Course Overview

This course will build on your understanding of Yoga Sutra Part 1. In this course, we will explore the distractions that we encounter on our yoga journey, and look at the practical tools that we can use to manage them. We will unpack an important yoga concept, isvara: a sanskrit term that describes that universal consciousness. We will also look at what Patanjali calls the “kleshas,” or the obstacles, which are the fundamental misperceptions that cloud our understanding of our true nature.

Note for CE Credits: If you are a current teacher taking this course for Yoga Alliance CE credits, you may submit for 2.5 hours of credit in Yoga Humanities.

Course Curriculum

202: Sutras 2

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: ISVARA
    • MODULE OVERVIEW
    • REVIEW OF THE YOGA SUTRA, PART 1
    • SUTRA 1.23 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • SUTRA 1.27 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • QUIZ: LESSON ONE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: THE DISTRACTIONS AND TOOLS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • SUTRA 1.30 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • SUTRA 1.31
    • SUTRA 1.32 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #4
    • SUTRA 1.33 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #5
    • SUTRA 1.34 - 1:39
    • SUTRA 1.34 (BREATH)
    • SUTRA 1.35 (SUBTLE SENSES)
    • SUTRA 1.36 (LIGHT)
    • SUTRA 1.37 (GREAT SOUL)
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #6
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: THE KLESHAS
    • LESSON OVERVIEW
    • SUTRA 2.5 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #7
    • SUTRA 2.6 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #8
    • SUTRA 2.7 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #9
    • SUTRA 2.8 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #10
    • SUTRA 2.9 AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #11
    • QUIZ: LESSON THREE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Explore a variety of meditation tools to address the distractions of the mind.

  • Identify the root obstacles that prevent us from perceiving our true nature, and describe how they manifest in your life.

  • Explore sutras 1.23-2.9 to understand their theoretical meaning as well as apply them to real life.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Rachel Scott

    Senior Instructor

    Rachel Scott

    Rachel is a teacher trainer, mentor, and author based in Vancouver, BC. Meticulous and funny, she loves sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others. Also an instructional designer, she helps develop yoga curriculum for yoga schools globally. Her favorite place to be is the yoga teacher training room.