I AM Yoga

The Yoga Sutras: A Discussion-Based Study Series for Teachers - 2022-03-29 - 2022-08-30 (22_03292022-YS)


March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, 2022

with Nirali Lauren McCrea

Live Online Tuesdays, 11:00AM-12:30PM (EST)
Students may attend live or watch later on their own schedule

PREREQUISITE: Any 200-Hour Teacher Training or I AM Yoga Nidra Professional Training

Have you ever wanted to study the Yoga Sutras, but didn’t know where to begin?

The Yoga Sutras are an ancient scriptural text comprising 196 verses and serve as a practitioner’s guide to unearthing spiritual wisdom and self-realization through yoga. The 196 sutras (“threads” or “discourses”) are separated into four padas (chapters): Samadhi, Sadhana, Vibhuti, and Kaivalya and it is estimated that they were codified between 200BCE and 500BCE.

At its core, the Yoga Sutras act as a seeker’s road map to traverse the spiritual unknown by providing practical instruction and universal truths. Yoga holds rich, mystical roots in history and yet the experience of yoga has no history at all. It has no beginning and no end; it was never born and will never die. Instead, yoga is ignited anew within each one of us, as if for the first time, practice by practice, moment by moment.

In this discussion-based study course, we will read and meet monthly to decipher and contemplate the origin texts. We will learn how to synthesize knowledge and experiential practice, giving way for the transformative alchemy of yoga to further unfold.

The translation we will be reading in this course will be the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Nirali Lauren McCrea, e-RYT 500, Senior Training Faculty
Finding solace on the yoga mat as a young teen, Nirali began immersing herself in the depths of yoga and never turned back. Inspired to move to the Amrit Yoga Institute in 2009, she has extensively trained in the I AM Yoga® approach ever since. For over 10 years, Nirali has helped oversee the development and reach of education offered by the Amrit Yoga Institute. She has lead seminars across the United States, Canada, Mexico and India and is the lead faculty of the Level 1 I AM Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training.

Nirali synthesizes the power of breath, bodily wisdom and meditative awareness to experientially guide students into the heart of yoga. In 2021, she was awarded the title “Yogacharya” by Gurudev Shri Amritji, acknowledging her lifelong dedication to yoga, years of extensive practice and study, and keen teaching ability.

Important Information

  • Course materials are digitally provided for convenience. They can be downloaded from the FILES section of your course and printed at home or you can order hard copies and have them professionally printed at additional cost. Instructions provided inside course.

  • You will have access to the course for 90 days beyond the completion of the last Live Session in the Course.

  • Course is non-refundable once purchased

  • If you wish to continue accessing the course you can extend access to e-courses for a small additional fee using this form: https://amrityoga.org/forms/ecourse-extension-form/
  • Welcome and Instructions
  • Zoom Link and Schedule
  • The Yoga Sutras Syllabus.pdf
  • March 29th, 2022 - Video 1
  • April 26th, 2022 - Video 2
  • Course Completion
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed