25 reviews for Living the Yoga Sutras

  1. 5 out of 5

    This course sets a wonderfully high standard for online learning and engagement! The material comes alive in the course flow, creating excitement and focus for the student in understanding and applying the lessons in daily life.

    By combining presentations, journaling, and webinars (with breakout sessions) a deeper insight into the Yoga Sutras is found through a living presence and awareness. The breakout sessions, especially, were a dynamic and intimate learning tool in vibrant process to connect with classmates worldwide.
    I highly recommend this course!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Beautifully Structured Course . Such profound teachings conveyed so simply and in such a practical and organized way through video lessons, sadhanas, discussions, journal writing , quizes, etc , that it has helped to bring clarity and direction for my spiritual practices and growth. Thank you Gyandev ji and Diksha ji and the entire team! Aum
    sachi vajani

  3. 5 out of 5

    “Living the Yoga Sutras” is a beautiful, transformative experience. Crystal-clear presentations, reflective practices, sadhanas, engaging with participants, and creative content formats like self-quizzes and crosswords – all together make a powerful pack. As a result, the ancient teachings become easy to assimilate and apply in daily life. I love how the light-heartedness of delivery enhanced the significance of spiritual practices – truly enjoyable and memorable. Thank you, Gyandev, Diksha, and Ananda team for this joyful blessing!

  4. 5 out of 5

    This course is deeply transformative. The course content is beautifully structured and makes it easy to understand and practice.

  5. 5 out of 5

    This course is life-transforming and the deepest insight from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras has been shared in the simplest possible way which has made the course even more valuable.

    Thanks to Gyandev & Diksha and entire team for putting this course together!!.

  6. 5 out of 5

    This course on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, based on the book written by Swami Kriyananda “Demystifying Patanjali”, is highly recommended. It’s been imaginatively created, it’s varied and interesting, and it combines serious consideration of the Sutras with a light-heartedness of delivery that makes it a joy to be part of it. There is quite a lot of home-study required if you wish to fully participate, but it does result in you immersing yourself in the subject, and your understanding of the Sutras, and of the path of Yoga – both mental and intuitive – will have advanced considerably by the end of the course. The main instructors, Nayaswamis Gyandev and Diksha, are long-time devotees of Paramhansa Yogananda and share willingly their knowledge and wisdom, and they draw on a team of assistants and other Nayaswamis who also enhance the whole experience. If and when this course is offered again I would encourage anyone to sign up. At whatever level you decide to participate you will have gained something special by the end of it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Both beginners and advanced students/practitioners of Yoga will get a lot from taking it. Some of the most confusing sutras are broken down in a way that makes them easier to understand and apply to one’s own practice. My favorite part of the course was the guided yoga practice in each section. It showed me that the deep truths taught be Patanjali can be applied on every level of reality. Thank you Diksha and Gyandev for your wisdom.

  8. 5 out of 5

    This course is super convenient and Patanjali ( quite a mystery with such vast knowledge) is made simple with all those wonderful experiential discussions, videos and journal !
    Everything is so well planned and technology is imbedded to make it so fast n convenient.
    The answers at the quiz are so amazing full of wit and so much sense. Each quiz is made to bring you to the core concepts of that theme.
    The discussion and journal force participant to work on themselves and help to build that understanding but most important that experience of feeling the freedom that comes available with each well targeted task.
    Videos and assignments are results of deep learning that is shared in such simple words. All the profound wisdom is delivered in non sectarian and inclusive way to get the real understanding of spirituality.
    Who could have been better than Gyandevji, profound thinking, years of yoga and meditation practice and decades of training the yoga and meditation teachers has made the course very magnetic. Dikshaji s compassion and visualisations brings beauty and colour to the course and not to miss the thanksgiving recipes!!
    Heartfelt gratitude. . This is true ananda spirit !!

  9. 5 out of 5

    This course, ‘Living The Sutras’ , true to its title, goes way beyond a study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and inspires you to examine your life and make practical shifts that uplift your consciousness. The curriculum is comprehensive; the faculty are deep into the teachings over several decades. Their wisdom shines through in how they present the instructions, guide the students and inspire you to go deeper into these timeless teachings. Additionally, you are enriched through several peer learning opportunities with an international cohort and thoughtfully designed intensive discussion boards and in-class small group interactions. A transformative journey with the Sutras!
    Latha , India

  10. 5 out of 5

    This is a wonderful, amazing online course. Not just how brilliantly it is structured, but it also gives you a deeper understanding and experience of Yoga Sutras and it shines a light on them from many different, perhaps unexpected, angles. The credit goes to leading masters of the course, Nayaswami Diksha and Nayaswami Gyandev. They are amazing people, great souls, and the depth of knowledge and experiences that they shared with us, touched me deeply. They manage to transcend their powerful, calming energy through the computer screen, almost as we would be there in Ananda with them in person. I will be forever grateful that our paths crossed and they are something the most beautiful that happened in my life. I highly recommend the Yoga Sutra course. And not just this course, but everything that Ananda Yoga and Meditation School and all it’s teachers have to offer.
    – Nika Ločniškar

  11. 5 out of 5

    This course has rejuvenated my spiritual practice. I’ve gained fresh insight into Yogic principles and I feel equipped with practical tools and a deeper meaning behind the practices I am currently using in my spiritual life. I’m looking forward applying all that I have learned in my meditation practice and in life in general. Thank you to all the Ananda teachers and staff that made this course possible ^_^

  12. 5 out of 5

    As it is correctly said – To Understand Patanjali one has to be a scholar. I never imagined that I would be able to understand this great teaching in a very simple & practical way. As the course was so profound, I could feel that anyone doing the course can tap into the consciousness of Saint Patanjali and can imbibe his teachings into their lives. Through this course, I have learnt how important it is to calm the feelings and inculcate the discipline to follow the Yamas and Niyamas. This course is a crucial milestone for my progress in spiritual path. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who feels the need to move from ego consciousness to divine consciousness. The guidance, love & support I received from my Gurubhai’s is tremendous & heart warming.

    I am indeed indebted to the line of Gurus and Gurubhais for making this course comprehensive and easy to understand.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Living the Yoga Sutras is an absolute game changer , One would think the topic to be serious & theoretical…. It was quite the opposite, Very Practical, Very Enjoyable , Very Short , Very Inspiring…. Simply the Best Way to completely Transform yourself & your life once again with the most dynamic & supportive teachers- Nayaswami Diksha & Gyandev!

  14. 5 out of 5

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a great spiritual course. I have learnt a lot from the course and gain spiritual knowlege to deepen my meditation. I learned so much about myself in the sutras. It is just like the Self_Manual on the path of Self Realization. I really like the group discuss where we can see others perspective about the topic and their world view. Break out session is very cool, I can feel the connection and share ideas with others in my comfort enviroment.

    Thank you Gyandev and Diksha for your deep knowlege about the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Your teaching styles make it easy to understand and digest the materials. It was really a fun learning experience. I enjoyed every webinar and breakout sessions.

    Danda Tran

  15. 5 out of 5

    This course is absolutely transformative. Over the last few years, I have studied some part of the Yoga Sutras in various parts and from various perspectives in my spiritual and teaching journeys. But this comprehensive study, with incredibly knowledgeable instructors Nayaswamis Diksha and Gyandev, pulls everything together in a depth and breadth that can entirely change your perspective on everything you think, see, and do.

    If you want to be a more spiritually-connected yoga or meditation teacher or student, or want to truly open your heart fully on your spiritual journey (even if you have been on it a while), this course will awaken and expand many aspects and understandings of the path you are on.

    This course is very professionally done, with so much quality material – videos, sadhanas, reading materials, webinars – packed into the six weeks. The interactions with fellow students and the instructors are highly valuable. I felt as if I was just skimming the surface of so much available understanding, and the fact that these materials and recordings remain available to students after the course is a big plus, as I can reread, re-watch, and re-experience it all in increasingly deeper dives.

  16. 5 out of 5

    This course has been a pivotal course for me in my spiritual journey. Nayaswami’s Diksha and Gyandev have done a wonderful job, and incredible amount of work, in taking the Sutras and offering in-depth explanations about their meaning and how they apply to our lives. I didn’t really understand the depth of the Sutras until I took this course. It has given new meaning to my faith, and to my spiritual practice. It is taught me how I can calmly sit with myself in relation to others and the rest of the world. It has also helped me immensely in my work with my clients, and understanding them of a much deeper level. This and course on the Bhagavad Gita, have been the inspirational core that have solidified my understanding and faith along this path. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in finding their spiritual path.
    Connie Massie

  17. 5 out of 5

    The “Living the Yoga Sutras” is an invaluable aid for insight and deeper understanding of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The Sutras are challenging to parse and understand on your own. In this interactive course, you are able to discuss concepts together with classmates and benefit from the living wisdom of the course teachers. Both Nayaswami Diksha and Gyandev provide clarity and many real world applications so that the texts are not esoteric but can be real principles to apply in everyday life.
    This course is a gem. Please enjoy it! I found it transformative as it led me to deeper insight and understanding along my own spiritual path.

  18. 5 out of 5

    I found the Yoga Sutras a very enjoyable and rich course that was very thought provoking too. The aphorisms of Patanjali, who compiled the Yoga Sutras, are very deep and filled with meaning. I learned a lot about myself and my own spiritual journey too that was very helpful, and I will carry that knowledge with me as I move forward in my life. I highly recommend this course. – Laurie Scott

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nayaswami Gyandev and Nayaswami Diksha along with other wonderful people from Ananda have put together a wonderfuly interactive course on the teachings “ Living the Yoga Sutra’s” of Patanjali and how these are universal teachings for each and everyone of us with the true bonus of the understanding of the Sutra’s as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.

    This course has been another wonderful part on my life’s journey which I have had the opportunity not only to learn more about the Yoga Sutra’s, but to dig deeper into my own spiritual understandings.

    The entire course structure I found very clear and easy to follow with great interaction for both teacher and student which has keep me motivated through the course.

    I find online courses a blessing in times like these where travel around the world to come together is not an option.

    I look forward to more courses in the future like this to deepen my understanding on my journey through life.

    With deep gratitude Bernie from New Zealand.

  20. 5 out of 5

    The “Living the Yoga Sutras” course for the Meditation level 2 is well worth it . I have deepened my understanding of my own practice. After 10 years of being on this path it has tied together many pieces I have wondered about. All aspects of this course were beautifully constructed and offered many ways to engage, explore and understand.
    Melissa Heart

  21. 5 out of 5

    I so appreciate this course! You brought these teachings alive. Thank you Gyandev and Diksha.

    “Living the Yoga Sutras” is a powerful way to delve deeper into understanding the yogic way of life and why it is so important as a spiritual path. (I taught yoga asanas and Hong Sau meditation in a treatment center for 14 years to people in recovery from addictions. I wish now I had had a better grasp of these deeper teachings.)

    I have been a meditator since my teenage years and a member of Ananda since 1991. I have struggled so many times to grasp this material. I have always wanted to have a better personal understanding of Patanjali’s writings. This course brought me closer than ever to that very goal.

    Learning to ‘walk this path’ is no easy feat. This course will definitely bring alive Patanjali’s teaching as explained through Swami Kriyananda’s book “Demystifying Patanjali.”

    Sign up. You will thank yourself.

    Blessings and joy to you,

    Rebecca Smith, MEd, ERYT 200, PCC

  22. 5 out of 5

    Living the Yoga Sutras is an extremely valuable course in which you will gain powerful insights into one of the most important scriptures ever written, and into your own spiritual journey. There are so many tools and techniques given within the course to calm the heart so that we can be quiet enough to experience our highest nature. The videos, guided meditations, reading exercises, quizzes, and discussion forums all help to deepen your understanding of these sacred teachings. I highly recommend this course for meditation teachers, yoga teachers, and anyone who wants to better understand spiritual evolution and the journey to Self-Realization.

  23. 5 out of 5

    “Living the Yoga Sutras” with Online with Ananda is presented in a digestible, reasonably paced, and uplifting manner. The instructors are experienced and inspiring, offering participants a valuable, transformative experience though reflection and application to connect to Patanjali’s sacred text. The highlight was feeling like I was immersed in a daily retreat, but still able to continue my day-to-day responsibilities. As a result of the remote retreat/course, I was truly able to practice and test the teachings in every day life. I look forward to the next course. Thank you, Ananda, God, and Guru!

  24. 5 out of 5

    The “Living the Yoga Sutras” course toward Level II Meditation Teacher Certification is highly recommended for all those on this spiritual path. This has helped me deepen my knowledge, enhanced my practice and has helped me imbibe all my learning at a deeper level. The course was extremely well conducted and co-ordinated which made it a seamless learning experience. I have had the privilege of training under Nayaswami Gyandev and Diksha previously as well and will definitely return for the next available opportunity.
    Madhu Sharma

  25. 5 out of 5

    The “ Living the Yoga Sutras” course, taken toward Level II Meditation Teacher Certification, maintains the same high standards found in my previous courses at the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation. It’s expansive both professionally and personally. It organizes all I’ve learned and experienced over the last 21 years, and well as taught me much more. Highly recommended for all who wish to keep growing spiritually.
    – Tyagi Mare Baranski

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