The Yogic Mind
Vinyasa Krama & The Yogā-Sūtras - A Weekend Intensive with Whit Hornsberger
4 x 2.5-3 hr Workshops
The tradition of Classical Yoga is a contemplative, meditative path, guiding courageous and curious seekers towards the true nature of their enigmatic human existence, giving rise to transformative wisdom and leaving in its wake the fetters of physical and mental suffering.
Over the course of the weekend we will explore the numerous sequences of the Vinyasa Krama method as expounded by the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, dissect the psychological framework of the Classical Yoga tradition and apply the most relevant and potent of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtras for mental well-being to an extensive, full-spectrum vinyasa practice (asana - pranayama - meditation).
This intensive is created for and accessible to all levels of practitioners and geared specifically towards those individuals with an insatiable curiosity for the enigmatic nature of human existence and a passion to evolve beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind.
Practice Session 1: Why do we suffer?
The tradition of yoga is designed to guide us towards the cessation of suffering. But why do we suffer? In this workshop we will look at the yoga-sutras that discuss the causes and origins of our suffering in this human life.
Practice Session 2: Who am I?
The central question that the tradition of Classical Yoga seeks to answer and understand is the existential inquiry into who we truly are. In this workshop we will look at what this ancient tradition says we are not, as well as that which we truly are.
Practice Session 3: Pure Awareness
The goal of Classical Yoga is to remove the impediments which obscure our true nature. In this workshop we will begin to understand how to move towards the essence of the true Self, the refuge of our own awareness.
Practice Session 4: The Path to Freedom
In our final workshop of the weekend we will gather the wisdom of the previous three workshops and look at how this ancient tradition encourages us to continue to tread the sometimes difficult and arduous path of self-inquiry.