Nicolai Bachman, MA
You know there’s more to the yogic path than asana, or physical postures, but how do you access the deeper wisdom of yoga philosophy? More than 2,000 years ago, the legendary master Patanjali answered this question in 195 pearls of insight known as the Yoga Sutras.
Now Sanskrit and ayurveda teacher Nicolai Bachman offers The Yoga Sutras, a complete course with a fresh new approach to working with Patanjali’s seminal text for guidance and inspiration on your own journey toward clarity and happiness. Illuminating wisdom for the serious yoga student, The Yoga Sutras answers such questions as: Why do we react the way we do in certain situations? How can suffering be an opportunity for growth? Why are nonviolence and truth important to a student? Patanjali’s sutras offer an illuminating perspective on these questions and more.
To help integrate this wisdom into our modern life, Bachman offers a unique approach. Instead of reading each sutra sequentially from beginning to end, he focuses on and discusses 51 key concepts. By exploring these principles with him and learning to chant the sutras in Sanskrit, the essence of yoga philosophy is revealed—helping us open to its heart and soul.
The Yoga Sutras invites you to discover a variety of practical tools and heartfelt insights for transforming your practice, including:
- A 336-page color-illustrated workbook with a concise history of yoga and the sutras, in-depth explanation of key themes, translation of all 195 sutras, and a complete glossary of Sanskrit terms for quick reference
- Six sessions full of insights to further your learning about yoga’s essential principles
- A guided reading on CD of the complete sutras with pronunciation instructions for following along
- Fifty-one study cards to encourage reflection of each concept and inspire action
When you immerse yourself in Patanjali’s sutras, the heart of yoga—and what yoga means for you personally—will unveil itself in new and profound ways. Whether you’re a seasoned teacher or a student looking to go deeper with your practice, this essential course offers a treasury of teachings to help realize the “outer joy and inner happiness” of yoga.
About the Author
Nicolai Bachman, MA, RYT has been teaching Sanskrit and related topics since 1994. He has studied at the American Sanskrit Institute, graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute, and received his M.A. in Eastern Philosophy from St. John's College. He has produced several Sanskrit audio/visual-learning tools including 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards, Asana Names, and the Language of Yoga. Nicolai currently teaches Sanskrit, Chanting, Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda in Santa Fe and throughout the country - wherever there are eager and interested students. He is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.
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7 CDs (7 hours), 1 workbook (319 pages), 51 cards
Date Published: March 01, 2010
Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.25"