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The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali LIVE Online

Class Details

Classes will be 2 hours in length.

Each week 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.

Gain insight into the Yogic process which leads to 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.

The classes will be hosted LIVE on Zoom. If you miss a class, the audio recording can be sent to you upon request.

Pdfs of the Yoga Sūtras, Katha Upaniṣad and/or Bhagavad Gita will be provided.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. 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 Mondays at 5pm PST     

January 14th - February 11th    

Five 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

Jung Patañjali Yoga online course Leanne Whitney depth psychology

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. 


☼ "Leanne’s online courses dive deep with information and insight, into the teachings of Jung and Patanjali. The setting is intimate, comfortable and inclusive. I love that we all had the opportunity to ask questions and have dialogue, at any point during her presentations.

Get ready - they’re PACKED with facts, information and recommended readings. Don’t worry though, they’re recorded, so you can listen to the audio again and again.

Leanne is filled with knowledge, embodied wisdom, and genuine joy. She has a natural ability to make Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras understandable, and to relate them to all aspects of our human experience. I’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg, that is her offerings, yet I have no doubt that she will continue to be one of my greatest teachers." ~ Facebook Review 2019

☼ "Dr. Leanne Whitney truly embodies what she teaches! Even after 45 years of meditation and of reading numerous renditions of Patanjali's Sutras, my taking her course recently on the Sutras has given me more clarity, understanding, and love of Gift of Yoga. Her background in depth psychology blends perfectly with the ancient yogic wisdom; in fact, it makes her presentation so much more relatable to the Western 'thinker." Leanne is totally approachable & desires her students to ultimately realize Patanjali's treatise on Real Liberation - and live it. If only our ailing world could genuinely taste some of the wisdom transmitted in her wonderful 5 week interactive videocourse ... Oh, and her book, CONSCIOUSNESS IN JUNG AND PATANJALI, is superb and perfect for those who aim to transform to the good." ~Facebook review 2019

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

Donation Link

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

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card
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Dates and Details


Groups meet for one day, five times, beginning December 2019 through 2020.

Saturday December 14, 2019
Saturday March 14, 2020
Saturday June 13, 2020

Saturday September 19, 2020

Saturday December 12, 2020

Details coming soon.

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