The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


July 30th through August 6th, 2023

Seven nights, six days, 30 hours of instruction

Tuition is €1300.
Additional cost for accommodation and meals varies from US$624 – US$1926 for the week, see below.

Description: This course explores the archetypal text of meditation in the yogic tradition: Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras.”

Patanjali’s sayings or ‘sutras’ encompass the entire science of meditation.  But Patanjali assumed that his readers had a grasp of an ancient conception of the human being called ‘Sankhya.’  This course will present the sankhya philosophy that is necessary to understand the Yoga Sutras.  Then we will proceed to analyze the graduated system of spiritual development the Yoga Sutras describe.

Textbook: No text is required, but several key sutras will be chanted each day.  This will give the students something to ‘carry with them’ long after the formal course has ended.

Twice each day, we will practice chakra meditation.  And twice each day, we will practice asana.

Dates: July 30th through August 6th, 2023
Location: Watsonville, California
Teachers: Paul and Suzee Grilley


Sunday July 30th, Check-in day

1500 Check in opens
1715 Dinner
1900 Orientation in Main Hall

Monday July 31st – Saturday Aug 5th

0730 Meditation
0830 Breakfast
0930 Theory and Asana
1230 Lunch
1600 Yin Asana
1715 Dinner
1900 Theory and Meditation

Sunday August 6th, Check-out day

0830 Breakfast

Please note! €1300 is for course tuition only and does not include accommodations.
Once you have completed your tuition payment, you will receive an email with a link to Mt. Madonna’s booking system where you can book your room.

Room and meals for seven nights/six day range from $624 (camping) to $1926 (single room, private bath.)
Mt. Madonna only accepts credit card payments.

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