Sutra Summer Experience
12 Weeks of Study with the Yoga Sutras, Practice, and Reflection
Have you ever wanted to learn more about yoga, but weren’t sure where to start? Or perhaps you tried reading yoga books, but nothing resonated with you? Or maybe someone suggested an academic text that is just, frankly, over your head and a little boring?
If that’s you, yogi, than this is the perfect program for you!
The Sutra Summer Experience is 12 weeks of well-rounded yoga and movement that combines strength, grace, and tenacity with the inquiry, reflection, and beauty of yoga philosophy.
Hi, my name is Julie and I am the owner and founder of Be the Love. In this program, my team and I will be your guides as we journey into the sutras, crawl into the depth of study, and learn and grow – together.
Over 12 weeks, we’ll teach the same well-rounded yoga experience we always bring you – and expand on it, offering opportunities to dive into the work, understand the deeper meaning of WHY we do what we do, and learn more about how to inform your own practice with more depth and confidence.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
What are the Yoga Sutras?
The Yoga Sutras are fundamental to yoga philosophy. But all too often, they are approached in a one-size, hard-to-digest format that can be intimidating and confusing to yogis and newbies alike. The truth is, many yogis don’t understand how to study the sutras, and worse – they don’t know how to teach it to others.
Here at Be the Love, we believe that yoga study should be easy to access and should be available to all practitioners.
Because, even in its simplest form, the power of this practice is incredible.
This program is inquiry-based learning in a very accessible, everyday life way. Through conversation, we’ll give you the tools to begin the inquiry process. Through practice, we’ll invite you to bring the inquiry onto your mat, and into your mind and body. We’ll guide you to feel into the words. And through this practice, we’ll bring you on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance that helps you not only better understand yoga, but rather understand life, and living, in a whole new way.
Join us on this journey, yogi. And expect to be surprised, encouraged, and guided each step of the way.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each week, you’ll receive the following:
(1) A short video (under 10 minutes) that introduces the sutra to explore
(2) You’ll experience that sutra in action as we offer it as a theme for most of our regularly scheduled yoga classes.
(3) Simple journaling exercises or contemplation on the subject we present
We recommend finding a small notebook to dedicate to the reflections that come up for you, notes for sutras to explore further, and points of interest to share with the group.
You can, though not required, purchase the text to follow along at home. It’s easy to read and a great beginner book for studying the yoga sutras: The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman.