The Yoga Sutras

7-week book study/course
with Heather Felty

What if you could….
> Be calmer
> Be less reactive
> Be happier
> Feel better
> Enjoy better relationships
Live in deep contentment through learning the Science of Yoga as it has been passed down for centuries through the Yoga Sutras.

Next offering:
March 14 – April 25, 2024
Thursdays @ 10 am Central
Weekly course offered via Zoom

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Yoga SutrasThis short book, written down around 400 BCE, contains just 196 Sutras (aphorisms) that teach us, using a precise methodology, how to stop the fluctuations of the mind, which with some guidance and work leads to pure bliss.

Sutras are concisely written statements that use just a few words or syllables to teach a philosophy, ritual, or any field of knowledge. This was done in Vedic times (ancient India) as a means to more easily memorize a lot of information. This is how knowledge was passed down through generations. Those who studied Yoga Philosophy would learn the concept by memorizing an entire collection of sutras. Teacher to student the information is passed and expounded upon for complete understanding.

The 7-week course “Understanding the Yoga Sutras” unpacks the complex contents of the Yoga Sutras and helps the student understand how to apply ancient principles to their current life as a means to experience maximum happiness in their life, with a steady mind.

Improve your life by connecting with yourself. See how you can literally make an impact on your own environment by learning to still your mind.

This class has been created for those NEW to the Yoga Sutras. No prior knowledge is necessary to participate. The course is also suitable for those who have already read the book, but are looking to understand the deeper nuances of meaning contained within it.

First lesson includes a full introduction to the Yoga Sutras; subsequent classes will have a reading assignment of a few pages each week.

Lesson Plan

Week 1 – History: Introduction to the structure of the Yoga Sutras
Week 2 – Contemplation: Theory of Yoga
Week 3 – Practice: Practical Philosophy
Week 4 – Yamas: Practices concerned with the world around us
Week 5 – Niyamas: Practices concerned with ourselves
Week 6 – Accomplishments: The Power of Raja Yoga
Week 7 – Absoluteness and Summary: APPLY this knowledge to your life

Required reading:
Yoga ~ Discipline of Freedom
by Barbara Stoler Miller

  • Cost for the course is $75.
  • Required book is ~$15 from amazon.com
  • Course is offered over Zoom.
  • Class sessions will be recorded and accessible to those enrolled in the course for one year. This is helpful if you must miss a live lesson and would like to catch up, or if you just want to review the material again and again.

Send an email to Heather with any questions.

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Yoga Sutras Book Study/Course

March 14 – April 25, 2024
Thursdays @ 10 am Central
Confirmation and syllabus will be sent via email upon enrollment; Zoom link will be sent via email every week prior to meeting time.
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Heather Felty

Your Course Instructor
Heather Felty has been an avid student and practitioner of yoga philosophy for 25 years. In 2019 she became a 230-hour registered yoga teacher, and has since enjoyed sharing her knowledge and insight with her students. She currently teaches Chair Yoga via Zoom. She feels blessed to be able to support others on their journey to find inner strength and ease in all areas of their lives.