Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras
An in-depth course exploring a must for serious yoga practitioners, Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Offered every year in April and May. Eight weekly sessions in a seminar format. The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali is a collection of 196 Sanskrit “sutras” (threads, aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. Compiled sometime between 500 BCE and 400 CE by the sage Patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions. A practical manual describing the theory and practice of yoga as it is classically understood. Register here
The Bhagavad Gita
Offered once a year in January and February. The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna, a gifted warrior about to go into battle, and Krishna, his charioteer. In the course of giving Arjuna all manner of spiritual and material advice, Krishna explains karma, the self, the Supreme Self, the purpose and varieties of yoga, the difference between our Self and our mind/body and how to live life in the best possible way. The Gita appears as a central chapter in the Mahabharata, the history of greater India.
This 8 session course will meet Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. The course will require weekly reading and the purchase of a text. It will be a seminar format where we will question, discuss and perhaps even debate. Sure to enrich your understanding of yoga philosophy. Limited enrollment Register Here
Offered once a year in September and October. The earliest philosophical roots of yoga are found in the texts of the classical Upanishads, which are about 2,500 years old. This tradition of mystical yoga teachings continued in the later Upanishads about 500 years ago. The Upanishads offer a vision of an interconnected universe with a single, unifying principle behind the apparent diversity in the cosmos, any articulation of which is called Brahman. If you are curious about the philosophy of yoga, then take a journey to its source. Come together with a small group to explore the Upanishads. This 8 session course will meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. The course will require regular reading, the purchase of a text and will have a seminar format, where we will question, discuss and perhaps even debate. Sure to enrich your understanding of yoga philosophy. Register Here
Partner Yoga Workshop
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with this fun-filled workshop. Partner Yoga brings people together through sequencing, touch, and breath while encouraging mindfulness, trust, and communication. Your partner for this special class can be a fellow yogi, a friend, family member, or significant other. If you’re not bringing a fellow yogi to attend with you, we’ll pair you with a fellow yogi. A unique yoga memory. Offered once a year around Valentine’s Day.Register
Intro to Yoga Series
We offer a series of 8 classes to get you started on your yogic journey. Intro to Yoga Classes are offered every day of the week. A great way to get started at Dhira.Sign up here
A One Day Meditation and Yoga Retreat
Did you know that asana was traditionally a preparation for meditation? and that the last three limbs of Pantanjali’s Classical Yoga are all meditation? So, deepen your practice, by joining us for an all day retreat of meditation and yoga. Three silent meditation sessions, two yoga classes and a silent meditation lunch.
“Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind” ~ Baghavad Gita, 17.16 ~ Offered occasionally. Email info@DhiraYogaCenter for more information and scheduling.
All of Dhira Yoga Center’s offerings promote peace, community, healing, growth and well-being. In addition to our presently scheduled daily yoga classes and workshops, we will continue to offer various courses exploring yoga philosophy, as well as Teacher Training.Teacher Training — 250 Hour Certification. See our Teacher Training page for details. Workplace Yoga — Lunchtime or after work classes at your place of business • Classes to fit your schedule and needs (45 min./60 min.) • Classes taught by Dhira Yoga teachers Community Offerings? Members of the local community who have offerings which align with Dhira Yoga’s offerings are welcome to contact us about sharing/showing their work at the Dhira Yoga Center (be it poetry, film, dance, lecture, kirtan, workshop or ???) Yoga Private Group Classes and/or Parties Birthday coming? — Can’t beat a gift of a Private Group Birthday Yoga class, along with presents and cake of course! Let us know and we can help you plan it as well. For more info, please contact us