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Samyama: Contemplative Limbs of the Yogic Path

Yoga is an 8 limbed path. Generally speaking, we begin with postural yoga and are later introduced to yoga’s ethics and principals of breathing. But the last four limbs are only ever alluded to: they refer to meditation, proprioception and interoception, enlightenment.

What are these later limbs of the yoga path? What is the difference between ‘concentration’, ‘meditation’, and ‘enlightenment’? How does yoga approach meditation and is it related to Buddhism, Zen, or Mindfulness? The last three limbs are often referred to as ‘samyama’: integration and bringing it all together. Patanjali’s yoga sutras suggest that it’s though samyoga that we’re able to overcome our troubles, obstacles, and suffering.

Spend a weekend looking at the tradition, history, and mythology of meditation as well as the neurobiology of yoga. Learn meditation techniques and discuss the integration of a contemplative life and formal seated meditation into our yoga practice and teaching.



Fri, April 26th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Sat, April 27th | 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sun, April 28th | 9:00am – 5:00pm


Full Weekend | $250

12 CEUs Available

Karin Lynn Carlson

I teach a yoga that is deeply personal, backed by science, and supported by traditional teachings as taught by Krishnamacharya. I takes pride in making my curricula a step above standard and leaving my students well informed, well prepared, and with resources for further work.

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