Tutor: Angela Ashwin
Date: 5th June 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Aims: To present an overview of Patanjali, its purpose and show how to work with the text. Demonstrate, by using several verses to instruct practical yoga, that Patanjali is an instruction manual to be practised, not a philosophy to be understood
cognitive: By the end of the day students should know and be able to explain:
- the main thread going through Patanjali
- how to interpret a sutra
- the meaning of Patanjali 1,1-3; 1,14 and 4,1-3
psychomotor: By the end of the day the students should be able to:
- work with the Sanskrit text and the translations of a sutra
- start to introduce the Patanjali messages into their practice
- see how that work can change their teaching over time
affective: By the end of the day the students should feel and sense:
- an enthusiasm about Patanjali
- a new insight that Patajalis’s messages "need to be practised for a long time, uninterrupted with
earnest devotion” (1,14)
- new ways of making their practice and teaching more wholistic and meaningful
10.00am: Introduction and a presentation of an overview of Patanjali
11,00am: Demonstrate how to work with a sutra, considering the age, the weight of the statement, the Sanskrit, translations and consider whether commentaries are of high importance
- Patanjali 1,1: the sutras need to be practised,
- Patanjali 1,2: practise the sutras
- Patanjali 1,3: don’t believe any statement, experience it
- Patanjali 1,14: and practise needs to be done
2.30pm: Patanjali 4,1-3: Progression in Yoga. Practice asana, pranayama, samyama (mind control) following the message of the sutras to see what progress in yoga is and do it.
4.30pm: Questions and answers and ending
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Angela Ashwin is a Yoga Teacher and British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Course Tutor with over thirty years of Yoga experience. She has taught Yoga for over twenty five years and during this time gained a BWY Diploma. She qualified as a BWY Diploma Course Tutor in 2003. She sees Yoga and Meditation as a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit that unifies Yoga philosophy into physical movement and breathing, she is specialised on interpretation of classic txts and integrating them into the yoga practice.