedanta Academy, Belgium; Irish Yoga Association, Ireland; Yoga Pramiti, Italy; School of Philosophy and Economic Science, Ireland; VYASA Singapore, etc. He has had the privilege of being a tutor at the European Union of Yoga Congress, Zinal, Switzerland for the years 2013, 2014 and was the Guest of Honour at the same event in the year 2017 along with Dr. Anuradha Choudry.

His publications include a report on Standardization of Yoga Terminologies for WHO; a book co-edited with Dr. Anuradha Choudry titled ‘Perspectives on Indian Psychology’, published by Jain University Press, another book co-authored titled ‘Happiness: Indic Perspectives’, published by Development Foundation, besides a few¬¬¬ articles, papers, booklets on Yoga, Indian Psychology, Culture and Spirituality. In addition to his academic interests, he is deeply passionate to work with children and youth and is involved with several cultural and service organizations in varied capacities.