April 27-29, 2018
The Yoga S?tras of Patañjali describe the human condition with tremendous scope and profound psychological insight. Come encounter this great text and learn more about what the essence of yoga is, and why it affects us so deeply. We will read key passages from chapters one and two. No previous knowledge of Sanskrit is required, but you will learn some!
Friday 5-6:30pm What is Yoga?
Saturday 2-4:30pm The Afflictions
Sunday 2-4:3pm The End of Suffering
Julia Shaida has practiced yoga for twenty-five years and has taught since 2002. Certified at the Introductory II level in the Iyengar method, Julia teaches in Bozeman, Montana. She is a former faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, where she also served on the Board and, from 2007-2015, conducted a weekly study group in yoga philosophy. Julia has long loved language and reading. She attended Bennington College, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Literature and Ancient Greek. She has studied Sanskrit with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute and with Bharati Devi and Prof. Ram Karan Sharma at the Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY. In her teaching, Julia seeks to promote self-reliance. She wishes to empower students and inspire them with respect for their own direct perception and trust in their own body. She writes a weekly reflection on the Yoga S?tras of Patañjali at juliashaidayoga.com.