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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.

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?             Easter Weekend, 2020.  April 10, 11, 12 and 13.  Class schedules below.

Where?            Zoom Room  (

How much?    $121.00 virtual attendance by (free download)

Instructors:    Padma (Yvonne) Jaques

Register?         Please register here.

Class Schedule:

Good Friday, April 10:

6-8am     Morning Sadhana practice 

9-11am   Class 1

11-1pm   Lunch break

1-3pm     Class 2

3-4pm     Ecstatic Dance

4-6pm     Class 3


Saturday, April 11:

6-9am     ZOOM Padmanjali Sadhana

10-12pm Class 4

12-1pm   Lunch break

1-3pm     Class 5

3-4pm     Ecstatic Dance

4-6pm     Class 6

7pm         Kirtan


Easter Sunday, April 12:

6-8am      Morning Sadhana practice

9-11am    Class 7

11-12pm  Lunch break

12-2pm    Class 8

2-3pm      Ecstatic Dance


Easter Monday, April 13:

6-8am      Morning Sadhana practice

9-11am    Class 9

11-12pm  Lunch break

12-2pm    Class 10

2-3pm      Ecstatic Dance