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Sri Srivatsa Ramaswami
Yoga Master from Chennnai, India
September 18 - 20, 2020

BRAHMA SUTRAS - Chapters one and two

Sri Krishnamacharya was a scholar who had studied all the six Vedic philosophies or darsanas. Of the six, three are considered nivritti sastras or those that lead to the understanding of the Self or Atman - which results in the relief from the repeated cycle of transmigration or death and birth. Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta were taught by my Guru to some of his long standing students. The Brahma Sutras, said to be written by Bada rayana/Vyasa is a classic and several great philosophers have written detailed commentary on this work of 555 sutras.
In this program the first and second chapters will be gone through sutra by sutra. Those who have studied the Yoga Sutras (and perhaps Samkhya Karika) will find this work's extraordinary reach compelling. It answers some of the topics not under the purview of Yoga and Samkhya. The Brahma Sutras is one of the three important works on Vedanta philosophy, that darsana is the culmination of all Vedic teachings

Brahma Sutras - Chapters One and Two
Friday, September 18 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm $90
Saturday, September 19 12 Noon - 5:00 pm $170
Sunday, September 20 12 Noon - 5:00 pm $170
The discounted cost of the workshop for the entire weekend $350

Srivatsa Ramaswami (81) was a student of the legendary yogi Sri T Krishnamacharya for over 30 years. He studied Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, chanting of several chapters of the Yajur Veda, and Sanskrit philosophical texts like the Upanishad Vidyas from Taittiriya, Mandukya, Mundaka, Chandogya, Brihadaranyaka and others including Yoga Sutras and Samkhya Karika. He has published four books: Yoga for the Three Stages of Life; Yoga Beneath the Surface (with David Hurwitz); Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga; and The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga.

In addition published more than 100 yoga related articles, released through "Sangeetha" about 30 CD's on Sanskrit chants including Yoga Sutras, Surya Namaskara. Has uploaded about 60 videos on chants, Vinyasa Krama talks on YouTube. Has been teaching for the last 30 years—about 20 years at Kalakshetra in India and for about 10 years teaching a 200-hour Vinyasakrama Teacher Training Summer Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, apart from several shorter programs in Chicago, UK, Canada, Mexico, India and other places.

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