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The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali LIVE Online

Class Details

Looking to deepen your understanding of yoga and increase the ways you can integrate yoga psychology into your life? Come join me and some of your fellow yogis as we explore the ancient wisdom of Patañjali’s Classical Yoga philosophy—and why it is still relevant today. Whatever form of yoga you practice, understanding Yoga psychology will awaken deeper insights and support your efforts towards alignment and authenticity. 


Each session we will read portions of the text, explore the major points of the underlying theory and vision, and discuss this enduring psychology’s applicability to our current world.


The weeks will be broken down as follows:

Week One: Introduction to Classical Yoga and the Upaniṣadic tradition
with particular emphasis on either the Katha Upaniṣad or the Bhagavad Gita

Week Two: Chapter One

Week Three: Chapter Two

Week Four: Chapter Three

Week Five: Chapter Four


These classes are geared to anyone new to Patañjali’s Classical Yoga and for students with a small to moderate amount of experience with the text (0 – 7 years).


☼ Explore Yoga as a Reality based, and grounded, spirituality.


☼ Discover how Yoga psychology applies to some of the most challenging mental health problems of our time including addiction, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, narcissism, predatory capitalism, and ecoside.
 

☼ Discover Yoga’s insights on psychic distress and the painful habit patterns which cause reactivity and aversion.


☼ Learn what Yoga psychology teaches about synchronicity, psychic phenomena and the mind/body unity.


☼ Explore techniques to master your emotions and lead a life filled with joy, love, and peaceful equanimity.


Classes are donation-based. The suggested exchange is $25 per class or $125 for all five classes. Pay what you can. With an early bird payment of $125 before December 31rst, you will receive an eBook of Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali ($49.95 list price) upon registration. 


Pdfs of the Yoga Sūtras, Katha Upaniṣad and/or Bhagavad Gita will be provided a week before the course begins and 100+ page pdfs of the class material will be provided on a weekly basis.  


The classes will be hosted LIVE on Zoom. If you miss a class, the audio recording can be sent to you upon request. All participants will have lifetime access to the material.


For REVIEWS, please see below.

Yoga is a logically consistent and highly potent healing modality for our time with universal applicability. Its sweep of the globe over the last two decades, primarily in the form of asana, has only begun to scratch the surface of the benefits it can offer. If you yearn to go deeper, I hope to see you in the group! 


Class Dates and Sign Up

New groups begin  

January 13th and 14th, 2020    


Classes run:   

January 13th - February 10th  

Five consecutive Mondays at 5pm PST     


January 14th - February 11th    

Five consecutive Tuesdays at 11am PST 


If you are interested in participating in a group, please sign up below.


If you have any questions or would like more information, please email info@leannewhitney.com

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The suggested exchange is $25 per class or $125 for all five. Pay what you can. 

With an early bird payment of $125 before December 31rst, 

you will receive an eBook of Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali ($49.95 list price) upon registration. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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Jung and Patañjali in Dialogue LIVE Online

Class Details

In this five-week series, we will study a general overview of Jungian psychology and the Classical Yoga psychology of Patañjali, where these psychologies and their underlying philosophies converge and diverge, and why these psychologies remain relevant for our time.


The classes are geared to newcomers and anyone with a small to moderate amount of experience with either Jungian psychology and/or Classical Yoga. Students of psychology, yoga teachers, anyone interested in personal or spiritual growth, this course is for you!


Learn about the Jungian and Patañjalian notions of ego, mind/psyche, complexes/samskaras, archetypes, the religious function of the psyche, the healing process of transformation, and more.


Discover how both Jungian and Yoga psychology apply to some of the most challenging mental health problems of our time including anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, addiction, and ecocide.


Study the role of emotion and affect (including research from affective neuroscience).

Learn what Jung and Patañjali thought about synchronicity, psychic phenomena, and the mind/body unity. And why these notions are particularly relevant in our contemporary world.


Explore where Jung met his limits in relation to Eastern liberatory thought and in relation to his cultural complexes.


Learn transformational practices that you can apply to your daily life to increase your awareness and align yourself mentally, emotional, physically and spiritually. 


Classes will be two hours in length for five-consecutive weeks and will be hosted LIVE on Zoom.


If you are unable to attend in person, all PDFs and audio files will be sent to you. Everyone will have lifetime access to the material.  


100+ page pdfs of the class material will be provided on a weekly basis. A pdf of the Yoga Sūtras will be provided at registration.


Classes are donation-based with a suggested exchange of $25 per class or $125 for all five classes. Pay what you can. 


Depth psychology and Yoga psychology are potent healing modalities for our time. I hope to see you in a group!

Class Dates and Sign Up

Class Dates:


2020 dates coming soon. 


If you have any questions or would like more information, please email info@leannewhitney.com

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