What is the innermost secret of yoga? How can the mind find true peace? In what way do the practices of yoga connect to the rest of my life? Why are Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras such an important text in the yoga tradition? Any why have the Yoga Sūtras been so misunderstood?—these are some of the questions that we will be exploring in this workshop.
What will be unique about this exploration is that we will be using Patañjali’s own commentary. This will not only give us an opportunity to recover the “original” teachings of Patañjali (as opposed to subjective interpretations), but—more importantly—will give us an immediately applicable understanding of the practices and principles that can take our yoga practice to a whole other dimension of depth.
Enroll in this insightful and inspiring workshop!
Included in the price: You will receive the course recording and Yoga Sutra handout.
About Carlos Pomeda
Carlos Pomeda: Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gītānanda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India.
During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as an updated History of Yoga and a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition .
Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects.
As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.