Online Program

Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Study of Select Important Sutras from the Four Chapters

8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Swami Brahmananda
Tuition: $99

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Mondays, Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, & 28 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Hours: 12 hours

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Gain a thorough overview of the sutras in the four chapters of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by studying selected important sutras from each chapter.
  • What is Samadhi and the means of attaining it.
  • The cultivation of non-attachment.
  • The practice of self-surrender to God.
  • The roots of suffering – kleshas and the means of purifying them.
  • The ashtanga yoga – eight limbs of Yoga.
  • The paths of Samprajnatah and Asamprajnatah Samadhi.
  • What is Kaivalya or independence – spiritual liberation


In this course, Swami Brahmananda will be teaching selected key sutras for gaining a deep understanding of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and its practices. This is an inspiring and thorough study of the most important text for the yogis. You will learn practical tools to improve your own yoga practice and your spiritual journey.

Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive and scientific approach to God-Realization. The precepts and doctrines of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali Maharishi, the greatest psychologist of all time. Never has man’s mind been so completely analyzed. Never has the process of eliminating human suffering been so succinctly presented. The methods of Raja Yoga are profound and timeless. They are the most useful techniques available to modern man beset by the tremendous stresses and strains of our competitive society.

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

Requirements & Recommendations:
• No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
• Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
• Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
• Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device. For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
• Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.

Course Includes:
• 12 hours on-demand video
• Downloadable course manual


Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.

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