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Yoga Sutras: A Scholarly Exploration

Yoga Sutras: A Scholarly Exploration

In this weekend residential workshop, we aim to explore the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras through a unique lens. We will delve into understanding how their teachings can be integrated into our modern lives, all while providing a comprehensive Faculty Development Program for educators. This program is designed to equip faculty with the tools and knowledge they need to integrate yoga philosophy into their teaching methods effectively. It is open to scholars, academicians and enthusiasts.

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3 days
Date & Time

6 October 2023 - 8 October 2023

Friday 3 PM IST-Sunday 3 PM IST

Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Course Fee: ₹6000
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We invite you to embark on a transformative journey into the heart of the Yoga Sutras, one of the foundational texts of yogic philosophy, as part of our unique Faculty Development Program. This program aims to provide educators with a comprehensive understanding of yogic philosophy and practical tools to incorporate it into their teaching methods. Our workshop combines scholarly exploration with experiential learning, utilizing a blend of guided discussions, reflective practices, and immersive sessions, all designed to enhance teaching skills and promote innovative pedagogy.

Composed by Rishi Patanjali over 2,000 years ago, the Yoga Sutras are a profound guide to the philosophy and practice of yoga. They lay out a pathway to self-realization, mindfulness, holistic wellbeing, and inner peace. In this workshop, we will explore the timeless teachings of the Yoga Sutras and their profound implications in our modern lives. Whether you are an enthusiast, a beginner curious about yoga philosophy, a scholar, an academician, or an educator looking to enhance your teaching methods, this retreat will provide valuable insights into the ethical precepts, physical postures, breath control techniques, and meditation practices outlined in the Yoga Sutras.

Join us for this immersive experience as we journey together towards self-discovery, mindfulness, and inner harmony. Be it personal development or the enhancement of your teaching skills, this program promises a transformative experience. We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching and enlightening journey.


  • To provide an in-depth understanding of the Yoga Sutras and their timeless wisdom
  • To facilitate dialogue, reflection, and application of the teachings of the Yoga Sutras in contemporary life
  • To promote the practice of yoga and mindfulness as tools for personal and societal well-being


By the end of the retreat, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the Yoga Sutras and their relevance in our contemporary world. Participants will also be equipped with practical tools and insights to apply these teachings in their everyday lives for greater mindfulness, peace, and fulfillment.


Day 1: Arrival and Introduction

  • Arrival and Settling In
  • Welcome Address & Workshop Overview
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras: “The Eightfold Path of Yoga”
  • Dinner and Casual Conversations

Day 2: Unfolding the Yoga Sutras

  • Early Morning Yoga and Meditation (Optional)
  • Breakfast and Reflections
  • “The Ethical Precepts of Yoga: Yamas and Niyamas”
  • “Asana and Pranayama: Cultivating the Body and Breath”
  • Lunch and Reflections
  • “Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi: The Path of Concentration and Meditation”
  • Evening Meditation and Reflections
  • Dinner and Fireside Discussions

Day 3: Integration and Reflection

  • Early Morning Yoga and Meditation (Optional)
  • Breakfast and Reflections
  • Group Activity: “Integrating the Teachings of Yoga Sutras into Daily Life”
  • Closing Circle: Sharing Experiences and Insights
  • Lunch and Departure


A week following the workshop, a certificate of participation will be awarded. This certificate serves as a token of the knowledge gained during the workshop and can be downloaded from our portal. Participants will receive a notification on their registered email id.


8-2-293/174/A25, Opposite KBR Park, Road No. 14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Telangana, INDIA – 500 034


Please note that the workshop is free. The charge of INR 6000 is towards stay and food arrangement. The same will be provided from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Participants are expected to report to the venue on Friday, the 6th of October, by 2 PM IST.


Penna Madhusudan

Madhusudan has been awarded with Sahitya academy award for Mahakavya on Gulabrao maharaj. He has 45 books to his credit and has recently translated the Jnaneshwari of Sant Dnyaneshwar into 9000 Sanskrit verses. Prof. Penna has about 17 awards and honors. He was honoured with honorary D.Litt by National Sanskrit University, Tirupati, AP for his unique contribution in Indian Philosophy. The Tirumala peetham established by Bhagavad Ramanujacharya in the 10th century has conferred Shastraratnakara on him.

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