The journey of self-discovery contains obstacles to overcome. This course will explore the five innermost roadblocks (kleshas) that can limit your potential, as outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Each klesha can influence your perception of the world, and thus affect your thoughts and habits. Learn to transcend these powerful triggers, and explore constructive ways to incorporate them in your teaching.
The course provides a comprehensive approach to working with the kleshas through lecture, asana, meditation and contemplation. Each practice will help you identify what is currently limiting you, and empower you to help your students do the same. By the end of the course you'll have a framework for profound personal growth that you can continue to work with through any stage of your life.
This course is made up of seventeen videos organized into five chapters. Each chapter contains lectures, asana and meditation, with assignments and quizzes to affirm your learning. There are also downloadable PDF's containing the mantras used throughout the course and a Sanskrit glossary and pronunciation guide.
This course is designed for both teachers and dedicated students of yoga. Teachers will learn how to present the philosophy to their students in an accessible and digestible format, however anyone can benefit from discovering how the kleshas are influencing them personally.
Stephanie is a student of the Krishnamacharya lineage and in particular Ramanand Patel. She is respected for her ability to balance strategic sequencing, sound alignment, and sophisticated philosophical concepts into a devotional vinyasa practice. Recognized for her love and deep knowledge of yogic philosophy, Stephanie has offered these teachings all over the world in trainings, workshops, conferences and festivals. Known as a teacher's teacher, she has also been leading teacher trainings for over 14 years. She is the founder of Love Story Yoga in San Francisco, CA where she leads yoga teacher trainings and workshops year round.
The total running time is about 3 hours 45 mins.