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Yogasūtras Chapter 4

Yoga is transformational. But why? And how?

Chapter 4 of Patañjali’s Yogasūtras answers both why and how Yoga can transform your life. 

We will go word-by-word, sūtra-by-sūtra, through Chapter 4 of Patañjali’s Yogasūtras, translating its wisdom and exploring its application in daily life. 

Patañjali’s Yogasūtras have been passed down from teacher to student for 1700 years, and this Course will follow that tradition providing you the necessary support of an experienced teacher, translating the principles in the text into real concepts, so you may fully grasp its richness and depth, and apply these teachings to your life. 

This is far more than just translating the text into English. 

Called the Kaivalya pāda, the chapter on freedom, Chapter 4 provides insights not only how transformation can take place, but also the process of guiding others through their own transformational process.  This text is particularly valuable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, spiritual leaders, and those in a position to help others heal.

Prerequisites

Due to the advance nature of this Course, there are a few prerequisites:

  • Having completed a word by word study of Chapters 1 and 2 of Patañjali’s Yogasūtra with a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition.
  • Maintaining a daily yoga practice under the ongoing guidance of a Yoga Mentor throughout the course. If you don’t have a Mentor, click here and we will help connect you with one.

Commitment to experiential learning over an extended period of time is necessary for this 12 month Course.

Class Details

Begins: October 1, 2020
Date/Time: Thursdays at 5pm PT / 8pm ET 
Duration: 12 months for one hour

Location: Free online video conference. Classes will also be recorded and made available for replay via your Student Portal.

Please Note: Webcam is preferred, but not required to participate. A dial-in option is also available.

Teacher: Executive Director, Chase Bossart

Cost:
Option 1
Monthly payments of $127 for 12 months, billed to you automatically.  

Option 2
One-time payment of $1,297 – over 15% savings!

What You Will Learn

Packed with valuable insights and practical instructions, Patañjali’s Yogasūtra is truly a blueprint for living.

With teachings on the role of memory and mood in transformation, all the way to an exploration of what is “real”, Chapter 4 is both deeply practical and philosophical. 

It’s a guide describing the process of attaining the highest state, the steps and potential pitfalls of this path, as well as insights on guiding others through the process. The focus on sharing these teachings with others makes an in-depth study of Chapter 4 an incredible asset to Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists.

What’s Included

Class Recordings

Printable Handouts

Private Online Community

Who This Course is For

This chapter is particularly valuable for Yoga Therapists, spiritual leaders, and those who want to help others heal. 

Because of the way the teachings in the Yogasūtras build on themselves and are designed to be experienced, in order to participate in this class you must have:

  • Completed a word by word study of Chapters 1 and 2 of Patañjali’s Yogasūtra with a teacher in the Viniyoga tradition
  • Maintain a daily yoga practice under the ongoing guidance of a Yoga Mentor throughout the course. If you don’t have a Mentor, click here and we will help connect you with one.

His study of this topic has great depth and sophistication.

Chase is one of the best yogasūtra teachers you will find. His study of this topic has great depth and sophistication. He is able to extract insight from this ancient text, apply it to the human condition and make it accessible so students can apply it to their day to day lives. Simply put, he makes the information really accessible and profound.

Deb Burkman

Your Instructor

Chase Bossart

Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy and religion for nearly 30 years.

In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester-long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar, who was his mentor and teacher for 20+ years. During that time, he spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai studying with him, his family and his senior teachers. He also had the opportunity to serve as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. From 2006-2012, he was the Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.

His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation are shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.

No need to worry with our 30 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee.

At the Yoga Well Institute, we are committed to our students and ensuring this life-changing work is available to all. If finances are the only thing preventing you from enrolling, we invite you to complete our scholarship application and we’ll do our best to work with you. We are especially committed to supporting BIPOC, LGBT+, Veterans, First Responders and other under-represented communities.