Yoga Sutra study at the Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre, 14 Trinity St., Dorchester DT1 1DD
Saturday mornings, monthly, 10:45 – 12:15, Dec. 14.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, probably composed around 2,000 years ago, are universally recognised as the classic teaching and ultimate authority on yoga. Amazingly, they are still completely relevant to our life and times. They were designed to be learnt by heart and consist of 195 short aphorisms, a bit like newspaper headings. They therefore have to be explained and discussed with a teacher who has learnt them with a teacher who has…etc. etc., just as you need to read what comes below the heading in a newspaper. You can come to them all, or to just one, as, although we shall always place the sutra we are studying in its context, each one can be a focus for reflection and meditation by itself.
These sessions are suitable for people who are complete beginners to the Sutra, and for those who have studied them for years. All can have interesting insights to share.
You don’t have to attend every one – each time can be seen as a meditative study session. We shall also chant the sutras, thus connecting with them in a different and very traditional way.
The Bhagavad Gita Today
Nov. 30, 10.00 to 4.00, Poole Yoga Centre
This is a study day on the Bhagavad Gita, open to all serious yoga students, teachers and trainee teachers looking to develop their experience and update their knowledge. This in-service training day (IST) counts towards your Continued Personal Development (CPD) points.
Outline plan for the day.
1000. Introductions ; welcome and tea.
1030. The Gita in context; key themes
1145. Discussion of ideas around karma yoga
1220. Meditative practice
200 Discussion of ideas about meditation and pranayama
240 Pranayama and meditative practice
315 Discussion of ideas about bhakti yoga
350 Evaluation and closing
Please bring your mat block etc. for yoga practice.
Please bring your copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a pen and paper and vegetarian lunch to share. Teas and refreshments provided.
Payment confirms your place – Serious non-teaching students are welcome to attend. Please get in touch with any questions you may have or book online at
Sound and Silence, Mantra and Meditation, with Dr Kausthub Desikachar
2020 Feb 28 to Mar 1, 9.30 to 12.30, 2.00 to 5.00pm at the
Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre, 14 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TU
A rare opportunity to experience Kausthub’s teaching in the UK, this seminar is about the ancient art of mantra, one of the main tools of traditional yoga, particularly in the areas of healing and spirituality. Mantra-s are very powerful, influencing change from within, taking us to the silence of our deepest self.
It will be both informative and practical, including discussion and potent meditative practices. The seminar is open to all, and is especially suitable for those who wish to journey to the core of yoga and its implementation in daily practice. It will be invaluable for anyone considering delving deeper into the authentic teachings of Yogacharya T Krishnamacharya.
Kausthub is am amazing yoga therapist who has helped many people around the world. He will be able to see people for individual consultations on Feb 27 and March 2. This will cost £70.
To book for the seminar or an individual consultation, please contact me including your full name and phone number. The early bird price is £270; it will be £300 after Jan 28. However, places are limited, so early booking is advised.
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