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Spring into the Sutras: Yoga & Philosophy

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pmSunday, May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Join Jafar and Maryam in the beautiful and calm setting of the Himalayan Institute to dive into the timeless wisdom of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The teachings will come alive with our daily yoga practices and evening conversations.

Sandra Anderson will join us to lead the Saturday evening talk on the Yoga Sutras and Tantra.
Each person will receive a copy of “A Pilgrimage through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras” by Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander. As we explore a selection of the Sutras, we will learn and absorb a Sanskrit word each day.

Friday: Atha
Arrival time: 4PM
Gathering at the campfire — let’s get connected!

Saturday: Sadhana
Morning asana practice
Sutra discussion
Free time to walk in the woods, enjoy the spa, or just lounge
Sutra discussion
Evening talk with Sandra Anderson

Sunday: Prasanta Vahita
Morning asana practice
Sutra discussion
Departure time: 12 PM

Maryam Ovissi

Maryam's personal mission as a teacher of yoga is to provide an opportunity for her students to have access to tools that allow self-healing, self-empowerment, and self-realization. She carries the teachings ...

Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, ...

Jafar Alexander

Jafar's devoted study of yoga has made him a multi-dimensional teacher who is able to playfully weave stories with expert sequencing and thoughtful philosophical inquiry all in one asana. His classes are ...


Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


Himalayan Institute Retreat Center
952 Bethany Tpke
Honesdale, PA 18431 United States
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(570) 253-5551

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