Raja Yoga Course


Raja Yoga Course with Swami Shivabhaktananda

The Raja Yoga sutras by Patanjali are a thorough study of the psychological aspect of the human being. It provides an understanding of the mind in great detail and a very methodical approach to its mastery.

The scripture is divided in 4 chapters that in summary covers the concepts about the mind and its workings, the practical aspects of mastering the mind, the various experiences, knowledge and powers that may manifest along the evolution, and lastly a more philosophical approach to the state of liberation.

In this course we’ll study one chapter each class, covering some important concepts that give an overall understanding of the text and explore the methods prescribed for the practice and their integration in the every day life.

Day 1: Samadhi Pada

  • The general theory of Yoga
  • concept of Vrtti
  • concept of Kleshas
  • levels of Samadhi

Day 2: Sadhana Pada

  • Kriya Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs of the evolution of practice)
  • Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama and Pratyahara

Day 3: Vibhuti Pada

  • Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi
  • Samyama
  • Siddhis (powers due psychic development)  

Day 4: Kaivalya Pada

  • Kaivalya (liberation)
  • concept of karma and bondage

IMG_2351-200x200About the teacher: Swami Shivabhaktananda is the director of the Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Canada, and has been part of the organisation for over 8 years. He is a compassionate and kind teacher with a strong spiritual practice, and deep understanding of living a yogis lifestyle.  With a keen interest in Raja Yoga and Karma Yoga, his style of teaching combines his sense of humor with a practical approach to understanding the teachings of Vedanta. He assists and teaches in the teacher training and advanced teacher training courses in Canada and India.

Sundays January 14 – February 4, 4.30pm – 6pm
Members & students: $60 | Non-members: $70


Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Montreal

5178, St-Laurent blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H2T 1R8
(between Laurier and Fairmount)


(514) 279 3545



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