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Padmanjali Yoga & Diamond Forest Retreat Centre

1540 Hess Road, Gabriola Island


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a deep study of the yoga sutra



















The Yoga Sutra was written by Master Patanjali in India about 2000 years ago, and is considered the source of almost all the great teachings on yoga.  It is organized around the ashtanga, or eight branches of yoga, which include not just the physical exercises but also things like meditation, mental calmness and proper breathing.


If we get the chance to learn the Yoga Sutra in an authentic presentation, it not only transforms our yoga practice completely, but gives us tools that we can use to succeed in every part of our life.  The same teachings that help us become a complete master of physical yoga also unlock the secrets of our inner body - the channels and chakras.  And this allows us to go on to change the entire world around us, to help both ourselves and everyone else in our lives.


A yoga teacher who has a good basic understanding of the Yoga Sutra can do a lot more to help their students, and thus becomes a really complete teacher, in much greater demand.


This 20 hour essentials course covers all the main ideas of the Yoga Sutra and suggests how to apply them in real life.  It will be taught by Padma Yvonne Jaques, whose teachers include Lama Marut, Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally, Baba Hari Dass and Sri Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati.  Padma spent seven years in deep study of this and other Sanskrit texts - more than 2500 hours - and followed this up with just under three years in deep, isolated, silent retreat.


When?             Enquire here for next offering

Where?            Zoom Room  (

How much?    $121.00 virtual attendance by (TBA)

Instructors:    Padma (Yvonne) Jaques

Register?         Please register here.