Making Happiness a Habit: Wisdom of the Yoga Sutras
with Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
August 23 - 25, 2019
Are you tired of being dragged through life by your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations? There’s an easier way to live. Come and discover the power within you to transform your experience of life. This weekend will illuminate how the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be used as a handbook for happiness.
You’ll be guided through a daily practice of gentle Yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation, deep relaxation, lectures, and Q&A, where you will learn new ways to transcend limiting thoughts and beliefs.
You too can make happiness a habit—discover simple methods for turning negative thoughts, feelings, or experiences into positive ones. Learn to be happy despite your challenging life circumstances, and realize that no one has the power to take away your happiness.
Sumati will address numerous topics from the Yoga Sutras, including:
- The 8 limbs of Yoga
- Yamas (abstentions) and niyamas (observances)
- Practice and non-attachment
- Kleshas (afflictions)
- Koshas (subtle sheaths)
- Yogic categories of thoughts and emotions
- Obstacles and ways to overcome them
- Pratipaksha bhavana (a technique to self-regulate and re-wire habitual neural pathways)
- The four locks and keys (guidelines for interacting with others peacefully)
- Signs that indicate you are making progress
- The ultimate goal of Self-realization and liberation
Join us to dive into the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras and make happiness a regular practice in your life.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email [email protected].
Sumati was such a pleasure to learn from—she is a light in the classroom, a light as a person, and she lives what she teaches. I would recommend anyone who is looking for introspection to consider this course with an open mind. She is great!! — Alicia B., Past Participant
I love how Sumati weaves the wisdom of the ancients into her everyday conversations, not in a heavy-handed way, but off-the-cuff, as if she has known these sacred truths forever. Sumati is a gem! — Meeraji Kerr, Owner, Big Yoga
Rev Sumati is astonishing in her ability to explain in plain English concepts that are otherwise difficult to understand.—Program Participant
Reverend Sumati Govinda was born with an intense desire to realize her true nature, a desire that was nurtured by growing up in Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville. Drawn to meditation, she began practicing with her father around 2 years old. Before she entered kindergarten, her passion for the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali was ignited. She solidified her path by receiving mantra initiation in 1979 from her guru Sri Swami Satchidananda. Sumati maintains a healthy balance of worldly and spiritual life. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and an Integral Yoga® Interfaith Minister, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Sumati and her…
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