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EVENT CANCELLED 17/166 IST Understanding the Yoga Sutras with Richard Adamo

EVENT CANCELLED 17/166 IST Understanding the Yoga Sutras with Richard Adamo

Date/TimeLocationType of Event
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boreham Village Hall
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Understanding the Yoga Sutras

Aims of the Morning

Re-visiting the place of the Sutras in the system of Yoga, and their meaning for us in determining our goals for Yoga Practice


Know how to define Yoga
Know where the system is leading to.
Know the vrittis and be able to discuss Pranama in depth

Aims of the Afternoon

To explain to the group how the Sutras inform the way we practice and to set out the methods we use in the practice of Yoga to overcome the problems of life


Know what the difficulties are in trying to live in a skillful manner
Understand the principle of Karma and how to negate it’s effects
Know the path of yoga and how it can be applied

Teaching Material Used On The Day

White boardBoth throughout the day

Methods of presenting the subject

Lecture / discussion
Q&A sessions

About the Tutor

Richard Adamo has now been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years. In that time he has done a wide variety of yoga and has taught classes to children, prenatal yoga, the elderly as well as general hatha classes, ashtanga yoga [which he was amongst the first to bring into the Wheel], yoga for sports people [including the Welsh Rugby team] as well as yoga for individuals with illnesses and groups with mental health problems. He is a BWY DCT and external verifier. He lives in Wales where he teaches six classes a week and for recreation keeps bees, gardens, and rides motorbikes on and off road and is interested in economics and psychology.

Outline plan for the day


10.00 Introductions to Yoga Sutras
Importance & Traditions
Uses in Modern World
11.30 Discussion
12.00 Chapter One
1-2 p.m. LUNCH

2.00 Chapter One continued
2.30 Discussion
3.00 Chapter Two
4.00 Close

Other information

The course is aimed at those who have completed the BWY teacher training, though student teachers may also benefit from the content
No pre-course reading required – the day is aimed at people who have not read their Sutras since they did their course.
Bring a copy of the Yoga Sutras.
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Full Address

Boreham Village Hall
The Street
BWY Central Office (Registered address) British Wheel of Yoga 25 Jermyn Street SLEAFORD NG34 7RU
Email: BWY Central Office Telephone: 01529 306851 Registered Charity No. 1136674 registered in the UK